Art of Sophie: Boyfriend of murdered Goth opens exhibition

The artist boyfriend of a young woman murdered for her Goth appearance will exhibit his paintings to raise funds for an anti-hatred foundation set up in her name.

Leading article: Without funds, universities must raise fees

The Browne review into student finance and higher education funding received some forthright evidence last week about how much more finance universities needed. Wendy Piatt, director general of the Russell Group, went so far as to say that her members would have to consider radical steps such as going private if the government didn't increase cash for the universities. And Paul Wellings, vice chancellor of Lancaster University, said students would expect to see minimum class sizes and a commitment to a given amount of contact time with lecturers if the cap were to be raised on top-up fees.

Letters: The final leaders' debate

Now for the final choice

Do you want to be leader? The question Miliband can't escape

Donald Macintyre joins the Foreign Secretary on the campaign trail and finds him refusing to look beyond 6 May, whatever the future may bring

Geraghty on song as Saxons take retribution

England Saxons 17 Ireland A 13

Hospital wrongly told family that patient had died

A hospital wrongly told the family of a stroke patient that she had died, it was revealed today.

Cipriani withdraws from Saxons

Danny Cipriani has withdrawn from the England Saxons squad ahead of Sunday's game against Ireland A due to a family bereavement.

A new deal in India for Lancaster University

Westward ho is where the land was supposed to be bright, but Lancaster University sees the light shining from the East. Earlier this year, the university launched a new campus in India in partnership with a local provider of private education, the GD Goenka Group. The arrangement is part of a 21st-century strategy of overseas expansion intended to spread the Lancaster brand, diversify sources of income and broaden the horizons of faculty.

Four quizzed in murder probe

Four men were being questioned on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing.

Soldier killed in Helmand blast named

The latest British soldier to die in Afghanistan has been named as Corporal Simon Hornby, 29, from the 2nd Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

Police hunt for dangerous escaped rapist

A manhunt was under way today after a 44-year-old rapist escaped from immigration officials while being served with a deportation order.

Travel Agenda: The Braemar Gathering; Languedoc Roussillon at St Pancras; Etihad premium lounge opens at Heathrow

Today: The Braemar Gathering will see international athletes taking part in caber-tossing, stone-putting and hammer-throwing, accompanied by highland dancing and piping. One of the oldest and largest highland gatherings in

Ireland power past poor Saxons to lift Churchill Cup

England Saxons 22 Ireland A 49

Saxons hit back to secure final spot

United States 17 England Saxons 56
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment