Herman van Rompuy profile: Belgium’s diffident haiku poet steps from the shadows

Author: By Vanessa Mock Wearing a loose-fitting suit and a look of surprise tinged with amusement, Herman van Rompuy cut a diminutive figure among his…

A field day for the Tory old guard

The battle raging inside the South West Norfolk Conservative Association between those who are for or against their new parliamentary candidate, Eliza…

Berlusconi abandons ‘casting couch’

Author: By Michael Day in Milan The introduction of strict central casting is officially an austerity measure that will cut back on the number of scan…

‘Treaty no will ruin Irish economy’ warns Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary

Author: By Sarah Stack, Press Association The airline chief called on the electorate to separate their anger at the Irish Government on Friday –…

A defiant PM will make it clear in Brighton that quitting is not an option

Author: By Brian Brady and Jane Merrick As the son of a clergyman, the Prime Minister will know that, when he takes his pew in Brighton this morning, …

Tory MP survives deselection bid

Author: By Liam Creedon, Press Association The St Albans Conservative Association last night kept faith with Ms Main, 52, and voted against deselectin…

Blears bid to rebuild trust starts to show cracks

Author: By Nigel Morris, Political Correspondent She blamed the vandalism on “bored kids” but others are not so sure. At the very least, t…

Pandora: Charles holds his tongue over Scottish hacker

Author: By Alice-Azania Jarvis McKinnon’s defence campaign has attracted support from such a diverse sprinkling of stars as Boris Johnson, Trudy…