Police confirm they have found Mikaeel's body in a wooded area in Fife, miles from his home
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Saturday 25 December 2010
A bomb exploded during Christmas Day Mass at a chapel inside a police camp in the volatile southern Philippines, wounding a priest and 10 churchgoers.
Monday 20 December 2010
A woman is believed to have killed two of her children before taking her own life.
Thursday 16 December 2010
Who would be a king? Henri IV of France, the first Bourbon monarch, converted to Catholicism to end France's religious wars. His reward was to be assassinated by a fanatical Catholic in 1610. Henri's body was embalmed, but the head was lost after revolting citizens, annoyed by the excesses of one of his successors, ransacked the royal chapel at Saint Denis in 1793.
Sunday 28 November 2010
Thursday 28 October 2010
Wednesday 22 September 2010
The funeral of MI6 code-breaker Gareth Williams will take place on Friday.
Friday 10 September 2010
The head of the Vatican Museum has warned that dust and pollution from tourists visiting the Sistine Chapel could endanger its priceless artworks.
Sunday 29 August 2010
Usually there's only one place to look in the Sistine Chapel: up, at Michelangelo's stunning ceiling depicting the Creation.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
One in 10 of England's listed places of worship may be in need of urgent major repair and face an uncertain future once a government scheme that provides £12m of annual grants is ended next year, English Heritage has warned.
Friday 11 June 2010
Considering that the life of Evelyn Waugh is such a well-ploughed field (four biographies plus Humphrey Carpenter's The Brideshead Generation), the creation of another absorbing work on the same topic is no small achievement. Paula Byrne has broken new ground with a detailed, gossipy account of Waugh's relationship with the Lygon family, the louche aristos who inspired the Marchmains in Brideshead Revisited. Madresfield, their Worcestershire pile, was the real Brideshead, not Granada TV's Castle Howard.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Monday 15 March 2010
The Prime Minister hailed the man famed for his dazzling oratory and fiery debating skills - but who nevertheless led his party to electoral disaster in 1983 - as "one of the greatest parliamentarians ever".
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Restoration experts have used ultra violet rays to shine an astonishing new light on the work of one of the most important painters in the history of Western art.
Sunday 07 February 2010
Thursday 24 December 2009
A six-year-old boy has died after what police are describing as an "agricultural incident".
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds