News The judge said the family of Fusilier Lee Rigby had shown ‘great dignity’ during the trial

Lee Rigby survived a tour of Afghanistan which left seven of his comrades dead before he returned to what his family believed was the comparative safety of London.

Film Studies: 'Citizen Kane' must be banned - for its sake, and for ours

Last Friday, at the London Curzons "and at selected cinemas across the country", Citizen Kane opened in the closest to a general release it has enjoyed since 1941. "The greatest film ever made," said the ads. But then I noticed this reckless dismissal, this height of naivete - its "U" certificate. U! No parental guidance! No scholarly introduction? Just that enormous, complex, sensual experience, that song of power, the crowd and applause, that bottomless well of solipsism, for any six-year-old innocent enough to wander into the Curzon?

People and Business: To the Tower

THE TOWER of London has got a new boss. Alan Coppin is leaving Compass Group, the contract catering business where he is chief executive, to take the same title at Historic Royal Palaces, the charitable body which runs the Tower, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace State Apartments, the Banqueting House, Whitehall and Kew Palace.

People and Business: In at Thistle

THISTLE HOTELS has two new non-executive directors, courtesy of Brierley Investments of New Zealand, which has a 46 per cent shareholding in the company.

Lottery grant of pounds 6m for Tower

THE TOWER of London, home of the Crown Jewels and one of the country's busiest tourist attractions, is to receive a lottery grant of nearly pounds 6m.

Crest sells record number of homes

THE CHAIRMAN of Crest Nicholson, John Matthews, yesterday reported a good performance for 1998 when the upmarket housebuilder sold a record 2,210 units, nearly 60 per cent of them in the prosperous South-east and a similar proportion on the brownfield sites favoured by government policy.

Literary Notes: Bursting bodices and romantic beheadings

WHEN I was a child, my favourite book in the world was neither The Wind in the Willows nor Winnie the Pooh, but a battered volume in my parents' bookcase called The Tower of London.

Letter: Pinochet des res

Sir: I was puzzled by the Home Office's frantic search for secure accommodation for General Pinochet after his eviction from the clinic. Surely, as a prisoner of the state he is entitled to be locked up in the Tower of London. In fact, I think the General should insist upon it.

THE RUSSELL MURDERS; Josie's battle to win back her life

The Victim's Courage

Russell murders: How officers helped Josie to recover from trauma

DETECTIVE CONSTABLE Ed Tingley and PC Pauline Smith have given the last two years of their lives to aiding Josie's Russell's slow, painful and traumatic recovery. The two officers have coaxed memories of the murders and helped Josie come to terms with the brutal deaths of her mother and sister.

Book review: England's dreaming

As Britain slowly disintegrates, what can the English salvage from their past? Robert Hewison scans two divergent views

Visitors' book

St Giles's Church, Chideock, Dorset

Pitch fever in Argentina

That Summer: continuing our series on significant journeys, Andrew Hasson recalls his dream ticket... but doesn't mention the war

Wimbledon 97: Henman closes the roof question

Between a the odd session of indoor practice, light training in the gym, lunch, games of backgammon, and a yawn or two, Tim Henman was asked how he would feel if he was still at the All England Club a week next Monday.

Carp baggers hit royal palate

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Henry VIII fishing basket turns up in the moat at the Tower of London

A wicker basket which could have been used to catch fish for Henry VIII has been discovered by archaeologists in the Tower of London moat.
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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices