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

Kidnapped, By Colin Freeman

As of now, writes Colin Freeman, more than 700 mariners are being held hostage on the Somali coast. As the Sunday Telegraph's foreign correspondent, kidnapped by Somali pirates while reporting on that very subject, Freeman speaks from experience.

Martin Johnson calm over RFU chaos

Martin Johnson has insisted the recent chaos at the Rugby Football Union has not impacted on England's World Cup preparations.

Chris Blackhurst appointed Editor of The Independent

Independent Print Limited (IPL) today announces the appointment of Chris Blackhurst as Editor of the Independent.

Mayoral aide quits over 'stealing' comments

One of Boris Johnson's aides has resigned over comments he made about shoplifting from high street chains.

Letter from the editor: Accessible and affordable

The London Evening Standard, a stablemate of ours, is running a really excellent campaign at the moment in which it is highlighting the shocking literacy rate in the capital, especially among children.

I was stupid but not angry, claims Prior

Matt Prior has admitted he felt "stupid" following the incident at Lord's in which a dressing-room window was smashed.

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Novelist Josephine Hart dies

Writer Josephine Hart whose debut novel sold more than one million copies has died.

Scott Parker admits he will have to consider West Ham future

Scott Parker admits West Ham's hopes of staving off relegation do not look good and that he may have to consider a future away from the club.

Evgeny Lebedev: The Voices of the Press in an Open Society

Following is the full text of the speech by Evgeny Lebedev, chairman of the Evening Standard and The Independent, delivering the inaugural lecture of the Gorbachev Lecture Series on Press Freedom this evening at Christ Church College, Oxford University.

Invisible Ink: No 74 - Caryl Brahms and S J Simon

How did the English cheer themselves up during wartime?

Half say cuts raise terror risk

One in two people think the cuts in police funding will increase the risk of a deadly terrorist attack, a survey showed today.

Theatre giants Hall and Gambon honoured at Standard awards

London is lauded as the true home of global drama

'Evening Standard' wins top awards

The Independent's sister newspaper, the London Evening Standard, has won two of the most prestigious accolades in publishing, being named Media Brand of the Year and also receiving the Grand Prix Gold at the Media Week awards.

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?