The details emerged in reports from a private trial in the Family Division of the High Court

Singers Miley Cyrus (L) and her father Billy Ray Cyrus attend the premiere of

A Minute With: Billy Ray Cyrus on Miley and his Hillbilly Heart

After writing hit song "Achy Breaky Heart," starring in Disney Channel show Hannah Montana and raising a famous daughter, country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus has found himself at a crossroads.

Review: Family Secrets, By Deborah Cohen

Victorians were the very model of English secrecy, covering up everything – starting with table-legs, as we know.

Lord Hattersley, who as Roy Hattersley was MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook, married in 1956

More than 50 years of marriage ends in divorce for Lord (formerly MP Roy) Hattersley

The marriage of 80-year-old Labour politician Lord Hattersley drew to a close in a London divorce court today.

Uruguay approves gay marriage bill

Uruguayan lawmakers have voted to legalise gay marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas to do so.

Lady Thatcher owned a home in Belgravia’s Chester Square

Death of Margaret Thatcher: Golden years add a silver lining to Iron Lady's bank accounts

Margaret Thatcher died a multi-millionaire, having made the same discovery as other prime ministers before and since that she could make more money in semi-retirement than when she was in office.

Social worker struck off after lying about deaths of relatives to get time off work

A social worker has been struck off after lying to bosses about the deaths of her father, mother, uncle, aunt, brother and ex-husband to get time off work.

SAC founder Cohen faces new $5.5m claim by ex-wife

A New York appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the former wife of Steven Cohen, the founder of the hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors, who accused the billionaire of hiding $5.5m (£3.6m) from her during proceedings that led to their 1990 divorce.

Peer's fury as legal aid cuts affect 500,000

The Government's legal aid reforms coming into effect on Monday have been branded a "day of shame for our legal system" by the former minister and Labour peer Lord Bach.

The Chancellor George Osborne addressing the Treasury Select Committee

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Even the Treasury’s clever chaps don’t have all the answers

Asked a particularly ticklish question about sales tax during the 1964 election the then Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas Home said: “A lot of clever chaps are thinking about it at this moment.”

Boris Berezovsky post-mortem finds hanging is cause of death

A post-mortem examination on Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky has found he was hanged, police said tonight.

Paperback review: The Vanishing Point, By Val McDermid

Child abduction mystery that grips and won't let go

Rod Stewart makes a plea for his long-lost love on new album Time

Rod Stewart makes plea for teenage lover who bore his first child in new album Time

Despite being happily married to Penny Lancaster, the crooner has broken a 20-year song-writing silence with an album about divorce, the daughter he put up for adoption, and his 17-year-old first love

Richard and Sybil Burton at Victoria Station in 1955 befor esailing for New York on the ‘Queen Mary’

Sybil Christopher: Actress, theatre producer and first wife of Richard Burton

Sybil Christopher became the wife of Richard Burton at the age of just 20 and was married to him for fourteen years. During that time she experienced the entire gamut of emotions, from pleasure to pain and back again, that being married to the great and complex actor could bring. 

As Kate Middleton knows to her cost, board games cause rows, for royals and ordinary goyim alike

My hosts told me how brilliant the novelist Zoe Heller was at the game. It was calculated to get my competitive juices flowing.

Tiger Woods with new girlfriend Lindsey Vonn

Tiger Woods confirms relationship with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn

Tiger Woods has confirmed he is in a relationship with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.

More than 90 years of car history are coming to an end with the abolition of the paper car-tax disc
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Magic roundabouts: the gyratory system that has excited enthusiasts in Swindon
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The new Windows 10 Start Menu
Bruce Chatwin's novel 'On the Black Hill' was set at The Vision Farm
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Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?
Why do we like making lists?

Notes to self: Why do we like making lists?

Well it was good enough for Ancient Egyptians and Picasso...
Hong Kong protests: A good time to open a new restaurant?

A good time to open a new restaurant in Hong Kong?

As pro-democracy demonstrators hold firm, chef Rowley Leigh, who's in the city to open a new restaurant, says you couldn't hope to meet a nicer bunch
10 best children's nightwear

10 best children's nightwear

Make sure the kids stay cosy on cooler autumn nights in this selection of pjs, onesies and nighties
Manchester City vs Roma: Five things we learnt from City’s draw at the Etihad

Manchester City vs Roma

Five things we learnt from City’s Champions League draw at the Etihad
Martin Hardy: Mike Ashley must act now and end the Alan Pardew reign

Trouble on the Tyne

Ashley must act now and end Pardew's reign at Newcastle, says Martin Hardy
Isis is an hour from Baghdad, the Iraq army has little chance against it, and air strikes won't help

Isis an hour away from Baghdad -

and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
Last chance to see: Half the world’s animals have disappeared over the last 40 years

Last chance to see...

The Earth’s animal wildlife population has halved in 40 years
So here's why teenagers are always grumpy - and it's not what you think

Truth behind teens' grumpiness

Early school hours mess with their biological clocks
Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?

Hacked photos: the third wave

Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?
Royal Ballet star dubbed 'Charlize Theron in pointe shoes' takes on Manon

Homegrown ballerina is on the rise

Royal Ballet star Melissa Hamilton is about to tackle the role of Manon
Education, eduction, education? Our growing fascination with what really goes on in school

Education, education, education

TV documentaries filmed in classrooms are now a genre in their own right
It’s reasonable to negotiate with the likes of Isis, so why don’t we do it and save lives?

It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis

So why don’t we do it and save some lives?