Friends fur life: Impossibly cute pictures show the friendship between a girl and her beloved cat Russian photographer pictured his daughter with family pet over four yearsImages show the pair playing together with guitars, food and furniture props By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 12:24 GMT, 13 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:59 GMT, 13 April 2013 A collection of charming images showing a lifelong friendship between a four-year-old girl and her cat have been created by a Russian photographer. Andy Prokh, 44, from St Petersburg has taken a series of natural shots and staged photos of his daughter with the family pet
'My son was bullied to death': Child abuse campaigner grieves after 14-year-old son is found dead at their homeTeenager Ayden Olson was found dead at home in ColchesterMother Shy Keenan claims he was bullied to deathUnclear if Ms Keenan believes he was bullied at school or elsewhere By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 11:17 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:18 GMT, 15 March 2013 A 14-year-old boy who was found dead at his home was 'bullied to death', his heartbroken mother claims. Teenager Ayden Olson, was found at his home in Colchester, and his mother Shy Keenan wrote on Twitter that her son had been persecuted.
'My bagpipes gave me pneumonia': Musician catches deadly fungal virus from his beloved instrument John Shone, 77, breathed in the deadly germs while playing his bagpipe The instrument hadn't been cleaned in 18 months and had 'fungal cultures'Traditional bagpipes are made of hide and need regular 'seasoning' to seal pores in the skin that acts as a natural cleanserMr Shone is now playing his bagpipe again after four weeks in hospital By Suzannah Hills PUBLISHED: 02:13 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:57 GMT, 14 March 2013 A bagpipe player nearly died after becoming infected with a fungal pneumonia that colonised inside his beloved instrument. John Shone spent four weeks in hospital fighting the infection after he breathed in germs from his bagpipe that he hadn't cleaned in 18 months.
Aung Suu Kyi's handknitted jumpers raise 76,000 for her cash-strapped opposition party | UPDATED: 17:06 GMT, 29 December 2012 In its struggle to help its people overcome decades of military rule, Myanmar's opposition party needs every bit of financial help it can get. The cash-strapped side has now come up with a way of drumming up money – by tapping into the prestige of its leader and her crafting skills
Forget the sympathy and counselling. Just lock up my burglar! | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 23 December 2012 The last time I wrote about a crime in the family – after my younger son was relieved of his BlackBerry in London’s Holland Park in broad daylight – a certain local politician complained of me putting it about that the capital’s streets were in the grip of a ‘middle-class mugging epidemic’ ahead of an important election.
Robert Peston's desperate Twitter appeal for return of wife's 1920s wedding and engagement rings stolen in burglaryBusiness Editor tweeted after the raid at his Haringey, London homeRaiders broke into his home between 2pm and 11pm on Wednesday night Novelist Sian was diagnosed with lung cancer nearly five years agoShe died from the illness back in September aged just 51As well as the rings, a laptop with 'sensitive material' was takenPolice believe that Mr Peston may have been targeted because of his jobMr Peston made a desperate plea on Twitter for their return last night | UPDATED: 09:23 GMT, 21 December 2012 BBC business editor Robert Peston has launched an appeal on Twitter for the safe return of his late wife's wedding and engagement rings, which were stolen in a burglary on Wednesday night. Mr Peston’s wife, the author Sian Busby, died aged 51 in September after losing a five-year battle with lung cancer
Revealed: Patrick Moore's secret 'sons'. A deeply moving interview with the three men adopted by the astronomer after losing their fathersThe stories of Ian Makins, Chris Doherty and Adam Corrie provide an extraordinary insight into the man who was as luminous and yet as mysterious as the skies he studied For Sir Patrick the three of them were simply 'my family'Their memories are full of laughter; memories of impromptu parties at his home, travels around the world and shared friendships | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 When Sir Patrick Moore passed away at the age of 89 last week following a short illness, the impression was of a solitary, eccentric soul who died as he lived – alone. A short statement released on his behalf told us his beloved cat Ptolemy was with him, along with the carers he relied upon in his latter years, but there was no wife, no children – in fact, no blood relative at all