Sir Philip Green: There are calls to strip him of his knighthood unless he volunteers to help plug the £571m black hole in British Home Stores’ pension scheme.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

If Sir Philip Green really thought he was off the hook when he sold the struggling British Homes Stores (BHS) chain to a motley group of investors a y(...)

Sir John Leslie: December 6th, 1916-April 18th, 2016. During the second World War he led a unit that held up the German advance at Boulogne-sur-Mer, buying time for the British evacuation at Dunkirk. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Captain Sir John Leslie, who has died in his 100th year, was a proud Irishman who fought in the British army in the second World War, an Ulster landow(...)

London mayor  Boris Johnson has come under fire over his attack on the ‘part-Kenyan’  US president Barack Obama. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

London mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of “dog-whistle” racism after he suggested that Barack Obama’s Kenyan ancestry may have been behind the de(...)

Queen Elizabeth II with her daughter Princess Anne in the White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, will spend her 90th birthday today much as she does every other day, unveiling a plaque, doing a w(...)

Sir John Leslie at the French embassy in Dublin, where he was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 2015. Photograph: Brian Hutton/PA Wire

Sir John Leslie, one of Ireland’s last surviving second world war veterans, has died aged 99. Sir Jack, a cousin of Winston Churchill, died at home (...)

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and his biological father, Anthony Montague Browne. Photograph: Guardian

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has discovered his biological father was the former private secretary to Britain’s war-time leader Winston C(...)

Obama didn’t touch down in Havana with an apology in his pocket for the US having first slathered Cuba in sleaze, organised an invasion by far-right desperadoes, made at least five attempts on Fidel Castro’s life, imposed a blockade in an effort to impoverish the country into submission and erected an internment camp on its soil where perceived enemies of the US could be tortured, some to death. Alejandro Ernesto/EPA.

I wonder did President Obama put in a good word for the Lanskys during his visit to Cuba. The family wants its hotel back. Says spokesman Gary Rapopor(...)

Patrick Marber: ‘My characters are always hurting themselves. There is a lot of sadism and a lot of masochism in my work. I don’t know why that is.’ Photograph:  Amy Graves/WireImage/Fox

Patrick Marber politely shoos away a waiter away who has paused to explain an impressive, three-tiered construction bearing afternoon tea. “We’ll figu(...)

Winners take it all: Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell and Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan were both elected in Dublin Bay South. Photograph: Eric Luke

Just as Kevin Humphreys was adjusting to the loss of his seat, the former Labour minister tweeted a photograph of a cute dog, perched on the shoreline(...)

A piece of a bomb landed in Dublin’s Kildare Street on Thursday, at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, just down from the Dáil. There were no(...)