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A Fathers4Justice campaigner has been found guilty of defacing a portrait of the Queen with purple paint while it was hanging in Westminster Abbey.
The prime minister faced fresh accusations of cronyism after it was revealed that his hairdresser appeared in the New Year Honours List last week
A window on the real world with Danny and his diamond geezers
Those who refuse an honour inevitably follow it up with a worthy fuss
The Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist was recognised for his services to cycling
Some of the speeches were moving, others too long. Some were designed to stick the boot in to the Tories. Donald Macintyre watched Parliament pay its respects to Mandela
Princess speaks of her love for the budget airline easyJet saying: 'it’s the only direct route to Biarritz'
The former Pussycat Doll apparently met with the late South African president’s daughters at the Mandarin Hotel in London, where they are said to have discussed the potential appearance
Few will want to miss being seen mourning one of the twentieth century’s greatest figures
The vanished figure of Guy Gibson VC, the Second World War Dambusters' leader, killed in action in 1944, looms over the life of Group Captain Ronnie Churcher, a fellow Mosquito pilot on the fatal sortie. A taller, less acerbic man than his former CO in 106 Squadron of the RAF's admired No 5 Group, Churcher lived on to taste the high life of the 1950s and '60s that Gibson might have relished.
The wreckage of the helicopter was removed from the site this morning as investigators said the pilot put out no mayday calls before the crash
The former home of Dick Whittington combines medieval grandeur with modern comforts, says Matthew Bell
Admittedly it's a step down from €11.5m annual salary he received before his abdication
Most locals knew someone who worked there. Ian Burrell recalls growing up close to the dockyard
The career of the last Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky, ended in anticlimax with defeats in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Champion Stakes for the previously unbeaten three-year-old in the autumn of 1970. The colt who has come closest to emulating him in the intervening years, Camelot, winner of the 2,000 Guineas and Derby in 2012 before being beaten three-quarters of a length in a St Leger which seemed his for the taking, has today been retired days short of a possible appearance in the Champion Stakes. It comes after a largely barren post-Classic campaign which included a lacklustre run in last year’s Arc and only a minor win at the Curragh in the spring before successive defeats behind Al Kazeem in the summer.
She had been widely tipped to win the Nobel Peace Prize