“Diamond mining company Octea facing claims it owes money to Sierra Leone town and New York jeweller Tiffany” via The Independent

“Tiffany has announced it has deferred payment of $50m of loans it made to Octea to develop the mine in Koidu, where the town council now claims it will take legal action over £400,000 in unpaid property taxes At a glance, the economically stricken town of Koidu in Sierra Leone in West Africa...

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“The Best Christmas Baubles” via The Telegraph

“A selection of this season's most stylish festive ornaments for your tree from crystal snowflakes to golden hearts…” Read more via The Telegraph: [w]

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“£4,000 bill for 'silly gold chains' sparks toy necklace protest at town council” via Hull Daily Mail

“Town councillors have come under fire for voting to spend £4,000 on gold chains for their chairman. The decision to splash out on two ceremonial pendants, one with a gold chain for Elloughton-cum-Brough town council chairman Martin Credland and another with a ribbon for his partner, was...

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Bench to Rent, Offord & Sons - Winchester, Hants

Bench to Rent, Offord & Sons - Winchester, Hampshire Bench available for self-employed, experienced goldsmith/mounter. Secure, fully insured and alarmed premises. Contact Philip Offord: [t] 01962/867772 [e] [w]

read more | posted on: 11/27/2015

Call for Applications: Craft & Design Selected Maker Awards 2016

Craft & Design are now inviting applications from professional designer makers working in Britain or Ireland for Selected, their online gallery. A Standard page featuring images, contact details and some descriptive text is free of charge, whilst there is a small annual fee for a Premier page. Everyone...

read more | posted on: 11/15/2015

Call for Entries: The Winston Churchill Design Competition 2015

The Churchill Centre has partnered with Arts Thread and the Pentland Group plc and as the platform for this annual competition. This year's special competition partner is Champagne Pol Roger. Prize: First prize £1000, Second Prize £750, Third Prize £500. The First Prize winner will...

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