The number of children in council care in England has risen by 12 per cent, with overall costs calculated at £3.4bn.
The now acclaimed musician gave the reel-to-reel recording of six songs to a friend before his death
A look at the things you may have missed
Parking The Bus – yet another tedious corporate snooze-fest of a worldwide fan competition to choose the slogans to go down the side of every team bus – has in fact yielded some amusingly joyous results.
Meriam Ibrahim had refused to renounce her faith
Supporters of the ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra warned yesterday that installing an unelected leader, a demand of anti-government protesters that has helped to drive months of unrest in which dozens have been killed, could lead to "civil war".
The crowds at yesterday’s International Record Store day proves that vinyl, once written off as obsolete, is cool once more, says Paul Bignell
Twitter threats for 23-year-old speed skater after crash
The maths graduate and leading mixed martial artist, describes the sport's appeal
Relations between David Cameron and Ed Miliband are at their most hostile ever in the wake of the Government's Commons defeat over Syria. Labour aides accused the Prime Minister of making "foreign policy by tweet" and blamed him for Britain's withdrawal from military action.
The Booker winner tells Paul Bignell how he first became inspired to write his new volume of short stories
Justin Welby stands by decision to vote against same-sex marriage legislation
For the first time in 118 years, the conductor on the Royal Albert Hall podium will be a woman. It's a chance she is keen to take to promote equality. Paul Bignell meets Marin Alsop
For a brief moment, it was a picture of peace. Smells of the previous night's extinguished fires mingled with fresh coffee and, despite a heavy police presence, Balcombe, the centre of a national debate over shale gas extraction, was calm yesterday.
16 year-old, who was expecting his GCSE results next week, hoped to be a doctor but those dreams were shattered when he became the eighth teenage stabbing victim in the capital this year
The world's first "simulation" landmine, developed by a British designer, could reduce thousands of casualties maimed by explosive devices left behind in former conflict zones around the world.