Coffee Republic announces bankruptcy

News Wed 8 Jul, AT 10:05

The UK coffee chain goes into administration 14 years after it was established by Bobby and Sahar Hashemi

Manchester City's Mwaruwari Benjani, left, vies for the ball with Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic

Man City should copy rivals United

News Wed 8 Jul, AT 09:26

Media comment: Eastlands club’s pursuit of the Chelsea and England captain John Terry sends out the wrong message

Chinese riots in Xinjiang

Hu quits G8 because of Xinjiang riots

News Wed 8 Jul, AT 08:45

The Chinese president flies home from Pisa as more troops prepare to take on protestors

Manchester United; Gabriel Obertan

Man Utd swoop for Gabriel Obertan

News Wed 8 Jul, AT 08:42

Sir Alex Ferguson will sign the £3m winger from Bordeaux to complete a busy couple of weeks on the transfer front at Old Trafford

Michael Jackson memorial service

Billion watch Jackson send-off on TV

News Wed 8 Jul, AT 07:57

The First Post guide to the highlights of the Michael Jackson memorial service

Emma Watson

Harry Potter stars get drenched

News Wed 8 Jul, AT 07:50

London downpour dampens the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince'

Astana; Lance Armstrong

Armstrong misses out on yellow jersey

News Wed 8 Jul, AT 07:29

His Astana team win the fourth stage time-trial, but Fabian Cancellara holds onto the maillot jaune by less than a second

Ravi Bopara

Ashes series set to begin in Cardiff

News Wed 8 Jul, AT 07:03

England could field up to five debutants to the series in Cardiff, including Ravi Bopara, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs

Why Ronnie Biggs should be freed

News Tue 7 Jul, AT 18:59

Jack Straw's decision to leave the Great Train Robber to die behind bars is pointless, and shows that prison sentences lack consistency

Naomi Klein in the West Bank

Naomi Klein takes the boycott to Israel

News Tue 7 Jul, AT 18:22

Despite being an ardent proponent of the ‘boycott Israel’ campaign, Naomi Klein has been speaking in Israel to promote the Hebrew edition of her latest book

Villa Pisani Venice

Venetian canal cruise

News Tue 7 Jul, AT 17:40

See the glorious homes of Venice’s great families along the 16th century Brenta Canal to Padua

Ecclestone Hitler

Bernie Ecclestone is the latest victim of the new McCarthyites

Column Tue 7 Jul, AT 16:34

Following in the footsteps of Glenn Hoddle and Bryan Ferry the Formula 1 boss has fallen foul of the PC brigade for his remarks about Hitler

Obama to summer at Martha’s Vineyard

News Tue 7 Jul, AT 14:29

But will he choose to stay in the area favoured by celebrities or the black elite?

Four Seasons Bosphorus, Istanbul

Hotel of the week: Four Seasons Bosphorus

News Tue 7 Jul, AT 14:08

This new waterfront hotel has established itself among Istanbul's finest despite stiff competition