England opener Alastair Cook has signed a two-year contract extension with Essex.
A disgraced former Tory peer was jailed for nine months today for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.
Captain Tillakaratne Dilshan was today ruled out of the third npower Test at the Rose Bowl, where Sri Lanka will instead be led by Kumar Sangakkara.
A disgraced former Tory peer will remain in the House of Lords despite being jailed for 12 months today for expenses fraud.
A Tory peer accused of expenses fraud told a court "I did the work of four frontbenchers" as he said he justified his claims.
A Tory peer accused of fiddling his House of Lords expenses said he was "out of pocket" for taking on the peerage and had tried to balance out his expenditure using his expenses claims, a court heard.
A Tory peer accused of fiddling his House of Lords expenses was on a plane to India when he claimed for overnight accommodation in London, a court heard today.
Newly discovered letter reveals how author bluntly rejected freedom of borough
Nottinghamshire, the Championship favourites, maintained their momentum by dismissing Essex for 154 at Chelmsford but found batting almost as difficult, stuttering to 72 for 5 in reply before the experience of Ally Brown and captain Chris Read combined to steer them towards parity.
The prospect of certain torture in Sudan was too much for Abdullah Idris, but serious failings in Britain led to his death
Young English paceman is star of show with best Middlesex figures for 40 years
The beauty of the new Salvation Army Citadel in Chelmsford lies in its striking simplicity – and in its sense of place, says Jay Merrick
England captain says PR company acted without his authority in touting for deals
A prisoner who is charged with murder and considered to be a danger to the public was released from custody in error, police said today.
Jermain Defoe was today criticised by a judge for making a "frivolous" attempt to escape speeding penalties - and handed a legal bill of more than £1,500.
A former Army sergeant who made guns for gangs operating in Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham was facing a long jail term tonight.