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Tom Harper is Investigations Reporter for the Evening Standard

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Michelle Young has received none of the £26m she was awarded

Fraud police focus on former MI6 spy's role in high-stakes divorce

Ex-agent claimed he could find missing millions in bitterly fought break-up, but wife says he took her money and failed to deliver
Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International, at Southwark Crown Court in 2012; she was later cleared of making corrupt payments
Sir James Munby released a damning judgment castigating the “state”

Judge attacks legal aid cuts as couple fight to keep their son

One of Britain’s most senior judges has launched a withering attack on cuts to legal aid after a couple with learning disabilities was not provided with a lawyer to fight the forced adoption of their two-year-old son.

Claudia Schiffer and husband Matthew Vaughn at Chequers in 2010

David Cameron dined with Claudia Schiffer (and her husband) at Chequers

Cabinet Office records show PM's entertaining

Belhaj, pictured in 2011, was once emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, considered a terrorist body by the US

Libyan dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj can sue over claims of MI6 torture and abduction

Belhaj claims former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and senior members of the security services were “co-conspirators” in his illegal detention and torture in 2004

After Roberts went on the run in 1966, a £1,000 reward (around £17,000 today) was offered

Police killer Harry Roberts 'spoke of remorse' in 2008 interview

After Roberts went on the run in 1966, a £1,000 reward (around £17,000 today) was offered

Jamshed Javeed, 30, a chemistry teacher, was planning to go to Syria to fight Assad

Terror offences teacher Jamshed Javeed condemns brutality of Isis

The chemistry teacher had been planning to go to Syria to fight Assad

One of Britain's most notorious killers Harry Roberts

Outcry as police killer Harry Roberts finally gets out of jail

In 1966 he was given a life sentence. The Parole Board’s decision to free him has caused outrage, and prompted the Government to change the law to ensure in future killers of police officers remain in jail for life

The tiny island of Sark held its first election in 2008 but the Barclays argued its system breached European laws

Barclay brothers lose legal fight over the future of Sark

Telegraph owners lose expensive constitutional battle

Jenny Jones was arrested for 'obstructing' police

Senior Green Party politician Jenny Jones arrested at Occupy London

London Assembly member held at 'peaceful protest'

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