Tim Whitmarsh salutes the ancient sceptics who cocked a snook at organised religion
The purpose-built high-speed dual carriageway connects Milan and the region's lake district
Jhumpa Lahiri explores the writing process as she attempts to learn Italian
Pope Francis expounds on mercy - a notion at the heart of Christianity but one that somehow got lost in modern teaching of the faith
The linguine-slim silhouette was, ultimately, about as Italian as it got
Cars, streets and the odd pedestrian have been showered with faeces
'Terrorist groups may possibly utilise similar methods used in the recent Paris attacks'
We were told to hand over €25 or my camera would be destroyed
Beard informs and entertains without ever patronising her readers
Q | Can you solve the mystery of what happened to my investment in British Airports Authority? I bought shares in the company more than 27 years ago at the time of privatisation. In February, I found the share certificate proving I am the rightful owner of these shares. I contacted Computershare, the registrar of what is now Heathrow airport. It replied that I am not on the list of shareholders, despite my share certificate. In July, I received a letter from Computershare saying it would treat my communications as a formal complaint, but I have heard nothing more. KK, London
But limited time and the powerful taxi lobby means the Eternal City’s out-going mayor has a battle on his hands to implement a traffic ban
More than 100 parishioners sign letter appealing for investigation into unnamed senior friar
Not content with being Time's Person of the Year and scoring a Rolling Stone cover, Pope Francis has now achieved superhero status, at least in the eyes of graffiti artist Maupal.
Newcastle accepted a bid from the French side understood to be in the region of £20m
Relic is considered to be of great religious significance
The United Nations today lambasted the Vatican for failing to protect children from paedophile priests as investigators in Geneva probe the global scandal that rocked the Catholic Church to its foundations.