Journalists pointed out Angela Merkel had worn her outfit to Bayreuth before. As usual no one pointed out that her husband Joachim Sauer has been wearing the same tuxedoes to Bayreuth for years. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

Bayreuth without drama is like Wagner without Brünnhilde: possible but pointless. This year the biggest drama at the world’s most notorious music fest(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: the new biography suggests her grandfather was illegitimate. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

A new biography of Angela Merkel published yesterday has revealed that the German chancellor is one-quarter Polish, with a gra(...)