Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Pope forgives Harry Potter

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 12:42

The official Vatican newspaper has made a dramatic U-turn on JK Rowling’s boy wizard, giving the latest film a rave review

Jonathan Miller; Tony Blair

Miller attacks ‘money-hungry’ Blairs

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 11:05

The opera director uses a 75th birthday interview to attack the ‘grinning twat’ former Labour leader and his ‘frightful’ wife

Goldman Sachs set to pay out record bonuses

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 10:13

As profits at the Wall Street firm leapfrog expectations its employees are expected to trouser bumper pay packets this year

Dr Margaret Chan; WHO; swine flu

Swine flu: the race against time

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 10:13

The vaccine will not be here by August - and the death rate could hit one in 200 sufferers, according to new reports

Tory plan to tackle hoodies ‘misguided’

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 09:44

The Mole: Confiscating gang members’ mobiles and bikes is a laughable idea, reports our Westminster insider

John Terry

Man City close in on John Terry

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 09:39

Manager Mark Hughes is turning up the heat on Chelsea as he seeks to prise John Terry away from the Stamford Bridge club

Bank of England

Prospect of deflation nears

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 09:33

As the retail prices index (RPI) registers its sharpest fall since records began, deflation looks to be around the corner

Halswell House

Somerset house party turns into orgy

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 09:12

An English country house owner and his staff are shocked as a Dutch company recreates a scene from ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

Barack Obama makes baseball history

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 08:39

With a little help from Giants legend Willie Mays, President Obama throws out the first pitch at the All Stars Game

Mark Cavendish

Cavendish eyes history after third win

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 08:31

The Manxman powered home for his seventh career stage win yesterday ahead of his sprint rival Norwegian Thor Hushovd

England Lions

Steve Harmison set for England recall

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 07:28

Groundsman at the home of cricket recommends picking the Durham quick on a fast wicket for the Second Ashes Test tomorrow

Costa Rica Tortuguero National Park

Costa Rica’s many worlds

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 18:26

Travelling around the diverse landscapes of this Central American country is easier than ever

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