Firefighters investigated a bag of 'industrial strength chemical granules' dumped nearby
A painting of the former PM for the National Portrait Gallery tells us much about him
We take a look at the remarkable set of black and white photographs showing how London celebrated Christmas during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. They come from the Museum of London’s unique photography collection, which provides a glimpse into all aspects of London life during the second half of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Barely a police officer in sight as 2,000 student protesters take to London's streets
It's news because millennia of bigotry cannot simply be eradicated in a few decades
Estimated 4,000 people were in Trafalgar Square to observe the silence
Event mirrored by similar gatherings in more than 400 cities worldwide including Dublin, Washington and Melbourne
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.
Non-Muslims used to regard Ramadan with suspicion. As she begins the annual ritual, Arifa Akbar explains how its lessons in empathy and abstinence can benefit us all
Boris Johnson could still reverse his decision not to seek a third term as London mayor, he indicated today - but only if there was strong public support for him to continue.
Constable's masterpiece The Hay Wain has been attacked by a protester in the National Gallery.
The four-page letter was written shortly after the Battle of the Nile in 1799
Positioning a blue cockerel next to Admiral Lord Nelson in London landmark seen as ‘inappropriate’
I arrived back from holiday to find the country divided and inflamed once more
Francis Maude gave a contender for the Most Balanced Thatcher eulogy this weekend. Plus, why Lady T was an (almost) total supporter of democracy
Organisers accuse mayor of using riots warning to provide excuse for pre-emptive arrests