News A tractor sits in flood water still present in fields on the Somerset Levels near Langport in Somerset

Some villages cut off by floodwater by almost a month

Is feminism relevant to 21st-century fiction?

As 'Granta' dedicates its new issue to the 'F word', Arifa Akbar asks authors about the sexual politics of storytelling

Budding photographers: Snap to it

This is your chance to win a classic Olympus camera and a travel guide commission worth £3,000

International round-up: Northern Ireland miss chance to make up ground

Robin Van Persie's injury jinx struck again last night as the Arsenal forward limped off with a knee injury after scoring for the Netherlands in their 5-3 victory over Hungary in Amsterdam.

Three countries, one cause, one very long chain

The Baltic Way was born out of protest and now makes for a rare road trip, says Adrian Mourby

Fifa denies it was slow to deal with fixing fears

Fifa has denied being slow to react to fears that two international friendly matches were being targeted by match fixers.

Fifa aware of match-fixing fears

World governing body 'alerted' before Turkish friendlies which are now under investigation

Fifa to investigate international match fixing

FIFA have brought charges against six match officials involved in alleged match-fixing at an international friendly exhibition tournament.

Ten top...cultural hotspots

1 Miami

A visit to the Frank Gehry New World Center ( will be as much about admiring Gehry's architecture as the music made within.

Diary: A man in control of his media

Anyone previously unbriefed as to whether Craig Oliver was a blue-sky-thinking Steve Hilton-alike or an Andy Coulson-esque attack dog has their answer courtesy of this compelling photograph of Oliver arriving for his first day at work. Number 10's new communications chief, or so his accessories would attest, is a fellow who gives good flow-chart. Let's start with the "Beats by [Dr] Dre" designer headphones, denoting a middle-aged man keen to convince passers-by that he was once deeply into hip-hop, and thus requires "cans" with superior bass quality in order to enjoy his old Public Enemy albums on the move.

Estonia mourns orphanage fire dead

Estonia began a day of mourning today for 10 disabled children who perished when a fire raged through their orphanage.

Ten children killed as fire sweeps through orphanage

Ten disabled children died after a fire raced through an orphanage in western Estonia yesterday.

Spot-fixing? Fifa to probe penalty glut

Fifa has begun an investigation after heavy betting was discovered following the award of seven penalties in an international friendly double-header last Wednesday. The games at the Turkish resort of Antalya saw Bulgaria and Estonia draw 2-2 hours after Latvia beat Bolivia 2-1, with all seven goals coming from the spot.

FIFA to investigate Bulgaria-Estonia friendly

World soccer's ruling body FIFA has ordered an investigation into the midweek friendly between Bulgaria and Estonia, an official said yesterday.

Lucrezia Borgia, Coliseum, London<br/>Manchester Camerata, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester<br/>Los Angeles Philharmonic, Barbican Hall, London

It's all very beautiful, but if film-man Figgis wants to direct opera he should pay his dues with the touring companies

January: The Baltic buffs up its cultural credentials

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

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Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

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Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
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Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

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From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific