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Whitehall's 'murder mile' is steeped in innocent blood

During the recent campaign to remove Cecil Rhodes' statue from a college in Oxford, its leader claimed the city's very architecture was an affront to 21st-century sensibilities. He should try a stroll round central London's statuary, says Charlie Gilmour. On 'murder mile', the Empire's heroes in marble and bronze are steeped in innocent blood

Syrian doctor escaped torture to be reunited with fiancée in London

British student Razan was unimpressed when she first met Ahmad, a doctor from Syria. But in time, their shared passion for medicine and fears over the civil war brought them together. Then Ahmad was captured in Homs and tortured. Laura Pitel hears how they overcame the odds to be reunited

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