Book review: Blood and Mistletoe

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 12:31

Non-fiction: Ronald Hutton has written a definitive work about druids, mythology and our historical perception of them

Ali Ben Bongo

Step forward Bongo Jnr

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 11:38

Ali Ben Bongo looks certain to inherit his father's presidency following Omar’s death. But the French are being awkward about the family's huge property portfolio

Setanta nears the final whistle

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 10:30

The sports network is on the threshold of bankruptcy as shareholders argue over its long-term viability after losing Premier League rights

Michael Owen Newcastle

Is striker Michael Owen finished?

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 10:14

Media comment: The Newcastle striker is well out of the England picture, and is struggling to secure Premier League football too

Retail sales disappoint in May

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 09:39

After positive signs on consumer spending in April as a result of a later than usual Easter, May sees a renewed drop-off

Margery Eagan

Eagan takes on the Globe

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 09:26

No love lost as Boston newspaper fights for survival

Jean-Louis and Veronique Courjault

Veronique Courjault trial begins

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 09:12

The ‘freezer baby’ murders have gripped France for three years. Now their mother finally faces the jury

Alan Johnson WAS the better choice

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 09:06

The Mole: A poll shows that Alan Johnson as leader would increase Labour’s chances, reports our Westminster insider

AC Milan Brazilian forward Kaka

Real Madrid sign Kaka for £55m

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 08:45

The club will pay the Brazilian playmaker £200,000 a week, including his tax, and are now fighting Chelsea for David Villa’s signature

Andy Murray

Federer tips Andy Murray for glory

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 08:17

The Swiss great, fresh from success in the French Open, says that his young British rival could win Wimbledon this year

West Ham

West Ham may enter bankruptcy

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 07:44

Following their takeover yesterday by CB Holdings, the Premier League club must suspend its debt obligations or face bankruptcy

Isuru Udana of Sri Lanka takes the wicket of Michael Clarke of Australia

Australia knocked out of T20

News Tue 9 Jun, AT 07:10

Ricky Ponting’s men have the worst start to their Ashes summer possible after Sri Lanka canters to victory over them