Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black announced their engagement by registering the news in The Times newspaper
The bill covered the cost of two meals, plus tax and a service charge
In an initaitve organised by local government, the couples were married free of charge
‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle’
Running has brought me closer to my father I'm quite a girly girl, I have a sister and my mum's a dancer, so we'd all sit and talk about nail polish for hours. I didn't really have an adult-friendly relationship with my father and my brother; we didn't have anything in common. Then this huge common ground opened up with my running, as my dad ran several marathons in his younger years. He gave me such a consistent message throughout, always telling me I could do it, and changing my perception of myself.
Getting engaged is so exciting. Then the planning begins. Luckily, there are lots of apps for that. With expert picks from wedding planner Miryam Farrell of Create food and party design, we round-up five of the best
A dizzying trip round Baker Street’s patriotic front
Annabel Freyberg was, for 30 years, one of the most vivid and memorable figures in London journalism. An easy prose stylist and a sympathetic, sharp-eyed editor, she held senior editorial positions at The Independent (where she was deputy editor of the obituaries pages from 1995-99), the London Evening Standard, The World of Interiors, and the Daily Telegraph Magazine. She wrote with brio – and with a fresh, scholarly, and unexpected take – on fine and decorative arts, artists, interiors, houses and food. She published Ceramics for the Home (1999) and in recent years produced a handsome, quirky Teapot & Tea Calendar. That she should have delighted in teapots – the most practical, elegant but complicated product of the potter's art – was all of a piece with Freyberg, a trained artist and unfettered collector of objets d'art who understood the discipline and touch of a craftsman.
Award recipients include long-serving MPs and Tory party donors
Can we get through an entire tournament without mentioning 1966?
If you thought dowries in Britain were a thing of the past, think again.
The Supreme Court judgment has profound consequences, meaning it could gain charitable status – and opens the floodgates to claims by other organisations
Eat Pray Laugh! at the London Palladium
Anxiang Du accused of killing a Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer, his wife and their two daughters
Couple were separated and questioned for half an hour before ceremony resumed
Michigan police chief says man who allegedly shot the 19-year-old in the face claims his gun discharged accidentally