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Tony Bushby jailed for Boxing Day murder of girlfriend Catherine Wynter

A teenager who stabbed his girlfriend to death on Boxing Day as she babysat two young children was jailed for life with a minimum 25-year term today, Hertfordshire Police said.

Man remanded over babysitter murder

An 18-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a teenage babysitter.

Chatherine Wynter, 19, was stabbed to death at her sister's home

Children may have witnessed babysitter's murder

Detectives hope that victims' nephew and niece aged three and four can help catch her killers

Murder hunt after teenager's body found in Borehamwood

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a 19-year-old woman was found in a house.

Man jailed for 1990s rapes

A double rapist caught nearly 20 years after his first rape was jailed for 16 years today.

At Dale Farm, they are ready for the bailiffs

Activists are on site, the UN is on side, and there's a protest planned for Saturday – these travellers won't go without a fight

Howard Jacobson: It's over – masculinity of the old school

I grow old, I grow old...I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. And my trousers are not the half of it.

Cannes Diary: From disgraced D-listers to ex-drug dealing singers, festival embraces them all

One of the less glamorous guests on the Croisette will be the disgraced pop producer Jonathan King, sentenced to seven years in prison in 2001 for sexually assaulting five teenage boys, and now reinventing himself as a film producer.

Family pays tribute to 'amazing' Tube victim

Families of the July 7 victims spelt out the terrible toll of human misery today following the deadliest of the attacks on London's transport network.

Barton urges Capello to pick 'rogue' Carroll

A character reference from Joey Barton is perhaps not what Andy Carroll needs right at this moment as the Newcastle United striker presses his claims for inclusion in Fabio Capello's England squad to face France next week.

Nurses handed suspended jail terms for child cruelty

Two nursery nurses who repeatedly pulled down the trousers of a two-year-old boy they were looking after were given suspended prison sentences for cruelty today.

Nursery nurses convicted of cruelty

Two nursery nurses who repeatedly pulled down the trousers of a two-year-old boy they were looking after were convicted of cruelty today.

Another 3,500 jobs to go at RBS

Royal Bank of Scotland is axing another 3,500 jobs under plans to more than halve the bank's administration centres across the UK, it was announced today.

Hurricane Katrina: Caught on Camera, Channel 4<br/>Big Brother, Channel 4

Documentary-makers must piece fragments into an unforgettable story, but this time, old hands fail

Woman held over murder of 94-year-old

A woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 94-year-old man, police said today.

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