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

Police 'Facewatch' app targets London riot suspects

Police are hoping to use crowd-sourcing to identify thousands of people suspected of committing crimes in last year's riots in London.

Cat-swinging case thrown out

The case against a man accused of swinging a cat by its tail in the street was thrown out of court today because of a lack of evidence.

Amy Winehouse's former home

Amy Winehouse's former home put up for sale by 'regretful' father Mitch

Amy Winehouse's father has said he decided to put his late daughter's home up for sale "with regret".

They come here... Chinese TV host rails against 'foreign trash

Presenter calls expelled reporter a bitch in nationalist rant about expatriate spies and liars

Shocking hit-and-run CCTV footage released

Footage of a car ploughing into pedestrians crossing a street in Buffalo, New York has been released by police.

Alan Cumming plays Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the three witches in the Scottish play

Heads up: Macbeth

Out damn Scot! Alan Cumming makes a mad Macbeth

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Eight men in court over riot killings

The murder trial of eight men accused of deliberately driving at and killing three men trying to protect their community from looters during last summer's riots began yesterday, amid dramatic scenes that led to the public gallery being cleared.

The trial of OJ Simpson was shown in the UK

Killer is sentenced on live TV in first for British court

Lord Bracadale offered the age of sensationalism a masterclass in the careful selection of words and their dignified yet powerful delivery yesterday. So diminished is the modern currency of language that it took a moment to see beyond the bewigged solemnity of the Scottish High Court and to appreciate the austere drama unfolding.

'Twisted Doughnut' rises to Olympic TV challenge

The multi-million pound headquarters of China's state broadcaster CCTV is finally ready to go live after its opening was delayed by a fire three years ago.

Laser pen user narrowly avoids jail

A father of five who accidentally shone a laser pen at a police helicopter, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing, was told by a judge he had avoided jail by a "whisker" today.

MIKE DEAN: The referee halted play after his assistant was hit by a missile at Loftus Road last Saturday

QPR trawl video footage after spectator hurls missile at match official during Arsenal match

QPR yesterday appealed to fans to help them identify the spectator who threw a coin at the assistant referee Stuart Burt during their Premier League win over Arsenal last Saturday. Burt was struck on the back of the neck by a missile which appeared to come from Loftus Road's Ellerslie Road Stand after he awarded an injury-time free-kick to the Gunners in Saturday's match at Loftus Road.

Knifeman caught by spit is jailed

A knifeman who stabbed a pensioner six times in a "frenzied" attack and was caught because he spat on the pavement was jailed today.

Policemen stand guard in front of the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school today

'Every officer' mobilised in hunt for man who struck at Jewish school

One of the biggest manhunts in French history was under way last night after a gunman attacked a Jewish school in Toulouse and coldly murdered a teacher and three small children at point-blank range.

Teenager guilty over Tube death

A teenage woman faces prison for killing a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed at a Tube station.

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