"...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."
—John Milton (1608-74) English poet, scholar, Paradise Lost
- How are climbers being evacuated from Everest? Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:53:30 GMT
- Rescue teams are racing to get to climbers who survived avalanches on Mount Everest after Nepal's earthquake before their supplies run out.
- Akinci wins North Cyprus election Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:49:58 GMT
- Mustafa Akinci sweeps to victory in North Cyprus' presidential elections after pledging renewed urgency in seeking a peace deal on the island.
- Anderson leads England to victory Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:57:47 GMT
- James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.
- Syria Islamists take northern town Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:31:44 GMT
- Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
- Baltimore protest turns violent Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:12:28 GMT
- A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.
- Dozens of Britons untraced in Nepal Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:37:51 GMT
- Dozens of British and Irish people are among the missing, as the Disasters Emergency Committee announces an appeal to aid survivors of the Nepal earthquake.
- Labour 'to help first-time buyers' Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:38:37 GMT
- First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, a move the Tories say is "panicky and unfunded".
- Cameron 'hard work' pledge to firms Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:50:34 GMT
- David Cameron promises to work "the hardest I've ever worked in my life" to secure victory on 7 May - as 5,000 small businesses give their backing.
- Winning is in our DNA - Nick Clegg Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:21:41 GMT
- Nick Clegg disputes predictions in the polls that the Liberal Democrats will lose several seats at the election and said that winning was in his party's DNA.
- In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:50:39 GMT
- Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake
- In pictures: London Marathon runners Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:13:56 GMT
- Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon
- In pictures: Baltimore protests Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:03:07 GMT
- How do last week's Baltimore protests compare to those in Ferguson?
- Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:24:44 GMT
- A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
- In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:33 GMT
- Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images
- Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:49:25 GMT
- Images from the campaign trail: 24 April