Sport Lizzy Yarnold is among the brightest hopes for Team GB in Sochi

A minimum target of three medals has been set - with as many as seven a possibility

Dan Snow: History boy

Dan Snow, son of Peter Snow, has stepped out of his father’s shadow to become the BBC’s latest highbrow heart-throb. Here, he talks to Sophie Morris about the future of history, the complications of family life and why he is a terrible boyfriend

Home Secretary faces Commons grilling over loss of secret papers

The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, is to be questioned by MPs over whether Britain's fight against terrorism has been compromised after a second security breach involving secret documents being left on a train.

Secret anti-terror documents 'left on train'

A police investigation has been launched after secret Government documents were left on a train, it was confirmed today.

In Search of Medieval Britain, BBC4<br />Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press, BBC4<br />Inside the Medieval Mind, BBC4<br/>Pushing Daisies, ITV1<br/>Living Goddess, Channel 4

BBC4's season about life in the Middle Ages shows why TV loves digging around in the past &ndash; preferably with Stephen Fry on board to make sense of it all

Coastal calm in British Columbia

Orcas, fjords &ndash; and a frisky lighthouse-keeper &ndash; are just some of the sights on offer to John Lee on the Inside Passage journey in British Columbia

Food Of The Week: Everywhere stops for tea

Afternoon tea is a fine British tradition upheld around the world – the last word in restrained, civilised living.

Leading article: Money, money, money...

It is giving away money that really makes us happy, say researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Those who spend money on others are generally happy people, a study of 632 American men and women indicated.

Are We There Yet?: Have you seen the price of holidays for one-parent families!

Have you heard the one about the single parent who wanted to take the kids on holiday? S/he was forced to pay double for not having a partner.

Extreme: British Columbia, Canada

Carving first tracks in waist-deep powder is skiing nirvana but such transcendental conditions will be increasingly hard to find in the Alps as global warming pushes European pistes ever higher up the mountainsides. In the future, in order to find the best snow, skiers will have to head west – and the exchange rates make the trip even more appealing at the moment.

Blair will go well before election, says Straw

Tony Blair will go "well before the general election", Jack Straw has claimed, reopening speculation about the timing of the Prime Minister's exit.

India 241 &amp; 521-6 dec West Indies 371 &amp; 13-0: Jaffer's guile and Dhoni's style puts West Indies on back foot

Controversy and confusion over a disputed catch that ended a typically explosive Mahendra Singh Dhoni innings took some of the gloss off Wasim Jaffer's 212 against the West Indies that swung the balance back to India on the first Test's fourth day here yesterday.

It's time to get your skates on

Going out: art turner whistler monet

Heard the one about the Englishman, the Frenchman and the American? How they changed the face of landscape painting? It isn't funny, but it is true. J M W Turner set the ball rolling with his impressionistic renderings of the play of light, particularly on water. The cantankerous Royal Academician left behind a rich legacy of spirited innovation: indeed, Claude Monet and James Whistler acknowledged his influence on their work. Whistler's nocturnes may have caused outrage and consternation among 19th-century critics, but are now celebrated for their evocation of the Thames at twilight. Equally, Monet's views of the lagoon at Venice capture something of the city's mysterious stillness. Tate Britain's latest blockbuster, covering the inter-relationship between these three iconic artists, has drawn large crowds in Toronto and Paris. It's certain to do the same here.
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