Friends revives takeover talks

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 10:00

The insurer has re-opened negotiations with suitor Resolution after receiving a new offer

Ministers cannot eliminate torture

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 09:59

Sir John Scarlett claims British security services are not complicit in use of torture – but David Miliband and Alan Johnson admit there's a ‘risk’

Taliban successor ‘dies in shoot-out’

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 09:52

Claims and counter-claims follow US missile attack on Baitullah Mehsud

Olviia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John’s ex tells private eye: ‘leave me alone’

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 09:28

The Grease actress’s former lover, presumed dead, has sent a ‘back off’ message to a Texas private eye

Bank of England

New warning on UK economy

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 09:25

The Bank of England is set to issue a warning that the UK is still at risk of a deflationary spiral

Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar: my crush on Penelope Cruz

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 09:22

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar owns up to sexual feelings for his leading lady

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton's royal difficulty

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 09:20

Prince William’s girlfriend has a problem - she can’t go near horses

Arsenal's Francesc Fabregas (left) beats Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Jones

Barcelona to bid £25m for Cesc Fabregas

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 09:10

Transfer Talk: Arsenal will fight to keep hold of their captain; Man City switch interest from Joleon Lescott to Matthew Upson

Andy Murray

Murray seeks world No 2 ranking

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 08:35

With three weeks to go before the US Open, the Scotsman has put Wimbledon behind him

Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer

Justin Langer attacks England’s lazy, shallow cricketers

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 08:23

Dossier prepared long before the miserable Fourth Test drubbing at Headingley makes embarrassing reading for England fans

England are beaten by Australia

What they are saying about England’s awful Test defeat

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 07:42

The knives are out for the national team after they succumb to an innings defeat by Ricky Ponting’s well-marshalled Australian tourists

Chelsea beat Manchester United in the 2009-10 Community Shield

Chelsea beat Man Utd on penalties

News Mon 10 Aug, AT 07:32

A four-goal stalemate is broken by the superior keeping of Petr Cech for the Londoners in the traditional football season curtain-raiser