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

Couple vow to continue fight to be married in Church of Scientology chapel

Louisa Hodkin, 24, had wanted to wed fellow Scientologist fiance Alessandro Calcioli at a chapel in the London base of the movement  in central London

Three separate photos show the extent of the damage done by the unnamed woman to Elias Garcia Martinez’s work ‘Ecce Homo’.

Old woman who botched 'Ecce Homo' Spanish fresco sells artwork for hundreds on eBay

The 80-year-old Spanish artist who became famous because of her botched restoration of a Christ fresco in a small-town church is auctioning one of her works on eBay for charity.

Whether it's The Master or The Hobbit, pity those purists who care more about format than film

How a screening of The Master turned into a purist's parade; a stress-free way to view the Sistine and why swearing is big and clever

Fiancée fights for her right to a Scientology wedding in landmark legal bid to overturn 'unfair' marriage laws in England and Wales

Scientologists have launched a landmark legal bid to overturn marriage laws in England and Wales. Followers of the controversial new religion believe it is unfair that Protestants, Catholics, Quakers, Jews and Non-Conformists are allowed to have state sanctioned marriages in their religious buildings whilst other faiths are not.

Police appeal after 'organised gang' desecrate Brontë family church

The historic chapel where the Brontë sisters were baptised has been ‘desecrated’ by what is thought to be an organised gang of stone thieves.

Fear in Las Vegas at Roth's new haunt

The American horror director Eli Roth who is best known for Hostel and Cabin Fever has opened a haunted-hotel-themed horror attraction in Las Vegas.

Five-minute memoir: Christopher Radmann recalls the night he faced an intruder

I wake up to a nightmare. An intruder is in the house.

Elvis Presley's crypt up for auction

For the right price, you or a loved one can rest in peace in the tomb of The King.

Album: Tom Jones, Spirit in the Room (Island)

Spirits lift as the Voice shows he's a modern master

Battle to save Cocteau's hidden legacy from vandals and decay

Restorers are working in a little-known French church in central London to save works of art by the celebrated filmmaker Jean Cocteau which are threatened by pollution and "vandalism".

Battle to save Cocteau's hidden legacy from vandals and decay

Restorers are working in a little-known French church in central London to save works of art by the celebrated filmmaker Jean Cocteau which are threatened by pollution and "vandalism".

The Old Chapel now offers home comforts such as a wood-burning stove and high spec kitchen

Stay The Night: The Old Chapel, Stoke Fleming, Devon

A derelict chapel has been transformed into a luxurious holiday let, and now it offers every possible comfort, says Sarah Barrell

Oh little town: The Church of the Nativity

Journey to the Source: Bethlehem

Tony Wheeler follows the 14-point star to a place of pilgrimage – and dispute

Lining up alongside the Singology Gospel Choir at the Carols by Candlelight event in Mayfair was a proud moment
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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

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The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

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Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

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Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

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Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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