Aranjuez palace

Aranjuez: Spanish royalty’s springtime hideaway

News Tue 5 May, AT 14:26

South of Madrid, Phillip II's vast palace gardens are an oasis of green in barren central Spain

Best Books... Martha Lane Fox

News Tue 5 May, AT 14:19

Martha Lane Fox, a judge of this year’s Orange Prize, chooses her favourite books written by women


Bucharest’s anniversary

News Tue 5 May, AT 14:10

The Romanian capital is brimming with confidence as it celebrates its 550th birthday

Michael Savage

Shock jock Michael Savage on UK’s ‘least wanted’ list

News Tue 5 May, AT 13:53

The right-wing talk radio host is one of 22 people banned by the Home Office from entering Britain

Jack Jones

Trade union leader Jack Jones, 1913-2009

News Tue 5 May, AT 13:43

The son of a Liverpool docker rose to become arguably one of the most powerful men in the land as TGWU leader

British manufacturing: a success story

News Tue 5 May, AT 13:38

The worst hit sector in Britain's recession is manufacturing. Is Britain now a place, as French president Nicolas Sarkozy recently declared, “with no industry at all”?

Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

Hotel of the week: The Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

News Tue 5 May, AT 13:35

First opened in 1904 the Norfolk quickly became the place to stay for visitors to East Africa

Idris Elba

The Wire star Idris Elba mooted as first black Bond

News Tue 5 May, AT 13:16

Bond blogs are abuzz with the idea that the British actor, currently starring alongside Beyonce in Obsessed, should be next to play 007

Book review: Frances Partridge

News Tue 5 May, AT 13:09

Non-fiction: Anne Chisholm’s biography of the Bloomsbury group diarist unearths some fascinating new details

Upper Green River, Wyoming

Aaron Million pushes his Green River pipe dream

Tue 5 May, AT 11:20 Charles Laurence

An ‘environmentalist’ has incurred the wrath of water barons and townsfolk alike with his plan to pipe Wyoming’s Green River to thirsty Colorado

Football racism

Racist chanting could cost football clubs points

News Tue 5 May, AT 10:24

Football Association proposals would see the clubs docked points or even relegated from their leagues