London's poverty-stricken elderly citizens could soon be enjoying swapping meals on wheels and soup for Michelin-starred food straight from the kitchens of one of the capital's most luxurious hotels.
Fierce storms battered Britain yesterday with heavy rain and winds of over 100mph as millions of people returned to work after the holidays.
Charles's ambitious housebuilding plans are not to everybody's tastes, Michael McCarthy discovers
Child abuse, murder, mental illness, marital breakdown: it's all grist to the mill for Dennis Lehane. And the literary thriller writer has plenty to get off his chest about the welfare system, bankers and 'postmodern jerk-offs' too
Although he was much admired for taking many character roles on screen and stage over almost half a century, Geoffrey Hutchings did not become a "star" until he appeared in the television sitcom Benidorm. He played Mel Harvey, the working-class businessman who frequently boasted of becoming a millionaire after setting up, then selling, his "five sunbed shops in the Greater Manchester area". Even then, the actor was a household "face" rather than name.
From a five-star 1920s country pile in Scotland to a countryside retreat complete with 'spa butlers' and an igloo...
Marriage rates in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest level since records began in 1862.
Still holier than thou
Why we fully intend to stroll around the Foreign Office fiddling with our Sphelix
The National Vegetable Society's annual championships attract growers from all over the country – and they take the contest extremely seriously. Even the judges have to pass a 90-minute exam
A former model and a Cambridge economist devise innovative charity scheme to prise donations for Africa from the world’s wealthiest people. Andrew Johnson reports
An expletive-laden rant by Batman star Christian Bale on the set of Terminator: Salvation was dismissed as "just a moment that passed" by the film's assistant director.
Aaron Cook was denied the chance to fight for a taekwondo gold medal by a refereeing mistake, according to his coach.
A child is gone, but a reputation is reborn: Ben Affleck's directorial debut was withdrawn last year because of the McCann case. It still makes disturbing viewing
She wowed Noel Coward, fascinated Fellini and seemed destined to become a huge star. But after a vampish turn in 1966's 'Carry on Screaming', Fenella Fielding's film career never recovered. Here, she tells her amazing story – and reveals why her latest showbusiness venture has gone horribly wrong