The Government has stepped in to stop US singer Kelly Clarkson taking a gold and turquoise ring once owned by Jane Austen out of the country.
The 17th-century Hôtel Lambert burns just as renovations finish for billionaire Qatari owner
'El Paraiso' was one of the oldest structures in the Americas
Creation of 22 "super-connected" cities stutters after legal objection from telecoms
A “devastated” President François Hollande has announced a series of actions to clean up French public life in the wake of the Jérôme Cahuzac tax evasion scandal.
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A sound not heard since the late 18th century pealed tunefully, and movingly, over central Paris at the weekend.
After Danny Nightingale case, details emerge of high-grade hardware brought home as souvenirs
In the hallowed chamber of the Oxford Union, where once reverberated the voices of Gladstone, Salisbury and Sir Winston Churchill, it was again a tale of blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Ed Vaizey is happy to limit himself to Culture, he tells Ian Burrell
Adam Smith to be quizzed over links to News Corp lobbyist and takeover of BSkyB
Jeremy Hunt is facing a Parliamentary inquiry into claims that he failed to register thousands of pounds worth of corporate hospitality from media firms.
Donny George Youk-hanna, who died on 11 March aged 60, was a former director general of the Iraq National Museum who led a fight to recover antiquities looted during the chaos of the allied invasion.
Football Association general secretary Alex Horne today revealed former chairman Lord Triesman failed to discuss changes to Fabio Capello's contract as England manager with the organisation's whole board.
The heads of the 33 British Olympic sports will gather in London today for what is certain to be a fractious meeting as Lord Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association, attempts to defend his actions in the increasingly embarrassing squabble with organisers of next year's Games.
The Government's decision to freeze the BBC licence fee for six years and cut the corporation's budget by 16 per cent is an "act of cultural and political vandalism", the former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw said last night.