Police have been accused of putting gay men in danger when they released a hairdresser on bail, allowing him to continue a campaign to deliberately in(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Alan Betson

Only so much spending can be whacked on to the plastic without courting financial disaster, and Britain’s central bank is making it crystal clear that(...)

Skiing in Bamyan, Afghanistan: While most would baulk at  such an unusual break, travel companies organise  regular trips to some of the most wartorn countries in the world. Photograph: Abdul Latif Azimi/AFP

Next week, a small group of Europeans will travel from the ancient city of Erbil, in northern Iraq, to the peaks around Choman, near the Iranian borde(...)