Extras
 

Trainers, sneakers, kicks, whatever you like to call them, the humble sports shoe has become a wardrobe staple. Here's our pick of the best

Mosley's son found dead after suspected drugs overdose

Tributes paid to 'hugely likeable' restaurateur and mathematician

F1 chief Max Mosley's son found dead

The son of Max Mosley, president of Formula One's governing body, has been found dead at his home in London, a police source said today.

Ferrari attack 'unfair' F1 budget cap

Formula One's governing body has urged champions Ferrari to take the lead in agreeing to a cost cap for 2010 after the Italian team made their opposition evident.

Mosley says F1 budget 'going ahead'

Formula One teams will have a budget cap next year but set above the proposed £30m, FIA president Max Mosley said today.

McLaren given suspended three-race ban

Lewis Hamilton's Formula One title defence remained alive today after his McLaren team were handed a suspended three race ban for lying to race stewards.

Driver salaries to be outside F1 budget cap

Formula One's governing body has agreed to exclude drivers' salaries and marketing costs from an optional budget cap to be introduced for teams next season.

Sport on TV: Don't try this at home – unless a consenting adult is on hand

It is well documented that city slickers have been living in a different world. But when the young corporate wannabes of The Apprentice (BBC1, Wednesday) had to design and market an item of "portable home fitness equipment" for under £30, it was still a shock when Ben the stockbroker suggested "something you can incorporate into having sex that creates resistance while you do it, some sort of springloaded..." He trailed off at that point, perhaps lost in his own fantasies. It certainly didn't sound like the sort of thing you could persuade someone to do for less than 30 quid.

F1 points row is embarrassing say Ferrari

The row over the points system for this season's Formula One championship is embarrassing, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has said.

F1 title to go to winner of most races

Driver will be crowned champion even if a rival gains more points during season

Richard Ingrams’s Week: We could all do with a little dignity in these hard times

Dignity is doing well, say the reports – Dignity in this instance being the name of a large undertaking business quoted on the stock exchange. Whatever may be happening in other sectors, plenty of people are still dying and being treated to expensive funerals by their loved ones.

Briatore claims F1 teams exploiting rules

Renault team head Flavio Briatore believes that several Formula One teams are freely exploiting rules to get a step up on the competition going into the new season.

Leading article: Press ahead with shaming hypocrites

When Max Mosley appeared before the Commons committee investigating press standards and privacy yesterday there was no doubt that he was appealing to a receptive audience. You only had to witness the soft questioning to know that here was a group of MPs that sympathised with Mr Mosley's pleas that here was a private citizen pilloried by the press for what was an entirely personal practice of sado-masochistic sex.

You know they all know: Mosley reveals pain of exposure to MPs

From sadomasochism to fascism, Formula One boss opens his heart to Commons' Culture Select Committee

The Sketch: Whatever you do, it's probably best not to overdo it

"There might be a perception I was over doing it," Max Mosley said, explaining his caution about taking the News of the World into court for a second time. He was keen not to overdo it. "My father overdid it," he explained and it hadn't worked out so well. True, fascists did overdo things in those days. As a matter of fact, I once saw film of Oswald Mosley overdoing it in front of 20,000 British fascists in Olympia in 1937. He made Barack Obama sound like Val Doonican. It was then I stopped listening to soaring rhetoric. I'd felt a prickle, you see. It was like listening to Lucifer.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – Five-star MS Swiss Corona 7 nights from £999pp
Lake Como St Moritz & the Bernina Express 7 nights from £809pp
Vietnam
Lake Maggiore, Orta & the Matterhorn 7 nights from £939pp
South Africa
Spain
Prices correct as of 19 December 2014
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there