The idea of mothers-to-be having a pre-birth party is an American one, but Brits – and businesses – have jumped on board
It is more often associated with a teenager’s first curious sips of alcohol or as a sugary lubricant at school discos up and down the country, so Smirnoff Ice’s presence at a high society wedding at the weekend was a curious one.
How rare it is to encounter an individual prepared to spell out an honestly-held view, irrespective of the inevitably hostile and hysterical reaction
As if the pages of Italian glossy magazines and the bargain buckets of Waterstones were not enough, the Middleton family may yet make another foray into the literary world.
The names of the guest editors lined up for Radio 4's Today show were released today. Between 27 December and New Year's Day, the 6am to 9am slot will be in the hands of the Nobel prize-winning geneticist Sir Paul Nurse, journalist Dame Ann Leslie, comedian Al Murray, poet Benjamin Zephaniah and the US philanthropist Melinda Gates, wife of Bill.
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The outspoken public figure has just disappeared from the world of Twitter
News Corporation is preparing to make a cash offer worth as much as £1bn for Pearson's Penguin Group, throwing plans to merge the major book publisher with rival Random House into disarray.
Andy Murray was unable to hold back the tears as he assessed his Wimbledon final defeat to Roger Federer.
Tulisa Contostavlos has usurped Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Cheryl Cole to be named the world's sexiest woman.
There were speeches, handshakes, and ever so many parties – but somehow the royal couple have survived a year. Harriet Walker marks the occasion
Astonishingly, they think these sisters ooze class. Have they lost their marbles? A Page 3 girl would make a better role model
Djokovic confirmed that it is possible to produce an astonishing run of consistency while retaining the ability to strike out for the great prizes
They're the new curse of celebrity weddings: beautiful attendants who steal the star-studded show. Alice Azania-Jarvis reports
Tim Henman was in the BBC commentary box yesterday, as perhaps Andy Murray will be when the next Great British Wimbledon hope reaches a semi-final in the men's singles – that's assuming that Murray is not by then in his bath-chair, with a tartan rug over his knees.