Ronnie Corbett: comedian was most cherished for his partnership with Ronnie Barker in the BBC sketch show The Two Ronnies. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Friends and fans of Ronnie Corbett, the diminutive titan of British comedy, have said “goodnight” to the star for the last time after his death at the(...)

Yesterday’s man: Nigel Farage announces his resignation as Ukip leader.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In the long, noisy history of political back-pedalling, the world speed record must go to Nigel Farage. The man who vowed to stand down “in 10 minutes(...)

Liberace with Dorothy Malone in Sincerely Yours. In 1956 the star sued the Daily Mirror for implying he was gay.

A little less than 20 years ago, when visiting Las Vegas, I took time out to walk through the Liberace museum. A paid-up smart Alec with permanently c(...)