News

Actor took on three armed soldiers who had surrounded star and crew while they were filming later series of Extreme World 3

Voting reform campaigners gear up for tough fight

The historic poll could be affected by the current distrust of Nick Clegg

A new voting system – is it really what Britain needs?

With 16 weeks to go before the nation makes a historic decision, the two camps put their cases and Paul Bignell invites leading advertising agencies to devise the billboard posters

The way we speak now

<b>Genevieve Roberts:</b> English dictionaries are groaning with new words, while other tongues are dying out.

Market Report: The Footsie's fight to end the year above 6,000

The likelihood of the FTSE 100 finishing 2010 above the 6,000 point mark took a hit yesterday, as the year's last full session of trading finished on a negative note. Despite almost touching 6,010 close to the start of proceedings, for most of the day the blue-chip index found itself heading south before closing on 5,971.01, a fall of 25.35.

Brian Viner: The rise and rise of pismronunciation

Not since my schooldays, when a boy in my year called Ian Hunt was cruelly nicknamed Isaac, even by some of the teachers, has the surname of the current Culture Secretary struck me as potentially comical. So three cheers for Jim Naughtie, whose now-celebrated clanger on Monday's Today programme unwittingly kindled the schoolboy humour that brought some warmth to a freezing winter's day.

Wakefield drop Moore and Parker

Wakefield have lost two players from their projected squad for the next Super League season. The Wildcats have released the 29-year-old prop Richard Moore who is now expected to sign for Crusaders, and have cancelled the contract of the Papua New Guinea centre Jessie Joe Parker.

Love <i>i</i>? Let us know

Love i? Want a chance to be on national television? We're offering you, the readers of the first national newspaper to launch in the UK in 25 years, the chance to tell us and the country why you read The Independent's new sister paper. Your contribution doesn't have to be professionally filmed or rehearsed; we're just keen to get an insight into why you love i.

Papua New Guinean could hold key to Cup's destiny

If Fifa restores Oceania's suspended vote in time for Thursday, then David Chung, a 48-year-old who lives in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, will find himself eagerly sought out by presidents, prime ministers and princes when he arrives at Fifa's headquarters in Zurich this morning.

My life in travel: Bill Oddie

'New York City is a great place for birdwatching'

David Attenborough on the call of the wild

Wildlife Special: Sir David Attenborough is one of the most well-travelled people on Earth, but the natural world still has the power to inspire him

Cond&#233; wins Guinea's first presidential poll

Supporters of Alpha Condé danced in the streets and carried his portrait yesterday hours after he was declared the winner of hotly contested presidential elections.

Clubb seizes late chance to impress

England 36 Papua New Guinea 10

McNamara wields Clubb for wooden-spoon battle with PNG

England have made six changes for the last match of their ill-fated Four Nations campaign against Papua New Guinea in Auckland tomorrow.

McNamara eager to avoid wooden spoon

England have flown to Auckland looking for a face-saving display after their Four Nations failures. Defeats to New Zealand and Australia have left Steve McNamara's team facing the wooden spoon, should they lose to Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

Kangaroos take advantage of English mishaps and mistakes

Australia 34 England 14
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Vietnam & Cambodia
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Bruges
India & Nepal
Japan
Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz
Prices correct as of 17 October 2014
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain