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Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Benedict Barboza, second from left, the husband of Jacintha Saldanha, their children Lisha and Junal, right, and Keith Vaz MP, centre, arrive for the inquest

Hoax call DJ attends inquest of nurse who took her own life

Jacintha Saldanha blamed herself for publicity after taking call about Duchess’s condition

Alice Gross, 14, has been missing for just over two weeks

Alice Gross missing: Police offer amnesty on missing iPhone - which could hold crucial evidence

Detectives have offered an amnesty on the missing mobile phone of teenager Alice Gross, who was last seen two weeks ago walking home along a canal towpath in west London.

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright appearing in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday

Rotherham abuse scandal: Shaun Wright dropped from policy advisory group

Shaun Wright, the police and crime commissioner who has defied calls to step down over the Rotherham abuse scandal, has been dropped as a Home Office policy adviser on combating crimes against women and children.

Former South Yorkshire Chief Constable Meredydd Hughes is grilled by MPs

Rotherham child abuse scandal: 'Deeply embarrassed' police chief insists he had 'no idea' of scale of abuse

The police chief at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse cover-up claimed yesterday that he had no idea what was going on and was embarrassed at his failure to stop it.

Legal eagles fighting wrongful convictions in the US are coming here

British lawyers intending to address injustice in the UK

Woman beheaded: Man who stabbed 82-year-old in Edmonton garden was seen attacking cat

The woman has been named as 82-year-old Palmira Silva

Brett and Naghemeh King, parents of Ashya, attend a press conference in Sevilla, Spain

Ashya King: Five-year-old and his parents are reunited as charity offers to pay for medical care

Southampton General Hospital defends its dealings with the family as they now seek treatment for Ashya's brain tumour in the Czech Republic

Basildon University Hospital in Essex

NHS team jailed for £430,000 moonlighting scam

A team of medical experts were jailed today for billing the NHS for more than £430,000 of work while they were moonlighting at seven other hospitals.

Ashya King in hospital with his mother

Ashya King's parents freed in Spain after Britain drops arrest warrant

Family set to be reunited as David Cameron calls  for ‘outbreak of common sense’

Ashya King in hospital with his mother

The PR fiasco surrounding Ashya King and his parents was caused by a breakdown in relations

Bad communication has created a situation that benefits no-one

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Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry and his love of 'Bargain Hunt'

From Armstrong and Miller to Pointless
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Olivier Giroud's moment of madness nearly costs them
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Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
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The 'Black Museum'

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Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

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From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
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What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect