Barely a police officer in sight as 2,000 student protesters take to London's streets
Nelson Mandela was courageous to fight against oppression in apartheid South Africa and should not have been labelled “a terrorist”, the Archbishop of Canterbury said at a service of thanksgiving for his life on Sunday.
The South African President’s visit to Brixton in 1996 epitomised a mixed relationship with his nation's former colonial ruler
Favoured topics are matters of practical morality, dress sense, litter – that sort of thing
Sky Arts' random-presenter-generating machine has thrown up an interesting pairing to front their new television competition show. Portrait Artist of the Year will be presented by veteran broadcaster Joan Bakewell and that er... renowned expert in fine art Frank Skinner. It's Bake-Off, but with painting, because apparently there is no hobby or artistic pursuit that won't do as the basis for a TV talent competition. Whatever next? A show about competitive stamp collecting presented by Kerry Katona and Alan Yentob? A taxidermy tournament with Mary Beard and Peter Andre? Let's hope so, because on the evidence of last night's episode these marriages of high and low culture can be surprisingly successful.
Gyrating cones and horse skeleton among shortlisted works
King retired from professional football last summer after a long battle with a knee injury
Hide behind your sofas: the Daleks are among the Time Lord's fearsome foes set to make a return for the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who.
The four-page letter was written shortly after the Battle of the Nile in 1799
Downing Street insiders have noticed that Osborne’s cat is inquisitive... perhaps a little too inquisitive
Supporters of the English Defence League marched through central London today.
German football fans painted London town red – and yellow and black – last night as the capital opened its doors to an estimated 150,000 who travelled to experience the atmosphere of the Champions League final, even if they didn't have tickets.
Organisers accuse mayor of using riots warning to provide excuse for pre-emptive arrests
There is a difference between tyrants with a consistent record of mass murder and democratically elected politicians
The Metropolitan Police has asked groups planning to demonstrate during or in advance of Margaret Thatcher's funeral to make themselves known to officers so that their "right to protest can be upheld".
Fears of civil disorder in capital as plans are revealed for partially state-funded ceremonial funeral, as MPs gather to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher