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Ten new names added as HMRC renews appeal on 19 suspects wanted for variety of tax offences

Helen Croydon: Will the real road signs please stand out

Once you've got the street, you've then got to locate the building number

Hunt for bus driver convicted of death crash

Police were today hunting a bus driver convicted in his absence of killing a passenger and injuring six others in a crash.

A life cut short: Death of a daughter, sister, friend

While the media focused on the accused killers, the story of a murdered young woman often took second place.

£20,000 reward in hunt for drive-by killers

Police offered a £20,000 reward for information today ahead of the first anniversary of the drive-by shooting of a 20-year-old man.

Man remanded on 'night stalker' sex assault charges

A man appeared in court today accused of sexually assaulting elderly people during a series of burglaries over the past 17 years.

Letters: Afghanistan

Arming Afghans for their next civil war

Man and woman in court over armed robbery

A man and a woman will appear in court today accused of an armed robbery that left a shop worker fighting for his life.

Knifeman jailed for murdering new father

A knifeman who stabbed a young father in the heart as he was on his way to see his newborn son was jailed for life at the Old Bailey today.

Son arrested after couple found stabbed to death

The son of a couple found stabbed to death at a house in south London has been arrested.

Honeytrap girl gets 10 years

A teenage girl who acted as a "honeytrap" to lure a smitten 16-year-old to his death at the hands of her former boyfriend and his gang was jailed for a minimum of 10 years yesterday. Samantha Joseph led Shakilus Townsend into an ambush in Thornton Heath, south London, in July last year. Six other teenagers, including her then boyfriend, Danny McLean, were also jailed for murder.

'Honeytrap' girl gets 10 years for boy's murder

A teenage girl who acted as a "honeytrap" to lure a smitten 16-year-old to his death at the hands of a love rival was locked up for a minimum of 10 years today.

Man convicted of Jersey child abuse

A former carer at a Jersey children's home was found guilty yesterday of indecently assaulting teenagers while he worked there in the 1970s.

Nash's late intervention leaves Quins Reds-faced

Harlequins 22 Salford City Reds 26

Helen Croydon: There's nothing wrong with a polite orgy

I found it to be the most honest form of flirting I've ever come acrosss

Man found guilty of Chinese student murders

A restaurant worker was found guilty today of the murder of two Chinese graduates in their home.

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