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Millennium diamond heist

Millennium diamond heist

Dome-robbery JCB is on sale

A JCB digger used in the doomed attempt to steal diamonds worth £200 million from the Millennium Dome was being sold at auction today.

Sleeping judge fails to secure gem raiders an appeal

THE ringleaders behind the audacious attempt to snatch £200 million worth of diamonds from the Millennium Dome have been refused the right to appeal against their convictions - despite their trial judge’s admission that he had nodded off during the closing arguments.

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Blair wanted to keep failed Dome open for a few months longer

TONY Blair wanted to keep the Millennium Dome open beyond its scheduled closure date despite warnings about the cost, it was disclosed yesterday.

This was to be the heist of the Millennium…

In the dark heart of Africa in the jungle- strewn interior of the Democratic Republic of Congo lies the tough mineral trading town of Mbuji- Mayi – one of the most impossibly remote places in the world. But for the 30,000 diamond prospectors whoforage a living in the midst of the jungle there is nowhere else they would rather be. The Congo basin is the home of the world’s most flawless diamonds.

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