“Bloody but unbowed: Security guard fights off gang of eight baseball bat-wielding smash and grab raiders forcing them to leave Mayfair royal jewellers empty-handed” via Daily Mail

- William & Son in Mayfair targeted by smash and grab raiders on mopeds - Wielded metal baseball bats as they carried out the attempted robbery - But they failed to take anything from the store and fled empty-handed - Witnesses said guard threw himself against door to keep raiders out - Man, known...

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“Monica Vinader's Success Story: 'We Knew This Would Be A £100 Million+ Business'” via The Telegraph

“Bridging the gap between Accessorize and Tiffany, it's no wonder Monica Vinader's jewellery has been such a hit Not long ago, if you wanted luxury jewellery you had to either wait for a gift box to appear under the Christmas tree or visit a traditional jewellery shop with an intimidating security...

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Malcolm Appleby Bestowed Lifetime Achievement Award

The internationally acclaimed engraver Malcolm Appleby MBE was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award last week by the Lord Major of Birmingham on behalf of the Hand Engravers Association of Great Britain. The 'Training The Trainers' event in Birmingham, was attended by a glittering line up of the UK's...

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Call for Entries: Festival of Crafts – Farnham, Surrey

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th October 2015 Festival of Crafts is now in its nineteenth year and 2015 promises to be the best yet, with a curated marketplace, DIY workshops, and activities across the town. We are looking for applications from makers working in a variety of disciplines. This includes both...

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Call for Entries: MADE LONDON 2015

MADE LONDON is one of the top selling events for designer makers in Europe. We aim to present an enjoyable event showcasing the very best and most original makers in this country and beyond exhibiting the highest quality contemporary craft and design. We welcome applications from new, emerging and established...

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Call for Entries: MADE BRIGHTON 2015

MADE BRIGHTON celebrates its 10th year in 2015! We are looking for jewellers, textile artists, ceramicists, basket makers, glass designers, furniture makers, interior accessory designers, fashion designers and everything in between to come and exhibit with us. Work must be hand crafted, unique and of...

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