Trott receives surprise England call

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 17:06

The uncapped batsman could face Australia at Headingley this week as selectors grapple with Flintoff fitness

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The Volgograd Obama leads the way for Russia's blacks

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 17:03

Non-Russians face an uphill struggle in a country where ultranationalism is on the rise and 'foreigners' regarded with suspicion

Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis’s musical history

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 16:04

Visit the home of the blues, rock, soul and Elvis Presley


Secret Snowdonia

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 15:50

Find peace between the peaks of Snowdon and Cader Idris

Barack Obama Hope and Joker posters

Barack Obama Joker poster lifts conservatives

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 14:52

A mysterious poster of Barack Obama as the Batman villain has lifted the spirits of right-wing Americans and incensed Democrats

Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO

Goldman Sachs staff told to avoid big purchases

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 14:26

As bankers once again receive huge bonuses, Goldman chief executive Lloyd Blankfein has cautioned his staff not to flaunt their riches to an angry public

Lake Malawi

Heavenly Lake Malawi

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 13:50

Stay in a luxurious eco-friendly tent by the sparkling water

Blow Up Hotel, Poznan

Hotel of the week: Blow Up Hall, Poznan

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 13:37

An arty accommodation experience in Poland

Sailing among Indonesia’s wild islands

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 13:18

There’s no more evocative way to explore Indonesia’s 17,000 islands than by traditional sailing boat

McCall offers no comfort to Observer journos

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 11:19

Guardian Media Group ‘examining every aspect of strategy and titles’ as world’s oldest Sunday faces the chop

Joleon Lescott

Lescott pleads to move to Manchester City

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 10:37

Meanwhile Liverpool are close to signing Aquilani, provided Alonso moves to Real Madrid

Spotify closes in on high-profile funding

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 10:37

The iTunes rival is set to receive backing from a number of influential financial backers as it seeks to expand