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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'

Rebekah Brooks after her acquittal at the Old Bailey in June

Phone hacking: MPs challenge prosecutors on evidence in Murdoch case

Exclusive: CPS told Parliament corporate prosecution against News International has not been considered
The pensioner, who has terminal cancer, won an appeal against convictions for four counts of robbery dating back to 1978

Dying man wrongfully convicted twice following investigation from corrupt police units

Martin Foran, 70, who has terminal cancer, won an appeal against convictions for four counts of robbery dating back to 1978

Criminals would be awaiting police raids with the kettle on after tip-offs from corrupt officers, a 2003 report said

New investigation after '2,000 police officers' are implicated in corruption

Exclusive: Independent investigation reveals thousands of officers are suspected to be crooked

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Erol Incedal (centre), appearing at the Old Bailey accused of preparing acts of terrorism and possessing a document entitled Bomb Making

Tony Blair 'terror attack': Former prime minister potentially target of an attack, court hears

Papers uncovered with former PM’s address and alleged terror preparations

UK terror alert: Police warned to be vigilant after increase in threat level

National threat level is at “severe” meaning a terrorist attack is “highly likely”

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham

New ‘blue-chip hacking’ cover‑up feared as fresh details emerge

Information Commissioner officials previously worked closely with Soca on investigating rogue private detectives

Official statistics reveal police and security services obtained communications records under Ripa more than 514,000 times last year

Police told to reveal extent of their 'anti-terror' snooping on journalists

Watchdog wants details of how anti-terror law has been used to trace confidential sources

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker