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Prosecution says soap star was lying when he denied sexually abusing five girls

Stuart Hall admitted to 14 counts of indecent assault against girls as young as nine between 1967 and 1987 at Preston Crown Court

Stuart Hall's 'unduly lenient' 15-month sentence for sex crimes to be referred to Court of Appeal

More than 150 people demanded Attorney General's Office reviewed sentence

Sergeant Danny Nightingale and wife Sally leave his court martial in Bulford, Wiltshire

SAS sniper Danny Nightingale guilty of possessing gun and ammunition

Weapon was found in wardrobe and ammunition under his bed in plastic box

SAS sniper, Sergeant Danny Nightingale and wife Sally leaving his court martial in Bulford on 5 July

SAS sniper Danny Nightingale susceptible to 'confabulating' or making up confessions due to brain trauma, court hears

Sergeant Danny Nightingale suffered such a brain trauma that he could be susceptible to “confabulating” or making up confessions, two psychologists told a court martial.

Mark Lilley filmed being handcuffed by Spanish police

British fugitive caught hiding naked in secret panic room at his luxury Spanish villa

After 13 years on the run, police finally tracked Mark Lilley down to the southern Spanish city of Malaga

A statue of Jane Austen's romantic hero Mr Darcy in The Serpentine in London's Hyde Park to celebrate the launch of UKTV's new free channel 'Drama'

Mr Darcy! Giant Colin Firth statue in London's Hyde Park recreates Pride and Prejudice scene

Colin Firth’s memorable wet shirt scene in Pride and Prejudice has been recreated thanks to a giant statue of Mr Darcy which has been built in The Serpentine.

Reign in Spain: The Under-21s celebrate winning the European Championship, in which England flopped badly

The Last Word: Spain's success is ageless but England are stuck in the past

Continuity drives the Iberian gold rush with Under-20s and Under-21s run by the same coach

Warrington 19 Leeds 18: Lee Briers’ dramatic drop goal hurts depleted champions

Lee Briers’ third stab at a drop goal decided this gripping Super League game as the Wolves claimed the scalp of reigning champions Leeds. Briers’ kick two minutes from time reflected Warrington’s general supremacy, but a depleted Leeds deserved better.

The Airbus UK manager Andy Preece

Europa League: Andy Preece makes history in breaking colour bar and targets the top

He becomes the first black English manager to coach in European competition

Leeds confirm £1m Luke Murphy signing from Crewe

Leeds have confirmed the signing of Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy for a reported fee in the region of £1million.

Warrington’s Lee Briers started and finished their second try

Wolves' Ben Currie is too hot for disjointed Bradford

Bradford 12 Warrington 26

Mascot Roary the Lion leads the teams out ahead at Macclesfield - but the club has dropped plans for a fan to pay for a game

Silkmen scrap offer for fan to pay £20,000 to play for 10 minutes

Macclesfield have withdrawn their offer to allow a member of public to play for the club in a competitive fixture in return for payment.

Hundreds of schools were closed today, because of a teacher strike

Hundreds of schools closed as teachers in the north-west stage one day strike

Workers strike over increases to pension contributions and cuts to the size of payouts

Mark Leftly: Osbornism - one small step for the man, one giant leap for the economy... ideally

Outlook As an economic paradigm, Osbornism has reached maturity: the theory has taken a long time to craft but it has now developed to such an extent that its full force has been unleashed in practice.

Alec Owens’ home was searched

Operation Motorman: Whistleblower Alec Owens seeks written police apology over unlawful raid

The Operation Motorman whistleblower who exposed the vast scale on which the media used private detectives to obtain private information wants a written apology from Cheshire Police after it admitted carrying out an unlawful raid on his home.

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