BREAKING NEWS

2009-10-12

World

Fuelling the future with wood

People have burnt logs for heat since the dawn of time but new techniques mean that the humble tree is now being transformed into far more diverse

Business

Philips' results surprise

Philips Electronics managed better than expected third-quarter results as its cost-cutting measures started to take effect, however the Dutch

Business

Markets: 12th October

European stocks finished at three week highs up over one percent. Philips unexpectedly good results fuelled hopes over results due out this week

Culture

Agora

Written and directed by Alejandro Amenabar (think Vanilla Sky, think The Others) with a budget of 50 million euros, Agora plays for a hefty 144

Sci-tech

Dinosaur footprints

This may look like an ordinary country lane but two amateur fosil hunters discovered a set of 30-odd dinasaur footprints here last April. Geologists

World

New Michael Jackson gets airing

A new Michael Jackson song has been released, the first since the ‘King of Pop’s’ death. The single ‘This is it’ features backing vocals by two of

World

Gone but not Poe-gotten

Edgar Allen Poe, one of America’s greatest 19th century authors has been given a solemn send-off 160 after his death.    It came on the 200th