George Soros talks up the global recovery

News Tue 12 May, AT 08:59

A number of commentators, including the legendary investor, believe that the world is heading for a return to growth

AC Milan's Brazilian playmaker Kaka; Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United

Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo commit themselves to clubs

News Tue 12 May, AT 08:25

With both players apparently off the transfer market for the summer, the big story of the close season is yet to make itself clear

Brawn GP Jenson Button of Britain, right, gestures next to Brawn GP Rubens Barrichello of Brazil, left

Ross Brawn moves to soothe Rubens Barrichello

News Tue 12 May, AT 07:55

Brawn GP’s team principal claims that Jenson Button is not the ‘favourite’ team driver, and that both men have a shot at the drivers’ championship

Piggy Bank

Public might be confident – but what would they know?

News Mon 11 May, AT 18:10

Economic optimism indices might be on the up, but the behaviour of people in the know suggests the recession is far from over

Frank Gehry

Can Gehry’s reputation survive Atlantic Yards?

Mon 11 May, AT 17:15 Charles Laurence

A developer’s rejection of Frank Gehry’s design for a landmark Brooklyn stadium could be the final nail in the coffin of his ‘starchitect’ reputation

Mini Synergy-E

Mini Synergy E-Drive

News Mon 11 May, AT 16:24

An affordable and stylish electric car will be available next year

Book review: Brooklyn

News Mon 11 May, AT 16:20

Fiction: Colm Toibin’s injects rare warmth into his novel about an Irishwoman forced to emigrate to New York

Book review: Thatcher’s Britain

News Mon 11 May, AT 16:11

Non-fiction: Richard Vinen’s zippy book takes a neutral look at Margaret Thatcher’s legacy

Book review: Wolf Hall

News Mon 11 May, AT 16:05

Fiction: Reviewers are gripped by Hilary Mantel’s revisionist take on life in the service of Henry VIII

Best Books... Neil LaBute

News Mon 11 May, AT 15:44

The playwright and film director who made his mark with In the Company of Men, chooses his favourite books

Ken Livingstone and Veronica Wadley

Veronica Wadley hits out at Standard’s new bosses

News Mon 11 May, AT 15:32

The paper’s former editor attacks Alexander Lebedev and Geordie Greig and their “Pravda-style” ‘Sorry’ campaign

Why Andrew Sachs is grateful to Ross and Brand

News Mon 11 May, AT 15:05

The profile of the Fawlty Towers star has never been higher, and he’s happy to credit the discredited duo for raising it

David Beckham's childhood home in Leytonstone, East London

Beckham’s childhood home goes under hammer

News Mon 11 May, AT 14:00

Victorian terraced house tipped to defy housing slump at auction, thanks to links with football star