Sport Nadine Angerer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

The Germany captain may have drawn less attention, but was deserving of her moment in the spotlight

Wind turbine plant to create 2,000 jobs

Wind turbine giant Vestas is planning to build a new factory in the UK, creating 2,000 jobs, the company said today.

Artisans who turn ideas into art: Who pickled Damien Hirst's shark and painted Ai Weiwei's seeds?

An army of workers are responsible for creating some of the world's best known artworks, says Michael Petry

Japan's new bid to ease nuclear crisis

The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant began pumping highly radioactive water from the basement of one of its buildings to a makeshift storage area yesterday in a crucial step toward easing the nuclear crisis.

State of emergency declared over fears of nuclear leaks

Japan was fighting to avert a nuclear disaster last night as it declared a state of emergency and evacuated thousands of people from around two damaged power plants.

Worker hands back £2m paid by mistake

An engineer has repaid £2 million mistakenly paid to him by his employer.

Gamesa shortlists sites for wind turbine factory

Harwich, Humber and Tyneside are battling it out to host one of Britain's first offshore wind turbine factories, to be built by the Spanish group Gamesa.

Picasso's young muse makes a public appearance

Marie-Thérèse was only 17 years old when, stepping off the Paris Metro one day in 1927, she was approached by a stranger and told: "I am Picasso! You and I are going to do great things together!"

London gallery to represent Chinese activist

One of the world’s most prestigious galleries has announced it is to represent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei as the artist faces mounting pressure in his homeland for his pro-democracy politics.

Terence Blacker: At last, the wind of change is blowing in favour of local power

To an urban mindset, the idea that beauty and tranquility contribute to the quality of everyday life for ordinary people seems mystifying

Wind energy? No thanks – we want to keep our nuclear option

As soon as residents living near Hinkley Point, on the west Somerset coast, were told that a 12-pylon wind farm was planned for their rural idyll, opposition was quick to grow.

Power failure: UK's wind farm plans in disarray

Objectors put green energy plans in doubt

UTC to buy Clipper Windpower

The wind turbine maker Clipper Windpower has agreed to a £139.5m buyout by the US conglomerate United Technologies Corporation. UTC will pay 65p a share to gain control over the 50.1 per cent stake in the AIM-listed Clipper that it does not already own and assist with cash flow ahead of the transaction. Last year, UTC, which provides hi-tech products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries, paid £166m for a 49.5 per cent stake in Clipper.

Ai Weiwei, Tate Modern, London

Why should millions of specks of porcelain upset the Chinese? Because Ai Weiwei never treads carefully and neither, it seems, do the patrons of Tate Modern

The 10 Best Ski Panoramas

You'll feel like you're on top of the world in these spectacular settings, says Patrick Thorne
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas