News The spherical cartoon-like sketch incredibly helped catch Glenn Rundles - who does have a rather round head

The local sheriff’s department has had the last laugh after a drawing widely panned as the worst police sketch ever has helped catch their suspect

Being Modern: Tattoos

We, at Being Modern, may be no Ben Goldacres, but we nevertheless maintain a healthy scepticism towards the scientific studies that occasionally ping on to our news radar. Such was the case a couple of weeks back vis-à-vis a story suggesting nearly one in three people regret their tattoos, a statistic apparently gleaned from a survey of East Lancashire dermatology patients.

'Does this face look bothered?' Kiaran Stapleton accused of mocking judicial process during Anuj Bidve murder trial

A man charged with gunning down an Indian student in cold blood was accused of mocking the judicial process today when he was cross-examined on the stand.

Salford gunman 'laughed' as he shot student Anuj Bidve

A gunman who shot an Indian student dead at close range gave a “sarcastic laugh” after pulling the trigger, a jury heard today.

David Nalbandian plays a shot during his defeat by Janko Tipsarevic

Meek and mild David Nalbandian goes down without a fight at Wimbledon

Argentine is one of several 'bad boys' on their best behaviour

Not all fans have behaved themselves at the Euros

Euro 2012 presents Ukraine with a fresh twist on national stereotypes

Euros Notebook: For all the inevitable boorishness this has been a good-natured tournament

'My crazy life': Tapia at a weigh-in in 2002

Johnny Tapia: World champion boxer with a deeply troubled private life

Johnny Tapia beat death on four separate occasions after overdoses during his deeply troubled life and each time he was surrounded by his family, his friends, veteran priests and doctors. His long-suffering wife Teresa once told me that she held his hand so often because she wanted to be close to his pulse. She was there the first time when he was declared dead for one minute and 23 seconds before coming back to life; later that night Tapia signed his discharge papers and vanished when they arrived home. Tapia somehow slipped the safety net of survival again, only this time he was found dead and alone in his Albuquerque home.

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.

New Jersey man surgically attaches iPod to his arm

Professional body piercer Dave Hurban is a man attached to his iPod. Literally.

Ashton Kutcher's 'Indian' advert taken off-air

An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled off-line after viewers called it racist.

Call to rate tattoo parlours like restaurants

Tattoo parlours should be rated according to their hygiene standards in the same way as restaurants and takeaways, health experts have said.

Danielle Power got her first tattoo at 14

Call for hygiene score to get under skin of tattooists

Rating system put forward amid warning over risk of HIV and hepatitis infections

Jane Merrick: The Emperor's New Clothes (29/04/12)

The Duchess of Cambridge is universally held up as a fashion icon. But is she really so stylish?
An artist at work at Olympia this weekend as 12,000
attend the biggest ever tattoo show

Ink Inc. Why having a tattoo is no longer taboo

With 1.5 million Britons getting one each year, it's not the sign of rebellion it once was, discovers Sarah Morrison at the UK's biggest inking show

Rooney Mara sporting a 'Baby Fringe' on the red carpet

The Baby Fringe: A cut above the rest

The baby fringe has been making waves of late sported by everyone from the actress of the moment, Rooney Mara, to rising music star Grimes. Lucia Davies explains why we should all be reaching for the scissors

March 31, 2012: LeTasha Brown stands with her arms around Anthony Dixon Jr. during an NAACP march and rally to the front of the Sanford Police Department for Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Sanford is the Florida town where Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot dead on February 26 after George Zimmerman, 28, a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain, believed the young man walking through the gated community in a hooded sweatshirt looked suspicious.

How Neo-Nazis are running rule over Trayvon's town

As George Zimmerman is charged over the death of a black teenager, Guy Adams examines the simmering racial tensions in Sanford, Florida

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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

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Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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