Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar

Actress Penelope Cruz fuels rumours about pregnancy

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 09:57

The Spanish actress talks about taking time out of the movie business, setting tongues wagging about her relationship with Javier Bardem

Budget deficit hits £8bn

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 09:52

UK public debt ballooned to record levels in July as government spends its way out of recession

Eduardo Arsenal

Premier League preview: will Arsenal overwhelm troubled Portsmouth?

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 08:55

Team news and more for the weekend's Premier League fixtures

Peter Siddle; Ashes; Australia

England lose initiative on first day of decisive Test

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 08:19

England batsmen Andrew Strauss, Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott all made good starts but were unable to convert them into big centuries

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt makes history with second gold medal and 200m world record

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 07:56

The remarkable Jamaican sprinter now holds the world records and is Olympic & World champion in both the 100m and 200m disciplines

Andy Murray

Andy Murray on course for semi-final with Federer

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 07:33

The Scottish World No 2 breezed past Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-1 to move into the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Masters

Marouane Chamakh

West Ham seek Chamakh, Ashley Cole nets £25m deal

News Fri 21 Aug, AT 07:08

Transfer Talk: the east Londoners are now leading the race to sign the £7m-rated French-born Moroccan striker from Laurent Blanc’s Bordeaux

Bob Novak

Bob Novak, the Cold War warrior who kept on fighting

Thu 20 Aug, AT 18:00 Alexander Cockburn

Novak was the Right’s Prince of Gonzo, says Alexander Cockburn

Book review: The Secret Life of France

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 17:32

High-class 'Froglit' with this elegant, measured account of a British life lived in France

Book review: Muriel Spark, the biography

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 16:41

Martin Stannard’s biography of Scottish novelist Muriel Spark has been a long time in the making

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

Cesc deal ‘agreed’, Moyes wants £30m for Lescott

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 14:29

Transfer Talk: Spanish media is claiming that a deal to bring Cesc Fabregas to the European champions next summer has already been struck

Interest increases in Bair

Thu 20 Aug, AT 14:09 Charles Laurence

Forbes has named Sheila Bair America’s most powerful woman. Who is she?

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin unveils the new Inspector Rebus

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 13:06

Edinburgh-based crime writer Ian Rankin has a new hero, Malcolm Fox, who is many miles from hard-drinking, cynical Rebus