London semi where North Korean Supreme leader's man keeps watch… on The X Factor North Korean embassy is based near Acton Town tube station in a bay-windowed 1920s homeCarry On star Sid James lived down the same streetThe wife of Korean ambassador Hyon Hak Bong went out shopping as normal on Friday despite tensions in North Korea By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 There is an unlikely corner of England that is forever North Korea. To get there, turn left out of Acton Town Tube station, right at the BP garage and walk past the cricket ground, but not quite as far as the mock-Tudor semi with the blue plaque where Carry On star Sid James lived
Kate and Pippa, the child stars of Uncle Gary's first wedding: Sisters pictured as bridesmaids By Rebecca English PUBLISHED: 23:02 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:36 GMT, 20 March 2013 She grew up to become one of the world's most famous brides. Eighteen years earlier however, the Duchess of Cambridge was starring at another wedding
Sleep well, hope the bed bugs don't bite! New 125,000 'Royal' mattress that's fit for a princess goes on sale at Kensington Palace By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 21:30 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:14 GMT, 19 March 2013 Blowing this much cash on just part of a bed would leave most people needing a little lie down. And it's no wonder – at $175,000 the new 'Royal' mattress made by British manufacturer Savoir Beds is the height of opulence and definitely fit for a princess. It is a limited edition, of which only 60 will be made, and is set to go on sale at Kensington Palace in London this week
Wanted, a loyal servant to run the Royal household: Kate and Wills advertise for help as they prepare to become parentsJob description includes polishing silverware and glasswareSuccessful candidate must be 'discrete, loyal and reliable'Position is internal job advertisement for housekeeper at Kensington PalaceKate and William expected to move into new flat in late summer or autumn By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 10:00 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 13 January 2013 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have advertised for a servant to attend to the Royal household when the couple become parents this summer.
Tory MP who blamed the fans for Hillsborough in notorious Sun front page dies aged 83Sir Irvine Patnick accused Liverpool fans of causing HillsboroughThe former Tory MP later apologised for his comments | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 30 December 2012 The former MP accused of saying Liverpool fans caused the Hillsborough tragedy has died aged 83. Sir Irvine Patnick represented Sheffield Hallam – now Nick Clegg’s constituency – from 1987 to 1997. He was criticised in the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report in September, which named him as The Sun newspaper’s source for its ‘The Truth’ story, smearing Liverpool fans after the disaster in which 96 died.
Met police chief branded 'extremely foolish' over handling of Plebgate to be knighted a year after taking up roleAlso been called a bully who has left staff exhausted and demoralisedOne critic questioned the value of 'archaic custom' which means honour is automatically handed out to every commissioner | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 29 December 2012 Britain's most senior police officer will receive a knighthood in the midst of the most turbulent period of his command. Bernard Hogan-Howe is being honoured little more than a year after taking up the role of Metropolitan Police commissioner
Pippa's new job is hardly a happy accident | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 18 December 2012 Close to the throne: Pippa's reported 370,000 contract with NBC is their way of ensuring authentic coverage of the Royals Pippa Middleton’s reported offer of a 370,000 contract with US TV network NBC is in line with its creepy habit of hiring individuals close to the throne, hoping they’ll lend an aura of authenticity to royal coverage.
60 heroes for 60 years: Queen's Jubilee tribute to groups that inspire millions of volunteers | UPDATED: 00:09 GMT, 12 December 2012 The Queen will today hail the inspirational work of volunteers in 60 organisations as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The Scouts, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and St John Ambulance are among those on the roll of honour with whom Her Majesty has a long history. Newer outfits include Team London Ambassadors – who in pink and purple uniforms helped visitors to the Olympics and Parlaympics – as well as the England and Wales Cricket Board, and StreetGames UK, which helps bring sport to the disadvantaged
Sikh soldier makes history as he guards Buckingham Palace wearing turban instead of traditional bearskin | UPDATED: 22:41 GMT, 11 December 2012 Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace yesterday also offered a glimpse into the changing face of Britain.
Respect MP attacks new rule on veils saying the restriction discriminates against Muslim women George Galloway said restrictions could discriminateHe said they were 'heavy handed'Everyone who works at the Palace of Westminster are 'required to remove any covering obscuring the face' | UPDATED: 01:34 GMT, 9 December 2012 New curbs on Muslim veils in the Commons were criticised by Respect MP George Galloway last night, writes Simon Walters. Mr Galloway, whose Bradford West constituency has a large ethnic population, said the restrictions could discriminate against Muslim women