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First, in 1999, it was a 19-year-old student. Then, nine months later, it was a 27-year-old computing graduate. Neither was ever seen again

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Send in the peacemakers: an answer to gang violence?

Police in London and elsewhere have been offering mediation services to help criminal gangs sort out their disputes without recourse to killing. It’s a controversial approach – but, reports Paul Peachey,  the initiative has so far proved startlingly successful

Azelle Rodney murder trial: Ex-police marksman named

Anthony Long has been named after reporting restrictions were lifted at the Old Bailey

An Alpha 6 fake bomb detector sold by husband and wife team Sam and Joan Tree, on view at a City of London Police station

Married couple guilty of making fake bomb detectors in garden shed they claimed 'could find Madeline McCann'

Sam and Joan Tree made £80m from selling the Alpha 6 'detector'

Dexter-obsessed teenager who stabbed and dismembered girlfriend in ‘blood-curdling’ murder sentenced to 25 years

Steven Miles claimed to have an alter-ego called ‘Ed’ who made him ‘do something bad’

Former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson, 45, who has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to plotting to hack phones

Former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson pleads guilty to phone hacking

Court hears Ian Edmondson ordered hundreds of celebrities to be targeted

Two Myanmar migrant workers Win (left) and Saw (right) are suspects in the killing of two British tourists

Thailand beach murders: Police parade Burmese suspects in reconstruction of killings - video

The two men, Win and Saw, have already confessed to the crimes, police said

Kuntal Patel admitted buying poison from an anonymous US-based seller

Daughter cleared of trying to poison mother in ‘Breaking Bad’ plot

A woman who became obsessed with the television drama Breaking Bad has been cleared of trying to kill her mother by slipping deadly poison bought over the internet into her Diet Coke.

Phil Ivey takes part in the 2007 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Champion poker player Phil Ivey 'stitched up' casino in £7.7m winning streak, court hears

Professional player Phil Ivey hid the fact that he had adopted a system that tipped the odds in his favour

A gold coin stolen by Roy Wood

Gold Roman coin theft: Delivery man used metal detector to steal 'historically important' artefact

The British Museum contacted the police after they suspected the culprit had the coin

14-year-old Alice Gross, who went missing more than a month ago while walking along a canal in west London.

Alice Gross: Killer 'may have pre-planned' teenager’s murder

Criminologist claims aspects of case suggest murder was pre-meditated

Children as young as 11 caught drink-driving

Average of 1,000 under-18s have been convicted of drink driving in the past six years

14-year-old Alice Gross, whose body was found in the River Brent

Alice Gross: Police confirm body found in River Brent 'is missing teenager'

Her parents said they are "completely devastated"

Further investigation found that the fraudster had convinced 137 county courts across England and Wales to rubber-stamp fake divorces for 179 Italian couples

Italian couples fake UK divorce scam on an ‘industrial scale’

Family lawyers blamed the 'overloaded' British court system for the scam

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
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Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

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Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
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Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London