Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar

Penelope Cruz lights up Cannes in Almodovar flick

News Wed 20 May, AT 08:36

The Spanish director may be accused of treading water, but his leading lady is on dazzling form in ‘Broken Embraces’

Italian police at the Roma ground clash with Manchester United fans

Manchester United fans warned of dangers of Rome

News Wed 20 May, AT 08:21

Foreign Office gives guidance on what to expect in ‘Stab City’ for next week’s Champions League final against Barcelona

Tom Hanks in Angels and Demons

‘Angels and Demons’ flies despite horrible reviews

News Wed 20 May, AT 07:53

Critics have no power when it comes to terrible trio of Dan Brown, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks

Australia's Andrew Symonds

Australia leave Symonds out of Ashes squad

News Wed 20 May, AT 07:30

England will be happy to see the volatile but explosive all-rounder staying Down Under this summer after being dropped by the tourists

Douglas Hogg

De-moated: Douglas Hogg stands down as Tory MP

News Wed 20 May, AT 06:58

Public reaction to his moat-cleaning bill persuades a Tory grandee to call it a day

Tolsta Lewis Hebrides

Touring the Outer Hebrides

News Tue 19 May, AT 18:57

The Scottish islands boast a variety of landscapes - all of them beautiful in different ways

Ming front runner to replace Speaker

News Tue 19 May, AT 17:43

The Mole: The members' lobby looked more like the parade ring at Ascot this afternoon after the Speaker’s resignation, says our Westminster insider

New Majestic Singapore

Hotel of the week: The New Majestic, Singapore

News Tue 19 May, AT 17:27

Fantasy and irony have inspired a hotel that leads the way for Singapore's trendy set

Conservative immigration spokesman Damian Green, and civil servant Christopher Galley

Tory whistleblower gets short shrift

News Tue 19 May, AT 16:19

It doesn’t pay to pass secrets to the Tories, according to the former Home Office official Christopher Galley

Barack Obama

Obama: From anti-war law professor to warmonger in 100 days

Tue 19 May, AT 16:11 Alexander Cockburn

It didn't take long for President Barack Obama to swing behind targeted assassinations and bombing raids, says Alexander Cockburn

Shaved asparagus and goat’s cheese salad

News Tue 19 May, AT 15:31

A delicious and seasonal raw food recipe from Mark Hix

Marks & Spencer cuts dividend as profits slide

News Tue 19 May, AT 15:26

Retailer disappointments small investors with 7.5p cut in dividend, after full-year profits tumble by 40 per cent

Woody Allen

Woody Allen wins $5m legal pay-out

News Tue 19 May, AT 14:27

Out-of-court settlement sees film director avoid a month-long trial and potentially embarrassing encounter with clothing boss Dov Charney