Queen"s Diamond Jubilee: Philip Ziegler, one of our most celebrated historians, looks back on a spectacular 2012

The year Britain lit up the world: Philip Ziegler, one of our most celebrated historians, looks back on a spectacular 2012 | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 30 December 2012 Resolutely low-key, extraordinary in her ordinariness, the Queen in the 60 years of her reign has shown total dedication to her task and to her country June 4: Fireworks lit the sky, flags lined the Mall, thousands danced before giant screens…

Stephen Lawrence tribute concert: Emeli Sande to perform alongside other high profile acts

Two decades on, a concert for Stephen: Emeli Sande to perform alongside other high-profile acts2013 tribute concert will raise funds for charitable trust set up in the name of the murdered teenagerSoul singer will perform at O2 on April 18Other events include a memorial service, dinners and memorial lectures | UPDATED: 08:36 GMT, 21 December 2012 Victim: The SL20 concert will take place on April 18 at London's O2 arena. It will raise funds for the charity set up in the name of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence Award-winning soul singer Emeli Sande – who performed at the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies – will headline a star-studded concert to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The SL20 Concert, which will feature a number of other high profile acts, is due to take place at London’s O2 arena on April 18 next year.