These one-of-a-kind gowns fit for a fairy tale are sure to go for a princely sum
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Tuesday 19 April 2011
Some of the world's most prestigious brand names are to fight a legal battle in the High Court over Google search terms.
Saturday 16 April 2011
Spring is in the air in this impressive Canadian city, where the accent is French, the cuisine sophisticated and the cycling superb.
Sunday 10 April 2011
As a crowd looks on, a woman opens up her shoulders, ready to strike a particularly doleful-looking lady. Who are they? And why is no one stopping the violence?
Thursday 07 April 2011
A luxury biscuit firm has created the ultimate Royal Wedding biscuit collection.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
It is a fortune that even Cleopatra might have blushed at. Elizabeth Taylor, who immortalised the amorous pharaoh in the lavish 1963 movie of the same name, died leaving behind enough money to buy a pyramid or three of her own with personal riches estimated at up to $1bn (£625m), it was claimed yesterday.
Friday 25 March 2011
The death of Elizabeth Taylor has been heralded as the end of an era. Why don’t today’s stars shine as brightly? Steve Rose says it’s not just the pictures that got small
Friday 25 March 2011
The tables are turned as the pioneers behind the camera are put in the spotlight. Featuring heavyweights Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, William Henry Fox Talbot and Weegee, among others, The Lives of Great Photographers exhibition explores their personal stories, which are often overshadowed by their most famous photographs.
Thursday 24 March 2011
You have to go back to Kazzia, in 2002, for Godolphin's last Guineas winner at Newmarket, but next month the stable finally hopes to land running in the first Classics of the season. The unbeaten White Moonstone is favourite for the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas; among the colts, meanwhile, Saamidd is joined on the list of possibles by eligible Irish recruits in Dubai Prince and Casamento.
Thursday 24 March 2011
With the death of Elizabeth Taylor, the last of the Hollywood greats is finally gone. True to form – never a lady, barely ever a girl – this tough broad supreme battled on against ill-health for decades after her contemporaries overdosed on barbiturates, booze and self-loathing. And at a time when professional beauties seem terrified to show any sign of ageing lest they be shunted into character cameos in favour of some fresher flesh, Taylor was fascinating for being far less interested in leaving a good-looking corpse than in wringing every drop of the juice from every inch of the ride.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Sunday 27 February 2011
Monday 31 January 2011
Quick off the mark as ever, well done to the credit-ratings agency Fitch which finally woke up at the end of last week to the fact that there have been a few troubles in Egypt. Fitch got round to putting the country's debt on "negative outlook" after several days of unrest that could soon result in a long-awaited change of government. Expect a downgrade at some point, presumably when it's all been resolved and things have started to look up.
Friday 07 January 2011
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Wednesday 01 December 2010
A bracelet owned by Wallis Simpson, whose love affair with Edward VIII led to his abdication, has sold for a world record £4.5 million at auction.
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Michelle Watt's father says TV presenter killed herself because she was in constant pain
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 4 North Korean defector flees to Finland 'with evidence of chemical testing on humans'
- 5 Greek debt crisis: The photograph that conveys the despair of Greece's elderly