Sport Leighton Baines

Everton furiously rejected United's approaches for the England defender last summer and hope to tie down his future after a breakthrough in negotiations

BA gives a final warning to drunken passengers

AIRCRAFT PASSENGERS who disrupt British Airways flights are to be targeted in a "yellow card" warning scheme, it was announced yesterday.

British eat most cheaply on Corfu

BRITISH holidaymakers pay least for taxis in Tenerife and the cheapest eating out is on Greek islands, according to a spending index of popular destinations.

British woman gets 27 years for Tenerife killing

Families plan appeal as Spanish court finds bar owner guilty of ordering hitmen to kill her partner

Football: Real in real trouble at lowly Tenerife

Real Madrid were winning 2-1 away to a 10-man Tenerife side with six minutes to go on Saturday - and they still lost.

Travel: Adrift in the Atlantic

Marooned somewhere between the Sahara and South America, it's easy to lose yourself in La Palma, writes Simon Calder

Football: Flushing out football's real fortune hunters

FINANCIAL diarrhoea is not a pleasant phrase but as a description of the way money is sluicing through football at the moment it has an aroma appropriate to the times. What makes it a touch more pungent is that it should be uttered by the chairman of a Premier League club.

Cult leader `had chemicals'

Spanish police said yesterday that they had found poisonous chemicals at the home of an alleged doomsday cult leader which they believe were to be used in a mass suicide by her 32 followers.

Police halt suicide cult's last supper

Police in the Canary Islands last night arrested a German psychologist and cult leader charged with planning the collective suicide of 32 followers, including five children aged from six to 12.

Football: Beck to the fore

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Atlantic row record

The British rower John Searson last night smashed the record for the fastest east-to-west solo crossing of the Atlantic by two weeks when he arrived in Barbados.

Video review: Rewind

Tots TV - Big Treasure Adventure (U), Carlton, pounds 9.99 If you can peel your little ankle-biters away from a psychedelic supplications of the Teletubbies then you could do worse than plonk them in front of Tiny, Tom, Furryboo and Tilly. Here they leave their magic house to take to the seas on "The Bounty". HH

Forget the foie gras, we'd rather have fish and chips and lager

Did you know that one in four Britons has been to the Canary Islands? Did you know that 1.4 million Britons go to Tenerife each year? Did you indeed know that last weekend the entire British travel industry decamped to the Canary Islands to hold its annual conference? I happen to know all of these things because I was there, attending the ABTA convention.

Can't stop, I'm doing the Canary Islands' perpetual motion cultural desert tour

Restless Jeremy Atiyah turned his back on lazy Lanzarote's stationary beach bums and scurried round four islands in a single day

Britain: Simon Calder column

As conspiracy theories go, this one's a bit flimsy. But the Case of the Disappearing Bicycle has got me worried.

Politics: Hague takes firm line on shadow cabinet dissidents here

A purge of Tory frontbench dissidents was urged by William Hague yesterday. With no compromise or quarter offered by the new Conservative leader, Stephen Goodwin and Anthony Bevins report on the continuing tremors created by the European single currency.
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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