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A former international badminton player who became a bodyguard and close friend to the ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei abused her position to steal diamonds worth £11.6m from her “extremely wealthy” employer, a court heard yesterday.

Ronnie Barker's son jailed for child porn

The son of the comedian Ronnie Barker has been jailed for a year after he admitted making indecent images of children.

Boat race protester Trenton Oldfield jailed for six months over Oxford-Cambridge disruption

Judge accuses Australian Trenton Oldfield of being ‘prejudiced’ against elites and of showing no regret

Simon Cowell break-in woman sentenced

A woman who admitted smashing a window with a brick at music supremo Simon Cowell's London home was given a 12-month community order today.

Hans and Eva Rausing at a function in 2003

Tetra Pak heir Hans Rausing avoids jail over failing to bury wife Eva

Hans Rausing, one of Britain's richest men, avoided a jail sentence today after he admitted preventing the lawful and decent burial of his wife Eva's body.

Protester denies Boat Race public nuisance charge

The swimmer who brought this year's Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race to a dramatic halt has denied causing a public nuisance.

Boat race saboteur Trenton Oldfield denies boat race nuisance charge

The swimmer who brought this year's Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race to a dramatic halt has denied causing a public nuisance.

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A man in the river forces the 158th Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge to be restarted. Cambridge went on to win after Oxford broke an oar shortly after the race resumed, effectively ending any contest.

Boat Race protester banned from Olympic torch relay route

The swimmer who brought the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race to a dramatic halt was today banned from the Olympic torch route and from visits to Windsor before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Simon Cowell has waved goodbye to Paula Abdul, Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger

Custody for Simon Cowell 'trespasser'

A woman appeared in court today accused of breaking in to Simon Cowell's home wielding a broken brick.

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Academic spared jail over drugs death

A university lecturer who admitted possessing a hoard of Class A drugs at his house where a schoolgirl died was spared jail today.

Vatican orders inquiry into Ealing sex abuse claims

The Vatican has ordered an inquiry into historic sex offences at a London abbey.

Vincent Tabak denies sex thrills strangling

Joanna Yeates's killer faced allegations today that he strangled her for sexual thrills.

Robin Scott Elliot: White's window on Sky transfer day showed all but told less

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Cherie Blair criticised for leniency

The barrister wife of former Labour prime minister Tony Blair was criticised by the Court of Appeal today for not sending a cocaine smuggler to jail when sitting as a judge at a Crown Court.

BSkyB gives Murdoch 'unanimous' backing

James Murdoch will remain chairman of BSkyB after the board gave him unanimous backing last night.

Men cleared over Jack Wilshere 'fight'

Two men allegedly caught up in a fight involving footballer Jack Wilshere were cleared of affray today.

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