Fierce storms battered Britain yesterday with heavy rain and winds of over 100mph as millions of people returned to work after the holidays.
Charles's ambitious housebuilding plans are not to everybody's tastes, Michael McCarthy discovers
Child abuse, murder, mental illness, marital breakdown: it's all grist to the mill for Dennis Lehane. And the literary thriller writer has plenty to get off his chest about the welfare system, bankers and 'postmodern jerk-offs' too
With 7,500 members, Rock Choir has filled Wembley, signed a record deal, and is now the subject of an ITV show. Alice-Azania Jarvis meets the woman behind it
From a five-star 1920s country pile in Scotland to a countryside retreat complete with 'spa butlers' and an igloo...
Marriage rates in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest level since records began in 1862.
Still holier than thou
Two former Woolworths directors predict good times ahead for the independent high-street sector, reports Virginia Matthews
The National Vegetable Society's annual championships attract growers from all over the country – and they take the contest extremely seriously. Even the judges have to pass a 90-minute exam
A former model and a Cambridge economist devise innovative charity scheme to prise donations for Africa from the world’s wealthiest people. Andrew Johnson reports
An expletive-laden rant by Batman star Christian Bale on the set of Terminator: Salvation was dismissed as "just a moment that passed" by the film's assistant director.
The cream of Britain's ocean-racing talent was heading into perilous waters yesterday as the world's most difficult and challenging yacht race, the Vendée Globe, set sail in conditions that threaten to tear the fleet apart.
A child is gone, but a reputation is reborn: Ben Affleck's directorial debut was withdrawn last year because of the McCann case. It still makes disturbing viewing
She wowed Noel Coward, fascinated Fellini and seemed destined to become a huge star. But after a vampish turn in 1966's 'Carry on Screaming', Fenella Fielding's film career never recovered. Here, she tells her amazing story – and reveals why her latest showbusiness venture has gone horribly wrong
Attempts will be made later today to take in tow a storm-hit cargo ship from which 20 crew were dramatically rescued in the Channel last night, said Coastguards.