Mick Philpott and wife Mairead deny manslaughter after losing six children in blaze
No one paid much attention to the man in the motorcycle helmet stepping off the high-powered scooter in the Rue Jules-Dalou. Witnesses said later that he had "appeared from nowhere".
A powerful bomb ripped through a minibus terminal in north-west Pakistan today, killing at least 12 people including four children, officials said.
Analysts say growing tensions between Iran and Britain may be behind the explosion
Derry has risen above its bloody past to become a shortlisted bidder for UK City of Culture in 2013. David Ryan biked its back roads
Campaigning has been an unpredictable business over the years for John Prescott. Back in 2001, his tour was punctuated by that unforgettable left jab delivered unerringly to the chin of Craig Evans, a local farm worker, who had landed an egg on Britain's most belligerent MP. This time round, Mr Prescott received a warmer welcome – a couple of kisses from two rather more attractive, and supportive, voters.
I'm a bit jealous of my children. They get to go on school trips to activity centres, have quadded and go-karted with PGL and often throw themselves around on boats and in tents with the cubs and Woodcraft Folk. I, meanwhile, spend my holidays on a sun lounger with one eye on my BlackBerry, feeling guilty about not using the hotel gym.
Look hard enough and there’s something unique in every car; some little quirk that makes it special.
A dream location for explorers and history lovers, the coastal areas of Turkey are packed with ruins and idyllic beaches. Ben Crichton offers advice on making the most of your trip
It is a bold move, given the stiff relations between Greece and Turkey and Boris Johnson's Ottoman heritage (the Tory London mayoral candidate's great-grandfather, Ali Kemal – who came to Britain 98 years ago – was a Turkish journalist and, briefly, interior minister). Tonight, Bozza will take to the airwaves of London Greek Radio for 20 minutes to address the Mediterranean nation's estimated 400,000-strong British diaspora.
The exotic name says it all: these islands off the east coast of Africa are a heady mix of coral beaches, weird wildlife, spicy history – and voodoo, says James Palmer
New year, new hobby? Try an old favourite again instead. Kate Simon had another go at skiing. She's glad she did...