Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Blackpool, Liverpool and East Derbyshire are the least prosperous areas in the UK
Sophie Cahill says she had grown suspicious after he had been out all night.
Daniel, 16, told his mother 'I love you, I promise I won't die' just hours before falling unconscious at a party on a west London industrial estate
Thousands of people signed a petition to support the 28-year-old's release
Olive Stevenson could not have foreseen the great consequences for her when, 40 years ago, she wrote a dissenting addendum to the report of the inquiry, of which she was a member, into the death of Maria Colwell, a child who had been killed by her stepfather. It gave her an unwanted celebrity status which unleashed invitations to lecture and speak and projected her on to the national stage.
Labour MP David Lammy backs the move despite social media backlash
One of these days, pigs might fly and Philip Ridley will write a play full of joy, laughter and sparkling merriment. Meanwhile, he follows the dark and murky byways of lives that have gone lyrically wrong in language that lacerates any vestigial sense of well-being and “all’s right with the world” in an audience.
There is one big question hanging in the air from a Great British perspective as the blue riband event of the 2013 World Championships approaches. Is James Dasaolu just a one-heat wonder – or a real deal speed merchant who can last the course when the heat of global battle is on?
Hazell denies sexually assaulting and killing the 12-year-old last year
The last images of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp alive were shown to a jury today, as they heard how she “idolised” her alleged killer.
Prosecutor warns jurors that they will find some of the evidence in the case 'distressing'
A south London tourist board is challenging the Lake District's claim to the name. So did it bring out the poet in John Walsh
Former United striker made cryptic speech following kung-fu kick incident
A by-election to replaced disgraced MP Denis MacShane will be held in three weeks.
How 'The Few' became the even more precious few
When the obituaries editor of The Independent invites me to contribute an obituary of a parliamentary colleague it is my custom to garner opinions from three or four contemporary colleagues of the subject. But since on the occasion of Malcolm Wicks' death the Parliamentary Labour Party is busy in Manchester I went to two BBC producers and two presenters (who must remain anonymous) and asked them why they had Malcolm so often on radio – more often than most ministers. All four responded in identical terms, that Wicks was that rare politician who strived to answer the actual question asked. And they all agreed that whether on social policy or on energy policy, Wicks knew his stuff – and if he didn't known he would say so.