News The attack left Naomi Oni with severe facial scarring

Court hears how 21-year-old was jealous of her friend’s looks and carried out the alleged attack after a falling out

Staunton takes charge at Darlington

Darlington have appointed former Republic of Ireland coach Steve Staunton as their new manager.

Labour-controlled boroughs vow council tax freeze

Labour-controlled London boroughs today vowed to freeze council tax next year as they sought to neutralise Tory promises to keep bills down.

Perform with the Halle – and other tips for making your school top of the class

One school did it by getting most of its teachers to quit. A second banned swearing, with the headteacher giving pupils who broke the rules a roasting in front of their parents. A third lifted its pupils' aspirations by arranging for them to play with the Halle Orchestra.

BNP councillor faces ban over 'murders'

A BNP member of the London Assembly could be banned for up to six months today for making up details of murders.

'The Government does not pay us any attention'

On the balcony of a first-floor flat in Kilsby Walk hangs a tatty St George's Cross. It provides the only splash of colour against the grey and gloomy surroundings; even in sunshine this rundown council estate looks miserable.

Children in jail: lottery of justice is revealed

The jailing of children in England and Wales has become a postcode lottery where child custody rates in some parts of the country are five times higher than in others, according to league tables seen by The Independent.

Met firearms officer hurt in chase

An officer from the Metropolitan Police firearms unit was critically ill last night after sustaining head injuries while pursuing a car driven by armed suspects across east London.

Ed Howker: Victory warns of BNP’s geographical spread

The BNP’S victory in Swanley is a Klaxon blast alerting Britain to the growing geographical spread of the far right.

Barking and Dagenham

Secondary School Tables 2009

Mackail-Smith keeps Cup success all in the mind

West Bromwich 1 Peterborough 1

Quality of education still determined by wealth, says report

The gap between rich and poor is widening under Labour with the quality of a child's schooling still largely determined by their parents' wealth, a report from the Conservatives warns today.

BNP wins first seat in assembly

Even as London digested the arrival of its new Mayor yesterday, it was also coming to terms with the election of the first British National Party member of the London Assembly.

Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Will the last British company to be bought up by foreigners please turn out the lights?

Should we be bothered as another important UK company passes into foreign ownership? Despite its free market rhetoric, the Government is likely to be more concerned than it cares to admit at Ferrovial's success in its bid for BAA. It's all very well having an open borders policy on inward investment, but what's going on at the moment is more akin to a bargain basement clearout of the family silver than a refreshing infusion of overseas money.

News
Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul fails to make a save from Costa Rica's midfielder Celso Borges during a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-final between Netherlands and Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup
newsGoalkeepers suffer from 'gambler’s fallacy' during shoot-outs
News
people
Travel
travel
Arts and Entertainment
Sydney and Melbourne are locked in a row over giant milk crates
artCultural relations between Sydney and Melbourne soured by row over milk crate art instillation
Arts and Entertainment
Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux play teeneage lovers in the French erotic drama 'Blue Is The Warmest Colour' - The survey found four times as many women admitting to same-sex experiences than 20 years ago
arts + entsBlue Is The Warmest Colour, Bojack Horseman and Hobbit on the way
News
Two giraffes pictured on Garsfontein Road, Centurion, South Africa.
i100
Environment
View from the Llanberis Track to the mountain lake Llyn
Du’r Arddu
environmentA large chunk of Mount Snowdon, in north Wales, is up for sale
News
Kenny Ireland, pictured in 2010.
peopleBenidorm, actor was just 68
News
i100
Arts and Entertainment
arts + ents
Career Services

Day In a Page

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices