News Freddie Hussey, the three-year-old boy crushed by a trailer in Bristol, was

Freddie's family said "everyone loved" the three-year-old boy

SVG Capital ups its asset value by 15 per cent

Hugo Boss's owner SVG Capital continued to gain momentum during the first quarter of the year with a 15 per cent jump in the value of its assets.

Jeff Bauman being helped from the carnage after the explosion

Donations roll in for Jeff Bauman - Boston bombing victim who helped identify suspects after losing his legs

Friends of Bauman - who has only partial medical insurance - set up online fund which has already reached over $330,000

Edinburgh University were given £1m by software entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley, for its research into autism

Donations to universities hit record high

Charitable gifts soar to £774m as universities adopt US-style approach to fund-raising

Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine star in Spring Breakers

Jonathan Romney on Spring Breakers: The ultimate spoof – unless it's for real ...

They say that all a movie needs is 'a girl and a gun'. So Harmony Korine must be having a laugh

Small Talk: George Osborne's Aim lifelines may not be a help to UK small firms

Aim's decline has damaged the once-buoyant broking sector in the City

Second wind: Musician Ruby Fenn plays a lyre made from a Second World War helmet

Make music, not war: Post War Orchestra converts weapons into musical instruments

Turning pistols into piccolos sounds like the kind of hippie dream that died out with flared trousers. But a group of UK musicians is doing just that, taking the theatre of war and giving it its own orchestra pit.

What took Hilary Clinton so long to support gay marriage?

Yesterday Hilary Clinton announced a u-turn in her personal beliefs on gay marriage - she's now in favour - sparking more rumours that a 2016 run at the Presidency is in her sights. But what took the former VP so long to switch over?

Generous junior school children hand over an average of almost £2 a month of their pocket money to charity, poll finds

Generous junior school children hand over an average of almost £2 a month of their pocket money to charity, according to research ahead of Red Nose Day on Friday.

Market Report: Fresnillo left with a free float dilemma

How will punters be able to get their hands on shares in the world's largest silver producer? Mexico's Fresnillo was discussing just that today. The miner is one of a handful of groups on the benchmark index facing a ticking clock – the deadline for their free float to reach 25 per cent is the end of the year.

The Saturdays have a spacehopper race across Westminster Bridge to encourage the nation to let its lighter side out for Red Nose Day

The Saturdays bounce back for Comic Relief

Chart stars The Saturdays are bouncing back - by riding spacehoppers across London's Westminster Bridge.

Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali, both 27, who are accused of being 'central figures' in the extremist plot

Birmingham terror cell: the profiles

Irfan Naseer

Irfan Naseer, a 23-stone ‘mummy’s boy’ who was too fat and unfit for terror training was the unlikely head of a British cell that aimed to wreak destruction on the scale of the September 11 attacks in the United States.

A 3Doodle of an insect

If 3D printers sound too expensive... try a 3D pen

If you've been watching the rise of 3D printing in envy as you can't shell out on a 3D printer, then a little-known American company may have just made your day.

23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of raising funds for terrorism

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raising funds for terrorism, it has been reported.

Alina Costache: ‘Treatment in the UK would be a huge amount of money that most people couldn’t afford’

No NHS bonanza on offer to EU migrants

Romanians are unlikely to flock to the UK for free healthcare

Notorious Exeter safer sex ball cancelled

A long-running "safer sex"-themed student ball has been cancelled, a month after it was embroiled in controversy.

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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