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.

Plans for £128m Belfast stadium unveiled

An ambitious plan to build a new 25,000 seater football and rugby stadium in the heart of east Belfast was revealed today.

Campaigners lose fight against fire station cuts

Campaigners acting with the backing of celebrities and the tacit support of the Royal family today lost a High Court battle over the partial closure of Windsor Fire Station.

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Johann Hari: Charles as President? Not in my name

Even if the heir to the throne was a genius, I'd still oppose his right to unelected leadership

McGinn poised for Irish bow as Davis stays at home

Steven Davis is doubtful for Northern Ireland's friendly against Hungary tonight at Windsor Park as he is dealing with a family matter. The Rangers midfielder was expected to join the squad last night but instead has remained at home with the backing of his international manager, Nigel Worthington.

Elton John - The rocket man blasts off in full pomp (and sequins)

This photograph of a sell-out concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1975 shows Elton John, in sequinned Dodgers baseball kit. "I jumped on stage to take this shot after the song was over," says the photographer Terry O'Neill. "He didn't mind, and even announced who I was. I knew him well enough by then to get on stage."

The History Man: The tale of Tom Bourdillon

Tom Bourdillon came within 300ft of immortality as the first man to climb Everest. Now fame beckons thanks to the breathing technology he pioneered, which could transform climbing and medicine, writes Andy McSmith

The shameful Islamophobia at the heart of Britain's press

When a tabloid newspaper reports that a 'Muslim hate mob' is daubing abuse, can we believe them?

First Night: Merry Wives Of Windsor, Shakespeare's Globe, London

Knockabout farce anticipates modern sitcom

You write the reviews: Falstaff, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

No matter how many times one hears this marvellous score, one cannot fail to be amazed by the ingenuity, sparkle, wit and invention that Verdi lavished on the music of his last opera. Under the conductor Peter Robinson, the performance of this new Scottish Opera production sparkled from start to finish, and the orchestra obviously enjoyed playing such gorgeous music. Musically, too, onstage there was one of the most talented casts assembled by Scottish Opera for many a day.

The view from France: pride and shame in equal measure

Carla was perfect. Sarko was, despite his best efforts, Sarko. That was the considered view of the French press on the presidential state visit to Britain.

Uefa award for Healy

David Healy's prolific scoring record at international level will be rewarded by the Uefa president, Michel Platini, tonight.

Surviving Spike, Theatre Royal, Windsor

Given his past troubles, Michael Barrymore may not have had to dig too deep to discover the anguish needed for his portrayal of Spike Milligan. It might even have been enough for him to summon the painful memory of his dramatically curtailed West End stand-up run of 2003. I witnessed that unfortunate episode and believed then that the only way back for Barrymore would be through a lucky break getting him back on TV.

Windsor wants its own postcode – not Slough's

Little did we know that the gentle folk of Windsor and Maidenhead could get so upset about two innocuous letters.

Oneworld alliance recruits Japan Airlines

Oneworld, the international airlines alliance led by British Airways and American Airlines, formally admitted Japan Airlines, Asia's biggest carrier, yesterday. The move boosted its share of the global air transport market to almost 20 per cent.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

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