Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.
Plans will cut water supply to abbey where Belgian monks brew prized Rochefort ale
St Edward’s Crown, the official coronation crown of kings and queens for more than 350 years, leaves the Tower of London for first time in six decades amid secrecy and tight security
French Benedictine abbey streams its daily round of Latin liturgy to a worldwide audience
Get in the saddle of a heavy horse at the only riding establishment in the UK specialising in these magnificent beasts. Cumbrian Heavy Horses (01229 777764; cumbrianheavyhorses.com), near Millom, is offering a new three-day ride around the central Lake District on its Clydesdale, Shire and Ardennes breeds this summer. The trek passes through the
For a royalist country, England has been rather careless with its old monarchs. Richard III may have now been found after being mislaid for 500 years, but eight other rulers are still missing.
She will join a panel of 'experts' helping the public sell antiques
A decade-long battle comes to an end - but east London is as split as ever
Just how gilded was this age, and how much nose-wrinkling might it have inspired in the dowager countess? The formidable Downton Abbey matriarch wasn't fond of new-moneyed Americans, the subjects of a new NBC series involving the ITV show's writer, Julian Fellowes.
With this year's Classics now all in the formbook, the search is in full swing for the successors to such as Camelot. At The Curragh yesterday, the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner's young stablemate Battle Of Marengo became the latest to push claims for consideration for Epsom next June, with a bloodless victory, as 4-9 favourite in a field of four, in the Beresford Stakes.
The Duke and Duchess were both in TV ads, she for hair gel, he for Flash and Jaffa Cakes
When a man who has won Europe's top middle-distance contest a record seven times starts to make plans for the race, notice should be taken. André Fabre yesterday nominated the three-time Group 1 winner Meandre as his top candidate for this year's Arc, with a well-trodden route to Longchamp on 7 October mapped out.
It is a dozen years since the last staging of the YorkMystery Plays and two dozen since they were performed against the magical backdrop of St Mary’s Abbey.
Le Domaine, Castilla y León
Latest play in series, written for Edinburgh, is tailored to win applause north of the border
The UK Independence Party has more reason than any other to complain about the British election system: despite winning 900,000 votes at the last general election it has no MPs. In the European Parliament, which is elected by proportional representation, the party has a dozen MEPs.
Westminster Abbey is to honour two former prime ministers from the 1970s with memorial stones.