The design has been chosen for the United Kingdom's first-ever statue of its greatest novelist, Charles Dickens, in spite of his request, made at his funeral, that there should be no monuments in his honour.
The Duchess of York said not being invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding was "so difficult" for her to cope with.
'The Independent' has a proud tradition of covering royal matters less slavishly than its rivals. We have loosened up a bit since our early days, when the 1988 birth of the Duke and Duchess of York's first child was marked with a single grudging sentence in the News In Brief column.
Police warned protesters that "robust" action would be taken against anyone planning to disrupt the royal wedding, with more activists expected to be arrested ahead of Friday's ceremony.
David and Victoria Beckham have been invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.
Sir Henry Irving's Somerset home has been honoured with a plaque. Charles Nevin joins the theatricals at the ceremony
Prince William and Kate Middleton named the day today - Friday, April 29, next year at Westminster Abbey.
We may think it only affects boys. But the female variant is often much harder to spot – and that means thousands of girls may be going undiagnosed. Jeremy Laurance reports
This year's commemorations were given added poignancy by events in Afghanistan. Cahal Milmo reports
The once neglected creator of Cranford is to be commemorated in a window above Poets' Corner
If you like geography, are good on detail and have ace computer skills, you should consider a career as a cartographer
Anvil are the Canadian rockers now taking cinemas by storm. The film's director Sacha Gervasi recalls their unforgettable first meeting
Moves to have the body of Mary, Queen of Scots returned to Scotland will be initiated by a Nationalist MSP this week.
The closing ceremonies to mark the 60th anniversary of VE and VJ Days took place on a day of bright sunshine, but amid a sombre and reflective mood. At a service in Westminster Abbey, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said: "Today of all days, we need no reminder that the spirit of murder and humiliation is still abroad ..."