News

The telecoms sector was the talk of the town as deals flew in for Vodafone and Nokia this week, but traders still had time to pile into Scottish tiddler Pinnacle Technology.

David Randall: Suburban gardeners of Britain join with me - I don't want to go to Chelsea!

Sensual gardens, mirrors and sixth-form sculptures almost make you yearn for begonias lined up in prim little borders

Jailed rapist faces questioning over other unsolved attacks investigation

A MAN jailed for life at the Old Bailey yesterday faces further police investigations into other unsolved attacks on women throughout the UK.

Changing climate threatens English country gardens

FEARS THAT roses, rhododendrons, green lawns and oak trees may eventually fall victim to global warming are to be investigated in the first study of climate change on gardens.

Television Review: EastEnders

TELEVISION, WHICH you would think was the supreme here-and-now medium, is obsessed with the idea that things ain't what they used to be. Everyone is trying to re-create the past. On last night's EastEnders (BBC1), Melanie was trying to recapture the magic with Steve; Ricky and Sam were waxing nostalgic about what everybody seems to agree was an appalling marriage; and Mark was getting misty-eyed over his ex-wife.

The Essay: Miss Willmott's ghost

The gardens at Warley Place, Essex are a wilderness now. But hidden among the tangled woodlands are the traces of a life's work. Jane Brown resurrects a gardening prodigy

Garden: Sweet smell of success

Nothing can beat the scent of a lily in full bloom - as long as you've kept this famously fussy customer happy

Gardening: Well spotted!

What could be more thrilling than discovering a long-lost plant in your garden? The NCCPG can help you.

Woman found dead at Wisley

THE BODY of a partly clothed woman was found buried beneath a pile of rotting leaves in the grounds of the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley in Surrey.

Country & Garden: Chelsea - a green-fingered guide

The trick to enjoying the best of the Chelsea Flower Show is knowing exactly what to aim for, then going for it. By Anna Pavord

Horticulture: Chelsea Flower Show

What with gardening being the new DIY, and Charlie Dimmock bringing us down to earth, there's bound to be an unprecedented level of interest in this year's Chelsea Flower Show. Art, fashion and food are among the themes at the annual horticultural extravaganza. Highlights include Terence Conran's design for a "Chef's Roof Garden"; a garden featuring sculpted rabbits based on Beatrix Potter illustrations; and a `Horti-couture' garden inspired by the idea that horticulture can evoke colour and materials in the same way as high fashion. And of course, there will be unrivalled displays as exhibitors vye for the coveted RHS gold medal.

People and Business: Back to roots

ANDREW COLQUHOUN has completed the transition from bean counter to bean grower. Mr Colquhoun's seven-year reign as chief of the Institute of Chartered Accountants came to an unhappy end in 1997, but he has re- emerged as director-general of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 30 January 2015
Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee