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.

Senior policeman charged with fiddling expenses

A senior police officer went on trial today charged with fiddling his expenses.

Solved: The mystery of forgotten Christie play

The queen of detective fiction turned her uneasy relationship with her daughter into a ' brutal' drama - and now it's on the West End

Barbara Windsor calls time on Eastenders role

Peggy Mitchell is leaving Albert Square, it was announced today, and the EastEnders scriptwriters must now decide whether she goes vertically or horizontally.

Holidaymaker plunged five floors to his death

A holidaymaker plunged five floors to his death after trying to leap across hotel balconies during a "lads weekend" in Spain, an inquest heard today.

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Worthington lifted by trio's determination to keep playing

The Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington has secured the long-term futures of three of his senior players ahead of tonight's final World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic.

Johann Hari: Gin, servants and bloodlines for royalty's Alf Garnett in a tiara

To be fair to her, the Queen Mother did do one thing well. She supported far-right politics

Worthington calls for heroes

Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington gave a history lesson to his players on the eve of the World Cup qualifier against Poland and urged them to become heroes.

Equestrianism: Lundback wins jump-off at Windsor

Helena Lundback, the diminutive Swedish show jumper riding Madick, defeated her only rival, the Dutchman Harrie Smolders on Exquis Walnut de Muze, in a jump-off to win the Rolex Grand Prix at Windsor yesterday.

Emma Townshend: Can book swapping topple the mighty book group?

I went last night to Windsor, for the first Firestation "Book Swap", organised by prolific blogger, Bookseller columnist and publisher Scott Pack. I was expecting a good evening, because Pack's blog writing is funny and thoughtful, as is that of his co-host, blogger and author Marie Phillips.

Gio Ponti reaches for The Stars

US turf champion's team issue Breeders' Cup Classic challenge to Derby winner

Adam Afriyie MP

In today's paper a reference to the wealth of Windsor Conservative MP Adam Afriyie was based on an email from his chief of staff, Russell Walters.

Honours: Royal Victorian Medal

'We demand justice': The families at the heart of Gosport's hospital scandal

Nearly 100 deaths at a hospital in Gosport have provoked an outcry from many of the patients' families, who believe the cases are suspicious. Official investigations have established little. The Independent on Sunday was the first to make arguments for a public inquiry and continues to pressurise the authorities to find out what really happened. Beyond the headlines, the relatives are struggling to uncover the whole truth behind their parents' final days... Nina Lakhani hears their stories

Verdi Falstaff, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, London

The three Girl Guides working on a tapestry front cloth of Windsor-upon-Thames for Richard Jones’ new Glyndebourne staging of Verdi’s Falstaff are well on the way to finishing when we, the audience, arrive.

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Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

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