As George Zimmerman is charged over the death of a black teenager, Guy Adams examines the simmering racial tensions in Sanford, Florida
Fifteen-year-old fan Holly Hatfield guides us – and her dad – through the astonishing new Warner Bros Harry Potter tour near Watford
Tomorrow, The Making of Harry Potter tour opens to the British public – and it's wizard, says 15-year-old Holly Hatfield, who's had a sneak peek
The furore over the shooting of a 17-year-old African- American on a Florida street one month ago continued to rage yesterday as the victim's parents attended hearings on hate crimes in Washington, and outrage erupted in New Orleans over comments made by a police officer about the case.
With speculation bubbling that the NFL are ready to seriously consider putting a franchise in London, the focus has fallen on the possibility of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers becoming the team to up such historic sticks.
Florida. We used go as a massive family, with all my aunties, uncles and friends. We would rent an apartment near Orlando and go to Walt Disney World. We spent the entire time either on rides or in the pool. I went back when I was 16 and still loved it. You're never too old for Disney.
US mother Casey Anthony, cleared of killing her two-year-old daughter in a trial that became a media sensation, will be released from prison in about a week after being sentenced on charges she lied to investigators.
As armchair pundits across the United States continued to express astonishment, and in many cases disgust, at the acquittal of Casey Anthony over the 2008 death of her young daughter in Florida, a back-up juror who sat through the testimony and the jury deliberations said the right verdicts had been reached.
A British woman holidaying in Florida has become a local hero after catching a baby girl who fell from a fourth-floor hotel balcony.
Eminem soared from drug-filled poverty to adulation and notoriety, and then collapsed into gilded, narcotic, seclusion. But, after his latest comeback, his biographer Nick Hasted believes the future holds plenty for the master wordsmith
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CE Hill not only rejoices in the title of Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Verily, he is also the anti-Dan Brown. Whereas The Da Vinci Code author and his ilk delight in theories that evil popes and scheming prelates stamped out the many and often competing versions of Christianity circulating in the first four centuries AD, Hill has a more sober message. There was no conspiracy. Far from blaming the demon figure of the Council of Nicaea, Bishop Athanasius, for deciding that only his four chosen gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – should be the canonical ones, Hill argues that the Emperor Constantine's council was no dastardly cover-up enacted to cement the supremacy of Rome. The four we know as the main part of the New Testament today, he says, were commonly accepted as scripture far earlier.