How shaving became a cut-throat business

Mail-order shaving companies have found a way to make serious money from male grooming

Gallery: Royal Weddings through the ages

A look back at some right royal occasions

Plays to book ahead for

Poldark’s Aidan Turner is heading to the West End

Where to get your skates on

The best ice rinks in Britain for Christmas 2017

Gallery: Ferrari exhibition at the Design Museum

Under the Skin celebrates the past, present and future of the legendary sports car company

The best carol and Christmas concerts in Britain

A guide to where to go for festive music this December

The agony (and occasional ecstasy) of following the Ashes through the night

How to cope with supporting England into the early hours

The painting that inspired Finnish independence

A new exhibition at the National Gallery marks 100 years of Finland’s independence

Gallery: 10 Leonardo da Vinci masterpieces

A selection of the Italian master’s greatest paintings

Gerald Scarfe interview: ‘Donald Trump is fantastic to draw, but Brexit is boring’

The great cartoonist reflects on the art of satire, drawing in war zones and the gentler side of his work

My great-grandfather, the World War I hero

Tales of individual heroism and sacrifice are at the heart of Remembrance Day

Paddington 2 review: A bear to be reckoned with

The Paddington Bear sequel is hilarious and heartwarming – and a fitting tribute to Michael Bond

Christmas 2017: 10 family shows to book right now

From pantomimes to Dickens, festive productions for all ages

When is it OK to sign off with an ‘X’?

Emails ending with a ‘kiss’ have become a ubiquitous and confounding part of our working lives

Gallery: Impressionists in London

Tate Britain presents artistic visions of the capital by Monet, Pissaro and Tissot

Six films to watch in November

Paddington, Poirot and Batman return

Nine brilliant things to do in November

The London Jazz Festival, Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition and the return of Paddington

Britain’s most spectacular Bonfire Night celebrations

Burning barrels, flaming effigies and spellbinding processions are on the way

Rugby with a male and female touch

Mixed touch rugby is one of Britain’s fastest growing sports

Why I’m looking forward to the clocks going back

We should all lighten up about the darkness

Exhibition preview: Cézanne Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery’s latest blockbuster features 50 paintings by the influential French artist

Halloween 2017: London’s best events

Family frights, classic horror films and spooky suppers are all on offer across the capital this Halloween

Film reviews: The Death of Stalin & Unrest

The verdict on Armando Iannucci’s black comedy and a documentary that explores the plight of ME sufferers

Gallery: Great British Pub Dogs

A ruff guide to the pub dogs of Great Britain

Exhibition preview: Dalí/Duchamp at the Royal Academy

The art and friendship of two modern masters explored