Strictly Come Dancing contestant Pixie Lott

Strictly Come Dancing: is this the worst line-up in 12 years?

First Reaction Tue 2 Sep, AT 13:50

Pixie Lott is the favourite to win, but this year's contestants have been described as 'underwhelming'

Jennifer Lawrence

Nude celebrity photo leak investigated by FBI and Apple

Talking Point Tue 2 Sep, AT 11:06

Hacker claims responsibility for coordinating team which stole nude photos of 101 celebrities

Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Boris Island ruled out by Airports Commission

One-Minute Read Tue 2 Sep, AT 08:56

Boris Johnson's plan for island airport in Thames Estuary is a 'huge leap in the dark', says commission

Will Self

Shark attack: Will Self goes for 'mediocre' George Orwell

Mon 1 Sep, AT 09:30 Robert Chesshyre

Self, a notorious purveyor of obtuse English, attacks the master of clarity for – yes – his clarity

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive for the premiere of Maleficent at Kensington Palace

Brangelina wedding jokes: Twitter mocks 'breaking' news

First Reaction Thu 28 Aug, AT 15:19

An orange-level breaking news alert heralded Brad and Angelina's wedding. Twitter, as usual, made jokes

Grandmother survives 'fight to the death' with leopard

One-Minute Read Wed 27 Aug, AT 14:14

The 'brave' rice farmer managed to break the leopard's teeth and kill it after a half-hour struggle

Heseltine loses Today prog's 'back of envelope' challenge

News Tue 26 Aug, AT 14:55

Senior Tory pooh-poohs presenter Evan Davis's remark – but what's this?

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock

Emmy Awards 2014: Sherlock scores but Downton Abbey snubbed

One-Minute Read Tue 26 Aug, AT 10:08

Breaking Bad was the biggest winner at the Emmy Awards, but it was a 'disappointing' night for British talent

Segways

Norwegian police nab drunken Segway driver outside Oslo bar

One-Minute Read Fri 22 Aug, AT 14:23

After the first arrest of its kind, police warn the public does not 'appreciate the danger' of the vehicles

Liverpool transfer target Mario Balotelli

Balotelli to Fowler: Liverpool's history of controversial strikers

Briefing Fri 22 Aug, AT 14:13

'Bonkers' Mario Balotelli will not be the first bad boy to play up front at Anfield

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