i Penny Mordaunt, Conservative MP

Someone’s about to make a Splash!

Middleton's pay 'may hit pounds 10m'

Lloyd's changeover: New chief executive sets out to quell fears in the market

Middleton resigns at critical stage for Lloyd's of London

Insurance loss: Names bemused by departure of man seen as linch- pin in fight to repair battered credibility

BOOKS : FICTION : Peacetime blues

CASTING OFF by Elizabeth Jane Howard, Macmillan pounds 15.99

Town relives the night Lindsay, 13, disappeared


Double glazing complaints soar

Complaints by the public about double glazing and installation have rocketed by nearly 50 per cent over the last five years and home improvement now accounts for a fifth of all consumer complaints, the Institute of Trading Standards Administration (ITSA) reveals today.

Lloyd's to reveal trust plan to names

Lloyd's of London will today reveal plans for setting up on trust lines the giant reinsurance vehicle it hopes will rescue it from the crushing burden of old loss-making policies. Lloyd's will tell names, whose money will provide the capital for Equitas, that a trust is the best way of getting back to them any eventual profits from the reinsurance venture.

Opera Janacek's Jenufa Opera North, Leeds Jan Smaczny

`As a series of exquisite tableaux, this could hardly be bettered, but without a stronger sense of drama, Jenufa is nothing'

Names to vote 'blind' for rescue package


LETTER : Housing policy falling down

CHRISTIAN Wolmar, like the housing White Paper itself, ignores one major housing issue.

LETTER : Restoration of the Taj Mahal

From Mr Rajiv Dogra

Breakaway party sours Labour relations

Council that `brought town back from the dead' splits in two amid long-running claims of impropriety. Nicholas Timmins reports

Letter: Cardinal error

From Mr Peter Avis

Air chief quits after renovations row

Air Chief Marshal Sir Sandy Wilson, 53, resigned from the Royal Air Force yesterday after a row over a £380,000 renovation bill for his official residence.

Reconstruction fails

A reconstruction of the movements of Gordon Wardell, the husband of Carol Wardell, the building society manager who was murdered by a gang who abducted her from her home to raid the Woolwich Building Society offices in Nuneaton, failed to produce anything positive, police said.

Husband's ordeal

Gordon Wardell, whose wife Carol, a 38-year-old building society manageress, was kidnapped and killed by robbers three weeks ago, staged a reconstruction of his movements on the night of her death.
Bryan had a bracelet given to him by his late father stolen during the raid
Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and the Astana Pro Team races to fourth place in the individual time trial
tour de franceas fourth place in time-trial sees him ride to Paris glory on Sunday
Tour de France competitor Bartosz Huzarski’s legs have highlighted the gruelling nature of the race, after he posted a picture on Facebook showing extremely prominent veins stretching from his feet and all the way up his legs
A rub on the tummy sprang Casey back to life
Arts and Entertainment
On set of the Secret Cinema's Back to the Future event
filmBut why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
Susan Sarandon described David Bowie as
peopleSusan Sarandon reveals more on her David Bowie romance
Lewis Hamilton walks back to the pit lane with his Mercedes burning in the background
Formula 1
Arts and Entertainment
The new characters were announced yesterday at San Diego Comic Con
comic-con 2014
Arsenal supporters gather for a recent ‘fan party’ in New Jersey
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Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Evan Davis: The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing to take over at Newsnight

The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing

What will Evan Davis be like on Newsnight?
Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
Inside a church for Born Again Christians: Speaking to God in a Manchester multiplex

Inside a church for Born Again Christians

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

Incredible survival story of David Tovey

Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride