Some of our news nuggets from 2015 advance the sum total of human knowledge - but not too many, you'll be pleased to hear
The jury heard he bought ingredients to make the poison cyanide over the internet and said he wanted a 'silent rifle' to shoot the Prince of Wales
If you care about saving the planet, what is the best diet? For years, smug vegans and vegetarians have asserted that they are the environmental warriors doing their bit to combat climate change.
Ofsted guidance says such notices are only ever issued in circumstances where there has been a 'substantial number of regulatory failures'
Prince Charles has been demanding that broadcasters sign up to 15 pages of strict pre-conditions for interviews
The Independent has revealed that the Prince lays down an absurdly draconian set of demands upon media organisations
Behind the soft-focus image you see on television lies a ruthless machine that demands control of every aspect of interviews
The Syrian drought of 2006 was one of many factors that sparked unrest in the nation
The money spent on homeopathy could fund 239 fully qualified nurses a year
Prince Charles will miss the state banquet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, triggering speculation that he has chosen to boycott the event at Buckingham Palace because of his support for the exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama.
Unnamed member of the Royal Family sent a letter of support for Peter Ball as prosecutors considered putting him on trial
A bookmaker has stopped taking bets on the Queen announcing her abdication this year after a large wager was placed in Windsor.
One of the most interesting dates in the diary next week will see Frances Segelman bring theatre to the world of sculpture. The artist is due to sculpt a bust of Sir Derek Jacobi in front of a live audience, in just two hours.
Granted, the royals probably aren't the easiest to buy for. But a book called Your Arms Remind Me of Pork Luncheon Meat? Really?
This year's charity appeal has raised more than £300,000 for our partner charity, Space for Giants, exceeding last year's total of around £250,000. We are within sight of breaking the record for a charity appeal by this newspaper – £356,000. So more donations would be appreciated.
Prince will study agricultural management at Cambridge for 10 weeks