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Rail letter leak: Chris Grayling accused of putting politics over people

Telegraph.co.ukSome London MPs were furious about the letter, with Bob Neill, a Conservative former minister, saying Grayling should step down for prioritising party politics over...

Where will it all go right? Fans of Premier League clubs preview the season

Bob White. Crystal Palace. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew looking relaxed during the recent pre-season friendly against Bromley. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters. Everton.

Reasons for optimism: Football League fans preview the season

The club needs to divest itself of some of our players who are still on Premier League-level contracts and bring in experienced heads who are...

Ipso chair Alan Moses branches out into literary journalism

But he fell foul of the media magnate of that era, Alfred Harmsworth (later Lord Northcliffe), and spent months being derided by the Daily Mail...

Emmys 2016: the predicted nominees in all the major races

We all know Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus will take the trophy, so everyone else is fighting for consolation prizes, but there will be some new faces...

My England Test debut: kit in brown paper and bowling to Gordon Greenidge

(blog) (blog)Arthur Flower, the Middlesex secretary, was on the phone. Someone – John Snow? Chris Old (of course)? Bob Willis? – was injured, he...

Milos Raonic beats Sam Querrey to reach semi-final semi: Wimbledon 2016 – live!

... 2016 Wimbledon) and Bouchard (2014 Australian, 2014 French, 2014 Wimbledon) have thrice made the last four at majors. The other two Canadians to make...

After Agatha Christie … female crime writers delve deep into women's worst fears

“Current stars such as Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins have their antecedents in Nicci French in the 1990s, Lois Duncan and PD James in the...

Ramsay's Hotel Hell review – a tired recipe undermined by the lack of a key fact

It's as empty, too, because Dave and Dede Eby, the husband and wife who own it, have lost interest. Ramsay is not amused when he's...

'So boring it barely exists': readers review the new Top Gear

We then saw Gordon Ramsay and Jesse Eisenberg feature as stars in a rally-cross car. This was without a doubt the best part of the...

French Open 2016: Tsonga fights back to beat Baghdatis – day five as it happened!

... times but he was never in serious danger of losing. Facebook Twitter Google plus. Share. Share this post. Facebook · Twitter · Google plus.

BBC's Hollow Crown: War of the Roses draws more than 1m viewers

Photograph: Robert Viglasky/BBC/Carnival Film & Television Ltd ... The first part in the second series of the Hollow Crown, Henry VI Part 1 starring Tom...

Snooker sketches: memories of the World Championship at the Crucible

'I was prompted to do this cartoon, when this guy emerged with a memorable name that I'd not heard of before 2015.' Robert Milkins won...

The Forgotten Story of … the 1966 Masters

Here's the legendary Guardian writer Pat Ward-Thomas, with a contemporaneous roll call of “the old masters whose golf down the generations has given the occasion...

Jon Savage wins 2016 Penderyn music book prize

Looking at some of the year's game-changing music, from Tom Jones to the Beatles, Savage writes about how the songs were inflected by the era's...

LSO/Adès review – authoritative performances and sumptuous textures

Opening the second half was a piece called Brahms, Adès's own “anti-homage” to a great predecessor in the shape of a setting of a poem...

Lucius: 'Dressing like twins gives us a giggle'

Please deliver!” “No, not that one,” Laessig replies, as if she's talking about Bob Dylan B-sides rather than cat food ads. “There are different eras...

At home with Jimi Hendrix: art nouveau, Ena Sharples and John Lewis curtains

Upstairs, past the bedroom where Handel slept, and through what will be the main entrance to a new exhibition space, a huge photograph of Jimi...

Alizé Cornet defeats Eugenie Bouchard to win Hobart International

France's Alizé Cornet has ended Eugenie Bouchard's perfect week with a straight sets win in the final of the Hobart International. Cornet delivered a polished...

Johanna Konta knocked out in Hobart after defeat to Dominika Cibulkova

Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images ... McHale 7-5, 7-5. Eugenie Bouchard, who has dropped to 47 in the world rankings following a 2015 disrupted by a...

How every MP voted on airstrikes in Syria

... Wendy Morton (Aldridge-Brownhills), David Mowat (Warrington South), David Mundell (Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale), Sheryll Murray (Cornwall South East), Dr Andrew Murrison (Wiltshire South West),...

New York's greatest design icons: from Macy's balloons to the Yankees logo

And yet some of Moses's early accomplishments improved city life for all in still-tangible ways, especially the parkways and beaches he created on Long Island...

The Observer view on Judith Kerr

Ms Kerr has dedicated the book to her father, Alfred Kerr, a Jewish intellectual who was critical of the Nazis. Kerr says her father would...

Brighton council rapped for attempt to charge £200 recording fee for interview

Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors, branded the move outrageous. He said: “Beaches ... Michael Bromley, interim head of journalism at City...

The Girl on the Train breaks all-time book sales record

A record set six years ago by Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol was broken this week by Paula Hawkins's dark thriller The Girl on the...

Women's World Cup 2015: England beat Canada 2-1 – as it happened

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Kinabalu's naked backpackers were thinking of Las Vegas, not Rome

That confusion saw Eleanor Hawkins, a British backpacker on a postgraduate gap year, convicted along with three others in a Malaysian court today of committing...

Kenny Sansom, former England and Arsenal defender, enters detox programme

... depth in his 2008 autobiography, To Cap It All … My Story, and Sansom recently told the Sunday Mirror how he would gamble his...

The magic of Croydon: is London's punchline having the last laugh?

Bowie, whose personality was shaped in the electrifying cultural climate of Bromley, is not alone. Croydon has such a poor ... “It could have been...

'I got a scheme!' – the moment Saul Bellow found his voice

Moses Herzog recalls this district as “rotten, toylike, crazy and filthy, riddled, flogged with harsh weather”, but possessed of “a wider range of human feelings...

The New World – Andrew Motion's second Treasure Island sequel

Popularised for today's audience by JK Rowling and Philip Pullman, its origins lie in a tradition running all the way back to Dickens, Twain and...

Lynsey de Paul 'stood out like a cut-glass decanter among milk bottles'

There were plenty of songwriting teams on Denmark Street in the early 70s whose names crop up on almost any singles chart you look at...

Your Home in their Hands is one of the cruellest shows on TV

(blog) (blog)The host, Four Rooms dealer Celia Sawyer, is essentially the Martian woman from Mars Attacks updated to wear clothes the colour of sunburn...

UK parliament approves air strikes against Isis in Iraq – as it happened

(blog) (blog)... David Mundell (Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale), Sheryll Murray (Cornwall South East), Dr Andrew Murrison (Wiltshire South West), Bob Neill (Bromley & Chislehurst),...

David Morrissey in The Driver, BBC1 Photograph: BBC/Red Productions/Ben ...

To Fuengirola, on the Costa del Sol, where Pat and Jack's family eatery (perennially stuck in a 1975 wormhole) is causing Gordon Ramsay to have...

Caroline Wozniacki v Sara Errani: US Open 2014 – live!

... shaky start with the ball in her hand, the former world number one has hit her straps on serve. She's just hitting the ball...

Ian McEwan: 'I'm only 66 – my notebook is still full of ideas'

McEwan's buried family ties to Scotland are evocative of a complex union and, in another breath, he freely identifies "a strong Scots-English thing" in the...

Football League: your thoughts

(blog) (blog)Franck Moussa came off the bench for Charlton to score a last-gasp winner in a 2-1 victory over the Championship favourites Wigan and...

Boris has betrayed young people in London

News Shopper However, Bob Neill, MP for Bromley & Chislehurst and former London Assembly member, maintains that young Londoners are “incredibly lucky to live in a...