Hawaii: The dark side of paradise

Paradise isn't what it used to be. There's a dark side to America's 50th state that tourists seldom see, but the growing pains are all too obvious to its inhabitants.

How to keep the subs happy and stay in work

Interview A sub-editor can turn your definite front page splash into a three-line item buried in the classifieds; such is their importance. Here, an experienced sub explains how to stay in their good books and on the paper's pay-roll…

England: Maybe it's not the ref's fault after all

As England’s exit from the European Championship at the hands of hosts Portugal became an all too depressing reality, one man took virtually all the blame.

England set to take back the Ashes

Twenty years of hurt will come to an end next summer when the England cricket team regain the Ashes, possibly…

Changing places: Football's quiet revolution

As excitement over Euro2004 reaches fever pitch, the tournament's past masters shouldn't be surprised lesser-known teams are suddenly getting serious…

Using sex to pay for university fees

Living on a £1,000 overdraft, Sarah is struggling to finish her business studies degree, so three nights a week she becomes "Mandy", a female escort. Here she reveals all…

Sudan: Millions to starve unless aid gets through

A quarter of a million died of hunger in the Sudanese region of Darfur in 1984. Now the UN warns such a catastrophe could happen again if it can't reach those who need help.

Jail riots kill up to 80 as gangs rebel

Prisoners are beheaded and burned as violence from warring drug factions spreads across Rio de Janeiro's prisons.

Rock’s finest descend on Download

One of the world’s biggest and best metal festivals is held in Scotland for the first time to the delight of thousands of hard-rocking fans.

Oil production pledge aims to avert downturn

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has announced it is to increase oil output by eight per cent over the next month to tackle escalating prices.


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