Arts and Entertainment Red Hot Chili Peppers are headlining the Isle of Wight Festival 2014

The US rockers will join Calvin Harris and Biffy Clyro at the top of the bill

Murderer's helicopter prison break foiled

A murderer's plot to escape from jail using a helicopter has been foiled by prison guards and the police, the Ministry of Justice said today.

Isle of Wight Photo Galllery 2010

Pink's crazy acrobatics, Florence's fantastic performance and phenomenal appearances by Paul McCartney, Jay-Z and Spandau Ballet made this year's Isle of Wight festival one to remember...

Questions Of Cash: HSBC in error over fraudulent card transaction

Q. A fraudulent transaction showed up on my HSBC credit card statement in July last year to Cyb/Electro-manic.com for £153. I had never heard of this company or bought anything from them. The bank's card services section cancelled my card, issued a new one and promised they would investigate the transaction.

Downpour warning for Isle of Wight festival

Tens of thousands of music fans are heading to the Isle of Wight this weekend for the first of the summer's music festivals being headlined by former Beatle Paul McCartney.

Trio remanded on lobster pot cocaine plot charge

Three men appeared in court today charged with conspiracy to import cocaine into Britain after £8 million worth of the drug was found attached to lobster pots off the coast, according to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca).

Named: Britons who were on aid flotilla

The Foreign Office said that as many as 40 British nationals were taking part in the aid flotilla attacked by Israelis as it headed to Gaza.

The Taverners, High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight

A visit to the Godshill model village on the Isle of Wight leads to a pub lunch that is anything but dinky

Caterpillar plague on Isle of Wight was caused by climate change, says expert

Global warming was blamed yesterday for an increase in caterpillar infestations which can cause severe allergic reactions.

Lloyds investors protest over executive pay plans

Investors in taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group today protested over executive pay plans at the firm's annual general meeting.

Andrew Grice: Cameron's self-serving electoral reform plans

Shock news: David Cameron is committed to electoral reform. His "reform" is to cut the number of MPs by 10 per cent and introduce fairness into the system by equalising the number of voters in the 650 constituencies.

My Secret Life: Bear Grylls, adventurer, 35

My parents were ... My late dad taught me to climb when I was very young; my mum was and remains brilliantly wacky.

Lords back mephedrone ban

A ban on mephedrone and other so-called "legal highs" was backed by the Lords today amid accusations ministers were guilty of a "knee-jerk" response.

Woman found in pub freezer was shot in head

A woman whose body was found in a pub freezer was shot in the head, police said today.

In search of rustic retreats

As a new rail route threatens the heart of rural England, Oliver Bennett tracks down the last idyllic hotspots

Britain braced for floods as more torrential rain predicted

Parts of the UK were bracing themselves for flooding this weekend after predictions the torrential rain which claimed the life of one motorist would intensify tomorrow.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
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