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Friday 01 February 2013
At its peak at the end of the 16th Century, the Ottoman Empire ruled over parts of North Africa, Asia and Europe, even reaching the outskirts of Vienna. Today's Turkey is much smaller but it has not forgotten its imperial past.
Discontent in 'Brontë country' as Thornton takes on Haworth as the 'true birthplace' of the famous sisters
Monday 28 January 2013
Ever since the Brontë Parsonage Museum was founded in 1928 the Yorkshire tourism mecca of Haworth has been a the undisputed capital of "Bronte Country".
Sunday 20 January 2013
Rod Stewart caused a stir with his recent confession that he sent his road manager to pass his driving test for him in 1967. But Stewart was certainly not the last pop star to send an imposter in his place.
Sunflowers wilt: Van Gogh's masterpiece is slowly turning brown as a result of exposure to LED lighting
Sunday 13 January 2013
They are some of his best-known work and the colour yellow was, for Vincent van Gogh, a symbol of happiness. So the idea that any of his series of vivid masterpieces – Sunflowers – is slowly turning brown would surely have been painful to the Dutch painter.
Thursday 10 January 2013
When describing purchasers of the latest media gadgetry we speak of the tech-savvy “early adopters” and the more mainstream “late adopters”. But there are also those who still like nothing more than to settle down for the evening in front of the old black and white telly.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
The Gentlemen of Leisure are first comedy act allowed to perform a tour at the London-based museum
Sunday 23 December 2012
The day out
Saturday 22 December 2012
The London townhouse where Charles Dickens penned "Oliver Twist" and fathered two of his 10 children has just reopened after a 3.1 million pound ($5 million) facelift as the climax of the bicentenary of his birth.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Researchers say a pair of fossils unearthed in the hills north of Las Vegas belonged to a sabre-toothed cat.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
A wealthy patron who funded the excavation of the priceless Nefertiti bust was airbrushed from history. Now, a hundred years after the find, his story is finally being told
Sunday 02 December 2012
A letter sent in 1812 by Napoleon Bonaparte vowing to blow up the Kremlin has sold at auction for more than 10 times its estimated pre-sale price.
Friday 30 November 2012
The New York gallery has started a new collection that will ignite the debate as to whether computer games can be called 'art'
Friday 30 November 2012
Main image: 'Civetti' book ends by Fornasetti, £300, Liberty; 'Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story', £20, Random House; reading glasses by Pedlars, £25.50, Selfridges
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A composition created by Blur frontman Damon Albarn will be played on every BBC radio station at the same time today to mark 90 years since the corporation's first ever broadcast.
Dad's Army the movie - Sitcom writer's agent confirms film adaptation talks and suggests Captain Mainwaring may be cast as a woman
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Don’t Panic! Talks are underway to bring Dad’s Army to the big screen, with a new cast and a novel twist - Captain Mainwaring could be played by a woman.
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
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