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.

Four in court over fatal house fire

Four men will go on trial today over a fatal house fire which killed a mother and father, leaving their three children orphaned.

Jihadist gets five years for calling for Blair's murder

An Islamic fundamentalist who urged his fellow Muslims to help assassinate Tony Blair and Gordon Brown was jailed for five years yesterday. Ishaq Kanmi, 24, wrote on a jihadist website that the two former prime ministers would be targeted by "martyrdom-seekers" if his demands were not met.

Man jailed for urging Blair and Brown assassinations

A man who urged Muslims to help assassinate Tony Blair and Gordon Brown was jailed for five years today.

Alley 'honour killing' man named

Police today named a man found stabbed to death in an alley in what may have been a honour killing.



Man who called for murder of PM pleads guilty to terror charge

Ishaq Kanmi styled himself al-Qa'ida's 'emir' in the UK

The Blackburn Resistance is futile...

Men jailed after practising jihad manoeuvres in park

James Lawton: Burns and bruises all part of building Williams' golden sled

Behind the gloriously uncomplicated triumph of Britain's world-beating skeleton gold medallist Amy Williams is an equally extraordinary story of determination, this one involving the design brilliance of another 27-year-old, Rachael Blackburn.

The 50 best coffee shops

Need a caffeine fix but tired of chain cappuccinos? Holly Williams presents the connoisseurs’ guide to rich espressos, superior blends, flat whites and full-fat lattes

'Terror propaganda film made in town park'

A film showing two would-be terrorists dressed in camouflage, crawling across a town centre park in broad daylight was played to a jury today.

Leading article: Hole hearted

There were 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire. But how many are there around the UK's roads today? 1.6 million. And their number has increased by 700,000 in just two years.

Susan Boyle finds intruder in house

Singer Susan Boyle returned home to find an intruder inside her house, police said today.

Teenager gets life for burning girlfriend to death

A teenager who poured a can of petrol over his girlfriend and set her on fire was locked up for life today for her murder.

Police appeal for help to identify man with amnesia

A man suffering from amnesia who was found collapsed outside a school is desperate to work out who he is, police said today.

Hit-and-run asylum seeker to remain in the UK

An Iraqi asylum seeker who knocked down a 12-year-old girl and left her to die while banned from driving has won the right to remain in the UK.

Teenager faces life for 'barbaric' murder of girlfriend

A teenager who soaked his girlfriend in petrol before setting her on fire was facing life behind bars today after being convicted of her "barbaric and evil" murder.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee