Travel Amazing place: the Colosseum in Rome

'I'm the sort of person who would rather wear one T-shirt for the whole holiday'

600 jobs going as Ryanair departs airport

Low-fare airline Ryanair is to close or switch nine of its 10 routes at Manchester airport from October, it was announced today.

Family mourns toddler who died in balcony fall

The family of the British toddler who died after falling from a second floor balcony at a hotel in Sardinia were today coming to terms with the loss of their "beautiful" little boy.

British toddler dies after balcony fall

A British toddler who died after falling from a balcony at a hotel in Sardinia was named by local police as Brad Kremer.

Sport in Brief: Rossi leaves his best until last to take pole

Valentino Rossi produced a stunning lap in the closing moments of qualifying to claim pole position for today's FIM MotoGP World Championship round at Donington Park.

The photographer who wants to expose Silvio's teen parties

His recent pictures of revelry at Berlusconi's villa are just the beginning. Photo-journalist Antonello Zappadu tells Matthew Bell that the Prime Minister is abusing his public position

Berbatov wants more than goals

United striker concentrates on showcasing skills rather than his scoring record

Italy's sex scandal: Wife puts Berlusconi on the defensive

Just weeks ago Silvio Berlusconi appeared to have an ironclad grip on power. Now the Italian premier is looking suddenly vulnerable, with the heat coming from something almost unheard of in freewheeling Italy: a sex scandal.

Berlusconi wins ban on New Year party photos

Italy's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has succeeded in blocking publication of photos of his New Year's Eve party after reports said guests included a teenage girl whose relationship with him has caused a scandal.

Nedved: Decision to quit Juventus is final

Veteran Juventus midfielder Pavel Nedved says his decision to retire at the end of the season is final.

Katy Holland: Finding a bargain family holiday online

Are we there yet? We're spending more time surfing for bargain family holidays than ever before

The future may be uncertain for his City clientele, but for the head chef at L'Anima, it's looking very rosy indeed

L'Anima, 1 Snowden Street, London EC2, tel: 020 7422 7000

Hutchinson on verge of winning Medcup

Not so much winding up a series as hammering daily nails into the coffins of his rivals' hopes, Terry Hutchinson has the Audi Medcup series by the throat as it enters its last 2008 days in southern Portugal. His TP52, Quantum, has improved throughout the six-regatta series and really began to take charge during the third, at Cagliari, Sardinia, at the end of June.

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker