The price of salad is about to jump after prices for olive oil, lettuce and tomatoes have soared following a lengthy drought in Spain. Read more

With the 40th Ryder Cup about to get underway at Gleneagles, we wanted to know if we’ve been misled by one of golf’s greatest myths.

The saying goes that you “drive for show, and putt for dough” – in other words an impressive shot off the tee may win you a few whoops from the fans, but it’s your putting game that will win or lose tournaments.

We used data from the PGA Tour to analyse the relative impacts of the long and short game on players’ success. Read more

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You drive for show and putt for dough. Or do you? We analysed data from the PGA Tour to test golf’s great aphorism Read more

By John Burn-Murdoch and Aleksandra Wisniewska

Scotland voted on Thursday to remain in the United Kingdom, with the pro-union camp securing 55.3 per cent of the vote. Read more

On Monday, the FT began publishing a four-day series about the growing international backlash against US technology companies.

The first part focused on how Silicon Valley has embarked on a charm offensive in the wake of growing concerns about their role in US government surveillance and how they use their customers’ data. Part two highlighted the situation in Germany, which is leading the European regulatory push-back against big US tech groups. Part three was about how the NSA scandal has led to a crackdown on online freedoms.

We included an online survey with these stories asking readers how they have changed their web habits in the past year due to privacy concerns. (The survey is now closed and is no longer embedded in the online articles). Read more


Based on the voter registration data and the Press Association’s estimated declaration times, here is an approximate timetable of what to expect during the night of the count Read more