Take your feet to the street

Hip-hop dance is bigger than ever, with the UK championships next week and a movie in production. Emma Love reports on a TV-inspired phenomenon

The best jokes of the Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival is the UK's biggest comedy jamboree. Here is a selection of the great – and not so great – punch lines from the first week

Wogan praises Eurovision song successor Norton

Sir Terry Wogan has given the thumbs-up to his Eurovision Song Contest successor Graham Norton and described this year's show as flawless.

Susan Boyle skips another live show

Susan Boyle will skip another Britain's Got Talent live show tonight, organisers confirmed.

Are chat shows just a big joke?

Alan Carr is the latest comedian to get his own chat show. Gerard Gilbert asks whether the traditional interviewer has gone forever, to be replaced by stunts and light entertainment

Amanda Holden blasts wind farm plan

Amanda Holden said today she was "appalled" by plans to build a wind farm close to her holiday home.

Prince Harry: 'Is Piers Morgan really a prat?'

Amanda Holden has revealed Prince Harry has a low opinion of her fellow Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan.

Susan Boyle: Broken by the fame game

Susan Boyle was the world's most unlikely star – but her collapse has turned the spotlight on television. Jonathan Brown reports

Susan Boyle 'drained' says Piers Morgan

Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan today said that singer Susan Boyle was emotionally drained and exhausted after being put under more pressure than any other contestant in the show.

Britain's Got Talent: Strictly Street?

Diversity's triumph over Susan Boyle was inspired by classical ballet. Sadie Gray reports

Alastair Campbell: Britain's answer to the BNP

For part of Saturday night I was channel-hopping between Britain's Got Talent and the second part of Robert Carlyle's portrayal of Adolf Hitler on Channel 4.

Leading article: Oaths of allegiance

Losing your rag seems to be the order of the week. There have been reports of Susan Boyle, the star of Britain's Got Talent, launching four-lettered tirades in her London hotel. And the Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, showed a bit of the fire that had been lacking from his team in the Champions League final when he dismissed a journalist's "bloody stupid question" in the post-match press conference in Rome.

Give Susan a break, says Morgan

Susan Boyle, who became an overnight star after performing on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, is cracking under the pressure of fame, one of the show's judges said yesterday.

Susan Boyle in 'floods of tears due to pressures of fame'

Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan jumped to Susan Boyle's defence today, saying she has been in "floods of tears" this week as the pressures of fame have taken hold.

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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home