Sir Cliff Richard speaks at the funeral of Cilla Black. Photograph: Ray Tang/REX Shutterstock/PA Wire

Sir Tom Jones, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Cliff Richard were among hordes of celebrities who descended on the Liverpool suburb of Woolton to say a te(...)

At the top of the Irish list are Hilary and Alannah Weston (above), the Dublin-born mother and daughter from the family which controls Brown Thomas and Penneys in Ireland and Selfridges and Primark in the UK. The family is valued at some €15 billion. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The richest 250 people in Ireland are worth a combined €75.03 billion and have seen their wealth increase by 15.9 per cent in the last year, according(...)

When accounts list a profession  “housewife” pops up with amazing frequency, more often than such  lucrative professions as doctors, lawyers and diamond dealers

It was just a day in the life of a housewife. Hanne Tox, a Danish woman then 57 years old, stopped by HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) in 2005 to discuss he(...)

Of the many characters caught up in the 1960s sex and spying saga of the Profumo scandal, Mandy Rice-Davies, who has died aged 70, managed to make the(...)

The two famous pieces of Cartier tiger jewellery are now being sold by soprano Sarah Brightman.

Two pieces of tiger jewellery by Cartier, which were formerly owned by the Duchess of Windsor, will go under the hammer at Christie’s in Geneva on Tue(...)

Laugh out loud: Imelda Staunton has a girls’ night in Pride

One terrific scene among many terrific scenes in the consistently terrific Pride finds a political activist entering a record label’s offices to reque(...)

 Gary Barlow holding his OBE. The Take That star faces calls to hand back his OBE over claims he invested in a tax avoidance scheme. Photograph: PA Wire

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls for Take That star Gary Barlow to hand back his OBE over claims the pop star invested in a tax avoi(...)

David Baddiel: ‘The more famous you are, the less the version of you that’s out there is true. I am ridiculously obsessed with authenticity’

‘Fame is a silly thing that makes your life absurd,” says David Baddiel, once a quarter of The Mary Whitehouse Exp(...)

Marti Pellow: ‘What a classy pop song [Love Is All Around] – it never ceases to amaze me.’ Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

In the summer of 1994, Marti Pellow’s toes ruled the airwaves. It was the year that Wet Wet Wet topped the charts for 15 straight weeks with their (...)

Terrific ensemble piece: Susan McFadden, Oliver Savile, Alicia Beck and Paul Monaghan in  Cats. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

CatsBord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin****Cats is a curious beast; a musical almost entirely devoid of plot. Based on TS Eliot’s verses for children, it(...)