Arts and Entertainment Joyce DiDonato will star at the Last Night of the Proms

American mezzo-soprano dedicates performance of 'Over the Rainbow' to LGBT community

Britain swelters into September – but downpours to come

Good news for those heading to Bestival – but they should make the most of it while they can

The festival saw a performance from The Ghetto Youths International Crew, a band formed by the sons of reggae legend Bob Marley

The new Mersey Beat: Thousand flock to Liverpool's Sefton Park for four-day music festival

With tower blocks peeping above the tree line, Liverpool's Sefton Park is just a stroll from Penny Lane and a city steeped in a history of poverty and division.

Planes, rains and automobiles: Bank Holiday washout forecast as getaway gets underway

Friday and Saturday set for torrential downpours as August bank holiday getaway begins...

Tulisa denies attacked a celebrity blogger at V Festival

Tulisa 'strongly denies' claims she punched celebrity blogger Vas Morgan

Pop star Tulisa has "strongly denied" allegations that she attacked a celebrity blogger at last weekend’s V Festival.

Bargain Hunter: Cut-price Jamaican break for tennis fans

Inspired by Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph? Still seeking a luxury holiday this August? A couple could save up to £1,200 by booking a seven-night holiday for the price of four nights at Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay in Jamaica. It holds summer tennis clinics run by former Davis Cup players and features rooms designed by Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the Wimbledon Championships.

Brandon Flowers of The Killers, who headlined the final night of T in the Park

The Killers close T in the Park with Travis and Joy Division covers

The last day at Scotland's biggest music festival also saw sets from Frank Ocean and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Wireless festival: Two men in hospital after being stabbed

Men were stabbed during Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake performance

Mumford & Sons will headline T in the Park on Friday

In pictures: T in the Park festival - boasting Rihanna, Mumford & Sons and Snoop Dogg

The Killers, The Script and David Guetta also among headliners

Were you happy with the BBC coverage of Glastonbury?

If you did attend Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, you're probably just about recovering now.

Music fans will be able to watch an hour of The Rolling Stones’ headline set at Glastonbury on television

Rolling Stones give BBC satisfaction with compromise deal over Glastonbury coverage

Music fans will be able to watch an hour of The Rolling Stones' headline set at Glastonbury on TV after a compromise was reached in a row over coverage of the set.

Singer Beyoncé performs on stage at the 'Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live' Concert at Twickenham Stadium

BBC 'only in interested in Glastonbury' says Chime For Change organiser after broadcaster only shows highlights of women's charity concert featuring Beyoncé

One of the promoters behind Saturday’s Chime For Change concert at Twickenham Stadium has slammed the BBC’s refusal to broadcast the event live.

Bastille's maddest festival: 'Every sixth tent was on fire'

Bastille's Dan Smith on Jay-Z, pessimism and zebras

Video: The top festivals this summer

See below for taster videos from a selection of festivals set to take place this summer:

The Doctor looks pensive in the Tardis

Doctor Who's 50th anniversary to be celebrated with BBC Prom

The Tardis is coming to the Royal Albert Hall as Doctor Who's 50th anniversary is celebrated during this year's Proms.

Art house: Kraftwerk in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Kraftwerk to headline at T in the Park

Fresh from their marathon sessions at the Tate Modern, electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have announced they will perform at Scotland's largest music festival for the first time this summer.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 23 January 2015
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project