Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand strongly defended by Alex Ferguson

Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:16

The Manchester United manager launches a broadside at critics of the England centre back

Fernando Torres; Liverpool

Fernando Torres battles hernia to play against Lyon

Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:16

The Spaniard is one of seven walking wounded flying out to France with Liverpool for important Champions League clash

Brawn GP Jenson Button of Britain, right, gestures next to Brawn GP Rubens Barrichello of Brazil, left

Barrichello moves from Brawn GP to Williams

Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:07

The 37-year-old Brazilian veteran leaves after coming third in the drivers' championship

Brighton Beach Memoir

Even the great Neil Simon can flop on Broadway

Tue 3 Nov, AT 08:49

In the age of The Office and The Hangover, the public taste in comedy has moved on

Simon Mann

Simon Mann ‘freed’ by the president he tried to oust

Tue 3 Nov, AT 07:51

British soldier of fortune is pardoned after serving only one year of a 34-year sentence

Radovan Karadzic

Why Radovan Karadzic is sulking in his cell

Tue 3 Nov, AT 07:04

Dragging him into the dock would hand him a PR victory, writes a UN tribunals expert

Miliband unavailable for EU post? Don’t believe it

Tue 3 Nov, AT 07:04
The Mole

The Mole: Once Blair’s bid for the presidency is out of the way, expect David to step up

AC Milan, Kaka, Beckham

David Beckham agrees deal to return to AC Milan

Tue 3 Nov, AT 06:09

Midfielder needs regular football in Europe to persuade Fabio Capello to take him to World Cup

Sam Taylor Wood; Aaron Johnson

10 things you need to know this Monday

Mon 2 Nov, AT 17:37

The First Post’s super-quick catch-up on the post-weekend talking points

Rebecca Adlington

‘Spoon-faced’ Adlington slams BBC for Boyle joke

Mon 2 Nov, AT 16:13

Rebecca Adlington’s agent has attacked the BBC Trust for failing to punish comedian Frankie Boyle’s rude joke

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni’s long break feeds pregnancy rumours

Mon 2 Nov, AT 13:48

Gossip grows after Sarkozy friend says First Couple are trying to start a family


Deserters’ tales a warning to Scientologist Peaches

Mon 2 Nov, AT 13:46

Former members’ chilling stories of chases and interrogation are a warning to Peaches Geldof if she ever tries to leave Scientology

Silvio Berlusconi; Gianfranco Fini

Ally’s manifesto poses threat to Berlusconi

Mon 2 Nov, AT 13:33

Silvio Berlusconi’s former ally Gianfranco Fini is to publish a manifesto which appears to represent the beginning of a bid for power