James Purnell

Who is James Purnell?

News Fri 5 Jun, AT 09:58

The smooth assassin got his first break from Tony Blair while still at Balliol college

Scrappage scheme fails to take off

News Fri 5 Jun, AT 09:26

New car sales fall further in May as government’s compensation plan does little to stimulate consumer demand

Alexander Cockburn Obama in Cairo

The truth behind Obama’s speech in Cairo

Fri 5 Jun, AT 09:10 Alexander Cockburn

The history of the USA makes the president's assertion that his nation has no quarrel with Islam ring hollow, says Alexander Cockburn

James Purnell, the lone assassin

News Fri 5 Jun, AT 09:09

The Mole: By urging Gordon Brown to go, James Purnell has made the results of yesterday’s polls virtually irrelevant, says our Westminster insider

Liverpool football Club owners George Gillett (L) and Tom Hicks

Liverpool owners warned over debt

News Fri 5 Jun, AT 08:33

Anfield moneymen Tom Hicks and George Gillett are endangering their holding in the club, according to accountants

Iggy Pop: Preliminaires

News Thu 4 Jun, AT 19:02

Virgin £16.99

Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest

News Thu 4 Jun, AT 18:48

Warp £12.99

Mozart: Idomeneo

News Thu 4 Jun, AT 18:21

Croft, Fink, Freiburger Barock orchester, cond. Jacobs. Harmonia Mundi, £31.99

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown: where did it go wrong?

News Thu 4 Jun, AT 18:05

The First Post traces the ailing Prime Minister’s journey through media commentators

David Carradine

David Carradine found dead in hotel

News Thu 4 Jun, AT 17:04

Suicide suspected as Kill Bill and Kung-Fu star David Carradine is found dead in his Bangkok hotel room

Boris Johnson falls into Quaggy waterway in Catford

Boris Johnson falls into Lewisham river

News Thu 4 Jun, AT 17:01

The London Mayor found himself in cold water when he lost his footing in the Quaggy waterway while trying to clear it of rubbish

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad rounds on rival

News Thu 4 Jun, AT 16:59

Iran agog as president appears in live TV debate and launches personal attack on moderate Mousavi

John Humphrys

Humphrys escapes salary grilling

News Thu 4 Jun, AT 16:51

Tory MP Edward Leigh blew his chance to force the BBC’s John Humphrys to reveal his salary

Marilynne Robinson

Robinson takes Orange Prize Home

News Thu 4 Jun, AT 15:21

American author Marilynne Robinson has won the Orange Prize for female literature for Home, her third novel in 28 years