Hundreds line streets for Sian funeral

Hundreds of people lined the streets today to pay their respects to nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan.

Branson's latest stunt? To plunge new depths...

His past endeavours include space tourism and attempts to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon.

Gloucester sink Bath after Barkley's bad break

Gloucester 34 Bath 22

Album: Miles Davis, Bitches Brew Live (Columbia)

The two concerts featured on this album – from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1969 and the Isle Of Wight Festival a year later – capture Davis on the cusp of creating another jazz revolution.

'October' trial for Nikitta Grender accused

The alleged killer of mother-to-be Nikitta Grender is likely to stand trial at the start of October, a judge said today.

Man in court over Nikitta Grender murder

The alleged murderer of mother-to-be Nikitta Grender appeared in court for the first time today charged with the killing.

CCTV clue to mother-to-be's killer

Detectives hunting the murderer of mother-to-be Nikitta Grender want to trace four people captured on CCTV who might hold vital clues to the killing.

Man held over pregnant teen murder

Man held over murdered mother-to-be

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering teenage mother-to-be Nikitta Grender, police confirmed today.

Lloyds condemned as 200 more jobs go

Banking giant Lloyds came under attack today for announcing another 200 job losses, mainly in its insurance division.

Parents' plea over murdered Nikitta Grender

The grieving parents of a heavily pregnant teenager spoke today of their struggle to come to terms with her violent murder.

Dean Holdsworth becomes Aldershot manager

Aldershot have appointed former Wimbledon and Bolton striker Dean Holdsworth as their new manager.

Walder warms to task in Wasps' stirring second-half demolition

Wasps 37 Newport-Gwent Dragons 10

Album: Goldie Lookin' Chain, It's a Goldie Lookin' Christmas! (GLC)

Shamelessly opportunistic and funny as f***? Business as usual, then.

Anger over plans to close passport office

A passport office is to close with the loss of 250 jobs, a union said today.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project