Sport Andre Greipel takes victory on the Tour Down Under

Andre Greipel won his 15th career Tour Down Under stage as he burst to victory in a bunch sprint over the final 600 metres of stage four.

Lottery hunt for 'secret millionaires'

The National Lottery has urged players to check their tickets in case they are one of four missing millionaire winners.

Camelot turns sweet 16 with record sales

The National Lottery operator, Camelot, celebrated the 16th anniversary of its first lottery draw yesterday with results revealing record half-year sales. Camelot reported £2.7bn in total sales for the six months to 25 September, up 3.6 per cent on a year earlier and marking the highest interim revenues received by the group. Direct returns to good causes rose £28m to £784m.

This is the weekend for...Scouring the attic for treasure

Instead of hoping that the National Lottery balls might drop in your favour, take the matter into your own hands and clear out the attic.

£113m lottery jackpot winner to remain anonymous

The winner of the UK's biggest lottery prize has decided to remain anonymous, operator Camelot has said. The ticket-holder won a record-breaking £113,019,926 in the EuroMillions Lottery jackpot in the draw on Friday 8 October. The jackpot went unclaimed for nearly two weeks.

Lottery winner had to be driven home in shock

A retired dinner lady was so shocked after finding out about her million-pound win that she had to be driven home from the newsagents by a kindly shop assistant.

Letters: Benefits

Back to the Poor Law

Family celebrate £2.6m National Lottery win

A couple spoke of their elation today at sharing in a £2.6 million Lotto jackpot in the week they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

First person: 'I lost a £3m winning lottery ticket'

Martyn Tott, 42

£1m lottery ticket still unclaimed

A lottery player is sitting on a ticket that will make them £1 million richer, it was revealed today.

Cameron accuses Labour of neglecting tourism

David Cameron today pledged to make Britain one of the top five tourist destinations in the world.

Camelot tries to win over regulator with new assurances

Camelot, the National Lottery operator, has proposed a series of remedies to persuade the regulator to let it provide new commercial services through its network of terminals in retail outlets.

Budget worries are soothed by realistic targets and prudence

There was uproar three years ago when the former government announced that the bill for the London 2012 Games had risen from the estimated £2.4bn to £9.3bn.

Mystery lottery winner sitting on £1m fortune

An unwitting lottery winner is sitting on an unclaimed £1 million fortune, operator Camelot said today.

Investor tries to oust Vodafone chairman

Vodafone can expect turbulence at its annual meeting next week after a prominent shareholder yesterday moved to oust Sir John Bond following years of "strategic weaknesses" at the group.

Workaholic straight back to job after hearing of Lottery jackpot

A 64-year-old man described today how he went back to work just an hour after finding out he and his wife had won £7.7 million on the National Lottery.

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn