Book review: The Rapture

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 12:09

Fiction: Liz Jensen’s thriller set in a dystopian future doesn’t sacrifice characterisation for the need to keep the plot flowing

Kevin Pietersen strikes out

Pietersen must play his natural game

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 10:47

Media comment: Digging in and scratching around for runs aren’t in the England star’s nature

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

News of the World phone bugging claim

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 10:15

Rupert Murdoch's News Group paid victims £1m out of court to keep the practice quiet, says the Guardian

Sales at Primark continue to boom

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 09:50

AB Foods, the owner of the high street chain, has revealed Primark sales jumped 20 per cent in the 40 weeks to June

David Cameron

Tricksy Brown seeks Tory split on Trident

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 09:49

The Mole: The PM has timed his defence review to have maximum impact on the divided Tory frontbench, says our Westminster insider

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

Andy Coulson ‘will have to go over phone tapping’

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 09:36

The Mole: David Cameron says he is ‘relaxed’ about the Coulson affair – but he won’t be for long, says our Westminster insider

House prices fall

House prices resume fall

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 09:35

The Halifax says average prices declined by half a percent after three months of increases

Broker jumps from rooftop restaurant

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 08:46

Anjool Malde feared he was about to lose his job at Deutsche Bank, and was upset about Michael Jackson's death, say friends

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard

Gerrard signs for Liverpool for life

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 08:23

Club skipper has agreed an extension on his deal at the Merseysiders that will see him earn £26m between now and 2013

Thomas Voeckler; Tour de France

Cavendish keeps green jersey with 3rd

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 07:42

Briton is beaten home by home favourite Thomas Voeckler but maintains a healthy lead in the race for points after five stages

Andrew Flintoff

England take early Ashes initiative

News Thu 9 Jul, AT 06:53

But late wickets of Andrew Flintoff and Matthew Prior will help calm Australian nerves after the game looked like getting away from them

Lord Malloch-Brown

Another lordly politician gives up

News Wed 8 Jul, AT 19:02

Lord Malloch Brown joins the flow of peers who have quickly tired of working in government

Chelsea pensioners

Forget climate change, ageing populations are the real problem

Wed 8 Jul, AT 18:33 Richard Ehrman

Old man Europe must find a way to keep up with the younger populations of Asia, Africa & America

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