Joe Hart of Manchester City and Lionel Messi of Barcelona

Hart heroics give Man City hope

Match Report Wed 25 Feb, AT 08:37

Keeper saves Lionel Messi penalty, but City will have to step up a gear to overhaul Barcelona

Why straight couples are fighting for the right to have civil unions

Briefing Tue 24 Feb, AT 15:55

Campaigners say the law is discriminatory but PM says lifting the ban would 'undermine the sanctity of marriage'​

The spy cables: five things we have learnt so far

Briefing Tue 24 Feb, AT 15:42

Leaked documents from Al Jazeera reveal unprecedented look into the world of international espionage


Which recreational drug is the most dangerous?

Briefing Tue 24 Feb, AT 14:22

Latest scientific study shows that cannabis is roughly 115 times less deadly than alcohol

Manchester City players

Man City v Barcelona: Champions League preview

Preview Tue 24 Feb, AT 13:46

They were badly beaten last year, but Man City will hope to banish those memories against Barcelona tonight

Italian actress Monica Bellucci

Bond girl or Bond lady? Monica Bellucci joins a glamorous line-up

Deja Vu Tue 24 Feb, AT 13:24

As Monica Bellucci becomes James Bond's oldest love interest, we look back at Bond girls past

Chris Gayle of West Indies celebrates his double century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies

Chris Gayle storms to World Cup double-century

One-Minute Read Tue 24 Feb, AT 11:52

After calls for him to be dropped, Chris Gayle hit 16 sixes on his way to a score of 215


Rats off the hook: Black Death 'caused by giant gerbils'

One-Minute Read Tue 24 Feb, AT 11:42

New study suggests giant gerbils carried the bubonic plague from Asia, 'exonerating' their rodent counterparts

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi

Chelsea 'cleared to sign Lionel Messi'

Transfer Talk Tue 24 Feb, AT 11:19

Messi is 'unsettled' at Barcelona, reports suggest – and Chelsea are poised to swoop

The Mole

Rifkind's Kensington seat up for grabs - but beware jinx

Tue 24 Feb, AT 10:52 The Mole

Malcolm Rifkind is not the first Conservative member for Kensington to leave under a cloud

Peanut butter jars

Early exposure to peanuts 'can help prevent allergy'

One-Minute Read Tue 24 Feb, AT 10:43

'Compelling' results contradict earlier medical advice and may force doctors to issue new guidelines

Malcolm Rifkind

Malcolm Rifkind resigns over 'cash for access'

One-Minute Read Tue 24 Feb, AT 10:40

Senior Conservative gives up job chairing Parliament's security committee and will stand down as MP

Francois Hollande

Hollande calls for tougher race hate laws

One-Minute Read Tue 24 Feb, AT 09:51

French president urges 'faster, more effective sanctions' for racial crimes in the wake of kosher supermarket siege