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The Duchess of Cornwall is the least popular member of the Royal Family.

Over half of UK public do not want Camilla Duchess of Cornwall to be queen

The poll showed that Prince Harry and Prince William are the most popular royals

Murray and his bride-to-be Kim Sears, pictured at Buckingham Palace, have opted for a private ceremony

Andy Murray wedding: Here’s wishing my modest, magnificent hero a really ace service

Novak Djokovic, Mr Murray’s precise contemporary and oldest tennis friend, will not be there

Jeremy Clarkson has pulled out of the satirical BBC show.

Jeremy Clarkson pulls out of Have I Got News For You appearance following BBC sacking

Clarkson was recently sacked by the BBC

Dave Ulliott

Dave Ulliott: Card player known as the 'Devilfish', who emerged from a life of crime to win millions at the poker table

For many years he was the UK's top money-winner, with over $6m in prize money earned at a time when poker did not offer the astronomic rewards it does today

Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel de Oliveira: Portuguese film director who continued to make his astute art-cinema well after his 100th birthday

A national pole vault champion and racing driver in his youth, his film career began in 1931 with an 18-minute silent documentary

Sally Forrest

Sally Forrest: Performer who made her name as a dancer, but found real fame in Ida Lupino's taboo-busting films

One of her more notable dancing moments was in The Pirate (1948), in which Gene Kelly, singing "Nina", is slapped by the fan of a duenna when he flirts with Forrest

Gertrude Weaver, the world's oldest woman, has died.

World's oldest woman, Gertrude Weaver, dies aged 116

Ms Weaver was one of four known people on the planet to be born before 1900

Palmer in 2010

Roy Palmer: Author whose passion for social history resulted in esteemed anthologies of folk song and folklore

His early books sought to introduce secondary school pupils to a wide range of social and historical issues through vernacular song

Bain: cornered the market in glitzy film-star interviews

Romany Bain: Show-business interviewer who charmed Richard Burton and later worked for Larry Lamb at 'The Sun'

At Bletchley Park she was part of the team working on Ultra signal intelligence which played a part in breaking the Enigma code.

Bader: determined to join up

Leading Aircraftwoman in the WAAF and one of the first black women to join the British Armed Forces

Bader trained as an instrument repairer, became a Leading Aircraftwoman and soon gained the rank of Acting Corporal.

Tristram Hunt named ‘hottest MP’

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, made the runners up list.

New documents from the late Robin Williams' estate stipulate a restriction on his image, or any likeness of it, being used until 2039

Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
Spirals of meaning: Peter Ackroyd, photographed for ‘The Independent’ at his office in London’s Bloomsbury

Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock: How London shaped the director's art and obsessions

Ackroyd has devoted his literary career to chronicling the capital and its characters. He tells John Walsh why he chose the master of suspense as his latest subject
Prince Charles attends The Prince's Countryside Fund Raceday at Ascot Racecourse. He arrived at the event by helicopter.
Porcaro: 'his groove and feel made him the player he was,' said one Toto bandmate

Mike Porcaro: Innovative bass guitarist whose abilities helped make American band Toto one of the giants of soft rock

A great admirer of the Motown bass-player James Jamerson, Mike Porcaro made Toto a funkier proposition

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence