Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.
With the photographic giant facing bankruptcy, David Usborne assesses its place in society
She's 18, he's old enough to be her dad, but film-makers still fixate on the love story of Jane Eyre and Rochester. Gerard Gilbert explores a long-held romantic obsession
The Church of England is planning to increase the cost of funerals by nearly 50 per cent to bring consistent pricing across its parishes and raise extra revenue at a time of continued economic hardship.
The body of a man who died on a Greek island 11 years ago was exhumed today, police said.
Had he been alive, the Earl of Rochester would probably have let slip a lascivious chuckle. The austere Earl of Roscommon? Aghast, most likely.
I don’t know what the precise procedure is for beatification, but I’d like to put forward the name of Mr Paul Wadey, the Head of English at Gad’s Hill School near Rochester in Kent.
At 21, Imogen Poots is already an old hand at period dramas and she's just shared her first on-screen kiss with Michael Douglas. James Mottram meets a rising star
The snow may have arrived a little early, but over the next three weeks there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the season.
Rowenna Davis talks to students whose paths did not follow the course they had first planned
Cameron kicked off with a jog, Clegg with a pep talk, and Brown with eggs on toast. Andy McSmith reports on a gruelling day when the campaigning began in earnest
Our PM as the poet's 'stubborn rock' in a stormy sea? Well, it's a change from Heathcliff, or mad Mrs Rochester
Middlesex 356 & 47-3 Essex 345
Why the newcomers are putting the fear of God into the traditionalists
In 1869, a year before Charles Dickens died, he wrote in his will that he wanted to be remembered for his work alone. No plaques, no statues, "no monument memorial or testimonial whatever" were to be allowed to commemorate the life of one of Britain's greatest authors.
It wasn't only Keira Knightley who ravished the eye in 'Atonement'. The film's setting left us swooning too.