Snap election tweet: cock-up or hoax?

News Wed 20 May, AT 17:58

The Mole: It looks like a hoax. On the other hand, a snap general election could make sense, says our Westminster insider

Chris Lewis

Cricket star jailed for drug smuggling

News Wed 20 May, AT 16:54

Former England cricket star Chris Lewis was caught with £140,000 worth of cocaine at Gatwick airport

Kelly Brook and Danny Cipriani

Is Danny Cipriani paying for his famous girlfriend?

News Wed 20 May, AT 16:12

The exciting young fly-half, who is in a relationship with model and actress Kelly Brook, has been demoted to England's Saxons squad

M&S exits cloud succession issue

News Wed 20 May, AT 15:44

After yesterday’s disappointing earnings announcement from the high street giant, the focus has now moved to the question of who will succeed Stuart Rose

Conrad Black

Supreme Court to hear Black’s appeal

News Wed 20 May, AT 15:14

If successful, Conrad Black’s case could mean freedom for other white-collar criminals, including Enron fraudster Jeffrey Skilling

Palm Springs CA Hollywood

This week’s dream: Hollywood’s postwar playground

News Wed 20 May, AT 15:00

Live the American dream in the Californian desert resort of Palm Springs - bolt hole for the stars

Rainforst Suriname

Suriname’s pristine jungle

News Wed 20 May, AT 14:05

Tiny in South American terms, Suriname still has the largest tract of unspoilt rainforest in the world

travel Macau casino

China’s gambling capital

News Wed 20 May, AT 13:10

Cultures clash on the streets of the former European colony of Macau, the Las Vegas of the East

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett in denial as she films cancer battle

Wed 20 May, AT 12:51 Coline Covington

There can be no happy ending to Farrah’s Story, despite the Charlie’s Angel actress’s attempts to transform her death by documenting her suffering

Murdoch leaves PM swinging in wind

News Wed 20 May, AT 11:45

The Mole: Meanwhile Gordon Brown writes to Labour Party members apologising for the MPs’ behaviour, says our Westminster insider

Bank of England

Retail prices index slips to lowest ever level

News Wed 20 May, AT 11:25

A record drop in retail prices last month signalled the increasing threat of deflation to the British economy