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'Sick and depraved' primary school teacher jailed over indecent images he filmed and shared

'The level of betrayal, falseness and dishonesty he has displayed over a number of years is rarely seen'

Policeman admits to poisoning

A police detective has pleaded guilty to poisoning a colleague, a court official said.

Editorial: We can and must stop another Savile

It was bad enough to learn that Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sexual assaults, including 32 rapes, over the course of a lifetime in the public eye. Now it emerges that the police received no fewer than eight complaints against the celebrity DJ and yet still failed to limit his five-decade reign of abuse. Indeed, Scotland Yard’s first intelligence about Savile’s paedophile activities harks back as far as 1964.

It is alleged Jimmy Savile abused young people on BBC premises, in hospitals, care homes and at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital

Hundreds of staff testify to abusive culture at BBC

More than 850 BBC employees have come forward to raise their concerns about bullying and sexual harassment at the corporation, fueling fears about the broadcaster’s culture.

Savile victims react with mixture of relief and anger to report

After years of their stories remaining unheard, Jimmy Savile’s victims today responded to the official report into the activities of the serial paedophile with a mixture of relief – and anger that he had been able to escape justice throughout his lifetime, with so little done to stop him even when allegations were made.

Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile: A report that reveals 54 years of abuse by the man who groomed the nation

The scale and longevity of Savile’s crimes yesterday became a matter of public record. Jonathan Brown tells his shocking life story

Welfare group says children will suffer as parents struggle with cuts

Record numbers of children are likely to be taken away from their families this year as parents struggle to cope with the effects of public sector cuts and benefits changes, a senior child protection figure has warned.

All children who visit hospital accident and emergency (A&E) departments or have out-of-hours GP consultations will be logged in a national database

A&E visits will be logged to try to spot child abuse

The system is designed to help doctors and nurses spot children who are suffering from abuse or neglec

Failure in Line of Duty: BBC guilty of 'serious lapse' in care of 13-year-old actor

Actor Gregory Piper, who plays Ryan Pilkington in police drama Line of Duty, was not sufficiently protected from emotional distress during filming of a 'highly violent and adult nature'

Two more stars could be named in Jimmy Savile scandal

The legacy of Savile's abuse must lead to change

We need to pool the findings from Operation Yewtree and the various other inquiries

Childhood violated

The Central African Republic is home to a number of rebel groups which use child soldiers – with devastating consequences. By Paul Vallely and Oliver Poole in Bangui

Catholic brotherhood faces sex abuse action over teachers it supplied to a school

A Catholic brotherhood which supplied teachers to a residential school can be held legally responsible for sexual abuse of boys, leading judges ruled today.

Michael Gove: The Education Secretary wants to see more vulnerable children removed from their parents

Michael Gove calls for hundreds more vulnerable children a year to be taken into care, and for an end to 'preoccupation with rights of biological parents'

Hundreds more vulnerable children a year could be removed from their parents and placed in care or adopted to prevent them suffering “a life of soiled nappies, scummy baths, chaos and hunger”, Michael Gove has signalled.

Iain Overton quits investigative bureau over Newsnight row

Iain Overton confirmed today that he has resigned as editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the wake of its involvement in the Newsnight programme which broadcast allegations linking a senior Tory to child abuse.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links