Baby P: the language of nothing says everything

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 11:46

The Orwellian public-sector doublespeak trotted out to Eddie Mair, conceals the failures behind a tragedy, says Antonia Quirke

Poor weather fails to dampen retail sales in July

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 10:00

High street stores saw their sales boosted last month as one of the wettest ever Julys brought customers through their doors

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is unamused

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 09:56

‘My husband is not Secretary of State – I am!’ she corrects an out-of-order questioner in Africa

Friends agrees to Resolution bid

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 09:14

The insurer has backed the latest £1.86bn takeover proposal from investment vehicle Resolution

Ben Foster

Ben Foster out of England squad

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 09:12

The Manchester United player picked up an injury during their defeat in the Community Shield match on Sunday

Aung San Suu Kyi and John Yettaw

Suu Kyi gets 18 months’ house arrest

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 08:50

Massive security reported in Rangoon as pro-democracy leader learns her fate

Steven Barker; Tracey Connelly

Couple behind Baby P death named

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 08:36

Already jailed for their part in the Haringey baby’s cruel death, the guilty mother and her boyfriend can now be named

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs

Ronnie Biggs: another escape?

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 08:22

The great train robber suddenly looked a lot better after being freed by Jack Straw

Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff will return for Oval

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 08:12

The Talismanic all-rounder has been passed fit for the Ashes series decider in south London

Bayern Munich player Franck Ribery, from France, right, evades FC Barcelona player Dani Alvez

Chelsea target £40m Franck Ribery

News Tue 11 Aug, AT 07:42

Transfer Talk: the club’s Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich will fly out Munich to seal the deal for the French winger

Michael Owen

The batsmen who can rescue England

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 18:23

After a dreadful batting display at Headingley, who are the contenders to shore up England’s middle order?

Brilliant little Belgium

Column Mon 10 Aug, AT 17:50

It’s high time we stopped mocking Belgium, and learned from our more efficient, happier European neighbour

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