Dean Ashton

Little sympathy for Ashton if he takes legal action

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 18:00

The last thing England need is players suing over training ground tackles before the World Cup

Flood victims on Tuvalu's Funafuti Atoll

Pacific islands will have to be abandoned to the sea

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 17:24

An eminent Australian scientist says the real problem will come when low-lying, densely populated Asian nations are flooded

Pheasant Hotel

Hotel of the week: The Pheasant, North Yorkshire

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 16:43

Relax in the luxurious, traditional settings of the Pheasant, North Yorkshire

Short film: Knock Knock

Video Fri 11 Dec, AT 16:13

A junky gets his fix

Sarkozy and Brown

France and Britain find unity in banker-bashing

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 15:41

But there's no sign of the US following suit, despite polls showing anger at bank execs


Chelsea chase Darijo Srna, Robinho stays at City

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 14:55

Transfer Talk: Blues will pay £10m for Croatian; Brazilian happy at City; no room for Sol at United

manor house hotel

Hotel of the week: Manor House Hotel, Wiltshire

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 14:31

Magical, atmospheric hotel in the midst of Wiltshire pastoral idyll

Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff is prison ‘don’, says fellow inmate

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 14:04

Jailed Ponzi fraudster has regained his respect, at least among fellow con artists and other prisoners

Sarkozy and Brown

How the IMF could save the world, by George Soros

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 12:24

Billionaire investor wants untapped SDR funds to be used to fight climate change

Tony Adams

Arsenal legend Adams to edit the Today programme

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 11:09

Radio Four show's other Christmas editors will be David Hockney, PD James, Robert Wyatt, Shirley Williams and Martin Rees

Kate and Gerry McCann

New Madeleine book as McCann libel case starts

News Fri 11 Dec, AT 10:55

Goncalo Amaral, the Portuguese police chief who claimed the McCanns lied, has brought out a new book, The English Gag