Sport Spain won the UEFA EURO 2012 trophy

The games involving Les Bleus will be classed as friendlies

James Moore: Take a look at tax havens closer to home

Outlook: And so Liechtenstein has surrendered. Following on from the tax information exchange deal with the US comes a similar one with the UK. There will be an amnesty for around 5,000 account holders who could have stashed up to £3bn in the tiny principality, together with a tacit assurance that they won't be prosecuted if they agree to assume the position and pay up. They'd be well advised to do so because it is more than people in other tax havens may be offered.

Hijacked ship in the English Channel

Missing Latvian-owned vessel with £1m cargo traced by British coastguards

'Incensed' Barclays workers in pensions strike ballot

Barclays workers are to vote on strike action over the bank's move to close its final salary pension scheme, it was announced today.

Queen sends message on first Armed Forces Day

A display of support will be given to Britain's dedicated servicemen and women today as they mark the first Armed Forces Day.

MP attacked after confronting youths

A 17-year-old has been arrested after an MP was punched in the head by a group of youths.

Esporta to get new chairman

Richard Segal, the former chief executive of the listed online gambling giant PartyGaming, is believed to have been appointed executive chairman of troubled fitness club chain Esporta.

Murtagh's pick hard to winkle out

Ballydoyle jockey holds strong hand but keeps Derby ace close to his chest

Travel challenge: A summer cruise in the Mediterranean

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: a Mediterranean cruise in late July/early August, based on two sharing, including meals, entertainment and port taxes.

The Five Minute Interview: Albert Hammond, singer and songwriter

"My all time dream is to take to the stage just father and son. Perhaps one day Albert might even like to write a song with me."

Intrepid treasure-hunters – or archaeological vandals?

A marine exploration company has found HMS <i>Victory</i>'s remains. But not everyone is pleased

Party Of The Week: Variety is the spice

On Sunday night, the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane opened its doors to the 56th Variety Club Showbiz Awards. While guests tucked into the green tea, crème brulée and petits fours that ended the three-course dinner, an auction to raise funds for the children's charity hit the heights as James McAvoy won an Apollo 11 presentation signed by Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong, for £10,000. One raffle-winner, Sir Ben Kingsley, generously returned his year's membership to the 25 Club to be auctioned.

British territories demand right to lay Cenotaph wreaths

Gibraltar leads campaign to stop Foreign Secretary acting on its behalf at Remembrance ceremony

Volvo fleet split by differing tactics

The first split in tactics on leg one of the Volvo round the world race from Alicante to Cape Town and the first breakdown have seen an opening 48 hours that freed the eight 70-foot yachts from the Mediterranean, through the Straits of Gibraltar and out into the Atlantic.

Pandora: Tories' animal welfare man savaged by monkey

Andrew Rosindell made a suitable choice as the Tories' animal welfare spokesman; after all, he's the fellow who is prone to dressing up his pet bulldog in a Union Flag.

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness