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A former Tory frontbencher faces jail after being found guilty yesterday on six counts of fiddling his parliamentary expenses. Lord Hanningfield, who had been a Conservative transport spokesman as well as leader of Essex County Council, was convicted for false claims for overnight stays, mileage and train fares.
A former Tory peer is facing jail after being found guilty of fraudulently claiming nearly £14,000 in the final parliamentary expenses trial.
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.
The Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe could be disqualified from driving for the second time in less than a year.
As new evidence emerges in the notorious Jeremy Bamber murder case, David Connett revisits the story he first covered a quarter of a century ago
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
Here is a timeline of events surrounding Peter Tobin's life of crime:
'One-man crime wave' shown leniency by a judge is arrested and questioned over theft of Porsche
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.
Feisty Lily finds her voice – as Oasis lose theirs
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was disqualified from driving today after being found guilty of speeding but the sentence was immediately suspended as his lawyers appealed against the conviction.
Father of hitchhiker listens as jury is told of grisly find in sex attacker's garden
Gloucestershire, who finished bottom of the Second Division last season, secured their first Championship victory since September 2007 after a tense finish at Wantage Road, where Northamptonshire fell 45 runs short of their target of 371.