News Racing during the 2012 Cheltenham festival when, a court heard, businessman Curtis Woodman hired the Embassy Club in Cheltenham to entertain racegoers

A group of lapdancers kidnapped and beat a nightclub boss after he failed to pay them more than £42,000, a court heard.

Man remanded over double axe murder

A 45-year-old father has appeared in court charged with murdering his former partner and her son at their home.

Power station protesters guilty

A group of 20 climate change activists who planned to shut down the UK's second largest power station were convicted today of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass.

Labourer jailed for fire deaths of teenage jockeys

A labourer has been jailed for at least seven-and-a-half years after he set fire to a block of flats in a drunken revenge attack, killing two promising young jockeys.

Pensioner jailed for killing wife

A pensioner who smothered his 75-year-old wife in a "mercy killing" has been jailed for two years.

Prosecutors given new file on MPs' expenses

Detectives passed a new file of evidence on the Parliamentary expenses scandal to prosecutors today.

Bungler who tried to petrol bomb pub jailed

A bungling would-be petrol bomber who was caught by police after he ran into a lamp post and needed medical treatment was jailed for eight years today.

'Evil monster' guilty of child abuse

An "evil monster" who filmed shocking video clips as he abused a screaming 15-month-old boy was today facing life in jail for his murder.

Teenager guilty of raping girl, four

A teenager was found guilty today of raping a four-year-old girl while she was in a park to feed the ducks, according to police.

The referee's a %!)£*%($*&!

As Scotland's football refs create havoc in the sport this weekend, David Randall looks back at some of highs and lows of pitch officialdom

Secure hospital likely for man who killed brother

A man who admitted killing his nine-year-old brother is likely be sent to a secure hospital for treatment, a judge said today.

Four in court over man found dying in van

Four men were remanded in custody today when they appeared in court charged with murdering a man found dying in the back of a van.

Police officer cleared of three rape charges

A police officer accused of raping and sexually abusing vulnerable women was cleared of seven of the 26 charges he faces today.

Jury out again on PC accused of sex attacks

A jury was sent out today to consider verdicts for a third day in the case of a police officer accused of raping and sexually assaulting vulnerable women.

Man to face court over helping Raoul Moat

A man will appear before a crown court charged with helping the fugitive gunman Raoul Moat.

Policeman not guilty of rape

Pc Terry Price, who serves as a Sussex Police officer based at Horsham, was accused of attacking a woman in October last year.

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