News It has been confirmed the body discovered was that of three-year-old Mikaeel

Police confirm they have found Mikaeel's body in a wooded area in Fife, miles from his home

Real Homes: Preaching to the converted

Where once people did up barns, now they're turning to chapels. DOMINIC LUTYENS on houses that have graveyards for gardens

CLASSICAL: REVIEW: JAN GARBAREK & THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL CAMBRIDGE; Beautiful, all too beautiful

Review JAN GARBAREK & THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL CAMBRIDGE

Anti-woman priest worships in a shed

MOST OPPONENTS of women priests turn to Rome. But one disaffected Church of England vicar looked no further than the shed in his back garden for the answer to his spiritual dilemma.

Notebook: The unknown gems in our urban midst

NEXT TO the farmyard barn, the nonconformist chapel is the most threatened building type in England. This information comes from the Historic Chapels Trust, which was founded six years ago to preserve the best of them, and now looks after 11 chapels scattered from Northumberland to Devon (there are separate bodies for Wales and Scotland).

Travel: Long Haul - Oh for a little heart-shaped bureaucracy

So, the Balinese marriage formalities were too complicated for Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger. If only they'd gone to Nevada

Meaning of Christmas: Even martyrdom is a family affair

The cosy nature of this season's celebrations is not some secular deviation from a true theology. For blood is a bond, as well as a price to be paid

Education: What the little angels are really like

For most of us, the Christmas Day carols sung by boys from King's College School in Cambridge are an oasis of calm. Gillian and Charles Perkins describe how, as choristers' parents, their lives are turned upside down by preparations and performances

Friday Poem

THE GARDEN OF LOVE: BY WILLIAM BLAKE

Killer may have copied La Plante

DETECTIVES investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman in Cornwall are to watch a television murder drama by Lynda La Plante to check whether the killer copied parts of the programme.

Travel: A valley designed by artists

Jeremy Atiyah walks through the edible landscape of the Tarn River, below France's Massif Central, and tastes the local figs, chestnuts, Roquefort cheese and sage-and-honey vinegar

Shopping: If I Win The Lottery Tonight... Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen Interior Designer

I'VE BEEN thinking about how to spend the money and inevitably I've had to ask around. We're staying with my mother-in-law at the moment while some work is being finished off on our house so as a little thank- you present I'd buy her Alan Titchmarsh. But my wife got very grumpy about that so if her mother is having Alan Titchmarsh, she'll have to have Robbie Williams. I didn't ask my daughters what they'd like. Hermione is probably a bit too young to know at nine weeks, but Cecile is so obsessed by Barbie, I'll probably have to pay a fortune for a plastic surgeon to make her look as much like Barbie as possible.

The Myra Hindley Case: The secret code that kept me quiet

HINDLEY CLAIMS she remained silent about her treatment at the hands of Ian Brady because he was blackmailing her with letters she wrote to him in a secret code.

Rural: What, when, where?

Relive tales of suspense and smuggling in the Cornish town of Fowey this Sunday. Three organised walks enable you to follow in the footsteps of the romantic novelist Daphne du Maurier (1907-1986) who set many of her stories around this part of the Cornish coast. The Daphne du Maurier festival this weekend includes exhibitions, plays and a service at Tregaminion Chapel near Menabilly House. The author lived in Menabilly in 1943 and used it as the model for Manderley, the house in Rebecca - which later became a Hitchcock film.

Joan of Arc portrait found

A PORTRAIT of a blonde teenage girl with striking blue eyes uncovered in a chapel in eastern France may be the only surviving likeness of Joan of Arc, the French peasant girl who led her nation to victory against the hated English 500 years ago.

Letter may shed light on Vatican shootings

A LETTER sent from a tormented son to his mother may explain the motive behind the fatal shootings in the Vatican on Monday of the newly appointed commander of the Papal Swiss Guard, Colonel Alois Estermann, and his wife Gladys Meza Romero, by the guardsman Cedrich Tornay.
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker