News Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford had to issue an apology after falsely claiming a reporter took photos of his children

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised after he claimed a Canadian reporter was “lurking” around his house, climbing his fences and taking photos of his children.

Marmalade is 30 but can't grow up

CHARLOTTE Coleman has a new film coming out this week but what she is really concerned about is turning 30. She did so a week ago last Friday and can't stop thinking about it.

The letter that rocked the Tory lifeboat

Chris Patten chooses sides

Winning the vote for EMU: Saddle up, Tony, and join the Hezza cavalry

The EMU battle lines are drawn. The territory to be conquered in just four years is the support of the people. Now we know where everyone stands, the public campaign must begin, but so far there have been only muffled mumblings from the Government.

Deceptive Harmony: The Conservative should fear a referendum over Europe

Is the Tory party gradually coming to its senses over Europe? Sir Leon Brittan, vice President of the European Commission and an ardent advocate of advocate EMU claims to thinks so. At a Blackpool fringe meeting yesterday he suggested that the argument was beginning to turn his way. Sir Leon is a notorious optimist. But it's still a case worth examining.

The Napoleon complex: profile; Conrad Black

It's not just about newspapers. Mark Honigsbaum on a tycoon with a sense of his own destiny

Sir Perry wins Black vote

Sir Peregrine Worsthorne, who was sacked from the Sunday Telegraph earlier this month after 44 years at Telegraph newspapers, is to transfer his talents to the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator.

How media tycoon Conrad Black became the Whinger of Oz

The astonishing outburst of the `Telegraph' boss, whose ambitions turned to dust Down Under

Telegraph unable to lift pension payments

The Telegraph Group, publishers of the Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph, has determined that it cannot meet increases to pensions payable to retired employees, following disappointing profits in 1996.

'Telegraph' pensions frozen as profits fall

The Telegraph Group, publishers of the Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph, has determined that it cannot meet increases to pensions payable to retired employees, following disappointing profits in 1996.

CAPTAIN MOONLIGHT: My cabinet ... Hume fumes ... Blair's joke

Right! Some two weeks have now passed since I announced the foundation of a new political party with a radical, challenging agenda which included a ban on cucumber and more Jane Austen adaptations. I appealed for support, to be shown in a practical fashion, viz cheques. I have to say, though, that the initial response has not been quite all I could have wished for. But I press on; in the life of all great men, as my role model, Mr Conrad Black (qv) is wont to say, there have been setbacks. I was also less than impressed with the dream cabinet announced last week by the upstart Natural Law Party, featuring the likes of Richard Branson at social security and Lord Rees-Mogg at the FO. Pathetic! Here is the Moonlight Party cabinet: Prime Minister: Modesty Forbids. Treasury: Nicholas Leeson, Duchess of York. Home Office: Barry Bucknall. Foreign Office: Julio Iglesias. National Heritage: Pamela Anderson Lee. Trade (definitely): Mohammed Fayed. Defence: Francis Bruno. Health: Princess of Wales, My Mum, Your Mum.

Mathew Horsman on the unsurprising Lord Hollick

It comes as a surprise that there was any surprise at the way Lord Hollick, Labour peer and chief executive of the media company MAI, has put his mark on United News & Media, the publisher of the struggling Express titles and MAI's putative merger "partner".

Black 'ready to increase stakes in Fairfax when law permits'

Conrad Black is still intent on raising his stake in Fairfax, the Australian media company, despite rampant rumours to the contrary, a senior executive said yesterday.

A simple guide to saving the nation

Now that Mohamed al-Fayed has become the latest businessman to launch a political party that will rescue Britain, many readers are asking themselves "Could I be next?" The answer is almost certainly "yes", if you follow this simple step-by-step guide to saving the nation.

Mathew Horsman on Conrad Black's latest move

Can it be that the City and Conrad Black, the controversial media baron, will finally get what each has long been wanting - rid of each other?
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee