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No further action will be taken against a woman who was suspected of trying to pervert the course of justice in connection with the case of jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest.

Moran 'unfit to stand trial over MPs' expenses'

Margaret Moran, the former Labour MP for Luton South who is accused of falsely claiming £80,000 in Commons expenses, has been ruled unfit to plead to criminal charges.

Five convicted of burglary at farm

Five men have been found guilty of a burglary where a man was found dead by his business partner.

'Elvis' armed robber jailed for life

A serial armed robber who dressed up as Elvis Presley and sported other bizarre disguises when he targeted betting shops across Britain was today jailed for life.

Man guilty of harassment campaign

A jilted former City worker found guilty of orchestrating a campaign of harassment against a doctor and her mother faces jail.

Lawyer jailed over drink-drive lies

A City lawyer who claimed he was the victim of a kidnap to avoid being arrested for drink-driving has been jailed, Sussex Police said.

Man jailed for killing girl in fire

A South African man was jailed for life today after being found guilty of murdering a six-year-old girl by setting fire to her family's home.

Vincent Tabak denies sex thrills strangling

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

Kiss me quick: masterpiece finds a place at the seaside

It is an artistic vision of two fictional figures locked in an intimate embrace. But it spent a decade in its early history languishing in a stable. Now Auguste Rodin's The Kiss, the public's favourite sculpture, begins a fresh chapter in its varied life as it goes on display in Kent.

Park life: At home in Britain's unspoilt countryside

A pad in a national park comes with hefty price tag attached. But it’s a premium that cramped city-dwellers are happy to pay, says David Spittles

The Turn of the Screw, Glyndebourne, Lewes

It's not only the narrative tension that turns on interlocking screws in Glyndebourne's production of Britten's claustrophobic masterpiece.

Man jailed for trying to end dying father's life

A man who was caught trying to smother his dying father on a hospital ward after learning he had no chance of survival has been jailed for six and a half years.

Child-killing mother is jailed for life

A mother who killed her children after her relationship with their father broke down was jailed for life yesterday, with a minimum tariff of 32 years.

Accused mother 'could not say children's names'

A mother accused of murdering her two children was suffering depression at the time of their deaths and for months afterwards was unable to say their names, a court heard.

'Gold-digger' jailed over OAP con

A serial conwoman was back behind bars tonight after getting up to her "old tricks" of befriending elderly men through lonely hearts columns before fleecing them of their savings.

L’elisir d’amore, Glyndebourne, Lewes

After the mighty Meistersinger that opened the Glyndebourne Festival, Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore could seem a picnic. In this bel canto rom-com, the love triangle of the sassy Adina, her sighing swain Nemorino and a womanising sergeant, Belcore, is transformed by the quack Dr Dulcamara's spurious cure-all potion. Nemorino takes it, grows confident, stops clinging; Adina realises she loved him all along. It's all a good excuse for some dazzling singing – and this revival had two major debuts on offer.

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