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Two women from London appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday, the first to be charged with terrorism offences in relation to Syrian conflict

More than 130 people were charged with occupying the shop but proceedings against 109 were discontinued

Anti-cuts protesters convicted of trespass over occupation of Fortnum & Mason

Judge voices sympathy with demonstration and refuses to award store compensation for losses

Protesters arrested in Fortnum & Mason in London in March claim they were tricked as part of a 'political policing' agenda

Fortnum & Mason claims protesters' sit-in cost £100,000

Trial begins of first 10 protesters charged with aggravated trespass in luxury London store

Premier League footballer Titus Bramble denies sex assaults

Premier League footballer Titus Bramble today denied sexually assaulting one woman in a nightclub and another in a taxi on his way home on the same night.

Postman kept 30,000 letters

A postman who hoarded more than 30,000 letters and parcels has been ordered to carry out 280 hours of unpaid work.

Anti-Miss World protesters back after 41 years

Women's libbers who stormed the Albert Hall in 1970 say that if the beauty pageant goes on, so does the campaign

Bramble on sex assault charge

Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been charged with two counts of sexual assault, and one of urinating in public.

David Cameron: 'Euro trade links are a key interest'

Britain's top priority in Europe is protecting its trading links within the single market, David Cameron insisted today.

Golliwog race charges dropped

Racial harassment charges against a woman who displayed a golliwog toy in her window have been dropped.

UBS undervalued its 'rogue trader' losses by $300m

UBS lost $300m (£190.5) more than it initially thought after falling victim to what may be the largest rogue trading scandal to hit the City.

Teen charged over online attacks

A teenage boy was yesterday charged over online attacks by the international hacking gang Anonymous.

Leading article: Faster justice does not have to be worse

The very public dispute between Eoin McLennan-Murray, of the Prison Governors' Association, and John Thornhill, of the Magistrates' Association, betrays the sectional interests of both sides.

Magistrates reject riot criticisms

Magistrates have rejected accusations from the leader of Britain's prison governors that there has been a "feeding frenzy" in sentencing after the recent riots.

Man charged with ramming police

A 28-year-old man has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent on two police officers during the rioting in London.

Student charged over Anonymous hacks

A British student was charged today over online attacks by international hacking gang Anonymous.

Boy, 14, faces court over Leroy James murder

A 14-year-old accused of stabbing fellow schoolboy Leroy James to death appeared in court yesterday.

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