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

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

The News Matrix: Monday 23 April 2012

Global warming fear over Arctic gas find

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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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment