News Robert Vick before he decided to brave the cold

The freezing temperatures in the United States have caused an escaped inmate to turn himself back in.

Harry Redknapp says Roy Hodgson needs time to make his mark on England

Harry Redknapp keen on Blackburn Rovers vacancy

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is reported to be interested in taking over at the Championship side Blackburn Rovers. Redknapp has been out of work since leaving Spurs in June and is said to be keen to fill the manager's role at Rovers, which was vacated earlier this month when Steve Kean was sacked.

Police investigating death of model Laura Pahomova

Police are investigating the death of a young woman who plunged nine floors to her death from an apartment balcony.

Perri Shakes- Drayton struggles in the 400m hurdles

Bleasdale falls short as nerves take their toll

It just wasn't meant to be for the Lancashire lasses of track and field at London 2012. Poor Jenny Meadows and Helen Clitheroe, two stalwarts and international championship medal-winning stars of the British athletics brigade, have both been banjaxed by injury in this summer of summers and failed to make the selection cut for the Games.

Observations: Holiday horror comes to Britain

Looking for a summer break you won't forget in a hurry? How about spending the weekend screaming and running through a Lancashire campsite at the UK's first “immersive horror” holiday?

Big Sam has no beef with Tangerines, 16 years on

Sam Allardyce insists he bears Blackpool no grudge as he prepares West Ham for their vital Wembley encounter with his former club.

Steve Kean yesterday backed Blackburn's owners

Manager Kean's wife dragged into chaos at Rovers

Steve Kean was forced to defend the relationship between his wife Margaret and Venky's owner Anuradha Desai on another extraordinary day in Blackburn Rovers' disastrous season.

Steve Kean yesterday backed Blackburn's owners

Steve Kean's wife dragged into mounting chaos at Blackburn Rovers

Manager brushes off MP claim and email furore to say Indian owners are right for relegated club

Steve Kean

Kean denies claims of confrontation with Blackburn fan

Steve Kean, the Blackburn manager, has dismissed claims that a Rovers fan broke into the club's training ground this week and attempted to confront him as "laughable".

Vigilantes: Author Toni Morrison’s Home recalls a childhood packed with imperatives

DJ Taylor: Scratch a neo-fascist and find despair

Support for the far right in the French presidential election – and here in Britain – is more about disillusion than dogma

Prime Minister David Cameron during a reception at 10 Downing Street yesterday. Former Labour minister Jack Straw said the Tories were prepared to evade rules stating that donors must be registered to vote in the UK

Mary Ann Sieghart: The next government could be decided by dodgy postal votes

Rachida (not her real name) was playing badminton in a Blackburn sports centre when I asked her if she'd talk to me about politics. I was making a Beyond Westminster programme for Radio 4 about how British Asian voters were deserting the three main parties. This young woman was initially very reluctant to contribute, and when she saw a middle-aged, male Labour councillor from her community trying to eavesdrop, she begged me to send him away.

Jason Lowe challenges Bolton’s Martin Petrov in last month’s derby

Lowe aims high in battle to avoid drop

Youngster's displays in first full season have typified Rovers' spirit. By Tom Watt

Jason Lowe challenges Bolton’s Martin Petrov in last month’s derby

Jason Lowe: The Blackburn player aiming higher

Jason Lowe's displays in his first full season have typified Blackburn's dogged battle against a drop that seemed inevitable at Christmas. Tom Watt meets him

The island’s rugged beauty

Ready to erupt: Troubled times for St Helena

The UK's remotest dependency is poised to enter a brave new world of private enterprise. But the transition is proving painful

Steven Nzonzi leaves Chelsea’s Frank Lampard in his wake when Rovers were edged 1-0 at Ewood Park earlier this season

Blackburn's Nzonzi dreams of becoming the new Vieira

Midfielder tells David Fearnhead about his hero and how Rovers plan to beat the drop

Last Night's Viewing: Rights Gone Wrong?, BBC2<br />Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished, Channel 4

I do hope someone kept the Wanted poster. At the beginning of Rights Gone Wrong – a rapid-response documentary about the controversial nature of some recent rulings from the European Court of Human Rights – Andrew Neil illustrated some of the wilder stories that had made it into the papers, including the suggestions that a kitten had prevented a criminal's deportation and that a police force hadn't publicised a suspect's picture for fear of breaching his human rights. Cue a mocked-up Police Appeal for Assistance bearing the features of the Daily Politics presenter, a man who has repeatedly breached his own right to dignity in the pursuit of televisual novelty. I still have sweaty flashbacks of him and Portillo doing a cover of "(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" for the 2005 election coverage.

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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

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Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable