How Dalí’s ‘lips’ sofa began life … on the back of an envelope

Newly opened archive of art patron’s papers reveals a previously unseen sketch for the surrealist workOne of the world’s best-known pieces of furniture, Salvador Dalí’s Mae West lips sofa, started life as a sketch on the back of an envelope, research i…

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Omicron variant: What are the latest travel rules?

The spread of the Omicron variant, which emerged in southern Africa, has prompted the Government to make changes to travel rules Yesterday Sajid Javid announced tightened requirements that will become active from 4am on Tuesday 7 December. Travellers will need to submit evidence of a negative lateral flow or PCR test to enter, which must have been taken a maximum of 48 hours before the departure time. All international arrivals to the UK will be required to take a second PCR test and self-isolate until they get a negative result. Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/editors-picks Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

Death toll rises after volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s Java island

The death toll following the eruption of the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java has risen to 13, with seven people still missing, officials announced today (Sunday) as smouldering debris and thick mud continues to hamper search efforts. Mount Semeru in the Lumajang district of the East Java province spewed thick columns of ash more than 12,000 metres (40,000 feet) into the sky while searing gas and lava flowed down its slopes during a sudden eruption yesterday triggered by heavy rains. Searing gas and lava travelled up to 800 metres (2,624 feet) to a nearby river. Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/editors-picks Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

Aston Villa v Leicester: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action at Villa ParkGerrard acknowledges the influence of old boss RodgersAny comments? You can email RobAston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young, McGinn, Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, Watkins, Buendia. Subs: St…