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Stunning Paul Revere silverware reveals patriot’s incredible talents as a silversmith

Thursday 22:44 GMT

Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride to Lexington, Massachusetts exactly 244 years ago on April 18, 1775, cementing his place in the pantheon of American patriots.

To coincide with the anniversary, New Orleans gallery M.S. Rau Antiques is showcasing stunning silverware made by Revere, which include a coffee pot valued at $1.85 million. Revere’s ride alerted colonial militia of approaching British forces who intended to destroy military supplies in Concord.

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Source: The Guradian

'Amsterdam is a cat city pretending to be a dog' – a cartoon

Today 11:47 GMT

He made the prize winning interactive documentary Refugee Republic and is currently in Colombia working on a new book and interactive about the country. If you’re an illustrator or graphic artist with an idea for The Illustrated City series, email us at Cities@theguardian.com. Follow Guardian Cities on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to join the discussion, catch up on our best stories or sign up for our weekly newsletter

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Source: The Guradian

Amsterdam's last floating florist closes, blaming tourists

Tuesday 17:16 GMT

The last florist at Amsterdam’s floating flower market, the Bloemenmarkt, is shutting shop, blaming large groups of tourists for crowding out his customers and the changing nature of the historical city centre.

Saarloos, who is moving to a location 750 metres from his traditional spot, said the floating market was no longer a feasible business for him, and accused Amsterdam central borough council of failing to enforce the rule that stipulates only 25% of any stall can be used to sell non-plant related products.

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Source: BBC

The mental rigours of being US president

Tuesday 20:55 GMT

Yet, according to a psychiatric analysis of the first 37 commanders-in-chief, Adams, Roosevelt and Wilson did have actual mental health issues.

Fast forward nearly two-and-a-half centuries, and the mental state of his political descendant is under somewhat less forgiving examination. Washington's suspected emotional breakdown illustrates how even the greatest of crisis leaders can snap under pressure.


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