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  • Former Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman splits from partner of 35 years for woman 30 years his junior

    Jeremy Paxman, the former Newsnight presenter, has split from his partner and the mother of his three grown-up children after 35 years together. 

  • We may be sleepwalking towards world war, says respected Princeton historian

    Harold James of Princeton University says the election of Donald Trump and the result of last year's EU referendum suggest the world's appetite for globalisation is collapsing - something that often prefigures more conflict. In an interview with Sky News, Prof James said that countries had become locked in an information arms race similar to one that began in the years preceding World War One.

  • Samantha Cameron reveals death of her son Ivan 'overshadowed everything' in her life

    Samantha Cameron has told how the devastation of losing her son Ivan meant that everything else in the world became “meaningless” to her. The former prime minister’s wife spoke about the grief she suffered following the death of the couple's eldest son when he was just six years old, saying it was more life-changing than moving into Downing Street. Ivan, who died in 2009, suffered from Ohtahara syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy characterised by spasms, and cerebral palsy.

  • Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money

    NEW YORK (AP) - Lisa Marie Presley describes herself as deeply in debt and just out of a treatment facility in court papers that accuse her estranged fourth husband of having hundreds of inappropriate photographs of children on his computer.

  • Princess Beatrice wins her first high-profile client as a business matchmaker

    Princess Beatrice has followed in the footsteps of her father the Duke of York by setting herself up as a business matchmaker and winning her first high-profile client in the shape of would-be stock market debutant Afiniti. Princess Beatrice joins a phalanx of high-profile individuals associated with Afiniti. The company, which is headquartered in Washington DC, has assembled an advisory board of no fewer than 21 senior figures, including former BP chief executive Lord Browne, ex-BT boss Sir Peter Bonfield, former Thomson Reuters chief executive Tom Glocer and Admiral Michael Mullen, ex-chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • A perfect storm spells dark days for the high street

    When Roz Davies, the owner of a haberdashery shop in Primrose Hill, north London tore open the letter from the Valuation Office, she returned to bed and pulled the duvet over her head. Ms Davies, who has also run workshops for the community at her Sew Much Fun shop for 10 years, had been suckerpunched with a business rates revaluation, meaning she would suddenly have to find another £6,700 to keep her shop afloat, despite only making £80,000 a year in sales. Up and down the country, shop owners are swinging from depression to rage in anticipation of the new business rates system, which arrives in April, with many facing a steep jump in bills.