Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Chris Moyles

Hollywood: Aliens vs Presidents

US voters reckon that when it comes to protecting their country from UFOs and martians, Obama is their man. But how does he compare to his on-screen counterparts?

Agenda: Estée Lauder; Edinburgh Fringe; Big Screen; Open House

The alchemists at Estée Lauder are known for their miracle-working serums. And their latest treatment, Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, promises (as if its name doesn't already tell you everything you need to know) to brighten skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and clear up outbreaks. In other words, it makes you look like one of those healthy, outdoorsy types. And hurrah for that! From £46, esteelauder.co.uk

The Week in Radio: Radios 3 and 5 combine to little effect

It's been a bit of a surreal week in radio. There was waking up with Ian Hislop instead of Today on last Friday's strike-hit Radio 4. This was a whole lot more stimulating than the birdwatching programme that followed. Why replace Today with birdwatching? It seems unlikely that an audience accustomed to fast-moving current affairs would want breakfast-time birdlife. But along with the Living Cheap documentary, which gave tips on coping with smaller salaries, there was obviously some subliminal management message going on with these replacements. What you discover with short strikes is that listeners actually like a bit of change. Birdwatching makes people feel grounded and filled with inner peace. Losing the Today programme for just one day reminds them they aren't slaves to routine. Cue numerous commentators boasting either that they hadn't noticed the strike or they preferred the birds.

Chris Moyles hits out at BBC during on-air rant

Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles hit out at his BBC bosses today in an extraordinary rant on his breakfast show, accusing them of "a huge lack of respect" and revealing he had not been paid since July.

More headlines