Tory plan to tackle hoodies ‘misguided’

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 09:44

The Mole: Confiscating gang members’ mobiles and bikes is a laughable idea, reports our Westminster insider

John Terry

Man City close in on John Terry

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 09:39

Manager Mark Hughes is turning up the heat on Chelsea as he seeks to prise John Terry away from the Stamford Bridge club

Bank of England

Prospect of deflation nears

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 09:33

As the retail prices index (RPI) registers its sharpest fall since records began, deflation looks to be around the corner

Halswell House

Somerset house party turns into orgy

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 09:12

An English country house owner and his staff are shocked as a Dutch company recreates a scene from ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

Barack Obama makes baseball history

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 08:39

With a little help from Giants legend Willie Mays, President Obama throws out the first pitch at the All Stars Game

Mark Cavendish

Cavendish eyes history after third win

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 08:31

The Manxman powered home for his seventh career stage win yesterday ahead of his sprint rival Norwegian Thor Hushovd

England Lions

Steve Harmison set for England recall

News Wed 15 Jul, AT 07:28

Groundsman at the home of cricket recommends picking the Durham quick on a fast wicket for the Second Ashes Test tomorrow

Costa Rica Tortuguero National Park

Costa Rica’s many worlds

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 18:26

Travelling around the diverse landscapes of this Central American country is easier than ever

Guardian vs News of the World

Why I'm backing the News of the World against the Guardian

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 18:14

In pushing the police to investigate the News of the World for hacking into voicemail messages, the Guardian is invoking one of New Labour's most illiberal pieces of legislation

Dellearti Design Hotel, Cremona, Italy

Hotel of the week: Dellearti Design Hotel, Cremona

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 17:44

An ultra-cool hotel that provides a stylish and refreshing addition to the home of the Stradivarius

Placards bearing the photographs of Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un

Who will lead North Korea after Kim Jong-il’s death?

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 17:32

If the Dear Leader has pancreatic cancer, his 20-something son Kim Jong-un could rule North Korea with two advisors

Edward Downes and Dmitri Shostakovich in 1973

Sir Edward and Joan Downes commit suicide

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 16:04

The British conductor and his ballet dancer wife chose to end their lives at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland


Brüno and the Twitter effect

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 15:50

Bad word-of-mouth spread by the micro-blogging site would explain the fall-off in enthusiasm for Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman to play love interest in Thor

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 14:22

Star Wars actress will star as Jane Foster in the forthcoming Marvel movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh