July weather: More sunshine and hot weather predicted for this weekend

Temperatures set to hit 28C following hottest day of the year

Man of deals: products linked to ‘Man of Steel’

Warner Bros has lined up almost 100 promotional partners for their new summer blockbuster ‘Man of Steel’. Keep reading to see some of the tie-ins that have been signed up.

Man jailed for 30 months for sex assault on four-year-old boy in supermarket toilet

A man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy in a supermarket toilet.

Asda has resolved to donate all its surplus stock to charity

Asda to give all surplus food to charity in bid to relieve food poverty

FareShare will distribute milk, bread, meat and vegetables to provide  meals for the poor

Squeeze on consumer spending hits Tesco

Tesco will confirm a fall in UK sales this week, as cash-strapped consumers continue to rein in spending on big-ticket electricals.

Sales growth returns at Morrisons

Morrisons has finally started to show signs of recovery, after a sustained period of weak trading.

Whiff of scandal lingers at Greencore

Greencore, the convenience foods and ready-meals maker, said yesterday that conditions remain challenging in a UK market still reeling from the horsemeat scandal.

Walmart suffers surprise drop in sales

The grim consumer environment in the United States led to an unexpected drop in sales in Walmart over the first quarter, with the world's largest retailer missing Wall Street expectations.

Bring on the sunshine: The best wines for spring barbecues and summer picnics

2011 Jacob's Creek Reserve Barossa Riesling, Barossa Valley, Australia

290 dead as high street fashion chains told to put lives before profits after Bangladeshi factory collapse

Death toll passes 290 as staff describe how they were ordered to continue production despite raising concerns over huge cracks in the eight-storey structure

Walmart CEO's annual pay rockets to $21m

The chief executive of Walmart enjoyed a double-digit increase in his total pay last year – pocketing $21m (£14m).

Asda is the latest to make a move, rebranding its financial services arm as Asda Money and launching a new credit card

Asda to open 12 new stores and create up to 2,500 new jobs

Asda is to open 12 stores and create up to 2,500 new jobs in the UK this year, the supermarket giant announced today.

The new cuts come just days after supermarkets announced 2p-3p a litre cuts on petrol

Supermarkets reveal further fuel price cuts

Motoring is to get a little cheaper following further fuel price reductions announced today by supermarkets.

Simon English: Tesco pays the price of Sir Terry's over-ambition

Outlook Should Tesco investors sue Sir Terry Leahy?

Petrol price falls follow last week's drop in diesel

Good news for motorists as petrol prices fall up to 3p a litre

Good news for motorists - Asda is slashing the price of fuel by 2p from today at its 217 petrol stations.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us