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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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

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

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

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

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