Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies

Queen’s composer plans opera about MPs’ expenses

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 14:09

Master of Music Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies hints that the theatre set could have duck houses and moats

La Balagne Corsica

The fortress villages of Corsica

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 13:40

Citadel-like villages offer a reminder of the island's tempestuous history

W Hotel Hong Kong

Hotel of the week: W Hong Kong, Kowloon

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 13:10

Kowloon's latest designer hotel is one of the city's most eye-catching

Anger over RBS chief’s pay package

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 11:58

Unions and public alike attack the proposed £9.6m remuneration deal being offered to Stephen Hester

Markets plummet on downturn fears

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 11:37

World stockmarkets slump as investors worry that recession is set to return to global economies

Michelle Obama gardening

First wives urged to boycott Italian G8 summit

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 11:27

Italian academics organise protest against their 'sexist' PM, Silvio Berlusconi

John Bercow

What they saying about Speaker Bercow

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 09:30

Most of it is not polite as Tories put the 46-year-old on probation until the next election

Farrah Fawcett

Fawcett and O’Neal to wed

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 09:20

As the cancer-stricken actress returns to hospital, Ryan O’Neal reveals they will finally marry

Laura Robson

Laura Robson impresses in defeat

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 08:19

The 15-year-old British player gave former World No 5 Daniela Hantuchova a real scare when leading 6-3, 3-2 with a break of serve

Douglas Costa

Man Utd set to sign Douglas Costa

News Tue 23 Jun, AT 08:09

Transfer Talk: The Old Trafford club are chasing the Gremio attacking midfielder, who is reported to have a £21m release clause

Labour get their Speaker: Tory Bercow

News Mon 22 Jun, AT 22:43

The Mole: But with some Conservatives saying he’s too left wing, he could be out after the next general election, says our Westminster insider

Neda Soltani

Neda Agha Soltani, Iran protestors’ martyr

News Mon 22 Jun, AT 21:42

A girl filmed dying after being shot by a sniper has become the face of Iran’s pro-democracy movement