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Boy, 16, convicted of rape and murder of Wolverhampton girl

Boy, 16, convicted of rape and murder of Wolverhampton girl

A 16-year-old boy who killed a schoolgirl and dumped her body on a park bench has been found guilty of rape and murder. The youth, who cannot be named because of his age, remained composed in the dock as a jury at Wolverhampton crown court unanimously...

Friday, 14:03 in World News
 
Beware of burning candles when enjoying hygge, say scientists

Beware of burning candles when enjoying hygge, say scientists

Hygge has a dark side. The Danish art of being cosy, specifically its association with the warm glow of candlelight, comes at a price: exposure to possibly dangerous levels of fumes and an increase in house fires. Research on mice by scientists at...

Friday, 13:48 in World News
 
Orient Express sold to owner of Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton

Orient Express sold to owner of Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton

The Orient Express has been sold to LVMH, the French luxury goods company that already owns Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon champagne, as part of a $3.2bn (£2.5bn) deal that also includes the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Hotel...

Friday, 13:46 in Business
 
Gareth Anscombe: ‘Wales are now genuine heavyweights. Warren’s one of the best’

Gareth Anscombe: ‘Wales are now genuine heavyweights. Warren’s one of the best’

Beneath the seasonal mistletoe in Wales this Christmas there will be less frivolity than normal. With the nation’s rugby team third in the world rankings, this is no time for casual distractions. Forget the frankincense and myrrh: just imagine the...

Friday, 13:40 in Sport
 
'We did our best': police who rushed to Skripal scene tell of shock and pride

'We did our best': police who rushed to Skripal scene tell of shock and pride

Two police officers who rushed to help the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter after they were attacked with a nerve agent have described how emergency first responders and a passing doctor helped save the pair. Sgt Tracey Holloway and...

Friday, 13:33 in World News
 
Man dies after falling from Christmas tree in Kirkcaldy

Man dies after falling from Christmas tree in Kirkcaldy

A man has died after falling from a town’s Christmas tree in central Scotland. Emergency services were called when people leaving a nearby club early on Friday found the injured man in a street in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was taken to Victoria Hospital but...

Friday, 13:18 in World News
 
How to wear: a Christmas jumper

How to wear: a Christmas jumper

Apart from flash floods and the subtle threat of nuclear war, nothing in the past 11 months has truly prepared you for the one month where the world is high as a kite on the scent of Christmas. Within this period of madness lies the Sweater Curse,...

Friday, 13:15 in Lifestyle
 
Anna Jones’ alternative Christmas pudding recipe

Anna Jones’ alternative Christmas pudding recipe

My family has two puddings on Christmas Day: one Christmas pud for Mum, who adores it, and another, usually a chocolate affair, for those who don’t. But this year, I hope to unite us all with a lighter, brighter version of the traditional dessert,...

Friday, 13:03 in Lifestyle
 
Why didn’t my cake rise? J Kenji López-Alt has the answer

Why didn’t my cake rise? J Kenji López-Alt has the answer

I first became aware of J Kenji López-Alt a few years ago, when, in his column for Serious Eats, he wrote about how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie. It was a really, really long, intricate post, talking about the science of it all – the...

Friday, 13:03 in Lifestyle
 
My sister never visits our mum. Should I say something?

My sister never visits our mum. Should I say something?

My mother recently turned 85. She lives on her own, she is not perfect, is not so mobile, but is independent, intelligent, supportive and tries to be fair to all her four children. Three of us live far away. My sister, however, lives 15 minutes away...

Friday, 13:03 in Lifestyle
 
Gordon Brown: I didn't think I'd see child poverty again in my lifetime

Gordon Brown: I didn't think I'd see child poverty again in my lifetime

Gordon Brown is on familiar territory. The former prime minister is parked on a sofa in a family centre in the heart of his old constituency and holding forth about poverty. The venue, a family centre called the Cottage, is in the Templehall part of...

Friday, 13:03 in Business
 
Chelsea face partial stadium closure if Uefa finds fans guilty of antisemitism

Chelsea face partial stadium closure if Uefa finds fans guilty of antisemitism

Chelsea will be forced to close part of Stamford Bridge in the Europa League if Uefa concludes their fans were guilty of an antisemitic chant in Budapest. The governing body hopes to receive on Friday reports which will enable it to decide whether to...

Friday, 13:02 in Sport
 
Pioneering therapy for autistic people with anxiety undergoes clinical trial

Pioneering therapy for autistic people with anxiety undergoes clinical trial

A pioneering therapy aimed at lowering anxiety by tuning into your own heartbeat is being put to the test in the first clinical trial of its kind. The treatment, known as interoception-directed therapy, is being tested in 120 autistic people, for whom...

Friday, 12:51 in Science &Technology
 
Kosovo to create army in defiance of Serbia and Nato

Kosovo to create army in defiance of Serbia and Nato

Kosovo’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army, a week after Serbia’s premier suggested the move could provoke military intervention by Belgrade. All 107 MPs present in the 120-seat assembly voted in favour of passing three...

Friday, 12:48 in World News
 
This week’s best home entertainment: from The Long Song to Death on the Tyne

This week’s best home entertainment: from The Long Song to Death on the Tyne

The Long Song Andrea Levy’s Booker prize-nominated slavery saga gets the prestige TV treatment it is so clearly crying out for. Tamara Lawrance stars as the headstrong girl whose life on a Jamaican sugar cane plantation is upended by the abolition of...

Friday, 12:33 in Showbiz
 


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