The nativity play with a missing little angel: Beaming Olivia wears her wings for role she will now never play | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 17 December 2012 With a beaming smile, six-year-old Olivia Engel holds up a gold star while wearing the wings she was going to put on for her role as an angel in this weekend’s nativity play at Newtown’s main Catholic church. Instead she became one of the victims in the Sandy Hook school massacre – and the performance remained an angel short in her memory. The Rev Robert Weiss of the St Rose of Lima church said: ‘She was supposed to be an angel in the play
Hundreds evacuated at Newtown Catholic church – the town's center of memorials and mourning – after BOMB THREAT hours before Obama visit Noon mass was being held at the St Rose of Lima when hundreds of people inside were evacuated due to a called-in threatHeavily-armed Connecticut state troopers were seen entering church and doing room-by-room search of religious education facility nearby 'All clear' was issued at about 1:15pmPresident Obama was due to attend memorial service at Newtown High School on Sunday night | UPDATED: 23:28 GMT, 16 December 2012 The St Rose of Lima church in Connecticut was evacuated today during a noon mass after the church received a bomb threat – in another traumatic day for a community rocked by tragedy. Following the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday, tensions were raised again at the sight of nearly a dozen camouflage-clad SWAT team members carrying assault weapons who rushed into the church and a nearby educational center. The Catholic church that has become a center of grieving since the deaths of 20 children and six adults at the nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School
The nativity play with a missing little angel: Beaming Olivia wears her wings for role she will now never play | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 17 December 2012 With a beaming smile, six-year-old Olivia Engel holds up a gold star while wearing the wings she was going to put on for her role as an angel in this weekend’s nativity play at Newtown’s main Catholic church. Instead she became one of the victims in the Sandy Hook school massacre – and the performance remained an angel short in her memory. The Rev Robert Weiss of the St Rose of Lima church said: ‘She was supposed to be an angel in the play.
Outrage as Westboro Baptist plans praise gathering outside Sandy Hook Elementary school to celebrate God 'executing his judgement' in horrific shooting rampage that killed 20 children and 6 adults | UPDATED: 10:46 GMT, 16 December 2012 The tight-knit community of Newtown, Connecticut is numb in the aftermath of the heart-wrenching massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday when a gunman killed 20 young students, all aged six and seven, in addition to six adults. As families mourn the lives that were cut short in this unspeakable horror, an extremist group has announced they plan to congregate at the scene of the tragedy and offer praise to God for 'executing his judgement' – an unthinkable act amidst the sorrow overwhelming the quiet town. A member from the Westboro Baptist Church, an unaffiliated religious group that self-identifies as a church, said on Saturday the group will picket the school in a so-called praise service, while the rest of the nation struggles to move forward after the tragedy.
Man and his dog killed after being hit by a car while they walked along the pavement | UPDATED: 17:29 GMT, 14 December 2012 A man has been arrested in connection with a suspected hit and run after a man and his dog died when they were hit by a car. The 21-year-old man, from Lichfield, was arrested in the city on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken into custody by Staffordshire Police at Burton for interview. The collision happened on the A5127 Burton Road in Streethay at around 7.40am.
Who does Keith Vaz think he is, Tony Soprano | UPDATED: 09:23 GMT, 14 December 2012 The nurse at the centre of the Kate Middleton phone hoax scandal was found hanged, an inquest heard yesterday. Investigators are examining three letters she left behind, as well as emails and telephone records, but they are satisfied that Jacintha Saldanha’s death was not ‘suspicious’
'You are a dead woman walking. Tick tock': What ex-policeman 'told wife before stabbing her' to death in salon Ivan Esack, 38, is accused of murdering Natalie Esack, 33, in April at salon in Ashford, Kent'Violent and controlling towards 5ft 1in woman who sometimes had bruises,' court told Esack 'couldn't come to terms with estranged wife starting new relationship'During one row allegedly told her she was a 'walking dead woman’ before adding ‘tick tock, tick tock’'Stabbed her between 9 and 11 times in the neck but principally in the chest' | UPDATED: 10:29 GMT, 12 December 2012 A former policeman stabbed his estranged wife to death at her hair salon in front of her horrified teenage colleague.
Child's heartbreaking tribute to lollipop man, 82, killed by driver on the road he had patrolled for 13 years Raymond Elsmore had been working outside Queen's Inclosure primary school in Waterlooville, Hampshire Family say they have been left 'devastated' by his death Tributes flood in for 'best lollipop man ever' | UPDATED: 18:52 GMT, 6 December 2012 An elderly lollipop man has been knocked down and killed by a car outside the primary school where he had worked for more than 13 years. Raymond Elsmore, 82, had been on his usual patrol near to Queen's Inclosure Primary School in Waterlooville, Hampshire, when the tragedy happened yesterday
Eighties pop star wins 25,000 Turner Prize for abstract video piece (beating beard-wearing nudist called Spartacus and sculptures shaped like human faeces) | UPDATED: 21:09 GMT, 3 December 2012 An eighties pop star has scooped this year’s Turner Prize – beating a nudist and a sculptor that makes models of human faeces. Elizabeth Price, 45, formerly of obscure pop group Talula Gosh, won the 25,000 accolade for her abstract film based on a fire tragedy