News Sir Nicolas Bratza, president of the European Court of Human Rights, has criticised David Cameron for his comments about the institution's 'interference'

Not to be confused with the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was set up in 1959 to enforce the European Convention on Human Rights and is independent of the European Union.

David Mills, Berlusconi and a trial already lost in translation

Tessa Jowell's estranged husband said yesterday that he would be prepared to testify in Italy against the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Trainer Ed Dunlop is sweating on the return of his injured stable star

Jockey's death puts Snow Fairy blow in perspective

The big fences at Aintree on Saturday will renew focus on the hazards of jumping, but the fact remains that even the most innocuous enterprise can imperil horse and rider alike. Yesterday one of the world's most accomplished Flat performers, Snow Fairy, suffered an injury during a routine canter in Hong Kong and will now be flown home to Newmarket with a question mark over her future. But even anxiety over the flagship of his stable will not deceive Ed Dunlop that his was the worst lot of the day.

Business Diary: Protests don't occupy Boris

The Mayor of London is in no mood for compromise. Other politicians might have trodden carefully at this time of social unrest, but Boris Johnson was more than happy to turn up to a charitable event run by the City, where top-of-the-range Aston Martins were parked outside to make a statement about the wealth of participants. "Baffling protests against capitalism that have led to not a single resignation of a banker, but of three clerics," Johnson told the audience. "When it comes to protests, I cycle past them very quickly."

Samir Nasri: Seen as the final piece in Roberto Mancini's jigsaw

Life in the City miles apart for two old Gunners

Gaël Clichy is adapting well to the Etihad – unlike Samir Nasri and the club's other former Arsenal men, writes Ian Herbert

Overseas hopes for TM Lewin

The businesswear retailer TM Lewin reported a slowdown in UK trading yesterday but revealed ambitious plans to double sales by focusing on overseas expansion.

Anne Diamond, the former TV presenter and child protection campaigner, said that Britain's tabloid media had 'trampled all over' her family's dignity when they appeared on her doorstep
within an hour of her son's cot-death

Market Report: Miners, led by Xstrata, help get the FTSE flying

Judging by the comments of some in the Square Mile, a tie-up between Xstrata and Glencore appears to be virtually inevitable. Yet not everyone is convinced a merger is imminent, including Nomura which yesterday claimed Xstrata was more likely to be on the lookout for acquisitions itself than be taken over.

Letters: Strikes, a lesson in citizenship

David Cameron thinks that parents whose children are off school because his government has provoked the largest strike in decades should be permitted by their employers to take them to work (report, 23 November).

World Cup set for France, Ireland – and Bristol

Limerick to host game in 2013 tournament with Neath and Wrexham also handed matches

'We have a very good relationship - not only professional but personal as well,' says Roberto di Matteo

Di Matteo insists he is staying put

Assistant to Villas-Boas shrugs off claims he is about to leave and restates commitment to Chelsea

Chinese outcry over gift of school buses

China's donation of school buses to Macedonia has provoked an angry response, with Chinese calling the gift ill-considered given their country's poor safety record and a recent crash that killed 19 children.

Mayhew set to retire as Caz chairman

The City grandee David Mayhew is expected to announce he is stepping back from day-to-day management of JPMorgan Cazenove today, relinquishing his role as chairman at the blue-blooded City broker.

David Cameron visiting a Northern Rail depot in Manchester yesterday

Chancellor warned Britain is heading back into recession

Stark warning from OECD deals blow to Osborne on the eve of his crucial speech

Search for Irish Sea sailors 'unsuccessful'

A second day of extensive air and sea searches for five missing Russian sailors has been unsuccessful, officials said today.

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