Sport Arsene Wenger looks on from the Arsenal bench

Wenger has confirmed though that any moves are far from complete with the 11pm Friday deadline approaching

The scene at The Marylebone Road Car Park

Woman fights for life after fireball in basement garage of prestigious London apartments

A woman was today fighting for her life after being engulfed by a fireball as she attempted to escape a burning car in the garage of a block of flats in London.

About 60 firefighters tackled the blaze

Singer Duffy flees as blaze rips through £12m Kensington penthouse, but makes sure pets are safe

The pop star Duffy fled a fire that destroyed a luxury penthouse flat in London last night.

Singer Duffy's £12m Kensington penthouse destroyed in fire

The pop star Duffy fled a fire that destroyed a luxury penthouse flat in London last night.

About 60 firefighters tackled the blaze
Fulham manager Martin Jol

Bobby Zamora claims 'vast majority' of Fulham players don't get on with Martin Jol

Bobby Zamora has claimed “the vast majority” of Fulham's squad do not get on with Martin Jol, suggesting that was partly behind the exodus of players from the club.

Observations' One To Watch: Laura Dos Santos
Actress, 32

She just shared a quick scene with Kenneth Branagh in Wallander as the killer’s wife.

Wall Street hits a four-year high amid hopes central banks will boost economies

Shares on Wall Street jumped to their highest level in four years yesterday, as hopes that central banks around the world would soon take action to stimulate their economies continued to propel US stock markets upwards.

Book publisher says sorry to Andrew Gilligan

Journalist Andrew Gilligan accepted a High Court apology from publisher Faber and Faber today over passages in a biography of former London mayor Ken Livingstone that suggested that he had been sacked by the Evening Standard newspaper.

Tony Blair with Evgeny Lebedev, proprieter of the Evening Standard and The Independent, with Standard editor Sarah Sands yesterday

Tony Blair says he is interested in another term as PM

Tony Blair said yesterday he would like another stint as Prime Minister, although he accepts it is very unlikely to happen.

Tony Blair

Tony Blair says he would be prepared to become Prime Minister again

In an interview with the Evening Standard marking the fifth anniversary of his resignation, the former Prime Minister also discussed his relationship with Gordon Brown.

Diary: 'I want supreme power': Boris Johnson opens up on ambitions

Boris Johnson can get away with things that could finish off a less entertaining politician, as he has shown many times. There is his inconsistency, for instance. If you took some of his public statements at face value, you would assume that to be Mayor of London is the pinnacle of his life's ambition. What else could he have meant when he told The Sun last January: "I really don't see how I can run for Parliament in 2015. Let's kill this. I'm ruling myself out."

Will Self and family flee collapsing house as roof caves in

Writer Will Self is lucky to be alive after the roof of his house collapsed while he was inside.

The penthouse at The Shard (right) will be the highest home in Europe

Live the high life: the penthouse apartment with the best view in town

A vast £50m penthouse as large a seven-bedroom house has been planned for the top of the Shard, Europe's tallest skyscraper, it has been reported.

Taxi driver's Madeleine McCann 'sighting' ignored

A taxi driver who believes he picked up Madeleine McCann the night after she vanished has claimed that Portuguese police ignored his report.

Boris four points clear of Ken in London mayoral race with three days to go

Conservative candidate and current Mayor of London Boris Johnson increased his lead over Labour's Ken Livingstone to four points as the campaign for City Hall entered its final week.

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The super-rich now live in their own Elysium - they breathe better air, and eat better food, when they're not making beans on toast for their kids

The super-rich now live in their own Elysium

They breathe better air, eat better food, take better medicine
A generation of dropouts failed by colleges

Dropout generation failed by colleges

£800m a year wasted on students who quit courses before they graduate
Entering civilian life 'can be like going into the jungle' for returning soldiers

Homeless Veterans appeal

Entering civilian life can be like going into the jungle
Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Fifty Shades of Grey director on bringing the hit to the screen
Shazam! Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

Shazam: Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch