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How We Met Cilla Black And Sir George Martin

Producer and composer Sir George Martin, 72, studied at the Guildhall School of Music. In 1962 he signed the Beatles to EMI, producing every record they made until they disbanded in 1970. With 'Candle in the Wind', Elton John's tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, he achieved his 30th No 1 single, the most of any producer. George lives in Wiltshire with his second wife, Judy; he has four children. Singer and television personality Cilla Black OBE, 54, served her apprenticeship on the Merseyside music scene. Her collaboration with George Martin produced a string of Top 10 hits, including 'Anyone Who Had a Heart'. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and manager, Bobby Willis

Letter: Philip's memorial

YOUR "In the News" article on Prince Philip (9 March) commented: "It is unlikely he will ever have a memorial named after him." He already has - the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

House of Windsor split over new look

Plans to reform the Royal Family led to claims yesterday that Prince Philip is obstructing change, and counter-claims that MPs leaked details of the plan prematurely and embarrassed Buckingham Palace.

White-water affairs

Canoeing is a sport that is not too expensive to take up, and beginners' classes are widely available. So, what are you waiting for?

Secret papers: Pay-TV

Secret papers: Pay-TV

Duke of Edinburgh visiting Western Naval Command in Bombay

The Duke of Edinburgh visiting Western Naval Command in Bombay. Later he

Marriages not made to last

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this year, may be a model of domestic felicity, but as their children have shown, marriage is on the wane.

Dame Kiri strikes a different note

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the soprano, struck a note of discord when she donned a beige trouser suit to collect an honorary Cambridge University degree from the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday.

Cricket: When prattle is better than play

Henry Blofeld on the rainy-day appeal of radio's Test Match Special

Arts: Soul confirming

MUSIC Miracles Royal Albert Hall, London

Schoolboys injured by concrete thrown at coach

A 14-year-old schoolboy was in intensive care last night in Liege, Belgium, after being hit by an 11lb lump of concrete thrown at a coach taking a school party to a skiing trip in Austria.

PASSED/FAILED: David Hempleman-Adams

David Hempleman-Adams, 40, is a chemical company director who sets off on Monday on a 500-mile walk to the North Pole with Norwegian Rune Gjeldnes but without snowmobiles or similar support. If successful, he will be the first person to do the Grand Slam, reaching both Poles unsupported as well as climbing the highest summit on each continent.

It may not figure in the corporate philosophy, but maybe there is a slowly dawning realisation that sport is nothing without dignity

For me the fun of games is the opportunity to observe the splendour and the absurdity of people as they truly are, revealed in their actions and utterances. "Their sort of football will kill the game," Bill Shankly raged after Ajax trounced Liverpool 5-1 in the European Cup.

Get this balloon down - and fast!

Why do you think all these brave men who set out to balloon round the world decide to get back to earth as quickly as they can? You don't really believe it's because an international airline owner can't get over the Atlas mountains, or a state-of-the-art watch company doesn't know what time of day it is. Of course not.

Queen shares anniversary

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are to share their celebrations of 50 years of marriage with 4,000 other couples marking golden wedding anniversaries this year, Buckingham Palace announced yesterday.
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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In my grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
Could our smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases via Health Kit and Google Fit?

Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
Ryanair has turned on the 'charm offensive' but can we learn to love the cut-price carrier again?

Can we learn to love Ryanair again?

Four recent travellers give their verdicts on the carrier's improved customer service
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Spanx launches range of jeans

The jeans come in two styles, multiple cuts and three washes and will go on sale in the UK in October
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Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel