Patti Smith pitches in to help burgled Oregon bookshop

The poet and punk-rock star Patti Smith has added another string to her bow: bookshop defender. After reading about a break-in at an independent bookshop in Oregon, the musician got in touch to offer her help.

Grace Millane murder: Mum confronts killer in court

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption Grace Millane, a University of Lincoln graduate, was murdered while travelling in New Zealand The mother of a woman murdered in New Zealand has told her killer she thinks about “the terror and pain she must have experienced at your hand”.