A British woman is currently winging her way from South Africa to the UK in a Thirties-style biplane. But she isn't the first 'aviatrix' to take on such a challenge...
Is Antwerp's diamond market about to crumble?
Antwerp's position as the world's diamond capital is being challenged by emerging markets in Israel, Dubai, India and Botswana – and three high-profile European heists have netted $188m (£110m) this year
Is Mark Weingard the world's unluckiest man?
On the morning of 9/11, Weingard was late for a meeting in the South Tower of the World Trade Centre. A year later, his fiancée was killed in the Bali bombings. Then, he spent Christmas 2004 on a Thai beach as the tsunami swept in
Can group therapy cure domestic violence?
A pioneering group therapy project in Hull is helping the perpetrators of domestic abuse to change their violent ways
Keep it on ice: Mark Hix's freezer essentials
Great ingredients such as prawns, globe artichokes and tomato sauce can all be kept in your freezer, ready to be deployed at the drop of a hat for a delicious tasting dish
Back in the ring: Christian Lacroix
The King of Eighties excess has once again succumbed to the fashion world (kind of)
The day we left Hitler behind
Survivors of the Kindertransport tell their stories
Scientists sequence oldest human DNA from fossilised leg bone found in Spain
European was more closely related to a much earlier species of human living in Siberia about 700,000 years ago than to the later Neanderthals of Europe
What made Charles Saatchi grab my throat, by Nigella Lawson
I've taken cocaine at two times in my life - but I've never been an addict, she tells court
Lee Rigby murder trial shown video tirade by defendant
‘May Allah forgive me if I acted in a way that is displeasing to Him’
Police make arrest after female officer shot in Leeds
The officer's injuries are serious but non life threatening, police said
Man of the moment: Alexander Hanson
The little known actor is set to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about the Profumo affair
Going quietly: The sad plight of silent movies
With more than 70 per cent of early films lost, archivists are scouring the world to preserve the precious examples that remain
Lake District shepherd has 20,000 Twitter followers
Simon Usborne asks him how he came to have such a large 'farmy army'
Do we want laptops to know when we're angry?
Analysts fast-forward to a time when machines can respond to us more tenderly