Quotes of the Week
Saturday 12 June 1999
Slobodan Milosevic, Yugoslavian President (above)
"I think intellectuals have an obligation to look haggard."
Camille Paglia, arch US feminist and academic
"I think all this juju is useful for the mystery that is needed for authority."
Lord Lawson, former chancellor, on the workings of the Bank of England
"It's wonderful to be getting so much work at my time of life. I've played daughters, girlfriends, mothers, wives, grandmothers and now I'm quite good at dying parts."
June Whitfield, actress
"When I was a girl, everybody respected and admired English gentlemen for their manners. Everybody was in love with me and a lot wanted to kiss me. I would not let them."
Dame Barbara Cartland, 97
"I'd like Tony Blair to write my obituary." Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
- 2 Gay teenager 'forced to have sex with his own mother' to 'cure' his homosexuality, campaigners in India say
- 3 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
- 4 Fifa corruption: Qatar says investigations are racist, anti-Arab and show 'ugly face' of countries who lost 2022 World Cup bid
- 5 We have six months to save the world, says leading economist
Game of Thrones season 5's 20-minute Battle of Hardhome took a 'solid month' to film
Game of Thrones season 5 episode 9: 'The Dance of Dragons' sees Jon Snow return to The Wall after epic Battle of Hardhome
Britain's Got Talent final 2015: 90 viewers complain to Ofcom about Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden's 'revealing' dresses
Ed Sheeran debuts new song 'Sweet Mary Jane' about his love affair with weed
Black Angel: Lost Star Wars precursor to be made into crowdfunded feature film
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers