News Granted, the Queen probably isn’t the easiest to buy for. What would one bestow upon the monarch that has it all?

Granted, the royals probably aren't the easiest to buy for. But a book called Your Arms Remind Me of Pork Luncheon Meat? Really?

Boris Johnson 'broadly positive' over London Grand Prix plan

London Mayor Boris Johnson gave qualified support today to bold plans by Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone for a London Grand Prix.

Prince Philip left hospital yesterday

Prince Philip back home for his birthday

Celebrations at the palace, but the BBC is still in the dock for its 'mind-numbing' jubilee coverage

Revelers crowd the Mall to watch The Queen appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony

Never mind the boats, the crowd came for the wave

It was like Christmas and a royal wedding rolled into one. Tom Peck joined the masses in front of Buckingham Palace

Last Night: Diamond Jubilee Concert, Buckingham Palace, London

Knights to remember make jubilee party fit for a Queen

10 arrested in Jubilee celebrations

Theo Usherwood

Claire Squires: Images from her JustGiving fund-raising website page, where thousands of people have been donating after her death in the marathon yesterday

Hundreds attend marathon runner Claire Squires' funeral

Hundreds of people attended a funeral today to pay their respects to a woman who was described as having "left a legacy" after her supporters raised more than £1 million for charity following her death during the London Marathon.

About 37,500 runners took part in the London Marathon, which finished in front of Buckingham Palace

Marathon marred by runner's death

Tragedy struck the London Marathon yesterday when a 30-year-old woman collapsed and died with only a mile of the race to go.

Billy Tallon, who worked for the Queen Mother

Trending: The butler does it... and for peanuts

Who'd wait on the rich for less than the minimum wage? Plenty of people, says Liam O'Brien. It turns out you can get the staff these days

Brian May

Here come the curls

Queen's Brian May talks to film composer David Arnold about music and movies

A Man's Story (15)

Starring: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson

Deyn says: 'I feel like whatever I wear is cool'

My Secret Life: Agyness Deyn, 29, model

The household I grew up in... was hectic. I have a younger sister and an older brother. We were always doing something – karate and swimming and stuff, it was a lively household.

HRH: she reigns but she does not rule. She is powerless, but her influence is oceanic

The Queen: Majesty and modesty

It is 60 years since she succeeded to the throne – a reign in which her sense of duty and absolute retention of royal mystique has only deepened her subjects’ affection for her.

Countess's acceptance of Bahraini jewels criticised

The Countess of Wessex's acceptance of jewels from Bahrain's royal family has been criticised amid reports of human rights abuses in the Gulf kingdom.

The Saturday Quiz

1. Which Second World War battle was the subject of a 1956 film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger?

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Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve