Commentator Bill McLaren

Bill McLaren – the voice of rugby – dies at 86

Tue 19 Jan, AT 17:48

Veteran broadcaster was respected by players and fans alike for his knowledge of the game

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg’s Facebook tax protest gathers pace

Tue 19 Jan, AT 17:12

Protest singer tells Alistair Darling he’ll miss January 31 income tax deadline unless bank bonuses are capped

Shahid Afridi

Politics takes over as IPL snubs Pakistan cricketers

Tue 19 Jan, AT 14:56

Twenty20 specialists like Shahid Afridi are ignored by franchises at auction in Mumbai

Cougar; Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand pulls ‘Cougar’ promotion

Tue 19 Jan, AT 14:51

The airline drew the ire of rape campaigners with its controversial, Cougar Town-inspired ad campaign

Haiti earthquake victim

Haiti earthquake reporters titillate with disaster porn

Tue 19 Jan, AT 14:04

Brendan O’Neill: Journalists are so vain they think this quake is about them

Wayne Rooney; Manchester United

Barca offer Rooney £8m a year; Canales chase hots up

Tue 19 Jan, AT 13:58

Transfer Talk: Striker's wage demands are small beer for Barca; Arsenal in talks with Canales

Dead microlight pilot Martin Bromage

Heroic failure: microlight pilot dies in Channel

Tue 19 Jan, AT 13:35

In the spirit of Amelia Earhart, Martin Bromage set off in his microlight on an eight-week trip. But it lasted less than a day


China bans Avatar 2D to make way for Confucius

Tue 19 Jan, AT 12:34

Avatar could stir up popular revolt, but Confucius wasn’t exactly pro-Communist either

West Ham Jack Collison Carlton Cole and Guillermo Franco

Gold and Sullivan take control of West Ham

Tue 19 Jan, AT 10:22

Former Birmingham owners buy 50 per cent stake and say Gianfranco Zola is safe

New York Times

Will Dowd and Co survive NYT metered access?

Tue 19 Jan, AT 10:13

New York Times publisher ready to leap - and it could be because of Apple’s tablet

Samuel Galindo Arsenal Bolivia

Is Arsenal’s latest prodigy, Galindo, an age cheat?

Tue 19 Jan, AT 09:33

The Bolivian youngster says he is 17, but a TV station claims his real passport shows he is 20

Mehmet Ali Agca shot Pope John Paul II

Would-be papal assassin Mehmet Ali Agca is free

Tue 19 Jan, AT 09:20

But can he really tells us why he attempted to take Pope John Paul II’s life?

Kate Moss Jamie Hince of The Kills

Kate Moss gets engaged to The Kills’ Jamie Hince

Tue 19 Jan, AT 08:41

It will be the supermodel’s first marriage - if Alison Mosshart allows it