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
Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay have been named as the four cities left in the running to become the UK’s next City Of Culture. They are competing to receive the title for 2017, following this year’s chosen city, Londonderry.
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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
Ian Livingstone, president of Eidos, said Lara Croft's latest adventure includes "gritty realism"
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.
In a further blow to Greek confidence, two armed and masked robbers broke into a museum at Olympia in southern Greece yesterday, the site of the ancient Olympics, and stole dozens of treasures.
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.
Riot police clashed with culture ministry workers who shut down the Acropolis monuments in a protest over unpaid wages yesterday.