Markets soar after Fed says it will begin to 'taper' stimulus

First Reaction Thu 19 Dec, AT 09:49

Markets take Ben Bernanke's announcement in their stride thanks to 'doveish' news on interest rates


Nymphomaniac: first reviews of Von Trier's unsexy sex epic

First Reaction Wed 18 Dec, AT 13:58

It's a four-hour marathon with plenty of flesh but sex films don't come any more cerebral than this

Barack Obama sends two gay sports icons to Sochi Olympics

First Reaction Wed 18 Dec, AT 11:41

Billie Jean King will head to Russia in hope of a 'watershed moment' amid anti-gay law row

Ronnie Biggs

Ronnie Biggs: Great Train Robber dies aged 84

First Reaction Wed 18 Dec, AT 09:05

He spent 36 years on the run after £2.6m heist, but returned to UK to buy a pint at a Margate pub

Stonehenge's new £27m visitor centre is 'well judged' success

First Reaction Tue 17 Dec, AT 13:51

Revamp has taken three decades, but English Heritage's biggest project avoids the pitfalls of 'mass tourism'

Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole: a 'hell-raiser' who exuded 'sex and danger'

First Reaction Mon 16 Dec, AT 10:28

Hard-living threatened to derail his career, but few could match him for 'pure sensual excitement'

Andy Murray

Andy Murray wins SPOTY but refuses to be a media darling

First Reaction Mon 16 Dec, AT 10:08

The Wimbledon champion polls more votes than all his rivals combined as he romps to BBC award

Beyonce releases surprise new album - first reviews

First Reaction Fri 13 Dec, AT 13:10

Do the pop star's saucy lyrics and videos put Miss Carter's sterling role model reputation at risk?

Selfie-gate: Obama attacked over Mandela memorial photo

First Reaction Wed 11 Dec, AT 09:43

Press and social media lash out at US president, David Cameron and Danish PM over 'disrespectful' snap

Facebook shares

Does Facebook need a 'sympathise' button?

First Reaction Tue 10 Dec, AT 14:28

If you are posting sad statuses, you are missing the point of Facebook - and friendship, say critics