News A Muslim woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, arrives at Blackfriars Crown Court in London where a judge has ruled that she will be allowed to stand trial while wearing a full-face veil but must remove it while giving evidence

Home Secretary's comments come after judge rules that woman must remove full-face veil to give evidence during trial

A veiled threat to race relations? Judge rules that woman must remove niqab to give evidence during trial

Lawyers argue removing veil would breach her human rights

Judge permits Muslim defendant to wear veil

A Muslim woman has been allowed to appear in court as a defendant  and enter a plea without removing her full-face veil.

Guidlines on dealing with burkas in court stress that justice must be the paramount concern

Judge refuses to allow defendant to plead while wearing burka

A judge has refused to allow a Muslim woman to enter a plea in court until she removed her burka, claiming he could not confirm the woman’s identity without seeing her face.

Man jailed for murdering ex-girlfriend with dumbbell in front of daughter

The 22-year-old struck his ex-partner with a dumbbell after she threatened to report him to police for assaulting her

Court of appeal quashes the convictions of four victims of human trafficking and releases new guidelines to protect others

Victims must be protected from criminalisation, say human rights groups

Dental nurse ‘tried to poison boss’

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Young TV actor cleared of gay sex attack

A young television actor was today cleared of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

Young actor actor facing rape charge 'punched victim'

 A child actor who allegedly raped another student told his victim "anything that happened you wanted to happen" before punching him in the face, a witness has told a court.

Teen soap star 'raped boy to prove he was bisexual' court hears

A teenage television soap actor raped a 14-year-old boy to prove to his girlfriend he was bisexual, a court heard.

Senior barrister who specialised in fraud cases guilty of VAT scam

A senior barrister and expert in fraud cases was convicted today after he “disappeared off the VAT radar” in a “preposterous” ploy to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of pounds of tax.

Community support officer jailed for issuing bogus fines to cyclists

An award-winning police community support officer was jailed for six months yesterday for issuing hundred of false fixed penalty notices.

Man remanded over Tottenham Court Road office siege

A man has appeared in court over a siege which closed one of London's busiest shopping streets.

Undercover filming shows Alzheimer's sufferer being repeatedly beaten

Footage of an Alzheimer's sufferer being repeatedly beaten by a member of staff at a care home will be screened tonight.

Leveson Inquiry: My newspapers were 'scapegoated' over Madeleine, says Richard Desmond

The owner of the Daily Express and Daily Star said today that his newspapers were "scapegoated" for their coverage of Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

Leveson Inquiry: Mail on Sunday 'ran risk' by hiring detective

The Mail on Sunday continued using a private detective for 18 months after he was raided in an investigation into the illegal trade of personal information, the Leveson Inquiry heard today.

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