Father jailed for killing toddler

A father who killed his toddler son because he was crying was jailed for nine years today.

Police shut down 'drugs' factory

A suspected crystal meth laboratory in Manchester has been closed down by police.

Nine-year-old girl survives two days in car wreckage

Authorities say a nine-year-old US girl pinned in a wrecked car for almost two days ate Pop-Tarts and drank energy drinks to survive the single-car crash that killed her father. 

Hunt on for boy who raped pensioner

A boy aged around 14 raped an elderly woman in her own home after knocking on her door asking if he could talk to her about the war, police said.

Reprimands for smashing up car

Six police officers have kept their jobs despite being caught on film smashing up an unarmed suspect's car with baseball bats and a pickaxe handle.

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Carterton upholds proud tradition set by Wootton Bassett

As the giant hulk of the C-17 aircraft appeared on the horizon, its tail lights shining against a dark grey sky the sports pavillion at Carterton fell silent to mark Sergeant Barry Weston's final journey home.

Toddler dies in caravan park lake

A 19-month-old boy has died after falling into a lake at a caravan park while on holiday with his parents.

Wing walker dies in air-show stunt

A stunt wing walker has died after falling about 60 metres as horrified crowds looked on at an air show in the state of Michigan.

Sgt Paul Champion

The picture caption accompanying ' How first a marriage then a political career were ended' (22 January 2011) incorrectly identified the plain-clothes policeman appearing in the picture between Mr Johnson and his wife, as DC Paul Rice, who it was alleged had an affair with Mrs Johnson. In fact the picture was of Sergeant Paul Champion who had no involvement whatsoever, and we apologise to him for our error and the distress this caused to him and his family.

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Five armed police sacked over photo

Five police officers from a force's elite gun crime unit have been sacked after a photograph emerged of them "behaving inappropriately" inside a house they were supposed to be searching.

Liberated at last, the war medals stolen from a Normandy veteran

The medals of a British D-Day veteran finally reached their intended destination in Normandy yesterday, five years after they were hijacked by a deluded French woman.

Missing British newlyweds found safe in Canada

A British couple reported missing in Canada were enjoying their holiday unaware of a major search for them.

Milly Dowler father 'one of 54 quizzed'

Milly Dowler's father was one of 54 suspects investigated by police following her murder, the Old Bailey heard today.

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