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Jim Davidson bailed until July over sex allegations

Comedian denies any wrongdoing

Sun’s royal reporter pledges to clear name

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Clifford describes allegations against him as 'completely false'

Mark Lancaster appears in court over alleged sexual exploitation through SponsorAScholar website after Independent investigation

The 39-year-old IT consultant is alleged to be behind the site that claimed it could arrange for young women's tuition fees to be paid in return for sexual relations

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Former Surrey police officer held in payments probe

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Geoffrey Cox QC, complained that explanations or reasons behind the charges had still not been given

The Sun's deputy editor Geoff Webster charged over illicit payments to officials

Geoff Webster, the deputy editor of The Sun, has been charged in connection with allegedly authorising payments of up to £8,000 to public officials for information used by journalists on the leading News International title.

Former police sergeant James Bowes charged with selling information to Sun

A former police sergeant will be charged with selling information to the Sun newspaper, prosecutors announced today.

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Manchester United defender has not featured since June 2011

Man held in Syria terrorist probe

A 31-year-old man was arrested today by detectives investigating people travelling to Syria in support of terrorist activity and will be charged when he appears in court tomorrow, police said.

London man charged over sub machine gun possession

A man has been charged with possession of a sub machine gun as part of an investigation by counter-terrorism detectives, Scotland Yard said.

Former Credit Suisse executive Kareem Serageldin can be extradited to the US to face fraud charges, rules court

A former Credit Suisse executive can be extradited to the US to face fraud charges, a court ruled today.

Police child protection officer 'spiked Lucozade with screenwash because people kept stealing it'

A Metropolitan police child protection officer has been charged after allegedly spiking a bottle of Lucozade with screenwash.

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