A bitter dispute between three “brothers” over who should gain a £70,000 inheritance after a couple mistakenly signed each other’s wills was brought before the Supreme Court today.
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The Conversation: Pornography director Anna Arrowsmith on politics, Page 3, and how David Cameron inspired one of her films
Saturday 30 November 2013
Was it a surprise to be invited to the BBC's 100 Women conference?
Grace Jones: Britain's oldest person, who worked as a seamstress and a civil servant until her retirement in the 1960s
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Grace Jones was the oldest person in Britain and the last person in this country to have been born in the 1800s, during the reign of Queen Victoria. Her 113 years of life encompassed the invention of the aeroplane, the development of electronic communications and two world wars. She was the sixth oldest person in the world.
Thursday 14 November 2013
Miss Jones, who was a member of the small group of individuals who live to be over 110
Monday 22 July 2013
Justin Lee Collins has been hit with a £327 bill for speeding on a motorway in his Mini Cooper.
Monday 07 January 2013
A 13-year-old girl has died in a crash involving a vehicle which was being pursued by police.
Saturday 05 January 2013
"You have to let beautiful things go for the sake of the picture as a whole"
Bigger than the Angel of the North: Enormous Antony Gormley sculpture to open to the public (literally) next week
Thursday 22 November 2012
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Thursday 11 October 2012
Five of the UK's most notorious criminals appeal against their life sentences
Friday 20 April 2012
Originally published as a Victorian periodical, London Labour and the London Poor "would have been an extraordinary achievement no matter who had written it," notes Robert Douglas-Fairhurst in his astute introduction. "Coming from Mayhew, it was close to a miracle."
Saturday 24 March 2012
It's funny how the personality of a TV celebrity can permeate a place he owns. Gregg Wallace comes across on MasterChef as a no-nonsense, don't-muck-about, straight-talking, plain-dealing kind of geezer, not a foodie, certainly not a cook, just a chap who loves his food and appreciates it in big quantities. His most characteristic utterance in praise of a dish is, "I could polish off a 'ole plate of that". When you visit his new restaurant, Gregg's grinning visage keeps turning up in your head, beaming encouragement, defying you to find fault and criticise his down-home style.
Friday 23 March 2012
JLS are all over this year's Sport Relief – they've recorded the official single, they're on TV, at the O2, and running The Mall. Alan Carr meets the chart-toppers.
Sunday 22 January 2012
My earliest food memory...Seeing my mum and grandmother cooking – although growing up as a boy in rural Spain at that time, you weren't supposed to be in the kitchen. If there's one thing that evokes childhood for me, it's partridge. My grandmother would cook it at Christmas, and I still remember the smell of the burning feathers.
Thursday 12 January 2012
A brutal rapist who terrorised elderly women in a suburb for more than a decade was told today he will live out his days behind bars.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Not since the war has growing food been so popular with 'townies', and many are now turning their hobby into a business
Saturday 30 July 2011
Two men appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man near a bus stop.
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
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
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
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- 4 There is something wrong but very right about this Bible illustration
- 5 Remove smartphones from the hands of under-18s and maybe they will grow up to be less dumb