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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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
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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
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness