News Metropolitan Police of officers entering a property in Marcella Road, SW9, as police targeted a notorious gang in a series of early morning raids across the UK

Senior members of one of the country’s most notorious gangs have been arrested after expanding their drug-dealing operations outside of their south London stronghold to target lucrative new markets, police said yesterday.

Six Nations 2014: Stuart Hogg return lifts Scots’ attacking options and puts Ireland on full alert

Stuart Hogg, one of the sharpest broken-field runners in European rugby and a valuable bits-and-pieces man with the British and Irish Lions last summer, returns to the Scotland side on Sunday for their Six Nations opener with Ireland in Dublin.

Andy McSmith's Diary: Sir Malcolm Bruce - so many years in Parliament, so little of interest to say

Somebody should compile a compendium of “Interesting Things Sir Malcom Bruce Has Said in his 30 years in Parliament”. It would be a labour of love, a challenge, involving hours and hours of research, but not many results.

Mikaeel Kular mother appears in court on murder charge

Rosdeep Kular appeared in an Edinburgh court for the second time today

Five bedroom semi detached house for sale in Wester Coates Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12, on with CKD Galbraith at a guide price of £895,000

Buying in the best catchment areas can be more expensive than sending children to private school

"This is not about ‘good schools’ and ‘bad schools’ but about our failure to tackle disadvantage effectively."

Airport bomb scare turns out to be just a haggis

Suspicious package turned out to be more meaty than incendiary

A young girl looks at flowers and candles laid by members of the public near to the house in Ferry Gait Crescent where 3 year-old Mikaeel Kular was reported missing in Kirkcaldy
It has been confirmed the body discovered was that of three-year-old Mikaeel

Mikaeel Kular death: Toddler's mother Rosdeep makes no plea as she appears in court charged with murder

Ms Kular has also been charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice, prosecutors at Edinburgh Sheriff Court said

It has been confirmed the body discovered was that of three-year-old Mikaeel

Mother of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular charged in connection with death of her son

Police confirm they have found Mikaeel's body in a wooded area in Fife, miles from his home

Hop to it: The penguin parade has been of the daily highlights at Edinburgh Zoo since the first one happened by accident in 1951

The march continues: Edinburgh Zoo celebrates 100 years of penguins

They remain one of its most popular attractions

Mikaeel Kular: Police investigating 'offensive' tweet

'Racist, offensive or abusive comments made online' will be investigated, say police

Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said the body of a young child was recovered in Fife just before midnight. Forensics were later on site

Mikaeel Kular: Alex Salmond pays tribute

Police believe child's body discovered in Fife to be Mikaeel

Hunt for Mikaeel Kular: Child's body removed from woodland

The area where the body was discovered lies behind a property where neighbours say Rosdeep Kular's sister lives

The boy who went missing from his bed: Abduction fears rise with Mikaeel Kular's third night away from home

Second day of searches in Edinburgh remain fruitless

Superintendent Liz McCainsh holds a photo of missing 3-year-old boy Mikaeel Kular who was last seen going to bed at his family's flat, at around 9pm and was discovered missing from his bed by his mother at around 7.15am when the family woke up
Superintendent Liz McAinsh said all 'key' members of the family, including Mikaeel's Pakistani-born father, had been spoken to and no arrests had been made

Mikaeel Kular search: Police issue nationwide alert for missing three-year-old Edinburgh boy who vanished in the night

Three-year-old Mikaeel Kular was last seen as his mother put him to bed – by Thursday morning he had gone. Jonathan Brown reports from Edinburgh on the local search and a nationwide alert

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee