Britain 'most influential nation' as it wins 'soft power' survey

First Reaction Mon 19 Nov, AT 14:42

After a year of celebrations and success Britain is voted country with the most cultural clout

Britain faces freezing winter as temperatures plunge to -18C

One-Minute Read Wed 17 Oct, AT 14:39

After a miserable summer, the winter’s going to be no better, with snow and ice expected

Crispin Black

France and Britain: beginning of a beautiful friendship?

Thu 12 Jul, AT 07:19 Crispin Black

Last time Hollande visited London, Cameron snubbed him. This time he sensibly rolled out the red carpet

2012 Olympics torch

Usain Bolt pulls out of final warm-up race with injury

Olympic Diary Thu 5 Jul, AT 16:14

Olympic gossip: Sprinter's withdrawal raises new fitness fears; Team GB set for record medal haul

Seamus Heaney

Parnassus Poetry event to bomb London with words

One-Minute Read Tue 26 Jun, AT 15:56

Stars include Seamus Heaney, Wole Soyinka and Kim Jong-il's former court poet


Falkland Islands to hold referendum on British rule

One-Minute Read Tue 12 Jun, AT 16:28

Falklands government wants to send clear signal to Argentina that islanders wish to remain British

Piggy bank pensions

Why are UK private pensions so bad and what can be done?

Summary Tue 12 Jun, AT 15:09

A report published yesterday shows that UK pensions offer some of the worst returns in the developed world


John Major suggests Rupert Murdoch lied to Leveson

Tue 12 Jun, AT 13:37 The Mole

Former Conservative PM claims Murdoch did ask him to change his policy in return to media support


WHO: 'untreatable' new gonorrhea 'superbug' is in Britain

One-Minute Read Fri 8 Jun, AT 14:00

Disease is now a global health threat with reported cases in Europe, Japan and Australia