Albert King

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Prince Laurent at a military parade to celebrate Belgium’s National Day on  July 21st: is taking legal action over loss of 15 per cent of his annual €307,000 allowance.  Photograph: Julien Warnand

It was not the first time the prince had fallen out with the Belgian government. But Prince Laurent of Belgium, brother of King Phillipe, and reduced (...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996.

This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and also the 20th anniversary of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders. From conception to ope(...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996: the Fine Gael politician  served as minister of state from 1981 to 1982 under Garret FitzGerald

The death has taken place of the former Fine Gael TD Paddy Harte. He was 86. Mr Harte was a Fine Gael TD from 1961 until 1997, representing the Done(...)

DJ Shadow will open the Metropolis Festival at the RDS on November 3. Photograph: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage

It all started at a Tower of Power concert in 1972, when an embryonic Joshua Davis, later to be known as DJ Shadow, had his first reaction to music. (...)

Stax was the label where William Bell made a name for himself as a soulman. Indeed, you could say that Bell, a soul singer with a warm timbre and a p(...)

A street memorial to victims of Tuesday’s Zaventem airport bombings is seen in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Belgium’s interior and justice ministers offered to resign on Thursday over the failure to track an Islamic State militant expelled twice by Turkey as(...)

A banner for the victims of the Brussels bombings reads ‘I am Brussels’ at the Place de la Bourse in  Belgium. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP Photo

Belgian police were last night searching for at least one suspect believed to be on the run following Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, as the (...)

Human figures with deep emotional expression: the work of Wilhelmina Geddes

The work of stained-glass artist Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955) is reaching more and more people as a result of the new book on her life and work by N(...)

Booker T Jones: ‘New bands don’t have record companies to go to and support them like we did; they can’t just walk down the street and start to play a session at a recording studio’

Measure yourself by Booker T Jones’s standards and you will end up wondering what the hell you’ve done with your life. By the time Jones was 16, he(...)

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce in 1914. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

On the Western Front on December 24th 1914, thousands of soldiers from the British Expeditionary Forces, which included men from all parts of the i(...)

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