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Judge stops robbery trial when Muslim witness swears on Bible instead of Koran

Liverpool judge ended trial after releasing witness gave evidence after swearing on the wrong holy book

Gary Glitter arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, to face eight charges of sexual offences involving young girls, 2014

Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in jail for historic sex attacks on schoolgirls

Glitter was convicted of sex assaults on three schoolgirls

The shop worker was caught by the knife as he opened the till

CCTV shows hooded man thrust knife inches from victim's throat in terrifying Balham shop robbery

Police are currently appealing for any information on the identity of the armed thief

In 2013, the Metropolitan Police reported 259 violent youth gangs and 4,800 gang members operating across 19 London boroughs

Children as young as seven are being lured into street gangs, MPs warn

The government also has no idea how many gangs are operating in Britain

Hidden scandal: Jimmy Savile, when he was made OBE in 1972

Jimmy Savile: 15 things we now know about former BBC DJ's shocking abuse

A batch of reports have detailed the extent of Jimmy Savile's crimes at NHS hospitals

Jimmy Savile: Asked by the Radio 1 controller about the rumours, he is said to have replied: “That’s all nonsense.”

Jimmy Savile's older brother 'most likely' abused several women in 1970s and 1980s

Savile's brother Johnny is thought to have sexually assaulted seven women, including five patients, according to a new report

Saville in 2006, before the truth came out

Jimmy Savile: Schemes allowing volunteers to work in NHS 'could lead to more abuse cases'

The Savile inquiry warned unless current safeguards to protect children and vulnerable adults are adhered to at all times, similar abuses could be repeated

The shopkeeper appears calm when he is confronted by the robbers

Video emerges of moment Birmingham shopkeeper fought back against armed robber

Unbelievably calm reaction from shopkeeper later saw the robbers off

Police are now appealing for information to help identify the driver

Video: Man brutally knocked over in shocking Manchester hit-and-run

The pedestrian was left with a broken neck and facial injuries following the collision

Saville in 2006, before the truth came out

Jimmy Savile abuse report: Stoke Mandeville Hospital ignored claims of abuse from 10 victims – including a formal complaint

Savile abused 63 people in 24 years at the Buckinghamshire hospital, inquiry finds

British Transport Police have released images of seven men they would like to speak to in connection with alleged racist chanting at St Pancras station in London on Wednesday, 18 February

Seven Chelsea FC fans identified in St Pancras station 'racist chanting' footage

The men will be interviewed soon over alleged racist chanting

It is alleged Jimmy Savile abused young people on BBC premises, in hospitals, care homes and at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital

Jimmy Savile scandal: Allegations star abused patients and others at Stoke Mandeville Hospital 'were reported to staff'

An inquiry led by independent investigator Dr Androulla Johnstone found that more than 50 people were abused by Savile at the hospital, including patients, staff and visitors as young as eight

Photo issued by North Yorkshire Police of Claudia Lawrence, as officers carried out searches of an alleyway outside her home on 25 February, 2015

Police: Secret lovers of missing chef Claudia Lawrence are lying to us

Police conducted searches in an alleyway behind her home in York as her family prepared to mark what would have been her 41st birthday this week

Photo issued by North Yorkshire Police of Claudia Lawrence, as officers carried out searches of an alleyway outside her home on 25 February, 2015

Claudia Lawrence: Father of missing chef says it is 'dreadful' people may have lied to police – as officers carry out search of alleyway

Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, who is leading the inquiry, said he was sure people have lied to detectives

British Transport Police have released images of seven men they would like to speak to in connection with alleged racist chanting at St Pancras station in London on Wednesday, 18 February

Police release images of seven men after alleged racist chanting at St Pancras station following Chelsea match against Paris Saint Germain

Police have said they believe the seven men in the images are Chelsea fans

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The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

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Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn