Simon Usborne visits his old barber for a trim. What has Paul - a Greek-Cypriot, with 52 years' experience of hair and 70 of life - learnt about men and their minds?
In his last run-out for the BBC, Robert Peston travelled to China and the more familiar surroundings of the Square Mile to examine the dragon economy's recent hiccough
British TV veteran Guy Hibbert took on a daunting range of issues in the first of three episodes, screened as part of the BBC's China season
Too many offences escape prosecution for want of anyone willing to give evidence. When the police can't help, it's time fpr a new approach...
Move hailed as 'magical' by brand's creative director but described as 'Disneyfication' of the church by clergy
Reaction videos – clips of people watching clips – are massive online. So, when two brothers tried to trademark them, viewers reacted, well, badly
A tiny motor has been found in the bike of an aspiring world champion cyclist. But this clever device was never intended for cheats, its makers say.
The Parrot weighed in at 68lb 1oz, a new record for a freshwater fish caught in Britain
If there really is a new planet, it won't be called Bowie, as many fans hoped. But who will get the important task of bestowing a title? Simon Usborne investigates
Mr Nasheed was allowed to leave the capital Malé after ministers relaxed the terms of his temporary release
Their colleagues jealous, if reports of 'golden hellos' such as cash and gym memberships for number crunchers are anything to go by. Simon Usborne learns more.
With 400 million users, Instagram is the social media of choice for the snap-happy. With its rise has come a new phenomenon: the InstaCeleb. Simon Usborne meets the new faces of fame
Ms Blair, known professionally as Cherie Booth, has personally lobbied British government officials in the case
Congratulations Major, you'll be the first Brit on board. But where's the gym? What's for dinner? And do you really drink your own urine?
Clarke and the current secretary of Ukip led an attempt to propel right-wing candidates into the City of London Corporation
The house is beautiful but it's the rooms at Foxhill that really elevate the place