"Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation -- what are they? They are the happiest people in the world."
—William Lyon Phelps
- Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:24:36 GMT
- Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
- US avoids homeland security shutdown Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:53:02 GMT
- Lawmakers in the US avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department after passing a one-week funding extension two hours before a deadline.
- Nichols: 'Test parties on migration' Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:28:56 GMT
- Politicians should be "tested" on their approach to immigration, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales says, adding he is "dismayed" it is a big issue.
- Fan pushed Paris man as 'train full' Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:12:10 GMT
- An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan involved in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro says he pushed a black man away from a train carriage "because it was too full".
- Missing girl search 'intensifies' Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:01:17 GMT
- The search for 16-year-old Becky Watts from Bristol is being intensified, according to police.
- Union jack set for public works Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:56:52 GMT
- Plaques featuring the union jack will mark publicly-funded projects across Britain - but the SNP attacks the scheme as a "silly gimmick".
- Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:56:41 GMT
- News photos from around the world
- Halfway in 24-year photo project Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:50:50 GMT
- Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year
- Day in pictures: 27 February 2015 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:22:17 GMT
- Images from around the world: 27 February
- Your pictures: Gardens Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:13:02 GMT
- Readers' photographs on the theme of gardens
- Brit Awards 2015: In Pictures Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:11:56 GMT
- Highlights from this year's ceremony in London
- In pictures: Vintage Nasa photographs for sale Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:37:26 GMT
- Space photos go under the hammer
- Day in pictures: 25 February 2015 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:54:04 GMT
- Images from around the world: 25 February
- Sony World Photography Awards: 2015 shortlist Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:33:28 GMT
- Finalists in this year's Sony World Photo Awards
- The truth about the Sound of Music family Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:04:03 GMT
- What the real Sound of Music family say about themselves