News Dr Jose Manuel Mireles (third left), one of the leaders of the Michoacan vigilante group pictured with him. He has since been injured in an aircrash that could have been an attempt on his life

A vigilante militia is marching on the stronghold of The Knights Templar cartel in Michoacan, and attacking the police they accuse of protecting the gang. Can they rescue the failing state?

Man quizzed after teen girl stabbed at school gates

A man was being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder tonight after a 14-year-old girl was stabbed near the gates of her school in an attack witnessed by other pupils.

Fourth teenager in a month dies from knife wounds

Britain's adolescent knife culture claimed its latest victim in the early hours of yesterday morning, when an 18-year-old became the fourth teenager to die on the capital's street this year.

Four children under 10 die in house fire

Four young children, all under the age of 10, died in a fire at their home in Derbyshire on Monday night.

Ipswich confirm Roy Keane sacking

Ipswich have sacked manager Roy Keane after just 20 months in charge of the npower Championship strugglers.

Keane puts derby defeat behind him as Ipswich reach semis

Ipswich Town 1 West Bromwich Albion 0

Dream Home (18)

Starring: Josie Ho, Eason Chan, Paw Hee-Ching

Album: Butcher Holler, A Tribute to Loretta Lynn (Signature Sounds)

Butcher Holler is the town where Loretta Lynn grew up.

Four found dead at house in Hampshire

Four bodies, including those of two young girls, were found at a house today.

Nevermore, Barbican Theatre, London

Once upon a mid-week weary, in the Barbican so dreary, while I nodded, nearly napping, came there actors, vaguely tapping, gently rapping, on my semi-conscious door. Edgar Allan Poe's the subject of their mock heroic mumming, all in words and gentle strumming, and their title's Nevermore.

Michael McCarthy: Echoes of the day horror was visited on Hungerford

The parallels with Michael Ryan's rampage in 1987 are striking

Minor British Institutions: The pit bull cross

Strictly speaking, the American pit bull terrier isn't a proper breed, and strictly speaking the pit bull terrier is also illegal under the Dangerous Dogs Act. Hence the development of the semi-illegal pit bull cross.

Claudia Pritchard: There's never been a better time to be a rich kid

My graduate son left home for good three years ago, aged 22. That is why the contents of his old flat are in our garage, his CD collection has usurped ours and he's sleeping in our spare room. It's only for a few weeks, while he gets himself sorted out, has been since last January, and, yes, I am thrilled every time he comes through the door, but he shouldn't be there. Not because we don't love having him around, but because he is entitled to a life of his own, which, in this country, pretty much boils down to a place of his own.

Dozens arrested in clashes with police

Iranian security forces armed with batons and tear gas clashed with supporters of the late dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in two cities yesterday, opposition websites reported.

The Freedoms of Suburbia, By Paul Barker

In the dazzling photographs of sunrise gates, stained-glass leaded lights, topiary hedges and garden gnomes which illustrate Paul Barker's heroic defence of suburbia, the sun is always shining. It's all good. Milton Keynes is praised for its calm sense of order, and getting town centre planning right when it started with a giant shopping mall.

Defiant Ofsted rejects mounting criticism of its performance

Children's services watchdog 'needs trust of people it works with'
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Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

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