The billionaire Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft is to sign a pledge to give at least half of his estimated £1.2bn fortune to charity, it emerged today.
Foyle's War creator Anthony Horowitz says the current series of the detective drama will probably be his last.
A life-size portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, which he said revealed his soul during one of his darkest hours, is going on public display after years spent hanging on the wall of the home of his late grandson.
He is known as a documenter of high society and glamour: the man who shot the Windsors, Grace Kelly, Vivien Leigh; Picasso, Dietrich, Churchill, Twiggy; whose aesthetic sensibility was affronted by the newly coronated Queen's nose being too red, Audrey Hepburn's neck too scraggy and Great Garbo's hands as having done too much washing up.
Jonathan Brown visits the Salford HQ – and asks if David Brent thought of the concepts
Children's novels about conflict are enduringly popular and, as Paul Bignell discovers, they ask increasingly difficult questions
The mangled wreckage of a bombed car salvaged from the streets of Iraq by the Turner Prize-winning artist, Jeremy Deller, was unveiled at the Imperial War Museum in London yesterday.
To the untrained eye, black Labrador Treo looks like any other happy, healthy dog.
Panther's Claw. Desert Storm. Overlord. Frequent Wind? As the Iraq war is given a 'rebrand', Rob Sharp explains how the military top brass name their operations
Laurie Pumphrey, who died at his home in Northumberland on 23 December aged 93, was a star entrant into the diplomatic service in the first post-war reconstruction exam in 1945.
January signals not only the arrival of a new year – for many, it will also open another chapter of obsessive diary-writing. What drives these solitary scribblers? Tim Walker delves into their secret world
How the most famous horses in theatre gave the set designer a winner
Sail with Santa across Bristol Harbour or see him swim with sharks at Cheshire Oaks. Simone Kane suggests ways to keep all the family happy over the festive season
Hannah Bills offers a wealth of ideas for free attractions in and around the capital
Manchester and Liverpool comprise a pair of contrasting cities. But they are linked by striking architecture, cultural clout – and a certain Ship Canal. Simon Calder goes west, slowly