Mario Balotelli during pre-season with Milan

Balotelli takes his bow, but Spurs can derail Liverpool

Preview Fri 29 Aug, AT 13:39

Premier League preview: Man United and Liverpool feel early season heat, Chelsea face old-boys

Ice Bucket challenge in Australia

Are we becoming more narcissistic and does it matter?

First Reaction Fri 29 Aug, AT 12:52

Critics have lined up to lambast selfies and ice bucket challenges, but not everyone thinks they're all bad

Tesco

Tesco slashes dividends and issues third profit warning of the year

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 12:25

Supermarket faces cutbacks as new boss is 'parachuted' in to help improve performance

The Mole

Carswell defection brings Tory pact with Ukip a step closer

Fri 29 Aug, AT 12:24 The Mole

David Cameron is determined not to have a pact – but will it prove the only way to stop Labour?

Gold rush on Folkestone beach

Folkestone gold rush: bullion buried on Kent beach

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 12:01

Hundreds flock to Folkestone after German artist's bullion provokes Kent gold rush

Angel di Maria and Louis van Gaal

Man United unveil Di Maria as Van Gaal dampens expectation

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 11:44

Record signing fails to lift the gloom at Old Trafford as manager says there will be no miracles

Ash billows from Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano in May 2010

Iceland volcano red alert: Will flights be grounded again?

Briefing Fri 29 Aug, AT 11:05

Fears rise that recent fissure eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could prompt further airspace closures

A hairdryer from a fashion show

EU weighs ban on high-power hairdryers and kettles

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 11:02

Ban on range of household goods would seek to combat climate change, but is it another example of 'nannying' interference?

Syrian refugees

Syrian refugee crisis: over three million forced to flee

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 10:46

The world is failing to respond to 'the greatest humanitarian emergency of our era', says the UN

Diana Beard, GBBO

Diana Beard: I quit Bake Off 'due to illness'

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 10:17

Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard says BBC editing 'deliberately misled' viewers

From Rotherham to Eton: democracy lets us all down

Fri 29 Aug, AT 10:09 Robert Chesshyre

The lack of social mobility in Britain and the shock findings in Rotherham have something in common

Barack Obama at the White House

Ukraine: Nato to meet amid claims of Russian invasion

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 09:34

The Ukrainian government says its forces are now fighting Russian troops, not Russian-backed separatists

Man City vs Bayern Munich

Man City get another kick in the teeth in Champions League

First Reaction Fri 29 Aug, AT 09:17

Premier League winners face Bayern, CSKA and Roma as other English teams get lucky

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