A Labour MP was charged with false accounting yesterday over allegations that he dishonestly claimed more than £20,000 in expenses.
The left-wing intelligentsia used to plot leadership challenges at The Gay Hussar. Now it's neither liberal nor elite
Exemption for 'second homes' faces abolition
Jane Merrick and Brian Brady report on the ways politicians have maximised their allowances for houses
Peter Snow was one of the most imaginative, unconventional, erudite and versatile British artists and designers of the past half-century. As well as solo exhibitions and numerous group show appearances, he designed widely for plays, operas and the ballet and formed and ran an enterprising theatre company. In 1955, he designed the first English production of Beckett's Waiting for Godot for Peter Hall.
The family of a teenager murdered in a frenzied knife attack had complained to police about an obsessive stalker who threatened to kill her just weeks before she died, it emerged yesterday.
This month's edition of the men's magazine GQ carries a 22-page photoshoot by David Bailey, featuring the nation's leading political movers. The Foreign Secretary David Miliband – spotted at the weekend vainly trying to coax his three-year-old son back on to his bicycle – stares steely-eyed from the glossy pages, flecks of grey in his hair. The small print reveals that Miliband, the son of a Marxist theorist, wore a £495 Hackett suit, a £69 Hugo Boss tie – and a Marks & Spencer shirt. Truly a man of the people!
As part of its campaign to 'Get London Reading', Booktrust is paying homage to the capital's inspiring locations. By Arifa Akbar