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Homeless woman admits burying newborn baby alive before it was dug up by fox in London

Elita Amantova was severely mentally ill and had been forced into prostitution

Ex-Radio Caroline DJ Ray Teret, 73, used his celebrity status in the Manchester club scene in the 1960s and 1970s to prey on many of his victims

Jimmy Savile’s friend Ray Teret guilty of raping seven young girls

DJ known as "Ugly Ray" preyed on underage girls in Manchester in the 1960s and 1970s

The concession was made after the year-long Books for Prisoners campaign

Prison book ban: High Court rules restrictions on prisoners receiving books unlawful

Judge found ‘no good reason’ for Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s ban on prisoners receiving books in the post

Police are now appealing for any information on the 'hypnotist thief'

Video: Thief hypnotises shop owner before walking away with hundreds of pounds

According to police it is the first time these tactics have been seen used in London

Bradford Crown Court, where the defendant was found guilty.

Bully teaching assistant found guilty of taping seven-year-old girl to chair

She believed the cruelty was "a bit of fun", the court heard

By 2016 every police officer will go on patrol with a hand-held device which give details of suspects’ histories

Plans for a more high-tech police force come under fire over funding

Police leaders and MPs question how changes will be funded in the face of big cuts

Victims claimed in an open letter to Home Secretary Theresa May that the inquiry as it stands is “not fit for purpose”

Westminster 'VIP paedophile ring' inquiry in crisis as child sex abuse victims slam Theresa May

Victims of alleged sex abuse wrote to Theresa May demanding a wider remit and new panel members

Anti-slavery activists demonstrated in London against trafficking last month

Weekend trafficking: Gangs now flying shoplifters into Britain and back on budget airlines

UK-based gang leaders are marshalling groups of up to 20 eastern Europeans

The case rested upon whether the harm caused by excessive drinking during pregnancy could be classified as criminal injury

Drinking alcohol while pregnant is not criminal, Court of Appeal rules

Seven-year-old with foetal alcohol syndrome not entitled to criminal compensation

It has been claimed that North Korean government is responsible for a cyber-attack that saw five of Sony Pictures’ most eagerly anticipated projects leaked to the internet this week

Sony Pictures hack: North Korea finally denies involvement, but experts not convinced

An anonymous diplomat from the country has finally denied the hack, in a mysterious message, despite Sony’s suspicions reportedly falling on North Korea

Mark Pritchard profile: Who is the Conservative MP for The Wrekin?

Backbench MP arrested on suspicion of rape

Mazher Mahmood’s face was revealed by BBC ‘Panorama’

Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood: 25 criminal convictions linked to undercover reporter to be re-examined after collapse of Tulisa trial

Mr Mahmood was suspended by the Sun on Sunday after the collapse of Tulisa Contostavlos's trial in July

Conservative MP Mark Pritchard arrested over rape allegation

Tory MP has been arrested and released on police bail following an allegation of rape

Vicar Jim Percival and daughter arrested over death of her newborn baby in Lancashire vicarage

A baby boy's death last week is being treated as suspicious by police

Holy Trinity Parish Church in Freckleton

Vicar and 'daughter' held on suspicion of murder of baby and sex offences at their Lancashire home

The pair, along with the cleric’s wife, were also questioned on suspicion of conspiring to conceal the birth of a child

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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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