Information Commissioner's Office website blocked by 'hackers'

The website of the UK's data protection watchdog has been blocked in an apparent attack by hackers.

Best Buy's founder Richard Schulze quits over CEO Brian Dunn's secret affair

The founder of Best Buy, the biggest electronics retailer on the American high street, lost his job last night after it was revealed that he had kept secret the fact that his chief executive was having "an extremely close personal relationship" with a female employee.

Anti-gay petition challenged

A letter from the Catholic Education Service asking its schools to urge their pupils to sign a petition against gay marriage faces a legal challenge.

Qatari Mohamed bin Hammam protested his innocence on a 'difficult, painful day'

Mohamed Bin Hammam to make final bid to overturn lifetime Fifa ban

Mohamed Bin Hammam today makes his final bid to overturn his lifetime FIFA ban for bribery.

Four police officers suspended in Northern Ireland over 'sectarian texts'

Four police officers in Northern Ireland have been suspended from duty after the discovery of racist and sectarian text messages.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter

Fifa announce new anti-corruption unit

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has announced a new body to investigation corruption.

Toms founder Blake Mycoskie

Best Foot Forward: The man behind Toms

Each time you buy a pair of Blake Mycoskie's shoes, a second pair is donated to children living in poverty. Harriet Walker meets the man behind Toms

I'm all ears: Hank Haney, then Tiger Woods' coach, listens intently to his charge during the 2009 US Masters at Augusta. He has since written about Woods' private life

The Last Word: Woods' whistle blower has done the dirty work for us

Haney's warts-and-all book might have been avoided had Tiger not built so many barricades

The Leveson Inquiry who's who: First phase

We run through some of the most important faces to take to the witness stand over the past four months

Mary Dejevsky: An epitaph for the selfish charm of yesterday's bourgeoisie

If you have visited the cinema recently, you will be familiar with the scenario of Carnage, even if you have not actually seen the film; the promotional clips have been aired endlessly.

Letters: The rising cost of energy

Ways to curb the rising cost of energy

Erin O'Connor: The big fashion houses must dig into their pockets

It was clear, after the Model Health Inquiry in 2007, that there was a need to provide the most vulnerable members of the fashion industry with access to confidential health education and support.

Simon Read: Who says that ethical pension funds don't pay?

Can you invest ethically and still make decent returns? Of course. In fact if you invest in the right green shares or funds, you could even make more.

Simon Kelner: Why Clegg's 'John Lewis Britain' is a sensible idea

My Auntie Bertha has never been a football fan. In fact, she has only gone to one football match in her long lifetime. It just happened to be the World Cup final of 1966 at Wembley when, of course, England beat West Germany to become world champions for the first and only time.

Harvey does not care about critics

All hail the 21st-century Socrates...

...or, rather, don't, says the novelist Samantha Harvey, in explaining to Danuta Kean why we prefer not to question our beliefs

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Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
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Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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8 best workout DVDs

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable