Investigation into TV presenter's private life is latest episode in bitter rivalry
Is it genes or upbringing that shapes our characters, talents and traits? As an adopted child, the question has always fascinated Kate Hilpern
Exorbitant university fees, high youth unemployment... Things look bleak for the next generation. What does it take to land a top job in our most elite professions?
Theresa May made clear she would not back down over her plans, but political pressure for a rethink will now grow
The residents of Tottenham were demanding answers from the police last night amid accusations that too little was done to control London's worst riots in a generation.
Public face of newspaper Stuart Kuttner, now 71, is drawn in to scandal
As the transition process gathers pace, Kim Sengupta reports from Nad-e Ali, Helmand
A dispute has broken out between Amy Winehouse's management and her record label in the wake of the 27-year-old singer's death at the weekend.
Sarah Sands admits to falling for the speed and grace of Twitter
"Pebble Beach, far away in time," you find yourself adapting Martha and the Muffins as you park the car on the clifftop drive. "Pebble Beach, far away in time, Pebble Beach..." And as you push the door, you feel you've stepped back 20 years in time, to a kinder, simpler age when all restaurant menus came in floppy leather (with photos of the shellfish platter), all dining-rooms were on a split level, with fleshy-orangey chairs, tables and curtains, and a wrought-iron fence as a "feature".
A law firm blamed by Rupert Murdoch for failing to raise the alarm over evidence of police bribes at News International was last night given the go-ahead to put its side of events to police and MPs.
A massive dust storm descended on the Phoenix area in Arizona, drastically reducing visibility and delaying flights as strong winds uprooted trees and left thousands of residents without power.
Sherlock Holmes used a magnifying glass, while Hercule Poirot relied on his little grey cells.
He is even founding a newspaper based on The Independent to report on him.
The fine, machine-tooled metropolis that is Middlesbrough is possibly not the first place that springs to mind when one thinks about the savage hues and – at least to some Western eyes – avant-garde childishness of Japanese pop culture. But this weekend, the Teesside city found itself decked out in a million buttons and bows, as British cosplay enthusiasts were handed free licence to parade their fondness for dressing up like anime characters.