Rupert Everett apparatus up for the next chapter: affective in with his mum

He has lived the wild life in Hollywood and New York, partied with Madonna, hung out with Andy Warhol, and sniffed poppers with Hardy Amies but Rupert Everett’s next chapter promises to be more sedate: he’s moving in with his mum. “It’s done, I’m there,” the actor told Hay literary festival in Wales. “It’s very …

The Gove-Davidson arbor is a Tory dream ticket. But does it accept legs? | Matthew d’Ancona

It is close to an iron rule of politics that leadership pacts and succession plans never succeed. Anthony Eden grew so frustrated waiting for Churchill to make way that his health suffered grievously. The briefly fashionable idea that Michael Heseltine would replace John Major, paving the way for Michael Portillo to take over, never came …

Canova apprehension of accord on auction in aboriginal accessible airing in 200 years

Peace was never exactly lost, but over 150 years and five generations the sculpture, an original work by Antonio Canova that is now to be auctioned with an estimate of well over £1m, was gradually forgotten by the family in Wales who owned it. Canova (1757-1822), whose patrons included the then pope, Napoleon and the …

Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

Daniela Lippi putting the final touches on “The “Card Players” by Bartolomeo Manfredi at her studio before the painting’s re-installment in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.CreditNadia Shira Cohen for The New York Times FLORENCE, Italy — Four years ago, a Florentine restorer happened upon a painting fragment peeking out of an envelope stored in a …

Priti Patel calls for analysis into abide attack spending

The former cabinet minister Priti Patel has called for the election watchdog to investigate spending by the remain campaign in the EU referendum. The Brexit-backing Tory MP questioned the impartiality of the Electoral Commission and said it should either investigate Britain Stronger in Europe or end its probe into the Vote Leave campaign. Her complaint …

Isis kills four Russian soldiers in Syria, says Moscow

A clash with “terrorists” in eastern Syria resulted in the deaths of four Russian soldiers, Russia’s defence ministry said on Sunday. Russian and Syrian government troops and pro-government gunmen have been fighting members of the Islamic State group in the eastern province of Deir ez-Zor where the extremists resumed their attacks against government forces and …