Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is the new Poet Laureate

News Fri 1 May, AT 11:03

So farewell then, Andrew Motion... A Scotswoman born in the Gorbals is the new Laureate

Housing; property; estate agents

House price recovery to take three years, agent says

News Fri 1 May, AT 10:44

As house prices in April reverse the previous month's gains, property group Savills puts back any expected recovery to 2012

Netherlands Karst Tates Queen Beatrix attack

Driver who tried to kill Dutch queen dies

News Fri 1 May, AT 10:33

Queen left ‘speechless’ after man careers into crowds at a royal parade, killing five and himself

Future of Independent newspaper in doubt

News Fri 1 May, AT 10:02

D-day looms for the left-leaning daily after its owner Independent News & Media nears a breach of its financial covenants

Kelly McGillis in Top Gun

Top Gun’s Kelly McGillis admits to being gay

News Fri 1 May, AT 09:44

The star of three of the biggest movies of the 1980s comes out as a lesbian at age 51

Matt Derbyshire

Derbyshire makes a big splash at Olympiacos

News Fri 1 May, AT 09:32

The Blackburn Rovers misfit who swapped Lancashire for Athens is helping the Greek side towards a league and cup double

British Brawn GP driver Jenson Button celebrates after he wins the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix

Brawn’s Jenson Button finally realises his potential

News Fri 1 May, AT 09:20

The 29-year-old Brawn GP driver has proved the saloon bar psychologists wrong with three wins from four GPs

Swine fever: it’s spreading but it may not be that bad

News Fri 1 May, AT 08:46

The first case of transmission within the UK has surfaced, but the virus could prove to be much less severe than was originally feared

Senator Arlen Specter

Republicans in disarray after Arlen Specter’s defection

Fri 1 May, AT 08:42 Alexander Cockburn

But picking a battle over Barack Obama’s upcoming nominations for the Supreme Court could provide a road out of the wilderness

AC Milan's Ricardo Kaka, right, is congratulated by his teammate David Beckham

AC Milan won’t stop Kaka from going to Man Utd

News Fri 1 May, AT 07:57

Alex Ferguson would have to start the bidding at £50m for the Brazilian, making Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit to Real Madrid more likely

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Middlesbrough's Julio Arca (right) battle for the ball

Manchester United look to seal league against Boro

News Fri 1 May, AT 07:23

A win against Gareth Southgate's struggling team will effectively hand Sir Alex Ferguson the title, whatever result Liverpool achieve

‘Ashamed’ Charles Clarke slams into Gordon Brown

News Fri 1 May, AT 01:00

The Mole: Now the former Home Secretary’s friends want him to stand against the PM, says our Westminster insider


Britain in Iraq 2003 – 2009: the statistics

News Thu 30 Apr, AT 19:05

Six years, 179 lives and £6.5 billion later, British forces have concluded their operations in Iraq

Anil Ambani

India agog at latest twist in Ambani ‘sabotage’ plot

News Thu 30 Apr, AT 18:45

The man who saved the wealthy tycoon from a suspected murder attempt has been found dead