Royal Ballet Sleeping Beauty

The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty: Behind the scenes of the showstopping Christmas spectacular

The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is one of the world’s most lavish – and challenging – productions. So what does it take to stage...

Elizabeth Day: Will you join my (quiet) revolution?

Last week I found myself at an all-female current affairs panel show on Radio 4. There were four guests and one host. The five...
Elizabeth Arden Blue Grass

Edwina Ings-Chambers: This classic has royal pedigree

It’s one of my mum’s favourites – and rumoured to be on the royal radar, too.  One of the things that may have skipped your...

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20 things we say every Christmas… that are actually coded messages

Deciphered here by Michael Hogan. ‘Is your tree up?’ People who put up their trees too early (November) or too late (Christmas Eve) are plain weird....
Mary Berry Prince William Kate

Cooking with the Cambridges: Mary Berry on helping Kate and William whip up a special festive feast

Teaching an heir to the throne how to cook is a nerve-jangling business. If anyone could keep their cool it’s Mary Berry. 'I did have...
teenage boys

Big boys do cry: The most challenging time to be a teenage boy – or the parent of one

Peer pressure, gaming addiction, social media, knife crime… has there ever been a more challenging time to be a teenage boy – or the...

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