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

Bomb blast in police chapel wounds 11

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.

Woman and her two children found dead at home

A woman is believed to have killed two of her children before taking her own life.

Leading article: Heads up

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.

Indian Veg 92-93 Chapel Market, London N1

Ethics are shoved down your throat at Indian Veg. But there's still plenty of room for the all-you-can-eat buffet

City family give Big Mal a champagne send-off

Final anthem of 'Fly Me To The Moon' captures Allison zest for life

Funeral date for MI6 man found dead in bag

The funeral of MI6 code-breaker Gareth Williams will take place on Friday.

Vatican tourists 'ruining Sistine Chapel'

The head of the Vatican Museum has warned that dust and pollution from tourists visiting the Sistine Chapel could endanger its priceless artworks.

V&A: Raphael's Vatican tapestries and original designs go on show together for first time

Usually there's only one place to look in the Sistine Chapel: up, at Michelangelo's stunning ceiling depicting the Creation.

Tenth of listed churches in peril as government grants are cut

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.

Mad World, By Paula Byrne

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.

Lost: television's final episodes

As Lost gives up its myriad mysteries, Gerard Gilbert wonders why the best TV shows find it so hard to say goodbye

Gordon Brown leads funeral tributes to Michael Foot

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".

Seen in a new light, Giotto's Florentine masterpieces

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.

Let the river be your guide to this lonely valley

Walk of the Month: A walk through Weardale reveals two distinct characters. Mark Rowe reports

Boy, six, dies in agricultural incident

A six-year-old boy has died after what police are describing as an "agricultural incident".

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