Indulging in a four-day weekend to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next month will push Britain deeper into recession, the Bank of England has warned.
One year on, the drink is the spirit of a nation's recovery from the tsunami
From today, the biggest names in the fashion world will descend upon the capital for London Fashion Week 2012.
When the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy struck a deal with David Beckham – she would send him a handwritten poem about his ankle injury if he sent her a pair of his football boots in return – she expected a package to turn up six months ago.
This year, the royal wedding bestowed us with an extra public holiday; next June, Britain gets a bank holiday bonus to commemorate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. The first weekend of June is to be extended to four days, with the normal spring bank holiday moved to Monday 4 June and the following day designated the Queen's diamond jubilee holiday.
Set in the grounds of a Potsdam palace, with plenty of aristocracy on the 700-strong guest list and an opulent six-horse-drawn carriage for the ride home, the marriage of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie Johanna Maria of Isenburg, which takes place today, is being hailed as Germany's own "royal" wedding. The only difference is, the couple aren't royals.
It was the most anticipated dress of the century - and now the public can see it up close when it goes on display at Buckingham Palace.
The mortgage market improved slightly last month, official figures showed today, but still remained muted as concerns over the state of the UK economy lingered.
Milliner behind the fascinator revival lays into high street imitations
Derek Walcott, the winner of this year's TS Eliot prize, talks to Rob Sharp about why Britain means little to him
The man who pays his way
Mortgage approvals for people buying a home and switching to a new deal dropped during April as the long bank holiday weekends and economic uncertainty dented activity in the property market.