Homeowner jailed for tackling burglar

A businessman who fought off knife-wielding thugs threatening to kill his family was jailed for 30 months yesterday.

Appeal over danger men wanted abroad

Scotland Yard appealed today for help to trace 10 dangerous criminals hiding in Britain who are wanted overseas.

Simpson dazzles as Wasps defy convention

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Transatlantic buggy wars

Maclaren says British children are safe in their push-chairs. So why have American parents been issued with safety kits?

Schoolgirl jailed over pal's crash death

A public schoolgirl who caused the death of one of her friends when she crashed her car while over the limit was jailed for 28 months today.

Fears for mother as police issue picture of abandoned girl

Police have issued pictures of a baby girl found abandoned in Buckinghamshire as they continue to search for her mother. The baby, named Rosie by nurses caring for her in hospital, is believed to have been two days old when she was found in bushes in High Wycombe on Tuesday.

Three face second retrial over airliner bomb plot

Three men cleared of planning to bomb transatlantic airliners were today facing the prospect of being retried on charges of conspiracy to murder.

Police seek mother of baby abandoned in bushes

Police were today searching for the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in bushes.

How web of intelligence led to Pakistan

Birmingham baker's son with links to al-Qa'ida thought to be behind plot

The trio guilty of plotting Britain's 9/11

Three British Muslims convicted of plan to blow up transatlantic airliners that could have been deadlier than the twin tower attacks

Costly investigation behind airliner gang trial

A major police investigation which cost two forces more than £35 million lies behind the airliner trial.

Extremists guilty of airline bomb plot

Islamic extremist Abdulla Ahmed Ali was today found guilty of conspiring to murder thousands in an unprecedented airline bomb plot.

Minor British Institutions: The fight outside the kebab shop

Even the most dedicated social scientist might find it difficult to determine the origins of this well-established and quite widespread British tradition. A quick trawl of the nation's regional press reveals quite serious altercations in Warrington, Southampton, Henley, High Wycombe and Cardiff mentioned over the past few weeks.

Search for armed banker

Fears were growing last night for a former City financier who has been missing since Monday and believed to be in the possession of two shotguns.

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