Voices

Those who refuse an honour inevitably follow it up with a worthy fuss

Special edition Barbies are designed as collector items

Collectibles: Worth more than memories?

Jubilee souvenirs are all the rage, but collectibles are rarely a safe bet for investment. Chiara Cavaglieri reports

Jane Merrick: The Emperor's New Clothes (29/04/12)

The Duchess of Cambridge is universally held up as a fashion icon. But is she really so stylish?

Camilla given highest rank in Royal Victorian Order

The Queen has appointed the Duchess of Cornwall to the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace said today.

Manchester wins University Challenge for third time

The University of Manchester became champions of University Challenge for the third time in just seven years.

From left: Michelle Obama wore teal off the shoulder to the state dinner in honour of David and Samantha Cameron's US trip last week. And for a visit to Ground Zero, Sam Cam chose a £650 bespoke teal Emilia Wickstead dress. The Duchess of Cambridge, meanwhile, picked up her teal LK Bennett Davina dress before her first Sandringham Christmas, and the Duchess of Cornwall donned a Roy Allen teal coat for Cheltenham Ladies Day

The appeal of teal

Favoured by our top style icons, this season's shade says nostalgia and nods at austerity too

Not really a Tory: Olivia Poulet

From Tory tough nut to a taste for the wild side

Olivia Poulet – best known as Emma in 'The Thick of It', and as Benedict Cumberbatch's ex – tells Matilda Battersby about her harrowing and disturbing new stage role

Not really a Tory: Olivia Poulet

Olivia Poulet: From Tory tough nut to a taste for the wild side

Olivia Poulet – best known as Emma in The Thick of It, and as Benedict Cumberbatch's ex – talks about her harrowing and disturbing new stage role

Cold platters laid out for a Coronation party back in 1953

Coronation Chicken, 2012-style: A dish fit for the Queen

Will a contest to find a Diamond Jubilee favourite delight Her Majesty?

Joey Barton backs a children's reading campaign

Barton advises children to get their teeth into Dracula

Joey Barton's love of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Paul Scharner's recommendation of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas stand out in a list of Premier League footballers' favoured reads. The recommendations – which cover a children's book as well as a read for adults, leading Theo Walcott to recommend T.J. and the Hat-Trick, by... Theo Walcott – have been made as part of the Premier League Reading Stars programme.

Prince Philip has spent his second night in hospital

Princes visit Duke of Edinburgh in hospital

The Duke of Edinburgh's grandchildren brought him some Christmas cheer as he prepared to spend a third night in hospital after treatment for a blocked coronary artery.

The Duchess and the £5bn 'five yard' deal

The Duchess of Cornwall has closed a £5bn deal in the City as part of a global charity event expected to raise millions. The Icap 19th annual global charity day saw Camilla and celebrities including Lewis Hamilton, Rod Stewart and Rupert Everett join hundreds of brokers sporting fancy dress to raise funds for more than 200 charities.

Duchess is a £5bn Icap star

Icap, the inter-dealer broker, attracted a host of celebrities to its annual charity day yesterday, with all revenues donated to charity.

Rebecca Tyrrel: 'Few people can surely know that Sharon Stone owns an Aga'

Who knew that if Sharon Stone's house were to catch fire, the first thing she would save would be her Aga? Who, indeed, knew that Sharon Stone had an Aga? Unlike a pair of knickers, which she sometimes doesn't have, depending on her most basic instinct on any given day, few people can surely know that she owns a vast, cast iron four-wheel drive of a cooking machine, which comes in all sorts of colours from heather through aubergine to duck-egg blue.

Parade celebrates armed forces

A final day of celebrations dedicated to the nation's servicemen and women is under way.

Venus Williams through after breathtaking drama

Five-time champion Venus Williams rallied from a set down to beat Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm in a match of breathtaking drama under the roof on Wimbledon's Centre Court.

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Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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