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Saturday 25 January 2014
First of all, a caveat: the clothes we see in 16th-century portraits aren't fashion. At least, not to our eyes. They're court costume – emphasis on the costume. It's difficult to reconcile the lavishly slashed, brocaded and jewel-bedecked gowns of lustrous Renaissance portraiture with our jeans-and-T-shirt culture, or even with the grander creations on the international catwalks.
Thursday 23 January 2014
When was the last time you had a first time.....?
Tuesday 21 January 2014
A bookmaker has stopped taking bets on the Queen announcing her abdication this year after a large wager was placed in Windsor.
'Gentle succession' underway as Prince Charles prepares to assume some of his mother's royal duties - and maybe more of an activist role
Monday 20 January 2014
Constitutional experts believe Charles could be preparing to become a more "controversial" monarch
Sunday 19 January 2014
Faint praise has been Sire De Grugy’s lot so far this season, but surely it must be time to acknowledge that he is a two-mile chaser of the highest order, with or without the damning shadow of Sprinter Sacre.
Thursday 16 January 2014
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.
The bizarre presents gifted to the Royal Family in 2013: Including a gingerbread Cathedral, a gnome and an Oyster Card
Thursday 16 January 2014
Granted, the royals probably aren't the easiest to buy for. But a book called Your Arms Remind Me of Pork Luncheon Meat? Really?
Cameron was right to 'tell the truth' on Bloody Sunday: Introducing an older, more mellow Rev Ian Paisley
Thursday 09 January 2014
The former firebrand was looked back on his 60-year career in politics during a series of interviews with the BBC
Wednesday 08 January 2014
A Fathers4Justice campaigner has been found guilty of defacing a portrait of the Queen with purple paint while it was hanging in Westminster Abbey.
Tuesday 07 January 2014
The prime minister faced fresh accusations of cronyism after it was revealed that his hairdresser appeared in the New Year Honours List last week
Saturday 04 January 2014
A window on the real world with Danny and his diamond geezers
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Those who refuse an honour inevitably follow it up with a worthy fuss
Prince George misses outing as Royal Family attended traditional Sandringham Christmas Day church service
Wednesday 25 December 2013
Prince George stayed in the warm as the Royal Family attended their traditional Christmas Day church service.
Wednesday 18 December 2013
The singer will be travelling to Buckingham Palace to receive the title of Miss Adele Adkins MBE
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Former prime minister spoke out as he attended the memorial service for Nelson Mandela
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'