Voices Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, emerge from St Mary's with their newborn son

Compared to the grind of US politics, our Royal family offers a burst of romance

Man with fake police ID arrested at Windsor

A man alleged to be carrying a fake or stolen police ID was arrested at Windsor Castle yesterday on suspicion of imper-sonating a police officer.

Barking up the wrong tree

Robert Winder's Notebook

Bad weather blamed as tourist visits slump to seven-year low

THE NUMBER of visitors to tourist destinations has fallen for the first time in seven years, although their spending has reached a record high.

Weather blamed for first fall in tourist visits since 1991

THE NUMBER of visitors to tourist destinations has fallen for the first time in seven years, although their spending has reached a record high.

Racing: Distant can make music

AS RACEGOERS in shirt sleeves swigged ice-cold champagne at Doncaster yesterday, it was hard to believe that in a few weeks the horses they were backing will have grown woolly coats and retired to winter quarters. Despite appearances, though, the Flat season is three-quarters gone, and by tomorrow evening, the next English Classic will be the millennium Guineas at Newmarket.

Historical Notes: Kaiser: `We will be the US of Europe'

NEARLY 60 years after his death, the name of Kaiser Wilhelm II is still a potent one throughout Europe. He claimed that he adored England, and spoke of a dream in which German warships combined with the British Royal Navy to destroy the French and Russian fleets, and celebrated their joint victory with a ceremony in London. At Windsor Castle in 1899 he exasperated his entourage by proclaiming that "from this tower the world is ruled". Yet a few years earlier he had alarmed friends at Berlin who feared that his "blind fury" against England might one day prove to be a diplomatic liability. His uncle King Edward VII knew that he was vain, cowardly and inconsistent, prophesying in 1905 that "it is not by his will that he will unleash a war, but by his weakness".

Racing: Imperialist to dominate the masses

QUALITY MAY not be its strongest suit but it will not fail for lack of numbers. That is the commentary for both this racing weekend as a whole and its most valuable focal point, the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury this afternoon.

Racing: Bradley may be back on track at Stratford

GRAHAM BRADLEY could be riding at Stratford on Friday after he had his licence returned by the Jockey Club yesterday. The 38-year-old jump jockey had charges of "conspiracy to cheat" dropped by police earlier this month.

John Walsh On Monday: Why not make him Duke of Borchester?

WESSEX? WESSEX? How in God's name did the Queen settle on Wessex as a title for the newly-weds? It may please Sophie Rhys-Jones to think that, in one bound of transformational nomenclature, she has become a countess, but can anyone be happy with a name that is only a hair's-breadth away from the Countess of Essex (coat of arms: two stenographers, rampant, on a streaked-blonde field above one brandy 'n' Malibu and white 24-denier stockings)?

A quiet wedding for Edward and Sophie

After only a few hours the Union Jack flags had been marked down to half-price

Racing: Youth policy pays for Channon

"IT'S ASKING a lot for lightning to strike twice," Mick Channon rather modestly said yesterday as he prepared Rowaasi to follow in the hoofbeats of his late, would-have-been-great filly Bint Allayl in next week's Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Racing: Fatehalkhair makes Ellison feel good

THE TRAINER Brian Ellison was entitled to feel happier after Fatehalkhair had scored in style at Catterick yesterday. The County Durham handler had been disappointed when his gelding had finished unplaced at Musselburgh 18 days earlier in a race that is under scrutiny by the Jockey Club.
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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

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Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

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The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

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Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

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Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

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Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

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Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

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