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Two British businessmen arrested on suspicion of involvement in sale of warships to Nigerian security company

The former naval vessels ended up under the control of a former Niger Delta militant

Fred Talbot arrives in court yesterday

TV weatherman Fred Talbot used 'extrovert personality to gain trust of victims he sexually abused'

Allegations stem from two periods when the former weatherman was a teacher

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Pensioners who lived 120 miles apart ‘were murdered by same man who then sold their valuables on Gumtree’

Leo Barnes is accused of murdering Cynthia Beamond from Birmingham and Philip Silverstone from London

Gordon Ramsay loses High Court battle over pub document 'signed by ghost writing machine'

The celebrity chef had claimed he was not liable to pay for the rent on the London business because he didn't know it had been signed for in his name

Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena is a registrar at the Whittington hospital in London

Female genital mutilation: NHS doctor becomes first person to stand trial for involvement in the illegal practice

'At no point in time did I want to cause any harm to the patient' says Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena

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Gary Glitter trial: Former singer accused of attempting to rape schoolgirl

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Widow of 7/7 bombing victim jailed for stealing £43,000 from her son's compensation fund

Louise Gray, 42, blew £250,000 of her own compensation before taking her son’s money

'Islam must die' and swastika sprayed on walls of University of Birmingham and mosque

Police are believe the two incidents are linked and are investigating the case

Police believe Yvonne Davies’ husband stabbed her to death before hanging himself

Hospital PR boss 'stabbed to death by husband who then killed himself'

Yvonne Davies was reportedly found dead from stab wounds at the house in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport

Lewis Daynes admitted murdering 14-year-old Breck Bednar (pictured) this week

Breck Bednar: Schoolboy's killer Lewis Daynes was on police database for accusations of previous sexual offences

‘All it was needed was for police to run his name through the system’ Bednar’s mother said

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Doug Richard arrest: Former Dragons' Den investor and PM's adviser questioned on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old girl

The US-born businessman has strongly denied the allegations

Golfer Robert Allenby left beaten and robbed after Hawaii 'kidnapping'

The Australian was helped by a homeless woman and a military man after being knocked out and dumped in a park

One of the biggest problems comes down to the security services being unable to afford to keep tabs of every terror suspect

Living with terror: Security or privacy - do we have to choose?

As the threat escalates, David Cameron wants to compel data companies to share their files with the state

Child abuse victims have greatest need for support services in adult life

If neglect and poor learning were spotted earlier, the job of agencies would be easier – and cost less

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Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
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The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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