Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt makes history with second gold medal and 200m world record

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 07:56

The remarkable Jamaican sprinter now holds the world records and is Olympic & World champion in both the 100m and 200m disciplines

Andy Murray

Andy Murray on course for semi-final with Federer

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 07:33

The Scottish World No 2 breezed past Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-1 to move into the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters

Marouane Chamakh

West Ham seek Chamakh, Ashley Cole nets £25m deal

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 07:08

Transfer Talk: the east Londoners are now leading the race to sign the £7m-rated French-born Moroccan striker from Laurent Blanc’s Bordeaux

Bob Novak

Bob Novak, the Cold War warrior who kept on fighting

Thu 20 Aug, AT 18:00 Alexander Cockburn

Novak was the Right’s Prince of Gonzo, says Alexander Cockburn

Book review: The Secret Life of France

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 17:32

High-class 'Froglit' with this elegant, measured account of a British life lived in France

Book review: Muriel Spark, the biography

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 16:41

Martin Stannard’s biography of Scottish novelist Muriel Spark has been a long time in the making

Arsenal's Francesc Fabregas (left) beats Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Jones

Cesc deal ‘agreed’, Moyes wants £30m for Lescott

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 14:29

Transfer Talk: Spanish media is claiming that a deal to bring Cesc Fabregas to the European champions next summer has already been struck

Interest increases in Bair

Thu 20 Aug, AT 14:09 Charles Laurence

Forbes has named Sheila Bair America’s most powerful woman. Who is she?

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin unveils the new Inspector Rebus

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 13:06

Edinburgh-based crime writer Ian Rankin has a new hero, Malcolm Fox, who is many miles from hard-drinking, cynical Rebus

Alex Ferguson; Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell refuses to crow over Burnley win

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 12:08

Former Labour spin doctor’s close friendship with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson means he remains silent over shock result

I Love You Beth Cooper

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 11:37

Hero star Hayden Panettiere can’t rescue this ‘lifeless’ teen comedy