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Thomas Cohen, the husband of Peaches Geldof, leaves the inquest into her death in Gravesend, Kent

Peaches Geldof: Her final day – and her fatal decision

Shopping, television – and then a fatal return to an old habit she had kicked months before

Official estimates of the level of sham marriages range between 4,000 and 10,000 every year

Registrars should have power to call off sham marriages, say MPs

Council registrars should be given the power to call off suspected bogus weddings with the numbers soaring to thousands every year, MPs said today.

Alexander Litvinenko in 2006: he died a painful death from poisoning
Private Cheryl James was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head

High Court orders new inquest after 'flawed' inquiry into soldier's death at Deepcut barracks

Private James had been having initial training at Deepcut in 1995. She was described as 'happy' by witnesses before her sudden death

Child sex abuse arrests: Police hold hundreds of suspected paedophiles including doctors, police officers and teachers

More than a million indecent images found on computers of two suspects

The final edition of the News of the World newspaper

Six ex-News of the World journalists avoid charges for phone hacking

Andy Coulson was convicted in June and jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to hack phones

Archbishop Justin Welby photographed for the Andrew Marr Show

Church child abuse scandal: Archbishop of Canterbury Welby warns of more revelations

Convicted sex attackers still using ‘reverend’ title, claims victims’ group, as Archbishop of Canterbury says he deals with sex abuse issues ‘on a daily basis’

The jury has heard that match commander Ch Supt David Duckenfield ordered an exit gate at the ground to be opened

Officers ‘were geared up for a fight at Hillsborough’, inquest hears

The inquest heard earlier this week from another police officer who described chaos and a lack of control as the disaster unfolded

Lee Lawrence, son of Dorothy 'Cherry' Groce, who was paralysed from the waist down after being shot during a police raid on her home in 1985

Lee Lawrence on the 1985 Brixton riots: I was shouting at the police officers - 'What have you done to my Mum?'

Mr Lawrence, who was 11 when his mother was shot, tells Paul Peachey of his long fight for justice

Cherry Groce was left paralysed for 26 years

Brixton riots: Met police chief ‘sorry’ for shooting of innocent woman that sparked unrest in 1985

Cherry Groce was left paralysed from the waist down for 26 years

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Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week
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Italy's fears that corporate-sponsored restoration projects will lead to the Disneyfication of its cultural heritage
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Kelly Macdonald was a waitress when she made Trainspotting. Now she’s taking Manhattan
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Judy Murray, Frankie Bridge and co paired with dance partners
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Wearable trainers and other sporty looks

Alexander Wang pumps it up at New York Fashion Week
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