Those who refuse an honour inevitably follow it up with a worthy fuss
Camilla Parker Bowles
Like this page on Facebook for updates
A brief history of student protest: From 'no women at Cambridge' in 1897 to 'cops off campus' in 2013
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Student activists today are standing on the shoulders of giants
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Find out what our critics said about each of the shortlisted novels
Friday 27 September 2013
The christening will be a private event with photographs released afterwards
Saturday 07 September 2013
In a rare breach of royal security a suspected burglar scaled 12 floors while his accomplice waited on street
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Prince William says he and the Duchess are 'still working on a name' and their son has spent his first night at his Kensington Palace home
Thursday 27 June 2013
Andy Murray faces a Spaniard called Tommy, one of several improbable first names in the Wimbledon draw. There's a Belgian called Steve (Darcis), a German named Dustin (Brown), and a Taiwanese called Jimmy (Wang). Brown's father is Jamaican; Wang's real name is Wang Yeu-tzuoo, but he's been known as Jimmy since age nine. As for Tommy Robredo's monicker, it was chosen in homage to The Who's rock opera – his father was a big fan. Robredo even bought a DVD to learn more.
Friday 14 June 2013
The Duke of Edinburgh is "much better" following his exploratory abdominal operation, the Prince of Wales has said.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Consternation! Twitter storm! Chris Grayling, or “Lord High Chancellor” to give him his Mikado-esque title, turned his back on the Queen!
A game of thrones to the drumbeats of thrilling change: Most Rev Justin Welby enthroned as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury
Thursday 21 March 2013
Donald Macintyre enjoys a radical blend of tradition and innovation
Archbishop Justin Welby speaks out on gay relationships as he agrees to meet campaigner Peter Tatchell
Thursday 21 March 2013
The head of the Church of England has said some gay couples have loving and monogamous relationships of "stunning quality" - and he believes a woman will one day be made an archbishop.
The photos Saudi Arabia doesn't want seen – and proof Islam's most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca
Friday 15 March 2013
Archaeologists fear billion-pound development has led to destruction of key historical sites
Thursday 14 March 2013
The Prince of Wales has been having lessons in Arabic. But on a visit to Doha, in Qatar, he told guests that the language, which he has been learning for six months, “goes in one ear and out the other”.
As the smoke clears after Saudi Arabia's latest mass execution by firing squad... Charles and Camilla fly in
Wednesday 13 March 2013
The Prince isn't expected to raise the issue of human rights with his hosts. Perhaps he should, wonders Jerome Taylor
Friday 01 March 2013
Today's Google Doodle marks the feast day of the patron saint of Wales
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Carol Vorderman has revealed she is on a three-month detox programme - after over-indulging while working on a new TV food show.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train