Actor Richard Griffiths dies aged 65 while undergoing heart surgery

Actor Richard Griffiths has died aged 65 while undergoing heart surgery By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 10:02 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:02 GMT, 29 March 2013 Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths has died at the age of 65, it was announced today. The famed theatrical actor suffered complications while undergoing heart surgery

King Harry Ferry: Police divers search for body of passenger as car plunges off ferry slipway into river and is submerged for 30 minutes

Police divers find body of passenger after car plunges off ferry slipway into river and is submerged for 30 minutesPolice confirm body was recovered when car raised from the waterReports say male driver escaped but female passenger did notFerry service has been temporarily suspended By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 18:08 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 20 March 2013 A pensioner has died after a car rolled into a river while waiting to board a ferry in Cornwall. The vehicle plunged into the River Fal at the slipway to the King Harry Ferry across the River Fal near Truro at around 4pm.

White House and Republicans strike an agreement on fiscal cliff – but will it come to a vote before midnight?

We have a deal! White House and Republicans strike an agreement on fiscal cliff – but will it come to a vote before midnight | UPDATED: 03:53 GMT, 1 January 2013 With just three hours to go before the start of 2013, the White House and congressional Republicans have struck a deal to avoid falling over the looming fiscal cliff. These officials said a New Year's Eve vote in the Senate to ratify the deal was possible later in the evening, barring opposition from majority Democrats. There was no immediate confirmation from aides to the top Republicans in Congress, Sen Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner.

Pop-up art: Sculptor Jodi Harvey-Brown creates stories that literally jump from the page with intricate cut-outs of characters

Pop-up art: Sculptor creates stories that literally jump from the page with intricate cut-outs of charactersAvid reader Jodi Harvey-Brown inspired by literature's greatest charactersPainstakingly crafted from pages of the books and held in place with wireIncludes favourites such as Harry Potter, Bambi and Tom Sawyer | UPDATED: 16:06 GMT, 15 December 2012 Every reader can see their favourite character in their imagination – now one artist has brought hers to life with these unique book sculptures. Jodi Harvey-Brown creates the elaborate pieces of artwork to emerge directly from the pages of the books which have inspired her. She has carved some of literature's most famous characters including Harry Potter, Bambi, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Leveson Inquiry: Press intrusion victims refuse to meet Culture Secretary in anger over David Cameron"s reaction to the Leveson report

Press intrusion victims refuse to meet Culture Secretary in anger over David Cameron's reaction to Leveson's findingsGerry and Kate McCann and Sally and Bob Dowler rejected an invitation to discuss the Leveson Report with Culture Secretary Maria MillerAccording to HackedOff campaigners they were 'too angry' to attend J.K. Rowling said she felt 'duped' and 'dismayed' by the Prime Minister | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 1 December 2012 Prominent victims of press intrusion rejected an invitation to meet with Culture Secretary Maria Miller to discuss the Leveson Report, because they feel ‘let down’ by David Cameron’s reaction to its findings. The group, including Gerry and Kate McCann and the parents of Milly Dowler, said they were too 'angry' to attend the meeting yesterday, according to HackedOff campaigners.