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The slice of cake from one of the 23 official wedding cakes made for the royal wedding of  Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Photograph: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire

A slice of the Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake has sold for £1,850, or about €2,175, at auction — more than 40 years after they tied (...)

Jackie Mason performing in 2003. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Jackie Mason (Yacov Moshe Maza) Born: June 9th, 1928 Died: July 24th, 2021 During the course of his six-decade career, Jackie Mason was declared one(...)

The Crown: Matt Smith as the young Prince Phillip. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/Netflix

Millions of Netflix viewers will, on hearing of the duke of Edinburgh’s death, think first of the character played by Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies in(...)

Chacun Pour Soi is an odds-on favourite for the Champion Chase on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Persistence paid off for Willie Mullins in the Gold Cup and he is hoping it does the same in Cheltenham’s St Patrick’s Day feature, the Betway Queen M(...)

  Politologue ridden by Harry Skelton celebrates winning the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase   at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 11th. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Harry Skelton hopes Politologue can pick up where he left off by making a triumphant return to action against Altior in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase(...)

Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in The Crown. Photograph: Netflix

The spice and the hype around the fourth season from Netflix on a turbulent decade for the House of Windsor There has barely been a dull moment (...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock during a media briefing by video link in 10 Downing Street on Friday. ‘We cannot relax our discipline now. If we do, people will die.’ Handout photograph: Pippa Fowles/PA Wire

Britain’s health secretary has warned that the country’s death toll from the coronavirus could rise to 1,000 a day by Easter, as the number of deaths (...)

File photograph dated March 2013 of former BBC and ITN newsreader Peter Sissons, who has died at the age of 77. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Peter George Sissons Born: July 17th, 1942 Died: October 1st, 2019 Of the many news bulletins Peter Sissons read over a 30-year career with ITN, Cha(...)

Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, 1964. Photograph: Corbis/Getty

With the advent of autumn, two rare book catalogues have just been launched for winter fireside reading. Some of the highlights from De Búrca Rare Bo(...)

‘Vita & Virginia’, starring Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki as Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf.

Here we have a film torn between brave experiment and on-after-Lovejoy heritage telly. The source material gestures in the safer direction. Chanya But(...)

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