Life and Style

Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr has joined forces with two foodie entrepreneurs to grow herbs and vegetables 100ft below the ground 

Bring our boys home: Mothers say war was 'based on lies'

Tony Blair faces an unprecedented revolt from the wives and mothers of serving soldiers, who want British troops to be withdrawn from Iraq, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

Round-Up: Onions relishes wet conditions

Durham's Graham Onions excelled against Middlesex, beating his previous career-best figures of 4 for 82, taken in the first innings of this First Division match with Middlesex, with a second highly impressive four-wicket haul, ending with match figures of 8 for 138. His performance earned Durham their second win of the season and consigned Middlesex to their third consecutive defeat. Middlesex resumed on 87 for 4 pursuing a target of 368 but only Jamie Dalrymple (71) offered any resistance in damp conditions at Riverside. The Middlesex director of cricket, John Emburey, believed a defining moment was when Ed Joyce dropped Jimmy Maher on the first day, when he was on four. Maher completed a gritty century leaving the Irishman Joyce to rue his and Middlesex's luck.

Diary Of An Eco-Builder

Photovoltaic technology is some way from being a commercial success. but it's made us self-sufficient

Viduka strikes twice to leave Birmingham fans singing the boos

Birmingham City 0 - Middlesbrough 3

Diary Of An Eco-Builder

'Building a house is like Scrabble: whatever letters you get, you can still come out on top'

PS Right on track at Clapham Junction

IT LOOKS just like your average pretty little Battersea pad, but this extraordinary three-double-bedroom house in Amies Street, SW11, is likely to appeal most to a trainspotter who wants to indulge their passion 24 hours a day.

The Week Ahead: Icelandair hovers as easyJet faces turbulence

The cut-price airline industry is no longer enjoying the exponential growth that it once did. With ever-increasing competition, high aviation fuel costs and cuts to routes, easyJet faces a much more sceptical audience when it releases its interims tomorrow.

Pizza Express duo to raise £7m for new restaurant group

David Page and Paul Campbell, the duo who helped to build Pizza Express into a national chain, are raising an extra £7m to help fund their new restaurant venture, Clapham House Group.

Former PizzaExpress chiefs move into curry with Bombay Bicycle acquisition

David Page, who helped to put PizzaExpress on the culinary map, is attempting to repeat his success with a south London-based Indian takeaway chain that his Clapham House Group bought yesterday for £2.4m.

Me And My Home: The perfect spot

Art dealer-turned-philosopher Louise Page talks to Mary Wilson
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War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?
Finally, a diet that works: Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced

Finally, a diet that works

Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced
Say it with... lyrics: The power of song was never greater, according to our internet searches

Say it with... lyrics

The power of song was never greater, according to our internet searches
Professor Danielle George: On a mission to bring back the art of 'thinkering'

The joys of 'thinkering'

Professor Danielle George on why we have to nurture tomorrow's scientists today
Monique Roffey: The author on father figures, the nation's narcissism and New Year reflections

Monique Roffey interview

The author on father figures, the nation's narcissism and New Year reflections
Introducing my anti-heroes of 2014

Introducing my anti-heroes of 2014

Their outrageousness and originality makes the world a bit more interesting, says Ellen E Jones
DJ Taylor: Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

It has been hard to form generally accepted cultural standards since the middle of the 19th century – and the disintegration is only going to accelerate, says DJ Taylor
Olivia Jacobs & Ben Caplan: 'Ben thought the play was called 'Christian Love'. It was 'Christie in Love' - about a necrophiliac serial killer'

How we met

Olivia Jacobs and Ben Caplan
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's breakfasts will revitalise you in time for the New Year

Bill Granger's healthy breakfasts

Our chef's healthy recipes are perfect if you've overindulged during the festive season
Transfer guide: From Arsenal to West Ham - what does your club need in the January transfer window?

Who does your club need in the transfer window?

Most Premier League sides are after a striker, but here's a full run down of the ins and outs that could happen over the next month
The Last Word: From aliens at FA to yak’s milk in the Tour, here’s to 2015

Michael Calvin's Last Word

From aliens at FA to yak’s milk in the Tour, here’s to 2015