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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(...)

 Bernard Arnault: Even the man who owns Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Dom Pérignon, and other luxury brands must have gone to school post-natally like the rest of us. Photograph:  Christophe Archambault / AFP /Getty Images

I read an extraordinary thing in the Financial Times the other day, from an interview with the French business tycoon Bernard Arnault, Europe’s riches(...)

The Queen Mother, a noted horse-racing fan, spent years trying to wrangle an invitation to the event. Photograph: Chris Harris/PA

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, a noted horse-racing fan, spent years trying to wrangle an invitation to the Royal Dublin Horse Show, the Lemass re(...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

Ivor Roberts wrote that ‘the ancient quarrel [between Britain and Ireland] is in the process of being solved’.

As Britain stands on the threshold of exiting the European Union, a paean to Brussels has been made public, in which the author, former British ambass(...)

A file photo from June 2016 of Queen Elizabeth II looking out from the window at Buckingham Palace, central London. Photograph: PA

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth missed a New Year’s Day church service on Sunday due to a heavy cold, Buckingham Palace said, a week after the 90-year-old m(...)

Barry Geraghty: “Vautour is a very good horse and him coming down in distance is the only hope we have.” Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Amid the hoopla surrounding Vautour’s Cheltenham participation last month, the race rarely mentioned, and the one some suspect might have been his be(...)

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