The stars of Rona Munro's trilogy of plays

The James Plays reviews – 'an astonishing achievement'

Hot Ticket Wed 13 Aug, AT 07:32

An enchanting trilogy illuminates the reigns of three little-known Scottish monarchs

Money growing on trees by Tower Bridge, London

Isa interest rates: don't get caught out by falling returns

Personal Finance Tue 12 Aug, AT 15:48

Since the announcement of Super Isas in the budget, interest rates have been anything but inspiring

The IXION windowless jet

Windowless jet designed to look transparent from inside

One-Minute Read Tue 12 Aug, AT 15:35

Design company creates the 'ultimate window seat' for all passengers using high-res displays

Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda

Giant panda Tian Tian 'is pregnant', says Edinburgh Zoo

Briefing Tue 12 Aug, AT 15:23

Is she is or isn't she? Speculation continues, as do questions about a baby panda's influence on independence

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

Iraq violence rages on. What's happened to its leadership?

Briefing Tue 12 Aug, AT 15:06

Power struggle in Iraqi government threatens to hamper efforts to stem advances by the militants

Former British Prime Minister John Major

John Major praises 'guts and drive' of immigrants in the UK

One-Minute Read Tue 12 Aug, AT 14:16

Former PM's tone on immigration contrasts with that of Cameron, who has launched crackdown on 'benefit tourism'

A guard stands behind a locked gate at Pentonville prison

No compensation for prisoners denied the vote, rules ECHR

Briefing Tue 12 Aug, AT 13:53

But Strasbourg upholds previous ruling that blanket ban on prisoners voting is unlawful

Don Brind

Labour takes 7pc lead in poll as growth fails to impress voters

Tue 12 Aug, AT 12:09 Don Brind

If Miliband can hold on to this lead, it would give him an 86-seat majority in 2015 general election

Old Trafford

Manchester United ban iPads and laptops from Old Trafford

One-Minute Read Tue 12 Aug, AT 11:18

Last season was a bitter pill for United, but there will be no tablets at Old Trafford this time round

Game of Thrones leading man Kit Harrington

Why are there no gay sex scenes in Game of Thrones?

Talking Point Tue 12 Aug, AT 10:46

George RR Martin says female readers have been requesting man-on-man moments in Game of Thrones

Woman saves child from underground tracks

Baby rescued after buggy sucked onto Tube track – video

Video Tue 12 Aug, AT 10:32

Woman saves child who ended up on London Underground track 'seconds' before train arrives

The Mole

Tories becalmed: PM still on hols as second minister quits

Tue 12 Aug, AT 10:20 The Mole

Get a grip, Dave - this is not what Churchill meant when he said 'We shall fight them on the beaches'

Philip Morris threatens £11bn lawsuit over plain packaging

Tobacco giant threatens £11bn lawsuit over plain packaging

One-Minute Read Tue 12 Aug, AT 09:35

Philip Morris International says government plan to enforce plain packaging is 'injustice'

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