Sir Alastair Cook: From captain to knightwatchman

Mere months after walking away from the grind of international cricket, Alastair Cook's record-breaking efforts in an England shirt have been recognised with a knighthood. Not the most stylish of batsmen but unquestionably among the most efficient, the left-handed opener's 12,472 runs in 161 Tests places him among an elite international list. Urned it: Alastair Cook after winning the 2013 […]

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Millionaire aristocrat Sir Benjamin Slade, 72, brands British women 'fussy' on Italian TV as he continues desperate bid to find a young wife he can 'breed' with

Sir Benjamin Slade, a millionaire from Somerset, also claimed that all men want to sleep with Italian women but he didn't want any applicants from "the jungle". The wealthy landowner, who has been married twice before, hit the headlines earlier this year for his stunt to find a wife who can provide him with sons. The millionaire descendent of King […]

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Harry Redknapp on why Sir Alex Ferguson would happily watch horse racing with him 15 minutes before kick off

Redknapp, 71, has emerged as a popular figure on ITV's I'm a Celeb 2018. And in the latest instalment of story time with the ex-Tottenham boss, he revealed his admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson – while revealing their pre-match ritual whenever they came up against each other. He said: “Every manager after every game came in your office. Fergie was always […]

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Who is Sir Simon McDonald? Head of the Diplomatic Service and long-serving civil servant at the FCO

Although headed by the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, much of the Foreign Office's work is conducted by its Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service Sir Simon McDonald. Who is Sir Simon McDonald? Sir Simon McDonald is the Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Sir Simon joined the British […]

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David Natzler is retiring next year after bullying scandal

Parliament’s most senior official Sir David Natzler announces he is retiring next year after Westminster was rocked by bullying and sex harassment scandals Speaker John Bercow announced Sir David’s retirement in March next year  It comes in the wake of Dame Laura Cox’s damning report into harassment Mr Bercow has come under massive pressure to step down over the findings  e-mail View comments Parliament’s […]

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