Star Wars 7: Princess Leia to become 'Queen Leia' in new film

One-Minute Read
Fri 6 Mar, AT 10:14

Leaks suggest that Leia is a queen in The Force Awakens and holds a 'leadership role' in the Rebel Alliance

General Election 2015

General Election 2015: Major urges Labour to rule out SNP pact and 'save UK'

Election Watch
Fri 6 Mar, AT 09:57

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

International Women's Day: how is equality measuring up?

One-Minute Read
Fri 6 Mar, AT 09:46

Women across the world earn 77 per cent of what men earn, with mothers taking home even less

Harrison Ford plane crash

Harrison Ford in hospital after crash landing WW2 plane

One-Minute Read
Fri 6 Mar, AT 09:46

Star Wars actor suffered 'multiple gashes to the head' but is expected to make a full recovery

Columnist Don Brind

Labour retake the lead as Tories drop three points

Fri 6 Mar, AT 09:21
Don Brind

And in London, Ed Miliband’s party pulls 12 points ahead of the Tories - best since last May

Spitting row: Cisse faces long ban as Evans denies charge

One-Minute Read
Fri 6 Mar, AT 09:12

Papiss Cisse admits his guilt and apologises, but Jonathan Evans says he was unaware of spitting incident

Migrant population increases by half a million in three years

One-Minute Read
Fri 6 Mar, AT 08:59

Researchers estimate that two-thirds of arrivals were from the EU, with 189,000 moving to London

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F1 driver

Alonso 'blacked out before Barcelona crash'

One-Minute Read
Fri 6 Mar, AT 08:44

Reports suggest Alonso thought he was 13-year-old go-karter when he woke up in hospital

David Cameron arrives at EU summit in Brussels

Stonewall Cameron: how they're taking PM's TV refusal

First Reaction
Fri 6 Mar, AT 08:17

Cameron's ultimatum has not gone down well – given how keen he was to debate in 2010

General election 2015: who is going to win?

Thu 5 Mar, AT 15:32

With Ukip, the SNP and even the Greens gaining ground, anything could happen at the 2015 General Election

Islamic State-themed wedding provokes outcry – video

Thu 5 Mar, AT 14:40

Footage shows knife-wielding men forcing the couple into a cage on the dance floor while jihadi music plays

Gold bars

Gold price languishes after Indian surprise

Thu 5 Mar, AT 13:51

Investors had hoped that India would lower import duties and thereby boost demand and the gold price

Make the most of your 2015 tax allowances

Personal Finance
Thu 5 Mar, AT 13:49

The financial year ends in a matter of weeks, so make sure you're not letting tax allowances go to waste

A man walks by with a basket of bread during the official presentation ceremony of three new human-like robots

Robocops brought in to direct the traffic in Kinshasa

One-Minute Read
Thu 5 Mar, AT 13:39

'People don't respect the traffic police,' said one Congolese taxi driver. 'We should respect the robot'