Life and Style A ruling which banned Dutch ISPs from letting subscribers access The Pirate Bay torrent website has been lifted.

The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down

Crista Cullen of Great Britain clears the ball during the Women's Hockey Match between Great Britain and Korea

Hockey: Team GB stroll to success against disappointing South Korea

Great Britain's women proved they have character to add to their silky skills as they recovered from the crushing blow of conceding a two-goal second-half lead to South Korea to register their second win of the tournament.

Amol Rajan: Decline and fall of that great craft, the Knowledge

It used to be that if you wanted to get a black cab driver in London talking, you hit the subjects beloved of talk radio: crime, immigration, welfare, Europe, that sort of thing. Nowadays there is a much quicker route: Addison Lee. Mention this rival and your man up front will splutter for all England about that cab company's tyrannical influence.

The couple last year; behind the scenes, spin doctors have been busy

A divorce battle, a PR war

Katie Holmes has seized the initiative after her split from Tom Cruise

James Moore: Goldman's masters of the universe are still winners

Outlook Don't be fooled by the headline numbers – Goldman Sachs' net earnings might have fallen by 23 per cent, but that was a whole lot better than Wall Street expected.

Leading article: A ruling that confounds Strasbourg's critics

The decision proves the European Court does not always rule against UK interests

Album: Alabama Shakes, Boys & Girls (Rough Trade)

Essentially, a high-school band playing old-fashioned R&B and soul with a rock attitude and rhythm section: unrefined, unresigned, occasionally clunky, frequently obtuse but always, always fit to bust.

Simon Kelner: George's resemblance to Piers is the least of his worries

We've seen and heard a lot of George Osborne recently. The Chancellor has done the full round of TV and radio shows, not to mention the odd parliamentary appearance in the wake of his recent Budget.

Preview: Fable Heroes

UN must send in troops now, says Arab League

Cairo meeting ends in call for immediate ceasefire backed by presence of peacekeeping force

Market Report: Man trips again – and falls to its lowest for 10 years

"Man down!" was the cry from the Square Mile last night.

Kenny Dalglish: The Liverpool manager's tone was softer yesterday when discussing the Suarez case

Give us guidelines on racism, says Dalglish

Liverpool manager: 'We need to know what constitutes unacceptable language'

Workers search for victims of the floods in the coastal city of Iligan

The island that thought it was safe from typhoon

The island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines is generally considered out of the path of the 20 or so typhoons that strike the country each year. So despite the warnings, people stayed put, and were sleeping peacefully when a storm hit with devastating force on Friday night.

Market Report: Whitbread starts to feel pain but the call is 'buy'

As investment decisions go, buying into a company just as it admits that trading is on the wane may seem counter-intuitive. Yet that is exactly what punters were being told to do with Whitbread yesterday, despite the Costa Coffee owner's disappointing figures earlier in the week.

The Wheel, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

It's the eve of Rosa's wedding and the augurs are not good. There's blood in the goat's milk and the wine has been stolen, eggcup by eggcup, from a richer neighbour. Sure enough, before a drop has been drunk in toast to the nuptials, a menacing uninvited guest shows up and the wedding banquet has been swept away in the horrifying torrents of war. Having had everything snatched away from them – including Rosa's betrothed – the bride and her sister Beatriz are left with a strange, silent little girl who may or may not have miraculous or evil powers. Beatriz resolves to reunite her with her father and so begins a 1,000-mile odyssey across 19th-century Spain and, less specifically, through the history of man's inhumanity to man.

Dusk Rings a Bell, Assembly George Square

Stephen Belber was one of the co-creators of The Laramie Project, the powerful verbatim play about the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student in Wyoming, in 1998.

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