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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

Man in court over abortion 'hack'

A man will appear in court today accused of hacking into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider.

Labour MP Eric Joyce who has has been charged with assault following a late night fracas at a House of Commons bar in which a Tory rival was allegedly head-butted

MP Eric Joyce: I'm lucky to avoid jail

Shamed politician Eric Joyce admitted he was lucky to avoid jail today for brawling in a Commons bar then telling police: "You can't touch me, I'm an MP."

Submariner faces secrets charge

A Royal Navy submariner appeared in court yesterday charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act.

The judge ordered the pair to sit alongside each other in the dock

Divided they sat: Huhne and ex-wife reunited in court over speeding case

The two central players in the case of Chris Huhne's allegedly dodged speeding ticket appeared in court for the first time yesterday over a matter dating back nine years that cost the millionaire Liberal Democrat his seat in the Cabinet.

Chris Huhne and ex-wife in the dock

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne made his first appearance in court today over a charge of perverting the course of justice after he allegedly dodged a speeding penalty.

David Bernstein (left) disapproved of Fabio Capello's comments but did not see it as a defining issue

Robin Scott-Elliot: Decision to move trial date is at root of the problem – not Bernstein's judgement

Bernstein had asked FA board members for their opinions and knew he had its support

Joey Barton to face no action over John Terry Twitter comments

Footballer Joey Barton will not be prosecuted for posting a series of comments online about John Terry ahead of his trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Vicky Pryce, the economist and ex-wife of Chris Huhne, has also been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice over the Energy and Climate Change Secretary’s speeding points

Huhne and the wife he left to be reunited – in a court

Energy Secretary resigns from Government after being charged with perverting course of justice

The DPP's full statement on Huhne

The Crown Prosecution Service explained how it arrived at the decision to bring charges against Chris Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce in a statement today.

John Terry and Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road in October

John Terry trial will not take place until after Euro 2012

England captain John Terry will not face trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand until after the Euro 2012 championships.

Student, Richard O'Dwyer stands with his mother Julia as they arrive at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London

Student to face US trial over TVShack website

A British student can be extradited to the US to face charges of copyright infringement over a website he ran offering links to pirated films online, a court ruled today.

Mills: I made up claim of payment from Berlusconi

English lawyer David Mills said he was "deeply ashamed" to have written a letter falsely claiming that Silvio Berlusconi had given him $600,000.

David Mills arrived at court today to give evidence in connection with corruption charges being brought in Italy against Silvio Berlusconi

David Mills 'ashamed' of Silvio Berlusconi claim

English lawyer David Mills told a court today he was "deeply ashamed" to have written a letter falsely claiming that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi had given him $600,000.

Dealer accused of smuggling guns faces US extradition

A British arms dealer can be extradited to the United States to stand trial for allegedly smuggling weapons, a court has ruled.

Potesters occupy the Fortnum and Mason department store in central London

Fortnum sit-in protesters found guilty of trespass

Protesters whose occupation of Fortnum & Mason shut down the central London department store during an anti-cuts rally in March were convicted yesterday of aggravated trespass.

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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
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

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