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

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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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John Moore starred in Coca Cola and Morrisons adverts

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Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy

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New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning

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Former boxer recalls incident when he was seven years old

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Charlie Sheen could be set to revive his role as a hedonistic womaniser

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes