Teenager guilty of goth murder

A 15-year-old boy was today convicted of kicking and stamping to death a young woman in a park because she was dressed as a Goth.

Preview: The Elixir Of Love, Grand Theatre, Lancaster

Historic house plays host to a labour of love

Day, by A L Kennedy

Of course there are good things you can say about A L Kennedy's Day: it's highly original and often remarkable. But so are some hats and bad days at the office, and you wouldn't necessarily want to remember them.

Gareth Malone: Note perfect

He’s the nation’s favourite singing teacher. Women love him. Gay men adore him. And his efforts to turn reluctant state-school pupils into convincing choristers have made him the BBC’s latest – and most unexpected – star. But where exactly did Gareth Malone spring from? And what on earth will he make of our intrepid interviewer's, er... 'voice'?

Leicester 34 Leeds 21: Ellis enjoys comeback as Leicester point Leeds towards door

Time will tell if the return of Harry Ellis to Leicester is successful. England's scrum-half at the time, Ellis sustained a ligament injury 10 months ago and missed the World Cup and the current Six Nations campaign.

Burt Lancaster: The last real action hero

Larger than life, both on and off the screen, Burt Lancaster richly deserves a new retrospective billing him as one of the greats, says Geoffrey Macnab

Sarah Sands: We could learn some lessons from 'The Choir'

Once I stopped being a newspaper editor, I began to notice a discrepancy between the sorts of things journalists were interested in and what their readers liked. Journalists like crime and politics and sex. Readers care about gardening and, as it turns out, singing.

The Killers (105 mins, PG)

Urban gardener: My brilliant TV career

So I'm lying there, right, and my regular osteopath says to me "Got any telly lined up this year then?" – actually let me stop there. I ought to clarify the situation otherwise you're going to think a) I'm turning into a chronic hypochondriac, or b) that my osteopath, Richard May, is rubbish at his job. According to my partner, who obviously knows me better than anyone, there may be an element of truth in the former, but casting aspersions on the latter would be biting the hand that heals me.

University of Cumbria: Can it raise ambitions and boost the economy of the region?

When the author, Margaret Forster, decided on a university, she chose Oxford where she headed with an open scholarship. Her husband, the writer Hunter Davies, who was also from Carlisle, picked Durham University. Another local luminary, the writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, also selected Oxford.

Leeds 24 London Irish 26: Irish seal first away win despite Leeds resolve

Rumour has it Leeds have lost their captain Stuart Hooper who has apparently signed for Bath. Unsurprising with Steve Borthwick having agreed his future with Saracens, it makes sense even though the Leeds coach Stuart Lancaster denied the signing of Hooper. It did not affect the result of an interesting match, though it could have especially as Peter Hewat missed with every conversion and kicked only two penalties.

Guinness Premiership preview: Reign of Stuarts hoping to make history at Leeds

Coach Lancaster and captain Hooper are in a relegation dogfight but they will rely on local talent to save the day. By Tim Glover

Wales 29 Australia 29: Hook's command performance sets the hype in motion

It was like rolling out a vat of hair gel in front of Gavin Henson and telling him to apply it liberally. No, the Welsh camp probably knew that last night's entreaty to the nation "not to put too much on James Hook's shoulders" would fall upon deaf ears. By then, the horse had already bolted, the legend had already been written, the star had already been born.

Sri Lanka 521-5 dec Sussex 40-1: Kapugedera breezes to century before storm spares Sussex

A chill wind blew across the County Ground yesterday, and it had nothing to do with the squally weather which curtailed the final session.

MPs attack Charles's 'jiggery pokery' over royal estates income

Britain's public spending watchdog demanded yesterday that the Royal Family open the books of the estates which earn them millions of pounds each year.

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