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Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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In 2010 there were more than 2,800 acts of honour violence. File photo.

Runaways are still at risk from honour killings, says think-tank

Figures suggest that in 2010 there were more than 2,800 acts of honour violence

Lewis Daynes, left, was jailed for life for murdering 14-year-old Breck Bednar

Teenage sexual sadist Lewis Daynes had been arrested years before he killed schoolboy

Murder victim's mother accuses authorities of incompetence as killer is jailed

Flytipping is increasing on farmland and greenfield sites

The British gangs running waste rackets to launder money

Criminals undercut legitimate disposal firms in cash deals and dump the rubbish, say police
Members of the GIGN (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group) sit in a helicopter flying over Dammartin-en-Goele

Who are GIGN? Elite police force formed after 1972 Olympics attack on Israelis

It was responsible for storming the hijacked Air France flight  in 1994

Alan Dershowitz denies allegations that he had sex with Virginia Roberts

Prince Andrew sex allegations: Alan Dershowitz, lawyer also involved in scandal, calls accuser ‘liar’

Alan Dershowitz denies allegations that he had sex with Virginia Roberts

Belfry stabbing: Six people stabbed in new year celebrations in Bel Air nightclub at golf resort

Six people were stabbed at the Belfry golf resort after new year celebrations turned violent.

An MP believes that the system will be unable to cope with the numbers of historic child abuse victims coming forward

State cannot handle ‘thousands’ of child abuse cases, MP warns

'Many of those people came forward in the past and weren’t listened to or weren’t believed'

International charity aid arrives at a refugee camp for Syrians in Lebanon

Charities suffer as banks seek to avoid funding terrorists

Calls for new 'kitemark' for organisations which do most to avoid donations being diverted to armed groups

Harshaka Fernando's family does not believe the official version of events

Maritime murders? Justice for the 2,000 sailors who go missing each year

Some jump ship for a new life in a foreign land, while hundreds more are believed to commit suicide – but a small proportion are killed during suspected inter-crew disputes

Plane ticket records suggest that the gangs are block-booking seats on budget flights to bring over Eastern Europeans and then sending them back again within a few days

New generation of budget-flight criminals roving Europe on ‘burglary blitzes’

The director of Europol said that 'old-fashioned crime' is being committed by 'highly mobile criminal groups' across Europe

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee