Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps beaten by a supersuit

News Wed 29 Jul, AT 08:38

The American swimmer vows not to compete again until the controversial new swimsuits are banned

JM Coetzee

JM Coetzee up for a record third Man Booker Prize

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 18:19

The South African-born novelist is ‘longlisted’ for his new novel, ‘Summertime’


How the Gurkhas went from pet warriors to victims

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 17:56

We've found a new way to exploit these relics of the British Empire

Hotel of the week: Gidleigh Park, Devon

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 17:23

Classic country house hotel gets the modern touch

Norway Bergen

Beautiful Bergen

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 16:01

The harbour that's more than just a gateway to the fjords

Merce Cunningham's Dance Company

US choreographer Merce Cunningham dies aged 90

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 14:54

The pioneering choreographer worked with Martha Graham and collaborated with John Cage, Andy Warhol and Radiohead

Barack Obama

Obama holidays at die-hard Republican’s mansion

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 13:38

The First Family will stay in Martha’s Vineyard at the home of William Van Devender, who bankrolled the McCain White House bid

Getting the flavour of...idyllic Sark

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 13:10

Get ready for a downshift in pace when you step ashore on Sark

Asturias, northern Spain

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 12:23

Enjoy the splendid isolation of this ancient Spanish kingdom before it is spoiled

Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong

Contador attacks Tour teammate Armstrong

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 10:47

Tour de France winner Alberto Contador reveals that his relationship to Lance Armstrong is ‘non-existent’

Oil giant BP (British Petroleum)

BP profits slump on oil price fall

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 10:29

The oil major's earnings fall 53 per cent from the year before, with the price of oil well off its 2008 highs

London Stock Exchange

Footsie equals record trading run

News Tue 28 Jul, AT 10:26

The UK’s benchmark index equals its record of 11 consecutive rises, as last-minute buying propels it to a gain