Michael Day reports from the Tuscan village inundated by survivors
A top-performing state school can add up to £77,000 to the value of a house within its catchment area, according to new research, with the cost of properties near the 50 best-performing state schools 35 per cent higher than in the rest of the UK.
The clean-up is well under way on the damaged streets. Now, it’s time to count the cost of four days of lawlessness and destruction
Tegestologists can admire coasters by Ben Eine, Bob and Roberta Smith, Sarah Baker and Gavin Turk
A publisher operating out of a bedroom in a flat in the Scottish Highlands has had one of its novels longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Fresh from her Mercury Prize nomination in the morning, Katy B bounds on to the stage.
With a year to go before Britain's most ambitious sporting extravaganza London 2012 is on track and under budget, but for Lord Coe this is no time for complacency. Alan Hubbard meets Lord Coe
It's not as odd as it sounds – the deprived south London area is rebranding itself as the capital's contemporary art hub, much like the Parisian district during the 19th and 20th centuries
The schoolboy's murder 10 years ago this week sparked a national outcry and a new approach to teenage crime. Now experts warn government cuts could destroy any progress they are making
After a long career, the radical bluestocking made it to the top job – but only for 137 days. She talks about challenges, personal and political. Brian Brady meets Harriet Harman
A group of young, predominantly black young people are sitting in a semi-circle debating the strengths and weaknesses of a film script about a fictional girl gang, set amid the seedy tower blocks of East London's under-class.
It sounds like the marketing job from hell. A top public relations firm has been hired to give a good name to one of Britain's most notorious housing estates. The 7,500 residents of the Aylesbury Estate in south London are well aware that their home has become a byword for all that is worst about the concrete jungles built in haste during the 1960s housing boom.
Think there's no upside to the credit crunch? A group of young artists has opened a gallery on a run-down industrial estate just to prove you wrong. Alice Jones soaks up the optimism
A clutch of regular winners swept aside the early bleak conditions on the second day of Skandia Cowes Week to add more victories yesterday to those of the opening day on Saturday. A clutch of regular winners swept aside the early bleak conditions for the second day of Skandia Cowes Week to add victories again yesterday to the opening day on Saturday.
"I can watch a whole week's worth of Come Dine With Me in one sitting"