High housing costs and lack of jobs mean quarter of young adults ‘are still living at home’

High rents and difficulties getting on the housing ladder mean more than one in four young adults are still living with their parents, according to official figures. More than 3.3million people aged between 20 and 34 – about 26 per cent of that age group – had not left home last year

Killer Michael Cope jailed for life after brutal murder of mother-of-two

A violent boyfriend who strangled and beat a mother-of-two to death was today jailed for life. Michael Cope was told he had carried out ‘a savage and sustained attack on a defenceless woman in her own home’, by judge Mr Justice Parker

Swedish doctors give nine women womb transplants

Nine women hope to become pregnant after receiving womb transplants in pioneering surgery. The women, mostly in their 30s, were either born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer.

‘An expensive vanity project’: Criticism as it’s revealed portraits of MPs cost taxpayer £250,000

If you met them on the street you would say they were no oil paintings – but that hasn’t stopped £250,000 of taxpayer’s money being splashed out on portraits of MPs

Lawrence Of Arabia star Peter O’Toole dies aged 81

Peter O’Toole, best known for his starring role in Lawrence Of Arabia, has died aged 81. His agent Steve Kenis confirmed the Irish-born actor had died at Wellington Hospital in north London on Saturday after a long battle with illness.

West Midlands Police release Lego video to beat the Christmas burglars

We’ve already had Lego toys, video games and theme parks – and now the plastic figures star in their own Christmas crimewave. West Midlands Police have used Lego to create a YouTube video urging households to beat the burglars over the festive period.

Man dies in London blaze during firefighters’ strike

A man has died in a blaze at a north London flat while firefighters were striking over pensions…

Jeremy Hunt: NHS will widen Jimmy Savile sexual abuse inquiry

Inquiries into alleged sexual abuse by the disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile on NHS premises will be expanded to more hospitals, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed.

Homeless man Glen James returns £26,000 found in Boston backpack

A homeless man in the US who returned a backpack containing thousands in cash and traveller’s cheques said he would not have kept ‘even a penny’ if he was desperate

Ed Miliband slumps in the polls as Lord Prescott wades into Labour leadership debate

Labour leader Ed Miliband’s poll ratings have slumped after his leadership came under fire from within his own party.