A top-performing state school can add up to £77,000 to the value of a house within its catchment area, according to new research, with the cost of properties near the 50 best-performing state schools 35 per cent higher than in the rest of the UK.
Two boys have been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a teenager on a busy high street.
A group of teenagers who hunted down and killed another schoolboy in a brazen and merciless attack face jail.
A five-year-old girl shot when a gunman opened fire in a shop may never walk again.
Christopher Pemberton was a versatile painter, draughtsman and teacher, highly regarded by his peers. He produced fine portraits and still lifes, but his landscapes of Suffolk and Normandy, areas he knew intimately, were among his finest pictures.
‘When we’d chat, we’d exhaust the subject of shoes and clothing, and we’d move on to birds’
KFC or kebab? London's Camberwell is not known for destination dining. So a new tapas bar feels sent from above
Gordon Brown admitted yesterday that he is now fighting for political survival, as he made a frenzied tour of 10 Labour constituencies in London to shore up the party's core vote, motivate activists and convey a sense of activity to the electorate.
Prepare yourselves for the latest daughter of a familiar face trying her luck in the music world. Rosie Oddie, daughter of TV twitcher Bill, comes with a husky singing voice. Her first appearance came rather tentatively a couple of years back as Rosie Oddie and the Odd Squad. Her band has forged a denser, more complex sound than their previous ska-pop shtick. It better suits this former schoolmate of Peaches Geldof's gritty, rock'n'roll vocal, that nods more to Skunk Anansie than Lily Allen.
An exhibition close to a burnt-out south London estate looks long and hard at the gulf between 'us' and 'them'
A fire which killed six people in a tower block was sparked by an electrical fault in an old television set, police said today.
Penny at the trendy flower shop Scentevent thought spring flowers would be the thing – cut hyacinths at £10 a bunch, Soleil d'Or or the last of the Paperwhite narcissus from the Scilly Islands at £5 a bunch. The florist Paul Hawkins thought his mum would like freesias. "Not the white ones though. Something a bit mauvy, a bit pinky." We're talking Mother's Day here, the day (it's tomorrow) when florists shift even more flowers than they do on Valentine's Day. For my mother, the day still meant violets, because that was the traditional thing to give when Mother's Day was still called Mothering Sunday, a rare day off when girls in service walked home with flowers they had picked on the way.
Police failed to act after the family of a teenager who was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack told them a stalker had threatened to kill her, a friend said today.