News A stretch of the M1, the motorway where two men died on Thursday

Good Samaritan is believed to have been involved in a collision after going to help a man who jumped

Serial rapist jailed indefinitely

A serial rapist who subjected three strangers to terrifying assaults in a 10-week period was jailed indefinitely for public protection today.

Drivers given 4.25m parking tickets

Councils issued motorists with almost 4.25 million parking tickets in 2009/10.

Family murder 999 call investigated

The police watchdog is investigating a 999 call made on the day a family of four were murdered in their own home.

Video: CCTV of family murder suspect released

Northamptonshire Police's Det Supt Glyn Timmins on the murder of a family of four in Wootton.

Video: Dramatic footage of tornado

CCTV captures a twister ripping the roof off a building and throwing debris around.

Dramatic footage of tornado

Honesty test of real supermarket sweep

Shoppers have been urged to confess their sins after a computer glitch meant a supermarket opened on Good Friday without staff.

Arms dump footprint link to Kerr murder

A footprint found at a major dissident republican arms dump belongs to a man charged by detectives investigating the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr in Northern Ireland, a court heard today.

Man gets life for Ffion Wyn Roberts murder

A factory worker has been jailed for life for the murder of a woman who was beaten, strangled and left to drown in a ditch.

King of the Badgers, By Philip Hensher

Big trouble in Middle England

Video: Jewel robbers caught on CCTV

Two would-be jewellery robbers in Hawaii use a hammer and a shotgun to break into a display case but leave empty handed.

Deadly bomb 'was size of lunchbox'

The bomb which killed Constable Ronan Kerr was the size of a lunch box and weighed up to half a kilogramme, police said today.

A Day That Shook The World: London bombings

On 7 July 2005, a coordinated series of suicide bombings took place on London's transport network, shocking the country.

Video: 'Night Stalker' CCTV footage released

Police have released CCTV images of convicted 'Night Stalker' Delroy Grant, near his home in south London.

Boy of 15 had arm broken while held in custody

A watchdog is investigating how a 15-year-old boy suffered a broken arm in custody at a police station.

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