Ken Livingstone: You Ask The Questions

Former Mayor of London answers your questions, such ask 'What was your biggest mistake as Mayor?' and 'How much do you drink?'

Coppell to stay with relegated Reading

The dénouement feared by Reading fans following relegation to the Championship has not come to pass: Steve Coppell will still be manager when the club attempt to bounce back into the Premier League at their first attempt.

Urban gardener: Ready, steady, sow

A couple of weeks ago, some friends who have taken on an allotment in nearby Tolworth in Surrey, proudly showed me their French beans that had germinated on the windowsill.

Letters: Khmer Rouge killers

Never forget the crimes of the Khmer Rouge killers

Leading article: Chemistry lesson

The position of chemistry in our universities has been turned round remarkably swiftly. Where, only a year or two ago, vice-chancellors were seeking to shut down the subject at degree level to cut costs or to re-engineer their institutions, they are now looking to restart the subject. This shows how much can be achieved by politics. When a select committee gets its teeth into an issue and embarrasses both the universities and the Government, change can happen quickly. And, of course, the Royal Society of Chemistry played a critical role behind the scenes in fighting to keep its subject alive.

Britain's future lies in creative industries, say arts leaders

Britain's cultural leaders have united to launch a manifesto to convince government of the central role played by the arts in the life of the country.

First Night: An Inconvenient Truth, New York

Al Gore's global warming film lacks a little electricity

Racing: Short Skirt overwhelms Oaks favourite

Everyone had heard about the way Alexandrova was supposed to have worked at Ballydoyle last week, but the only flying machine here yesterday was the one that delayed her exit from the parade ring. An air ambulance had landed adjacent to the track, attending a racegoer, and the six runners in the Musidora Stakes were obliged to wait before gaining access to the Knavesmire. Once they had done so, backers of the odds-on favourite were in need of medical attention themselves.

Carbon trading chaos as Brussels gets numbers wrong

Europe's flagship carbon trading system was struggling to restore its battered credibility yesterday as figures for 2005 showed that industry was given too much leeway to pollute last year.

McGovern's early strike gives Owls a slender edge

Sheffield Wednesday 1 - Brentford 0

Saints succumb to Sodje's law

Southampton 2 - Brentford 2

Brentford's 'Mad Dog' Allen can bite former mentor

Martin Allen believes his players will be unaffected by the ticketing controversy which has marred the build-up to Brentford's FA Cup trip to Southampton today.

Top Rankin heads Brentford through

Hartlepool United 0 - Brentford 1

Rankin thwarted as Hartlepool dig in

Brentford 0 - Hartlepool 0
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003