News London Mayor Boris Johnson is to face a High Court probe over allegations he banned an advert to boost his election campaign.

The Chritsian group The Core Issues Trust has accused Boris Johnson of banning the advert for political gain

Three separate photos show the extent of the damage done by the unnamed woman to Elias Garcia Martinez’s work ‘Ecce Homo’.

Elderly woman who destroyed 19th-century Spanish fresco says 'I didn't do it secretly'

Cecilia Jimenez, the 80-year-old woman who inadvertently ruined a 19th-century fresco of Jesus, says she had the priest's permission to carry out the work.

Israeli biblical park outfits donkeys with Wi-Fi routers

Call it back to the future: an Israeli attraction meant to immerse tourists in a biblical experience has outfitted its donkeys with wireless routers.

Studying a degree in Astronomy could see you work around the world, and even eventually in space

What's it like to study... Astronomy

Samuel Nathan Richards studied a BSc in Astronomy at the University of Hertfordshire

And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace, Edinburgh Playhouse

Based on the biblical Apocalypse, Angelin Preljocaj’s And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace sometimes looks downright dangerous.

A closer look at a Bible that used to belong to Elvis Presley, at Omega Auctions in Stockport

Bible belonging to Elvis Presley set to fetch £20,000

A Bible belonging to Elvis Presley which contains handwritten notes by the star is to go on sale to mark the 35th anniversary of his death.

Serial killer Peter Tobin 'taken to hospital with chest pains'

Serial killer Peter Tobin was taken to hospital yesterday after suffering chest pains.

The trainer of Treasure Beach, Aidan O'Brien

Treasure washes up on home shores for Ballyroan contest

A midweek evening meeting is not usually the place to find a Derby winner, but tonight at Leopardstown the globetrotting Treasure Beach steps out on home turf for the first time since taking Ireland's premier Classic last year.

New exhibition stresses Shakespeare's relevancy to today

Anyone wondering whether Shakespeare's plays are relevant today could do worse than visiting a new exhibition at London's British Museum dedicated to the "Bard", and, more importantly, the world in which he lived.

Graphic novel: The erotic fiction that put the 'strip' into comic strips

Nearly a century ago, Mafia money bankrolled an explosion of erotic popular fiction, says Arifa Akbar

National Trust in Giant's Causeway creationism row

The National Trust has defended its decision to include references to creationist theory at a new state-of-the-art visitors' centre at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.

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Darren Bent was injured last week against Wigan Athletic

Darren Bent reveals faith helped him cope with Euro 2012 heartbreak

Darren Bent has revealed his religious faith has helped him cope with missing out on England's Euro 2012 squad through injury.

Michael Gove defends school Bibles scheme

Education Secretary Michael Gove has defended his plan to send copies of the King James Bible to schools across England.

Dr John Sentamu: World leaders need to show more ambition in tackling hunger

Around 170 million children worldwide risk life-long impairment because of their diets
Chris Moyles will miss some of his Radio 1 shows during the tour

Andrew Lloyd Webber casts radio's bad boy Chris Moyles as Bible's worst villain King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar

Would you pay £65 to hear Chris Moyles sing? Andrew Lloyd Webber is gambling that the answer is "yes" after announcing the shock casting of breakfast radio's "bad boy" as the villainous King Herod in a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

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