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You don't have to be a nob to be a snob. Just ask the Duchess

Blatant snobbery is again acceptable - indeed chic - in Britain. But it's the nouveau riche, not the aristos, who are at it. As Sarah Ferguson prepares to weigh in against class consciousness, Katy Guest and Anthony Barnes report on why we're all looking down our noses

Letter: Passing mention

Sir: Can you please guarantee that The Independent's coverage of the birth of the Blair child will be exactly the same as that accorded to the birth of the Duchess of York's children - two lines on page eight?

Nicholson attacks ITN for showbiz approach

THE ITN reporter and former newsreader Michael Nicholson, who gained international fame when he adopted a Bosnian child during the Balkans conflict, has made an outspoken attack on the quality of television journalism. BBC News is "boring and trivial", he says. ITN is "in debt" and is not covering all the stories.

Silent Cliff keeps a wet Wimbledon crowd happy

THERE WAS an imprompturecital on Centre Court, a surprise appearance by the Duchess of York and enough Pimm's to sink a battleship at Wimbledon yesterday.

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46. civilised divorce

Dando Shooting: Brother tells of moment he heard of the murder

JILL DANDO'S brother said yesterday that when he saw his sister three weeks ago, she could barely contain her excitement over her forthcoming wedding. Nigel Dando, the chief reporter on the Bristol Evening Post, said their Sunday lunch revolved around her wedding to Alan Farthing. Yesterday both men were inconsolable.

Shopping: Check it Out - Andrew Edmunds

A RECENT client of Andrew Edmunds was hoping to add to his collection of kings' mistresses. I went into his Soho shop with pounds 25 to spend, and came out with two gorgeously attired dandies. This may not seem unreasonable, but Edmunds' good-quality antique prints are bound to be expensive since he refuses to tear up old books for their engravings, or add colour to 18th-century prints. For art-lovers jaded with New Neurotics and has-been YBAs (Young British Artists), 18th-century satirical caricatures are worth every penny.

Confessions of a media whore

I once appeared on L!ve TV. I cannot say I am proud of myself, but these things happen

Noddy goes to Hollywood

In just eight weeks he's topped the American television ratings, even beating Sesame Street. How did such a frightfully British export became the coolest dude in Toytown, USA?

`It's like having Hitler move in,' say the general's new neighbours in the gin belt

THE DRIVEWAYS are long and curve gently up towards large, modern houses set in grounds kept immaculate by hired help. There is an abundance of trees, an abundance of swimming pools, and no shortage of polished Bentleys. The well-dressed residents have access to a golf club used for the World Matchplay Championship.

Is there nothing so crass that it won't be embraced by television?

Right now dozens of people are beavering away at the base of a pyramid of cheap, vulgar programme-making

Comment: Our real role models are drunks, failures and lunatics

The young much prefer an eccentric like Robbie Williams to Lady Jay's approved pantheon

Honeymoon suite eludes royal voyeurs

SEE THE honeymoon beds of four royal marriages (all disasters). Marvel at the Queen's taste in Sixties plastic-weave basket chairs. Walk the same decks as the Clintons, Mandela, Yeltsin, Eisenhower, various sheiks, potentates and the Swedish Royal Family.
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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz