Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon to become Strictly judge

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 14:22

The former Mis-Teeq singer will replace Arlene Phillips on the hit TV show, prompting accusations of ageism against the BBC

Tony Ammiano

Will California turn to drugs to solve budget deficit?

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 13:27

A Californian Democrat has launched a bill aimed at legalising and taxing the use of cannabis

Christian Stangl

Christian Stangl, the Skyrunner

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 13:15

Christian Stangl climbed Everest in just 17 hours. Now he faces the treacherous K2

Nabokov, Dmitri left Vladimir right

Playboy to excerpt Nabokov story

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 12:52

The Lolita author wanted his final novella to go with him to his grave. But his son has other ideas

Bull gores man in Pamplona

Man killed at Pamplona running of the bulls

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 12:46

A 27-year-old man has become the first person in 14 years to be killed during the Spanish festival

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Phone-hacking victims threaten ‘class action’ suit

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 10:15

Police will not reopen their News of the World investigation – but that need not stop politicians and celebrities suing

David Beckham's childhood home in Leytonstone, East London

Bovis adds to housing recovery hopes

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 10:02

The UK housebuilder signals a profit in the first half of the year as the house market stabilises

Piggy Bank

BoE stops printing money

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 09:21

The Monetary Policy Committee disappointed bond investors yesterday as it signalled an end to its quantitative easing

News of the World; Rupert Murdoch; Andy Coulson; Rebekah Wade

Dave’s loyalty to Coulson is misplaced

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 09:10

The Mole: The police decision not to reopen its investigation was good news for the Tory leader – but it didn’t last long, says our Westminster insider

Arsenal's Francesc Fabregas (left) beats Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Jones

Barcelona to make fresh Fabregas bid

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 08:31

The European champions will look to sell Samuel Eto’o to Manchester City before launching a £30m to bring the Arsenal captain home

David Millar; Tour de France

Brave David Millar fails to hold on

News Fri 10 Jul, AT 07:35

The Scot almost takes victory in the sixth stage of the Tour de France but surrenders the lead with just 1km of Spanish leg to go