Alan Milburn and Gillian Shephard make an unlikely team – but, they tell Andrew Grice, they both want ministers to do more on child poverty
Police spent an hour and a half following mile long trail from victim's home
Imagine yourself on your very own 48 hours in York break. The Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa is the perfect retreat, nestled right within the city walls, within easy reach of all the attractions. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, indulge in some retail therapy or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river...
In his first state of the nation report since taking office, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw delivered a damning verdict
A paedophile who snatched four girls from the street in the 1980s and 1990s, sexually abused them and then dumped them was jailed for 16 years today.
English football still cherishes the identity and continuity of its clubs, big or small
Two unlikely saviours stump up £50,000 to keep 128-year-old club afloat – for now. Martin Hardy saw the hectic day unfold
129 years of history looked certain to end under £1.8m of debt but a pair of unlikely saviours came up with £50,000 to save their club for now. Martin Hardy was on hand to witness dramatic scenes
Swansea have agreed a deal with Tottenham which will see defender Steven Caulker join the Welsh club on a season-long loan.
This complex, stylish novel in four sections exposes class and sexuality issues over seven decades and owes much to the work of E M Forster
The landlords of care homes operator Southern Cross have thrown the stricken company a lifeline by saying they are prepared to make significant financial concessions to the company.
On a day of dramatic non-league achievement, Dover of the Conference South and the Conference Premier sides Darlington and Tamworth all beat League opposition in the First Round of the FA Cup, and there were good draws against senior opposition for Woking, Vauxhall Motors, Fleetwood Town, Dartford and York City.
From the man in the skin-tight yellow Morph suit to the existential humanitarian who did absolutely nothing, 2,400 people have now climbed the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square to take part in Antony Gormley's artwork.
While Ireland were taking on the world champions, their former manager was embarking on keeping lowly Darlington in the league. Phil Shaw reports
If events had unfolded as he hoped, Steve Staunton would have spent the afternoon putting the finishing touches to his plans for a famous victory by the Republic of Ireland over Italy before 80,000 of his compatriots at Croke Park, with a place in next year's World Cup finals firmly within reach.
Darlington have appointed former Republic of Ireland coach Steve Staunton as their new manager.