Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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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

National police forces are struggling to keep pace with organised gangs of talented computer programmers

Director of Europol: ‘Top computer graduates are being lured into cybercrime’

Rob Wainwright believes most cyber-gangs are based in Eastern Europe

Top row, left to right,Aziz Miah, Kirush Nanthajimar, bottom row left to right, Asif Kumbay and Vabeesan Sivarajah lost an appeal against their conviction in 2009. They had all denied murdering Prabaskaran Kannan, and accused each other of doing it

Three men convicted of murder under joint enterprise law gain right to appeal after fourth man's confession

Exclusive: Admission means there is a 'real possibility' the Court of Appeal will consider the convictions unsafe

Charles Napier has been sentenced to 13 years

Tory MP's half-brother Charles Napier sentenced to 13 years over 'prolific' child sex abuse

The 67-year-old former teacher admitted to sexually abusing 23 boys

Government 'could have broken UN rules' on the treatment of lawyers in Iraq inquiry

Defence Secretary criticised lawyers in Parliament

Sarah Koenig, creator of popular podcast Serial, which is to be broadcast by the BBC

Serial, radio review: Series ends and justice turns out to be deaf

The secret to the programme's success is that it allows its audience to play armchair detective

Dolphin Square estate in London

Child abuse victim claims he witnessed former Tory MP strangle a boy at 1970s VIP paedophile party

Man claims to have seen three killings during his abused childhood

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own