How to quit drinking without giving up its joys

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 17:56

A wannabe quitter believes the answer has to lie in some herbal alternative to alcoholic drinks

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Ridley Scott to direct Alien reboot

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 17:21

Ridley Scott, who kicked off the now-bloated Alien franchise in 1979, will direct a new attempt to recapture its iconic status

Matthew Hayden

Hayden batting jibe hits Boycott for six

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 16:49

Geoffrey Boycott walked out of Radio 4's Test Match Special after former Aussie opener Matthew Hayden insulted his batting style

Michael Jackson memorial service

Omer Bhatti is Jackson’s ‘secret’ son, says father Joe

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 15:09

Joe Jackson tells US interviewer that he knew singer had a fourth child

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope album joins race for Christmas number one

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 14:51

Pope Benedict’s album of chants will be up against efforts from Jay-Z and Susan Boyle

Gary McKinnon

What they are saying as McKinnon loses appeal

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 13:06

The High Court has rejected the ‘eccentric’ Londoner’s appeal against extradition to the US

Bobby Robson

Former England boss Sir Bobby Robson dies aged 76

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 12:29

England's most successful manager since 1966 has lost his battle with cancer less than a week after his last public appearance

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Alonso demands transfer from Liverpool

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 11:01

Transfer Talk: Spanish midfielder hands in transfer request to hasten departure to Real Madrid

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BA flies into first quarter loss

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 10:25

Europe’s third-biggest airline reports a £148m deficit as it struggles to cope with lower passenger numbers

Disney loses its sparkle as profits slide

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 10:21

The world’s biggest media group has announced a fall in profits of over a quarter as its film and theme park sales suffer

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Gates affair: officer suspended after racial slur

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 10:03

Obama’s beer summit at the White House is overshadowed by Boston policeman’s ‘jungle monkey’ email