History and fiction blend in this cunningly mixed cocktail of wartime skullduggery
His neighbours in the London suburb of New Malden would be amazed to learn that the quiet man who had lived in their street for the past 60 years, 40 of them in retirement, had been involved in two of the most exciting and dangerous activities of the mid-20th century.
Marijuana has been found on a tour bus belonging to "Baby" singer Justin Bieber as it crossed into America from Canada, according to Detroit Customs and Border Protection.
Helen Glover and Polly Swann took gold at the World Cup in Lucerne on Sunday, their third title in 2013.
Karen Jankel claims character’s street – now a tourist spot – was purely fictitious
The Irish Football Association has received planning permission to redevelop Windsor Park at a total cost of £29.2m.
To do so sets a dangerous precedent whereby the politicians who can afford their own expenses get credit for being wealthy. Most MPs have a legitimate right to allowances.
Actress Lisa Riley broke down in tears after being voted off Strictly Come Dancing as the line-up of celebrities in this year's final was revealed.
The boss of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing says stars are desperate to appear in the Christmas special after seeing the success of the latest series.
In a shocking move certain not to rumble the foundations of Britain's glorious monarchy, Harry Windsor has been voted 'Man of the Year' by the intellectual titans of Tatler magazine, a distinguished journal for men and women of high ideas and higher ideals, founded by Sir Richard Steele in 1709. Unfortunately you have to part with four English pounds and ten pence to acquire the detail of Mr Windsor's deserved award, which comes, of course, barely weeks after he was pictured naked at a Las Vegas pool party. But never fear! IV Drip has a sneak preview for you.
After a frustrating few days for the Home Nations, Northern Ireland have reason to be the proudest of their work.
A season dominated by Frankel reaches a poignant finale in what is expected to prove his final appearance at Ascot on Saturday. But even he will do well to match the emphasis with which its outstanding jockey sealed his status yesterday.
He could not quite pull off the Derby itself last year, but his fulfilment – and the gratification of royalist punters – may prove to have been merely deferred. For Carlton House (3.45) has excellent prospects today of winning the monarch her first Group One race since 1977, another jubilee year, in the 150th running of the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Whether you are a mouse, a man or an O'Brien, your best-laid schemes can go agley. Young Joseph of the latter ilk may have given Camelot an inch-perfect ride to take the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday, but two days later at the Curragh he for once seemed to get the fractions wrong on one of the Ballydoyle older stars, St Nicholas Abbey.
Mark Frankland, who has died suddenly aged 77, was a star foreign correspondent at The Observer in an era when that paper fielded a galaxy of renowned overseas reporters.
Astonishingly, they think these sisters ooze class. Have they lost their marbles? A Page 3 girl would make a better role model