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  • Harry Potter first editions go on sale for £107000
    Harry Potter first editions go on sale for £107000

    Two books of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone are up for sale for £107,000.

    Harry Potter first editions go on sale for £107000: A first edition paperback and hardback are allegedly the only two on sale in the UK. St Mary’s Books in Stamford, Lincolnshire are selling them and hope to make a big profit. The first edition paperback from 1997, which retailed at £4.99 at the time, is expected to fetch £12,500.

    The hardback first edition, of which only 500 copies were printed, has a price tag of £95,000. A private seller sold the paperback to the bookshop in February after keeping it in a safe to maintain the condition. While the hardback has been used in a school but remains in peak condition. Bookshop owner Marcus Tyers, 40, said “The hardback is extremely rare and is the sort of book that could have been sitting in your bookcase for a long time.

    The paperback is an interesting one in that it’s from the exact same sheets and pages as the hardback as they were printed at the same time.

    The only difference is the hardback was printed 500 times whereas the softback was published 5,000 times.” He went on to say “The softback version only came in last week and we brought that from a guy who had brought it first when it came out.

    He had kept it in his safe after he realised the price of it – he didn’t particularly want to part with it but he was doing it for the purposes of doing some work on his house. And then the hardback is coming in on Wednesday and is the rarer of the two and the one everyone knows.” He added “Our store is the only store offering the hardback and paperback in the whole of the UK at the moment.

    There is one in the States but we have got both and for security reasons they are not currently being stored inside the shop to protect them before they are sold. We have had the softback before but we’ve never had the pair together at the same time so it’s just really exciting to have them together.” He said the books have a global appeal and hopes to sell them within the next couple of months.


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  • Paedophile Pervert IT technician jailed
    Paedophile Pervert IT technician jailed

    A paedophile technician who spied on work colleagues has been jailed.

    Paedophile Pervert IT technician jailed: Andrew Cakebread, 36, was also found in possession of indecent images of children. He stole nearly 7,000 videos from colleagues and had 79 videos produced through hacked webcams. He was also found with footage that was taken in staff toilets where he worked. Police raided his home in Maidstone, Kent after receiving a tip-off he had child porn on his computer.

    They recovered his computer to find 712 indecent images of children and 206 videos of similar content. They also uncovered his voyeurism which his bosses had no knowledge of. He was found guilty of his offenses on Thursday at Maidstone Crown Court and jailed for 30 months.

    Investigating officer Christina Rookes said “The breach of trust, in this case, is astounding. Andrew Cakebread was in a position of trust and used that to spy on people in their private activities. Additionally, he accessed a large amount of child abuse images, fully understanding the impact upon the children involved, but nonetheless continued to exploit them. I am pleased that our detailed investigation has uncovered the full extent of his offending and that he has been brought to justice.”


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  • First ever Twitter tweet could sell for over $2000000
    First ever Twitter tweet could sell for over $2000000

    The first ever tweet is up for sale from the social media platform Twitter.

    First ever Twitter tweet could sell for over $2000000: It was made by owner Jack Dorsey some 15 years ago. All it says is “just setting up my twttr”. Dorsey says it is being auctioned as a unique digital signature. Earlier on Friday the Twitter co-founder tweeted a link to the post for sale. Within minutes it had received bids of nearly $90,000 on ‘Valuables by Cent’, a Twitter marketplace.

    Previously, older bids believed to be from December for the signature were listed. However, it appears to have gained momentum after Dorsey put the link online. The tweet, originally made in March 2006, is thought to be the most famous ever on the site. At 5am on Saturday the latest bid was $2 million.

    This bid was made by Justin Sun, a cryptocurrency pioneer. Valuables by Cent compares buying tweets to purchasing baseball cards, saying. “There is only one unique signed version of the tweet, and if the creator agrees to sell, you can own it forever.”

    When sold, the successful bidder will get an autographed digital certificate, signed using cryptography, that will include metadata of the original tweet, according to the Valuables website. The tweet will still be available to view on the website.


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  • Cross Border Cooperation measures announced between Spain & Portugal
    Cross Border Cooperation measures announced between Spain & Portugal

    Spain and Portugal announced a series of measures on Saturday to strengthen cross-border cooperation, including better access to health and social services for citizens living along their shared 750-mile border.

    Following an annual summit in Guarda, Portugal, the prime ministers of both countries said a new identity card would allow people working on the other side of the border to access health services there.

    The measures are aimed at helping 1.6 million Portuguese and 3.4 Spanish inhabitants along the border, which comprises some of the poorest districts in both countries.

    At a press conference after the summit, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said ambulance services would operate across both countries so that patients could be served by the nearest vehicle, whether from Portugal or Spain.

    Other measures expected include bilingual schools and a joint centre for combating fires. A full package will be announced by the end of the day on Saturday.

    The border has remained open to workers and transport of goods between mid-March to July 1, despite the coronarivus pandemic. But it was closed to tourists, hurting local businesses reliant on tourism. [L8N2E826K]

    “I am in Portugal every day. Everyone knows me,” said Florencio Ramos Ramos from Spain who sells wild mushrooms in his shop in the tiny municipality of Salamanca.

    “But we’ve always been a disadvantaged zone – both the Portuguese side, and the Spanish,” he told Portuguese broadcaster RTP.


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