Arts and Entertainment

Don't worry, Disco Stu is safe

Mickey Arthur was formerly in charge at Western Australia

Australia bring in Arthur as first foreign coach

South African Mickey Arthur was yesterday appointed as Australia's first-ever foreign coach. The 43-year-old succeeds Tim Nielsen, and has signed a four-year deal that runs until the end of the 2015 World Cup.

Business Diary: Barclays wronged by pay tsars

Red faces at the High Pay Commission, which was naturally keen to find a high profile example of an overpaid executive for its report yesterday on outlandish remuneration packages. A banker was always going to be the ideal target – in which case, who better than Bob Diamond, the Barclays boss, to name and shame? Just one problem: the Commission attributed the pay packet of Diamond's predecessor, John Varley, to the new man by mistake. Cue some embarrassed apologies.

British stars shine at Emmys

British TV shows have dominated this year's International Emmys, while Julie Walters has won best actress.

Knowing me, knowing you: Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan

Arelationship under the microscope

SPL extends broadcasting deal

The Scottish Premier League have extended their broadcasting deal with Sky and ESPN until 2017.

The Weekend's TV: The Killing II, Sat, BBC4
Frontline Medicine, Sun, BBC2

I have a hunch about the particular kind of fervour that The Killing generated among its fans on its first outing.

Richard Bean: The ex-comic and psychologist from Hull calls himself a “liberal hawk”

Boos turn to cheers for playwright Bean as he scoops top drama awards

Dramatist who sparked protests and racism accusations returns to the stage in triumph

The Interrogative Mood, By Padgett Powell

Is it a novel? And, frankly, who cares?

Martin Johnson resigns as the England team manager
Cowdrey leaves Heathrow Airport to reinforce the MCC Team in Australia in 1974

How Cowdrey changed sides to placate racists

Colin Cowdrey was held up a role model to a generation of schoolboys; one of the cricketing gods, regarded not just as England's natural captain but as the epitome of gentlemanly conduct. An annual lecture is delivered in his honour at Lord's on the theme "the spirit of cricket". However, a new book, Cricket at the Crossroads, makes it clear that he may actually have been deeply complicit in what has become known as the D'Oliveira Affair.

Thai floods likely to cost Pace more than £30m

Pace, the biggest set-top box maker in the world, warned the impact of the floods in Thailand could hit profits by as much as $50m (£32m) next year.

Thai floods to hit Pace profits into next year

Pace, the biggest set-top box maker in the world, warned that the impact of the floods in Thailand could hit profits by as much as $50m (£32m) next year.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says what little racism occurs
can be solved by a handshake

'Barmy', 'laughable', 'disbelieving': The reaction to Sepp Blatter comments

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy today branded FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments on racism as "barmy" and called for him to resign.

Arts and Entertainment
Game Of Thrones
Uh-oh, winter is coming. Ouch, my eyes! Ygritte’s a goner. Lysa’s a goner. Tywin’s a goner. Look, a dragon
tvSpoiler warning: The British actor says viewers have 'not seen the last' of his character
Arts and Entertainment
'New Tricks' star Dennis Waterman is departing from the show after he completes filming on two more episodes
tvOnly remaining original cast-member to leave long-running series
Esteban Cambiasso makes it 3-3
premier league
The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City
premier leaguePlus updates from Everton vs Palace
people'I hated him during those times'
Britain's shadow chancellor Ed Balls (L) challenges reporter Rob Merrick for the ball during the Labour Party versus the media soccer match,
peopleReporter left bleeding after tackle from shadow Chancellor in annual political football match
Heskey's aim has improved since the end of his English football career

Long after his career in English football has ended, Emile Heskey's impotency in front of goal remains an object of ridicule.

Dame Vivienne Westwood has been raging pretty much all of her life
peopleFirst memoir extracts show she 'felt pressured' into going out with the Sex Pistols manager
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Languedoc Roussillon
Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains
The Jura Mountains
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Prices correct as of 17 September 2014
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam