Marek Hamsik of Napoli

Arsenal plot double swoop on Serie A for Hamsik and Destro

Transfer Talk Tue 16 Dec, AT 08:39

Gunners will offload Podolski and Campbell in January to finance raids on Napoli and Roma

Henry IV

Henry IV Parts I and 2 – reviews of RSC at Barbican

Hot Ticket Tue 16 Dec, AT 07:43

Sher is tremendous as Falstaff in triumphant Shakespeare double 'bursting with life'

Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal dominate team of the week with Chelsea and Man U

Summary Mon 15 Dec, AT 16:21

Four Gunners plus two each from United, City and Chelsea make this week's pick of the picks

Apple Christmas advert 'The Song' tugs at the heartstrings

One-Minute Read Mon 15 Dec, AT 15:53

John Lewis had Monty the penguin, Apple has the 'power to create memories that transcend time'

Jihadists

Islamic State militants publish rules for sex slaves in Iraq

One-Minute Read Mon 15 Dec, AT 12:17

Colour-printed pamphlet handed out in Mosul condones sex with girls before they reach puberty

Manchester City players

Champions League draw: how Chelsea, City and Arsenal fared

First Reaction Mon 15 Dec, AT 12:10

City face Barcelona rematch, Chelsea draw PSG again while Arsenal must play Monaco

United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage

Worst Ukip gaffes: apologies all round as party trips up again

Briefing Mon 15 Dec, AT 12:00

The most serious gaffes and controversial comments from Ukip on gender, sexuality, race and religion

Scandinavian airliners operated by SAS

Russian military jet in 'near miss' with passenger plane

One-Minute Read Mon 15 Dec, AT 11:21

Near collision over Baltic Sea is latest in rising tide of close encounters between Russia and the West

Pension changes: what they mean for you

Personal Finance Mon 15 Dec, AT 11:09

It’s now easier to control your pension pot, but should you buy an annuity or go a more flexible alternative?

Ben Haenow

X Factor final 2014: Ben Haenow in shock victory

First Reaction Mon 15 Dec, AT 11:07

Croydon singer beat bookies' favourite Fleur East with Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror

Lewis Hamilton at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards

How did Lewis Hamilton beat Rory McIlroy to SPOTY award?

First Reaction Mon 15 Dec, AT 10:43

Golfers express surprise as F1 champion wins - but should he even be eligible?

Vladimir Putin

How to invest for the new Cold War

Personal Finance Mon 15 Dec, AT 10:41

As political tensions create instability, investors should make sure their portfolios are able to cope with nasty surprises

Prince George: official Christmas photos revealed

One-Minute Read Mon 15 Dec, AT 10:40

The royal toddler smiles on the steps of Kensington Palace wearing his sought-after Cath Kidston vest

The Mole

Labour joins calls for Blair to be quizzed over torture

Mon 15 Dec, AT 10:05 The Mole

Ed Miliband’s brother David would also be expected to tell what he knows about any UK complicity

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