Arts and Entertainment Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone attend the 'Grudge Match' Rome Premiere

The screenplay is as sclerotic and slow moving as its two punch drunk leads

David Prosser: Scrapping the PBR now suits everyone, including George Osborne

Outlook: For a Chancellor keen to impose the hair shirt, it will be useful not to have to revise worrying public finance forecasts in the light of better

Further fall in new car sales

New car sales dipped again last month and are set to continue to fall for the rest of the year, it was announced today.

Investment Column: Mouchel is a haven from the spending cuts

Hargreaves Lansdown; Vertu Motors

China cheers markets with promise of growth

Upbeat economic data from China and India have helped to support stock markets and the price of copper, and calmed fears of a global "double dip" recession.

Bradford braced for arrival of the EDL

Nine years ago it was the National Front marching.

'Bitter blow' as ferry firm ends Dover passenger service

A ferry firm is to end its Dover to Boulogne passenger service from next month, it was announced today, dealing a "bitter blow" to the industry.

Number of car buyers at three-year high

Consumers are getting more confident about committing to car-buying, according to a survey today.

Lookers results motor ahead

A surge in demand for spare parts increased profits at the car dealership Lookers by 29 per cent to a record £22.7m in the first half.

Beachy Head woman remanded over husband's murder

A woman appeared in court today accused of murdering her estranged husband.

The Week Ahead: Michael Page figures to reveal state of job market

The job market will be under the spotlight when the recruiter Michael Page International posts its half-yearly figures this morning.

Booming sales at Jaguar Land Rover boost Tata Motors profits

Booming global demand for British-made Jaguars and Land Rovers is helping push Indian owner Tata Motors back into profit.

Investment Column: Still awaiting dividend revival at DSG

Pendragon; YouGov

David Prosser: Opportunities online for rogue traders

Outlook The legal victory of Nighthawk Energy, the Alternative Investment Market-listed oil services company, over a pair of bulletin boards is a personal triumph for its chief executive, who has been concerned for some time about the anonymous – and damaging comments – people have been making online about his company. The wider question, however, is why he had to go to court in the first place.

Leading article: The Bank is right to do nothing now

We won't know how the members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank England voted yesterday until the minutes are published in a few weeks' time. But it is a fair bet that they were deeply divided over whether to start raising interest rates or whether to hold them. And so they should have been. The issue of rates is one of the most fraught questions facing the economic authorities today, and the most uncertain.

Return of new car sales to the slow lane fuels fears of a double-dip recession

The UK car market declined in July for the first time in more than a year as fragile consumer confidence, concerns about a double-dip recession, and the end of the car scrappage scheme stymied growth in the industry.

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
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