News Emma Wilson, aged 25, of Windsor who was jailed for life at the Old Bailey on Friday

A mother has been jailed for life for beating, blinding and murdering her 11-month baby son.

It may be worth backing another rise in inflation

This week promises to be a lot more exciting than the last, with the big two supermarkets releasing trading figures as well as official inflation and retail sales numbers being issued.

Royals to mark Duke's 90th birthday

The Royal Family will come together today to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th birthday at a special service of thanksgiving.

Dominic Lawson: Why Windsor's Poundland turns economics on its head

The chain's decision to open its newest store in one of the wealthiest boroughs in the land is much less paradoxical than it seems

Tips and deals of the week: 22/05/2011

The flight

Air Canada introduces direct summer flights from Heathrow to St John's in Newfoundland, starting this week from £707 return.

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Letter from the editor: Cheerful nationalistic pride

For those of us who went back to work yesterday, it was something of a shock to the system. All that sunshine and chocolate and then, bang, you’re back to train cancellations, photocopiers out of toner, and the burdens of the working day.

Letter from the editor: A sense of perspective

“If people want to read lots of gushing rubbish,” writes i reader Anne Loader, “there are plenty of sources for this”. She was not talking about this column, but was responding to my invitation for you to tell us how much (or how little) coverage you’d like on the forthcoming royal wedding.

Album: Earle Brown, Synergy (Hat [now] Art)

Brown, though never as celebrated as his pals Cage and Feldman, produced some of the more enjoyably questing systems music of the last century.

Sir Elton John picks royal school for son

Sir Elton John has chosen a school that provides Queen Elizabeth's choirboys for his baby Zachary.

DVD: Any Human Heart (15)

Rarely is the interplay of form and narrative function so fittingly enacted as in William Boyd's TV adaptation of his own 2002 novel.

Lib Dems suffer by-election slump in Berkshire

The Liberal Democrats slumped in the first council by-election of the year.

The Secret History Of: The Ercol Butterfly chair

It might look like a fairly standard kitchen chair but the Ercol Butterfly was groundbreaking when it first launched. What's more, the clean, simple lines of postwar British design are still as fashionable today as they were 50 years ago.

Minor British Institutions: the postcode

The postcode is another triumph of pioneering British bureaucracy. Sir Rowland "Penny Post" Hill split London into ten compass-point districts in 1856; the current code took 15 years to arrive after its trial in Norwich in 1959.

Wallis Simpson bracelet fetches world record price

A bracelet owned by Wallis Simpson, whose love affair with Edward VIII led to his abdication, has sold for a world record £4.5 million at auction.

Minor British Institutions: Battenberg cake

Battenberg cake is exemplarily British: interesting origins, often mocked, implausibly symbolic. Discerning palates dry before its combination of sponge and marzipan, while others love the windows on our childhood, even if the colours are not so unnaturally vigorous now.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003