Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Edward Snowden’s leaks upset the balance on data sharing

Green Notice: Interpol's paedophile tracking system 'compromised by privacy concerns' following Edward Snowden spying revelations

Suspicions of government 'snooping' mean countries are unwilling to hold and disseminate information on child abusers

Liam Lyburd, 18, arrives at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court

Liam Lyburd arrest: Teenager accused of planning gun and bomb attack on college

Fifty people were moved from their homes

The alleged homepage to Silk Road 2.0, the successor website to Silk Road

Silk Road: British police to arrest dealers after FBI sting on internet drugs baron

The man who seized the title of world’s biggest online drugs baron has been arrested in the US in the second police undercover sting in 13 months targeting the notorious Silk Road underworld marketplace.

The thieves stole rhino horns and millions of pounds worth of precious artifacts

The 'Rathkeale Rovers': 13 men charged with stealing rhino horns and museum antiquities

Men accused of string of organised robberies

Law student Erol Incedal, centre, claims he was plotting a robbery and not terror attack

Terror suspect friends with Abu Hamza’s sons

Law student Erol Incedal claims he was plotting a robbery and not terror attack

The plans have been announced by the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling

Cautions replaced by new police powers to levy fines

Police will be given extra powers to fine people for the most minor offences, under Government plans to scrap the system of police cautions in England and Wales.

Drug baron John Clark was finally arrested after a five-month hunt in Morocco in June last year

Drug baron John Clark jailed for 25 years

Kingpin lived lavish life until he was caught in Morocco last year

Critics of Fiona Woolf say she should step down amid accusations of an establishment cover-up

Head of child abuse inquiry Fiona Woolf under fresh pressure to resign

The head of the Government’s child abuse inquiry was under new pressure to quit tonight, after being accused of playing down her links with Lord Brittan in a letter disclosing their contacts – which was re-drafted seven times with the help of the Home Office.

British teenager Jaffar Deghayes has died fighting in Syria, six months after his brother was also killed in the war-torn country, their father has said

Second brother dies in fighting in Syria

Abubaker Deghayes, the father, said, ‘All I know is that Jaffar was killed fighting Assad’

Prison officers had twice carried out searches at Younis Tsouli's cell at Woodhill prison, but found nothing

Cyber-jihadist Younis Tsouli 'read al-Qaeda magazine in cell'

Magazine found just weeks before he was due to be released

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links