David Cameron and Ed Miliband

TV debates row: will leaders agree to election showdown?

Briefing Thu 5 Mar, AT 13:18

Cameron accused of 'wriggling and weaselling' to avoid TV debates ahead of May's general election

Becky Watts

Becky Watts: stepbrother charged with murder

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Mar, AT 12:40

Nathan Matthews charged with murder alongside girlfriend who is accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice

Why humans sniff their hands after a handshake – video

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Mar, AT 12:18

Humans can communicate information via smell like cats and dogs, say scientists studying chemosignals

Columnist Don Brind

Tories v Labour: it could be a tie on 7 May, says Ashcroft

Thu 5 Mar, AT 12:09 Don Brind

Oolling shows two main parties could tie on 272 apiece - with surging SNP holding the balance of power

Beasts of No Nation: Idris Elba film boycotted by cinemas

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Mar, AT 11:33

Will Netflix deal to show Beasts of No Nation on day of cinema release mean it's curtains for movie theatres?

Guy Sebastian

Guy Sebastian: why is Australia in Eurovision 2015?

Briefing Thu 5 Mar, AT 11:20

Australia's wildcard competitor says he is 'pumped', but to win he will have to overcome Eurovision's notorious voting blocs

Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates with a teammate

Eden Hazard goal preserves Chelsea's lead

Match Report Thu 5 Mar, AT 11:12

On a night when results went the way of the top clubs, a first-half goal for Chelsea kept them five points clear

Ethiopian desert

Fossil discovery in Ethiopia could rewrite history of human evolution

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Mar, AT 10:55

Scientists believe jawbone dating back 2.8m years belongs to one of the world's very first humans

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners size up Kevin-Prince Boateng

Transfer Talk Thu 5 Mar, AT 10:53

Boateng has apparently fallen out with his boss, but Arsenal will have to beat Juventus to their man

Smacking children: should it be made illegal?

Talking Point Thu 5 Mar, AT 10:52

Controversial debate reignited over whether smacking constitutes reasonable punishment or child abuse

Kyle Coetzer of Scotland cricket team

Cricket World Cup: Scotland out after fourth heavy loss

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Mar, AT 10:40

Scotland can no longer qualify for the knockout phase after they were beaten comfortably by Bangladesh

General Election 2015

General Election 2015: Uncle Tony gives £1,000 to 106 Lab candidates (yes, each)

Election Watch Thu 5 Mar, AT 09:57

Countdown to 7 May: daily comment from the Mole, the latest polls and the best media election coverage

Ezequiel Lavezzi of Paris Saint-Germain

Man Utd may trade in Angel Di Maria for Ezequiel Lavezzi

Transfer Talk Thu 5 Mar, AT 09:49

Paris St Germain are keen to sign di Maria, and Man Utd may let him go if they can get their hands on striker Lavezzi