Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Dermot Norridge said he was ordered by senior child protection staff to stop sending emails about one of the child victims

Oxford whistleblower's attempt to protect young victim of a sadistic gang went unheeded

‘I can’t see how they can say senior managers didn’t know about abuse...’

Harvey Proctor, who quit as an MP in 1987, said yesterday he had never been to any sex parties

Harvey Proctor: Former MP denies sex allegations as his house is searched

Former Conservative MP admitted gross indecency in the 1980s

Seven out of the nine men on trial in 2013 were found guilty of abusing girls in Oxford - two were acquitted of all charges

Oxford officer was silenced over sex abuse fears

Police treated abuse victims as if they were 'wayward girls', report says

Oxford grooming: 370 children abused by gangs after senior police and social workers ignored 'very difficult girls'

Email warned: 'I don’t know what more can be done to ensure that these vulnerable mispers [missing persons] are treated as a priority inquiry until one of them is found dead'

Adam Johnson has been suspended by his club, Sunderland

Adam Johnson arrested: England player questioned over allegations of sex with girl aged 15

Police were searching his £1.8m home in County Durham

CCTV images of the three British girls who left for Turkey nearly two weeks ago at Istanbul bus station, from where they travelled to Urfa near the Syrian border

60 young British women have left to become jihadi brides

CCTV images of the three British girls who left for Turkey nearly two weeks ago at Istanbul bus station, from where they travelled to Urfa near the Syrian border

'Jihadi John': Spotlight on control orders as more details emerge of killer’s life

Neighbours said the Isis killer prayed up to five times a day at a mosque close to his home in west London before he enrolled at Westminster University

He reportedly told friends that he intends to spend a year fighting alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga

British Army soldier 'travels to join fight against Isis'

The soldier, aged 19, is on leave from his Cyprus-based regiment

Chief reporter at the Croydon Advertiser Gareth Davies

Police gave journalist investigating fraudster a harassment warning

Reporter seeks to clear his name – and warns that his case is an example of a chilling threat to press freedom

The 2003 Communications Act and the Malicious Communications Act 1988 predate Twitter

Twitter joke trial law is being used to win easy convictions and must be scrapped, report claims

Report: “The legislation currently used is out of date”

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'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
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10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test
Tour de France 2015: Twins Simon and Adam Yates have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Twins have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Yates brothers will target the steepest sections in bid to win a stage in France
John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy