Rowan Williams formally steps down today as the Archbishop of Canterbury to take up a life in gentle academia after nearly a decade of leading the world's Anglicans during one of its most turbulent periods.
'I was completely introverted. I felt there was no one I could trust to tell them what was going on in my head'
In a rare intervention into religious matters, the PM said he was 'very sad' about the outcome
The General Synod votes today as the traditionalists make a last-ditch stand
Artist Tracey Emin could not hide her delight as she carried the Olympic flame through her home town and said she had been overwhelmed by one of the more surreal experiences of her life.
Last-minute Synod compromise over women in top posts alienates traditionalists and reformers
The Rugby Football Union today announced that Canterbury will replace Nike as England's kit manufacturer for the next four years.
A pocket rocket of a player, he is now eyeing glory as a coach. He talks to Dave Hadfield
Christian leaders delivered a string of politically-charged sermons yesterday attacking financial greed – capping a year of tumultuous events that has often seen the religious establishment wrong-footed.
New Zealand's worst-kept sporting secret was finally revealed today when Steve Hansen was announced as the new All Blacks head coach.
Only after months of campaigning have families been given legal representation. Kathy Marks reports from Christchurch
Kent has welcomed visitors since Chaucer's time. Today, it has beach resorts from the kitsch to the chic. Oh, and apples by the barrel load, says James Litston
With rebuilding yet to start following a devastating earthquake four months ago, Christchurch was hit by a series of strong aftershocks yesterday which toppled more buildings and caused panic among traumatised residents.
Get ready for an "interesting" mix of avant garde jazz and psychedelic rock. The secret musical life of Steve Davis, the snooker legend, will be revealed when he presents his own show on the BBC 6 Music radio station.
The Church of England is an institution in decline, with fewer worshippers than ever and dissent in its ranks. Could salvation come in the form of severing its ties with the State?
Wing Scott Hamilton tells Chris Hewett how happy he is that the head-spinning pace of playing for Tigers is filling All Blacks void