Natwest Bank in London. The dispute dates back to 1948, when the last Nizam of Hyderabad transferred £1m into the account of Pakistan’s high commissioner in London. Photograph:  Dinendra Haria/Sopa Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

One of the UK’s longest running legal battles has been resolved after more than 70 years, enabling descendants of an Indian princely family to collect(...)

Me and Sorcha are out celebrating, I don’t know, something or other? It’s, like, an anniversary of some sort – definitely not our wedding anniversary (...)

Fr Tony Coote’s coffin is carried out of the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, at his funeral Mass. Photograph: Tom Honan

David Coote wanted people to know that his brother Fr Tony Coote died peacefully, 18 months after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. “He was(...)

No  weekends, no holidays – UK government adviser Dominic Cummings expects a lot from his staff. Photograph: Joss Barratt/Channel 4/PA

People say that Dominic Cummings is brilliant. The Downing Street adviser is also said to be ruthless, inspiring, bullying, a complete liability and “(...)

Timothée Chalamet and Selena Gomez with director Woody Allen on the set of A Rainy Day in New York. The film has just been unveiled in Poland. Further releases are planned, but there is no sign of it emerging in these territories.

“Cancel culture” is not a real thing. It’s a side-project for bores who spend the rest of their days whingeing about “snowflakes”. Right? Or is “cance(...)

Colm Tóibín: “I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.”  Photograph: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

That thing Voltaire didn’t actually say about defending loopy opinions to the death (I paraphrase) has gone out of fashion in recent years. Too often (...)

Audiobooks can be an expensive habit, so this offer means you don’t have to burn through your Audible account too quickly

For those of you who burn through your Audible credit in the first week, audiobooks can be an expensive habit. At £7.99 (roughly €9) per month, it’s n(...)

Being able to chat about how a particular vegetable grows, and how long it takes to grow, are questions that can only be answered at a farmers’ market. Photograph: iStock

“It was the best of food, it was the worst of food. It was the age of imperial abundance, it was the age of famine, it was the epoch of local food, it(...)

Capernaum is every bit as cinematically engaged as the greats of Italian neo-realism

Last May, a distinguished journalist and I had to support each other down the aisle as we left the Cannes premiere of Nadine Labaki’s ruthlessly movin(...)

A typically skilled performance from Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis almost certainly qualifies as a British National Treasure. He now belongs with John Major’s “warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog love(...)

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