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

Mimecast says changes to rules may see it float in London

One of Britain's fastest-growing technology companies has said the chances that it could float on the London stock market have increased after the Government signalled that it could ease listing rules.

Changes to tech listing rules tempt Mimecast to consider London IPO

One of Britain's fastest-growing technology companies has said the chances that it could float on the London stock market have increased after the Government signalled that it could ease listing rules.

Leading article: Lance Armstrong's fans deserve better

The announcement by the seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong that he is abandoning his challenge to the drugs charges levelled against him by the US anti-doping agency cannot but leave a bitter taste.

Only third of massacre-hit mine Lonmin's workforce report for duty as bosses back down from sacking threats

The South African mine that saw 34 of its workers shot by police suffered further disruption today after only one in five wildcat strikers reported for duty.

‘Chuggers’ can no longer operate within three metres of a cashpoint

'Chuggers' face new restrictions on their high street tactics

Charity collectors are no longer allowed to chase people down the high street or linger outside shop entrances under new rules intended to crack down on anti-social "chuggers".

Lonmin mine disruption continues

The South African mine at the centre of the violence that saw 34 people gunned down resumed production today after nearly a third of its staff returned to work.

Face to watch: Adelaide Clemens is destined for acclaim, with a lead role in BBC2's upcoming adaptation of modernist epic Parade's End alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and a smaller one in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

Married couple from London charged with smuggling the stimulant khat into North America

A husband and wife from west London were today charged with smuggling the stimulant khat to North America.

Bradley Wiggins has been asked to race at the Herne Hill velodrome

London 2012: Bradley Wiggins called upon to help restore Herne Hill velodrome to former glory

Bradley Wiggins has been asked to race at the velodrome where he learned his sport in a bid to encourage fundraising for renovation.

Leading article: Mitt Romney has much to learn

As regards the itinerary, at least, Mitt Romney's trip was everything a Republican nominee's first overseas tour might be expected to be. It followed a standard route of friendly countries – from Britain, to Israel and, yesterday, on to Poland – with plenty of opportunities to burnish the candidate's foreign policy credentials and set him up as a warmer friend to America's allies than Barack Obama has been.

Mitt Romney outside Downing Street yesterday

Romneyshambles: Mitt begins his trip with a swipe at London

US presidential candidate beats hasty retreat after comments on 'disconcerting' Games chaos

Mr Leader? Did Mitt Romney forget Ed Miliband's name?

Mitt Romney follows gaffe over Britain's readiness to hold Olympic games by appearing to forget name of Labour leader

Mitt Romney accuses Barack Obama of classified bin Laden leaks

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney moved today from his attacks on Barack Obama's handling of the struggling US economy to a charge that the president sought political gain by leaking classified details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Oxfam bucks trend with record £385m income

The poverty charity Oxfam achieved record income figures last year despite the downturn in the third sector, which has left many charities struggling for donations. The latest UK Giving Report published by the Charities Aid Foundation showed a 4.3 per cent drop in aggregate donations to large charities.

Legendary guitar company Fender tunes up for float

The guitar-maker Fender, whose instruments were used by music legends including Jimi Hendrix, is launching its initial public offering in New York to raise as much as $160.5m.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas