British boxer Jane Couch (right)

Women boxers to contest in 2012 Olympics

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 18:44

The International Olympic Committee is to ratify the inclusion of women’s sports including boxing

NHS database

The NHS database is in a critical condition

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 18:04

Tony Blair's 'grand projet' to revolutionise the NHS has turned into a £12 billion catastrophe

Hotel du Vin, Bristol

Hotel of the week: Bristol’s Hotel du Vin

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 17:52

Hotel of the week: an intriguing restoration of an 18th-century sugar refinery delights in Bristol

Win The Independent Guide to the Mac

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 17:38

The definitive guide to the whole Apple range for 2009/2010


Dominica’s elegant 1930s retreat

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 17:28

Pointe Baptiste is an atmospheric holiday home built in the 1930s by a Scottish adventurer and novelist


A Turkish coastal path

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 17:10

Spectacular views and friendly people distinguish Turkey's first long-distance path, the Lycian Way

Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Heath Ledger’s last movie gets US release

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 14:25

Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, starring the late Heath Ledger, has finally secured a distributor in the US: Sony

Vera Lengsfeld Angela Merkel

Berlin or bust for German politician Lengsfeld

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 13:43

Candidate uses her cleavage and that of Chancellor Merkel to give her general election campaign a lift


Lisbon’s colourful variety

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 13:12

The beautiful, historic Portuguese capital receives many fewer than its fair share of visitors from the UK

The Time Traveler’s Wife

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 12:57

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger

Mid-August Lunch

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 12:20

A hilarious yet touching comedy, from the screenwriter behind Gomorrah

Sin Nombre

News Thu 13 Aug, AT 12:16

A brutal yet brilliant drama about Central American migrants