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Brexit   basics: Emmanuel Macron not only repeatedly tells Theresa May what the British can’t have but is also equally clear about what is on the table. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

It took a visit to England by the president of France to give a much-needed reminder that Brexit is only just over a year away. The debate has grown s(...)

Alan Power is head gardener at Stourhead, the centuries-old 2,500 acre historic estate in Wiltshire

If the world of professional horticulture was a plum tree, then the job of head gardener of a large, historic, well-funded estate would be one of its (...)

Christine Chubbuck: “Her story is just very emblematic of so many things that we are grappling with  right now. The notion of living your life in front of a camera. The notion that it didn’t happen unless it happened on camera. Fake news.”

On the morning of July 15, 1974, Christine Chubbuck, a 29-year-old television presenter, arrived at Channel 40, the local Florida TV station where she(...)

John and Brian Hall’s Something Else was a class winner at this week’s Scottish Series on the Clyde. The National Yacht Club entry is in action again next Friday at the ICRA National Championships in Howth

Yesterday’s confirmation of divisions at next week’s Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championships at Howth Yacht Club underlined it(...)

“I could as easily have become a nun, or a prostitute, or both,” said Billie Whitelaw, who has died aged 82. Instead, she claimed that acting had all(...)

epa04400631 (FILE) A file pictrue dated 03 March 2006 shows Sir Donald Sinden attending a memorial service in honour of late comedian Ronnie Barker at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain. According to media reports on 14 September Sir Donald Sinden died aged 90 at his home.  EPA/Lindsey Parnaby *** Local Caption *** 00658659

“To hear him in full spate is not unlike being shot between the eyes by the world’s largest plum,” said the journalist John Preston of Donald Sinden, (...)

Dan Stevens: “I like working with cinephiles whether they’re actors or directors”

In person, Dan Stevens is a mild mannered and awfully civilised chap. Why wouldn’t he be? He read English literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. H(...)

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.Mr White,(...)

It’s only November, but Oscar pundits are already salivating at the prospect of next spring’s Best Actress race. The outcome, as yet, is uncertain.(...)

Gerard Murphy & Catherine Cusack in Second Age’s production of King Lear. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Gerard Murphy, who has died aged 64, was a full-hearted actor, always on the front foot. He could flood a theatre with passion and squeeze the juice o(...)