Florence and the Machine

Mercury Prize nominees surprise pundits

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 13:51

Hot favourites to win best album include Florence and the Machine, Bat for Lashes and La Roux, while Doves and Little Boots are left off shortlist

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys

Yauch cancer forces Beastie Boys album delay

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 13:31

The Beastie Boys lead singer has been diagnosed with cancer in his salivary gland, forcing the postponement of the band’s new album and tour

Tony Blair

Blairs buck the property crash

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 12:39

Tony Blair’s home in Connaught Square could be worth £6.6m – £2m more than he paid for it

British general’s son badly hurt in Helmand

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 12:36

Capt Harry Parker may lose both legs after roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan

Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong; Barack Obama

Moon landing: Obama greets Apollo 11 crew

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 09:58

But the President has nothing to say about future manned flights to the Moon or Mars

Next surprises market with increased profits

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 09:57

The fashion chain has raised its earnings estimates after seeing better than expected trading in the last few weeks

Friends rejects takeover a second time

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 09:18

The insurer has written off the revised offer from Resolution even after it improved its cash payment and dividend structure

Henry Louis Gates and Jodie Foster

Racism charge as police arrest Harvard professor

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 08:45

Was Henry Louis Gates, a prominent African-American historian, the victim of racial profiling?

Patrizia D'Addario; Silvio Berlusconi

Berlusconi and D’Addario ‘on tape’

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 08:36

Newspaper publishes recordings and transcripts of call-girl’s bedroom talk with Italian PM

Bradley Wiggins

Wiggins is the revelation of this Tour

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 08:17

Media comment: The Londoner has lost more than a tenth of his body weight to become competitive in the mountains this year

John Terry

City make third bid for £40m Terry

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 07:56

Transfer Talk: Moneybags Mancunians will return with another huge offer for England and Chelsea’s captain and defensive stalwart

England beat Australia at Lord's in the Second Ashes Test

England beat Australia in Second Test

News Tue 21 Jul, AT 07:21

What they are saying about Andrew Flintoff’s heroics, Andrew Strauss’s captaincy, Graeme Swann and losing skipper Ricky Ponting