The 8,000 people who are going to carry the Olympic torch were supposed to be chosen because they were "inspirational". But the official list shows hundreds of torchbearers were selected just because they are bigwigs at one of the corporate sponsors.
The world’s super-rich will spend almost £1 trillion on luxury this year, a report says. They are so rich that they’re looking for new ways to splash their cash—and posh "experiences" instead of things are the newest trend.
They had an unusual way of celebrating the jubilee in Bury. Instead of waving union jacks, they held a festival where people dressed up as Nazis. But things got a lot worse when a Jewish couple was asked to join in—by dressing as Holocaust victims.
To lose one tax policy may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two or three looks like carelessness.
Bosses at Torbay Hospital have given their workers a break—by handing them Kit Kat chocolate bars to celebrate winning an award.
You’d have thought that BBC’s Top Gear programme had run out of minority groups to insult and smear.
Tesco boss Terry Leahy says he’s a lefty.
Amid all the Leveson fuss, Tory education secretary Michael Gove admitted that he thinks it’s OK for schools to be run for profit last week.
The government loves to point the finger at "lifestyle choices" to explain health problems faced by ordinary people.
A woman has been given a police warning—for joking on Facebook that she would put out the Olympic torch with a water pistol.
This week's Toff of the Week is Henry Armitage
Kate Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge and wife of prince William, is supposed to be the new, modern face of the monarchy.
Firms have rushed to cash in on the jubilee. You might have heard of "Ma’amite".
Diamond giant De Beers has produced a crown for the jubilee—studded with 974 diamonds.
We’re told the jubilee is a "non-political" time of national celebration. But Gary Barlow, who has written the official jubilee single, is a raving Tory.
The owner of a royalty‑themed tearoom threw out three people when they refused to stand for the national anthem.