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.
Maria de Villota collides with lorry in pits after test run at Duxford for British Grand Prix
John Keane, 57
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.
Verily Anderson was the author of more than 30 books and she died, aged 95, the day after finishing her latest, at her home in Norfolk. Her amusing autobiographies about bringing up five children on a shoestring included Spam Tomorrow, Daughters of Divinity and Beware of Children. "She has one practically unknown gift," wrote the novelist Elizabeth Bowen, "she can write what might seem a sustained tall story and at the same time make it convincing; at times grimly so."
It is, depending on your view, a rusting heap of junk, a piece of conceptual art, or a monument to civilians killed or maimed in conflicts around the world.
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
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Seventy years on from the outbreak of the Second World War, the Imperial War Museum remembers a country with little sense of the suffering to come
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