A festive Viennese scene in Austria, which has begun a lockdown for the unvaccinated. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP

Image of the week: Oh, Vienna This image of the annual Christmas market outside Vienna’s city hall is festive all round: the arch of lights, the Froh(...)

Prof John Murphy: ‘The modern intensive care unit is a quiet place.’  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the pavement outside the front door of the National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street, a neonatal nurse and neonatal doctor are preparing to clam(...)

Every Eye Is on Me: Melania Trump by Régine Mahaux-Van Wassenhove. Photograph, 2017 (printed 2020). The White House

Bess Truman, who was first lady of the United States from 1945 until 1953, has not become the sort of historical figure people quote on Instagram. “A (...)

Desmond Guinness at Leixlip Castle in 2013. Photograph: Eric Lukebridge Big House Festival August Bank Holiday

Born: 8th September, 1931 Died: 20th August, 2020 It is an extraordinary tribute to the Hon Desmond Guinness, who has died aged 88, that it is merely(...)

Hubert De Givenchy with Audrey Hepburn in the mid-1980s:  Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Audrey Hepburn glides through the credits of the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in a black dress that is in no way little. It’s a long, narrow sheat(...)

Cashel Palace Hotel: celebrity visitors have included Ronald Reagan, Jacqueline Kennedy, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Plans for the redevelopment of the historic Cashel Palace Hotel in Tipperary have been given the go-ahead, subject to conditions. The 18th-century red(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit Yad Vashem, the official Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, on May 23rd. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

It’s hard to imagine US president Donald Trump ever introducing himself to a roomful of reporters as “the man who accompanied Melania Trump to Rome”. (...)

A photograph from 2015 showing  Sir John Hurt  with his wife Anwen after he was  awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Getty

Sir John Hurt, who has died at the age of 77, can currently be seen playing a Catholic priest, confessor to Jacqueline Kennedy, in Pablo Larrain’s fin(...)

  Mary Tyler Moore has died aged 80. File photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Emmy-winning actor Mary Tyler Moore, who brightened American television screens as the perky suburban housewife on The Dick Van Dyke Show and as a fle(...)

Ryan Gosling in La La Land, which as been nominated for an almost unprecedented 14 Oscars, including Best Actor and Picture.

There are regular complaints about the Oscar nominations proving too predictable, and this year is no exception. Still, many of the categories will ki(...)

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