News Former correspondent of the News of the World and Sunday Mirror Dan Evans arrives at the Old Bailey

“Shock” and “anxiety” ran through the editorial floor of the News of the World the day two people were arrested in 2006 in connection with phone hacking. The description, from the former News International staff journalist Dan Evans, was told to the jury at the phone hacking trial.

Switch energy supplier, draughtproof your home and insulate yourself against rising fuel bills

With the average British Gas customer facing a hike of more than £250 a year, Julian Knight looks at ways to keep costs down

Heath Ledger's final cut: An exclusive, on-set diary

The cult of the late Heath Ledger is set to grow with his astonishing performance in the new Batman film. Sean Porter was on set with the troubled Hollywood star for his last ever shoot. Here, he reveals what happened during those three manic – and spookily portentous – days

Cost Of Living: Insulation

Adding, updating or installing insulation can halve your heating bill – and reduce your carbon emissions. Around a third of all the heat lost from an uninsulated home is through the walls. Most UK houses have either solid walls, which can be insulated externally, or internally, with plaster board laminates backed with insulating material – offering annual savings of £380 and £360 respectively. Insulating cavity walls will give you a 15 per cent reduction in heat loss and savings of £120. There are even cheaper flexible linings, which can be applied internally. Installing them is a professional job as errors can lead to condensation and damp.

Manhattan transfer: At home with Poppy De Villeneuve

Leaving London was a big step for photographer Poppy De Villeneuve but in New York she's found a new focus – and a great loft apartment

Sean O'Grady: Fall in house prices is cause for celebration

Why the long faces? House prices have fallen at their fastest rate since 1992 - good.

Mark Steel: You couldn't make it up (unless you're Hillary, that is)

Traditionally, Democrat candidates for President start slightly radical, then try to reassure Conservative America, get in a tangle and look like idiots. But this time may be different, because Barack Obama has stuck by his friend the militant preacher, refusing to disown him, and Hillary Clinton has gone mental.

Freya North: Family fortunes

Bestselling author Freya North found the magic formula for a happy life – a Wendy house for the children, and a £30,000 kitchen for mum

Can you spot profit potential?

It looks like a perfectly ordinary home – but in fact it's a house that could make you big money. Helen Brown gets a masterclass on how to add value

Green Living: Eco-friendly households to spend £13bn

The British public plans to fork out more than £13bn to make their homes greener in 2008, with over two-thirds claiming they have already taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint in the past year, the Co-operative Bank has found.

Dance: Les 7 Doigts, Roundhouse, London

Underwear and apple pie for all

Will Greenwood: Time to aim for the sticks

When he was playing for Harlequins, Will Greenwood struggled to find an affordable family house near Twickenham. Now his heart is set on village life

The Careers Adviser

How do you train to teach people with special needs? Can I join the civil service?

My Home: Lucy Neal, co-founder of the London International Festival of Theatre

In a quiet south London street, two semis combine to create a large and theatrical space

Julia Stephenson: The Green Goddess

I'm a gin'n'Jag girl, and I won't get on my bike

Julia Stephenson: The Green Goddess

I'm a gin'n'Jag girl, and I won't get on my bike
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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices