Relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq have their damages bid considered

Senior judges were today asked to decide whether relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq could pursue damages claims against the Government.

District Judge Tan Ikram

On 16 June we referred to District Judge Tan Ikram as "the judge who sent a teenage girl to jail for eight months for stealing a bottle of Lucozade and a bag of sweets".

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The partner of a woman found dead in a lake six years ago has won £125,000 in libel damages over a police claim that he was probably her killer.

High Court supports Islington council's bid to end Finsbury Square occupation

The High Court has backed a council's move to end the seven-month occupation of a square in London.

Kamila Garsztka's lover Amilton Bento wins police payout

The boyfriend of a woman found dead in a lake six years ago has won £125,000 libel damages over a police claim that he probably killed her.

Ryanair to appeal Aer Lingus ruling

Ryanair said its lawyers will go to the Supreme Court to appeal yesterday's ruling that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) can launch an investigation into the budget airline's 29 per cent stake in Aer Lingus.

Double-killer mother loses appeal

A mother who murdered her two young children and placed their bodies in holdalls in the boot of her car has lost her appeal against sentence.

Sam Hallam

Sam Hallam released on unconditional bail as prosecution announces no opposition to murder conviction appeal

A young man who spent seven years in jail for murder has been freed on unconditional bail today after the prosecution announced it would not oppose the appeal against his conviction.

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Scotland Yard sacks Ali Dizaei for second time

Corrupt police chief Ali Dizaei has lost his job at Scotland Yard for a second time.

Rapper Dappa Dred loses copyright battle

A rapper called Dappa Dred today lost a copyright battle with film-makers when senior judges ruled that his case was not worth fighting.

Judges allow Parliament Square tent removal

The High Court has lifted an injunction preventing the removal of the last anti-war protest tent near the Houses of Parliament.

US killer of British tourists appeals against conviction and sentence

A teenager jailed for life for murdering two British tourists in Florida is appealing against his conviction and sentence, it was reported today.

Jeremy Bamber murder appeal bid rejected

Criminal Cases Review Commission said this was its final decision in its longest-running case

Croydon riot ringleader Adam Khan Ahmadzai's sentence increased

A man at the heart of last year's Croydon riots had his sentence of four years detention nearly doubled today.

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