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Ariel Castro’s neighbours lament the lack of community and failure to recognise anything amiss

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Cleveland kidnapping: Prosecutors charge Ariel Castro, but not his two brothers

Prosecutors have charged 52 year old Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man suspected of abducting three women and holding them captive at his home, with multiple counts of kidnapping and rape.

(Top left) Amanda Berry, right, is reunited with her sister; (top right) the house where the three women were found alive; (bottom, from left) Ariel, Oneil and Pedro Castro

Cleveland kidnapping: Son reveals his father padlocked doors to basement because 'we weren't allowed to go there'

Kidnapped as young women between 2002 and 2004, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were widely given up for dead. Now they have emerged - one with a child, but what really happened during their years of captivity?

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The suspects in the Cleveland kidnapping are expected to be charged today as the investigation into their imprisonment for a decade continues.

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Couple killed in Carlton Village house fire named as William and Eileen Volume

An elderly couple who died in a house fire have been named.

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Mother 'gave girl ecstasy tablets for 13th birthday'

The case of a mother who gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets for her 13th birthday present has been cited by the “Robocop” Mayor of Middlesbrough as an example of problem families.

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A stolen four-by-four vehicle crashed through the window of a family home, hurling a nine-year-old child across the room.

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