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The freezing temperatures in the United States have caused an escaped inmate to turn himself back in.

Four in court over fatal house fire

Four men will go on trial today over a fatal house fire which killed a mother and father, leaving their three children orphaned.

Jihadist gets five years for calling for Blair's murder

An Islamic fundamentalist who urged his fellow Muslims to help assassinate Tony Blair and Gordon Brown was jailed for five years yesterday. Ishaq Kanmi, 24, wrote on a jihadist website that the two former prime ministers would be targeted by "martyrdom-seekers" if his demands were not met.

Man jailed for urging Blair and Brown assassinations

A man who urged Muslims to help assassinate Tony Blair and Gordon Brown was jailed for five years today.

Alley 'honour killing' man named

Police today named a man found stabbed to death in an alley in what may have been a honour killing.



Man who called for murder of PM pleads guilty to terror charge

Ishaq Kanmi styled himself al-Qa'ida's 'emir' in the UK

The Blackburn Resistance is futile...

Men jailed after practising jihad manoeuvres in park

James Lawton: Burns and bruises all part of building Williams' golden sled

Behind the gloriously uncomplicated triumph of Britain's world-beating skeleton gold medallist Amy Williams is an equally extraordinary story of determination, this one involving the design brilliance of another 27-year-old, Rachael Blackburn.

The 50 best coffee shops

Need a caffeine fix but tired of chain cappuccinos? Holly Williams presents the connoisseurs’ guide to rich espressos, superior blends, flat whites and full-fat lattes

'Terror propaganda film made in town park'

A film showing two would-be terrorists dressed in camouflage, crawling across a town centre park in broad daylight was played to a jury today.

Leading article: Hole hearted

There were 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire. But how many are there around the UK's roads today? 1.6 million. And their number has increased by 700,000 in just two years.

Susan Boyle finds intruder in house

Singer Susan Boyle returned home to find an intruder inside her house, police said today.

Teenager gets life for burning girlfriend to death

A teenager who poured a can of petrol over his girlfriend and set her on fire was locked up for life today for her murder.

Police appeal for help to identify man with amnesia

A man suffering from amnesia who was found collapsed outside a school is desperate to work out who he is, police said today.

Hit-and-run asylum seeker to remain in the UK

An Iraqi asylum seeker who knocked down a 12-year-old girl and left her to die while banned from driving has won the right to remain in the UK.

Teenager faces life for 'barbaric' murder of girlfriend

A teenager who soaked his girlfriend in petrol before setting her on fire was facing life behind bars today after being convicted of her "barbaric and evil" murder.

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