Council receives 'women training' after boost in female numbers

One-Minute Read
Fri 15 May, AT 15:46

Training session in Texas designed to help councillors 'deal with women' condemned as 'benevolent sexism'

Sony Xperia Z3

Best smartphones 2015: the top mobile phones on the market

Summary
Fri 15 May, AT 15:14

From the Apple iPhone 6 to the LG G4, tech critics heap praise on market's top smartphones

Steven Gerrard

Gerrard farewell overshadows Arsenal's trip to United

Preview
Fri 15 May, AT 15:04

Premier League preview: not much will be decided this weekend, but there's still all to play for at the bottom

Chili's new egg-washed burger bun

US restaurant revamps food to look better on Instagram

One-Minute Read
Fri 15 May, AT 14:15

Chili's Grill & Bar is paying thousands of dollars for egg wash to give its burger buns photo appeal

Cold-brew coffee: the next big trend

Briefing
Fri 15 May, AT 14:11

Espresso too bitter for you? Try a cold-brew coffee, which is said to be sweeter and smoother

Kevin Pietersen: a bad week – but is England career really over?

First Post
Fri 15 May, AT 13:00

It's been a week that Kevin Pietersen and few at the ECB will forget in a hurry. Here's what happened

Nicola Sturgeon and David Cameron composite

Cameron in Scotland for devolution talks with Sturgeon

One-Minute Read
Fri 15 May, AT 12:21

The two leaders were expected to clash, but the SNP leader says talks were 'constructive'

Gerrard plans Liverpool return even before the farewell tears

One-Minute Read
Fri 15 May, AT 11:12

Local hero will play last game at Anfield on Saturday, but he could soon be back there as a coach

Narendra Modi meets Li Keqiang

India and China: Narendra Modi meets Li Keqiang in Beijing

One-Minute Read
Fri 15 May, AT 10:46

Indian PM uses three-day visit to China to raise the border issues with his Chinese counterpart

BB King dead at 89: the bluesman who influenced a generation

First Reaction
Fri 15 May, AT 10:29

Musicians salute the last of the great blues artists, who was rooted in the Mississippi Delta of the 1920s

Dubsmash app: what is it and why is it so successful?

Briefing
Fri 15 May, AT 09:47

Viral app Dubsmash lets users blend videos with songs, but experts question its legality

Gender quotas: vital for equality or mere tokenism?

Talking Point
Fri 15 May, AT 09:44

Campaigners argue that quotas are the quickest way to improve female representation, but others warn of unintended consequences

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