Darling plans £1bn Budget boost for housing market

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is set to announce support measures tomorrow in a bid to resuscitate the stalled housing market

Bank of America

Bank of America earnings fear spark global sell-off

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

Concern over disclosure in the financial giant's first-quarter results showing growing debt sends world markets into renewed tailspin

Paul O'Connell British Lions

British Lions prepare for South African challenge

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

Irish lock Paul O'Connell has been named as captain of the touring party that will take on the mighty Springboks this summer

Jacob Zuma and wife Nompumelelo Ntuli

Why Jacob Zuma has to choose his First Lady

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

Three wives are in contention: who will be the one to take tea with Michelle, Carla and Sarah?

Zuma: what they say about the president-in-waiting

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

The result of Wednesday’s election is a foregone conclusion. Whether South Africa will be better off under President Zuma is not

Blackburn Rovers' Roque Santa Cruz

Roque Santa Cruz wants out of Blackburn Rovers

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

Blackburn look set to lose their Paraguayan striker while Andrei Arshavin's former strike partner could be heading to the Premier League

Win tickets to Andrew Motion talk and reading

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

The poet laureate talks to Hermione Lee about leaving office and reads from his new book The Cinder Path

Nick Howard’s unexpected career path

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

The son of Tory MP Michael Howard is an evangelical Christian who lives of the kindness of believers

Chef Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay left out of world’s top 50 restaurants

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

No place for the celebrity TV chef as his former protege Marcus Wareing sneaks up on him

Pound coin

Deflation hits economy for first time in 50 years

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

Retail Prices Index falls to minus 0.4 per cent on eve of Chancellor Darling’s key Budget

Slumdog Millionaire stars Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail

Police investigate plot to ‘sell’ Slumdog’s Rubina Ali

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

Slumdog Millionaire star’s mother fights stepmother over allegations that both sides of the family are trying to cash in on the film’s success

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Which UN idiot invited Ahmadinejad to a racism conference?

News Tue 21 Apr, AT 01:00

What was the United Nations thinking inviting a well-known holocaust denier to a racism conference?