News Frozen shore of Loch Morlich and the Cairngorm Mountains in the Glenmore Highlands

Mr Daniel was leading a party of three in a white-out when he stepped over the edge of a cliff

The top 20 burglary hotspots

Here are the top 20 postcodes where homeowners are most likely to have claimed on home insurance for burglary, followed by the top 20 least likely.

More flights are cancelled as Heathrow says: ‘we’re full’

Dozens more British Airways flights to and from Heathrow were cancelled today as the airline sought to avoid the mayhem that passengers experienced at the weekend.

A student newspaper reveals the naughty times of politicians Maria Eagle and and Mark Fields at Oxford

Gove, Hague and Johnson feature in tales of Oxford hijinx found in student newspaper

Five-in-a-bed, 'nookie rooms' and midnight runs round medieval quads wearing little more than baby oil; the exploits of the country's current political elite in their undergraduate days at Oxford read more than a little bit like Brideshead Revisited. So it will come as no small embarrassment to them that it has all indeed been revisited.

Stansted to be sold to Manchester Airports for £1.5bn

The company formerly known as BAA is to sell Stansted airport to the Manchester Airports group for £1.5 billion.

Heathrow passenger numbers go soaring to a record

The number of passengers passing through Heathrow’s terminals hit a record high of 5.6 million in December as demand for European, Middle East and east Asian flights soared.

Dick Place in Edinburgh is Scotland's most expensive street

Rubislaw Den South in Aberdeen comes second with an average price of £1,455,000

Kiwi cuisine: the Boat Shed in Nelson, New Zealand

Open Jaw: Where readers write back

Virgin and Delta: A match made in heaven?

UK 'Anytime' rail fares to rise: Train from Cornwall to Caithness? Don’t worry, it’ll only cost a grand

Top fares to be capped as standard rates rise, writes Simon Calder

Elf and happiness: the 10.10am arrives in Brighton

Simon Calder: Goodwill to all men – except rail passengers

The man who pays his way

Scott Johnson failed to win a match when in charge of Wales in 2006

Scott Johnson given six months to earn permanent Scotland job

Australian attack coach promoted to head role for Six Nations and tour of South Africa

Rank is told it must offload six of its casinos before it can take over rival Gala

Rank will have to sell off as many as six casinos if it wants to revive its £205m takeover of rival Gala Casinos, the Competition Commission said yesterday.

Strikes promise Christmas misery for rail and Tube passengers

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers face delays and cancellations over Christmas because of a series of strikes.

Planned rail strikes to cause Christmas holiday headaches

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers face delays and cancellations over Christmas because of a series of strikes.

Flood risk remains as heavy showers continue across UK

Heavy showers have continued overnight, bringing fear of continued flooding problems for parts of the UK.

Ice and fog cause bring travel chaos to Britain as temperatures plummet to minus 10

Heathrow cancelled between 60 and 70 flights due to the bad weather

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