Independent Plus Hair today: David Cameron with a bouffant style (left) and his current cut

Few get closer to the Prime Minister than his barber, so no wonder Cameron's has been awarded with an MBE. And hair has always been big in politics, explains Andy McSmith

Final mass for the Kennedys said in private

THE INTIMATE 126-year-old St Thomas More Church on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was the setting for a final memorial Mass for John F Kennedy Jr and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. At the hour- long service were 315 family and friends, including President Bill Clinton and the former boxer Muhammad Ali.

On the shimmering sea, a tragic story is laid to rest

THE REMAINS of John F Kennedy Jnr, his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and her sister Lauren were committed to the sea yesterday just a few miles off the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, close to where their small aircraft crashed last week.

Kennedy family wanted burial at sea to avoid risk of shrine

THE SEA burial of John F Kennedy Junior, his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, was not without controversy yesterday. While friends of the Kennedy family said that the decision would have accorded with the wishes of Mr Kennedy, who loved the ocean, they also suggested that one consideration had been a desire to prevent the burial place becoming a shrine.

Letter: Kennedy legacy

Sir: In reporting the death of John F Kennedy Jnr, The Independent has not lost its marbles (letter, 20 July) . It is merely acknowledging the blind and total submission of the British to everything American.

Dredging up the old myths

JFK lied to the American public, which made him an unworthy President, just like Bill Clinton

Obituary: John F. Kennedy Jnr

THE IMAGES are as indelible as any Kennedy icon, but they are of the child, not the man: the frisky toddler playing underneath his father's desk in the Oval Office and the salute John F. Kennedy Jnr gave as a three- year-old when the cortege passed by at his assassinated father's funeral.

The Kennedy Crash: Shocked Nation - The most potent name in the US is missing, presumed now lost for ever

LIFE IN the America of politics, money, the media and the baby- boom generation was on indefinite hold yesterday, in anticipation of the truth that no one wanted to accept. The male line of JFK had ended; there would be no JFK III.

Leading Article: There is still some meaning in the Kennedy myth

BY THEIR deaths shall we know ourselves. As with the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the response to the loss of John Kennedy Junior tells us a great deal more about the mass psychology of the living than it does about the deceased. For all the instant obituary eulogies about how the son of John F Kennedy might have gone into politics to take up his father's liberal Democratic torch, it should be recognised that for him, at the age of 38, that moment had probably passed. John Junior's achievement was to have carved out a constructive life for himself in the shadow of his great, myth-laden clan: he edited an intelligent political magazine and managed to avoid the self-destruction through drugs or alcohol that seems to be the fate of so many of those born with famous names and especially his particular name.

The The Kennedy Crash: The Family - Clan was gathered for a wedding. Then came a chilling message

SO CONSUMING was the worry at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport on Saturday that nobody told the catering company hired to feed the 275 guests at the wedding of Rory Kennedy that the ceremony had been called off. Their vans arrived at three in the tense afternoon.

Why do we still believe in Camelot?

The glory of the House of Kennedy is in the past; it is time to let the myth rest in peace

The Kennedy Crash: Pilots' Verdict - `Everything was against him'

PILOTS AND flight instructors said yesterday that John F Kennedy Jnr's fateful decision to fly to Martha's Vineyard was not necessarily reckless but the odds were stacked against the novice pilot.

The Kennedy Crash: The Family - As they were all preparing for the wedding, a chilling message came

SO CONSUMING was the worry at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport on Saturday that nobody told the catering company hired to feed the 275 guests at the wedding of Rory Kennedy that the ceremony had been called off. Their vans arrived at three in the tense afternoon.
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