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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.

Vicar jailed over sham marriages

A Church of England vicar was jailed for four years today for his part in Britain's biggest sham marriage fraud to help hundreds of illegal immigrants stay in Britain.

Vicar murder accused 'claims he was sexually abused'

A young lodger killed an elderly vicar in his own home before chopping up his body because he claimed he had been sexually abused, a court heard today.

Compensation was not important, insists Sion Jenkins

Former teacher Sion Jenkins claimed today it was "not important" to him to gain compensation for the six years he spent in jail before being cleared of murdering his foster daughter.

Sion Jenkins is refused payout

Former teacher Sion Jenkins has been refused compensation for the six years he spent in prison before being acquitted of the murder of his foster daughter Billie-Jo Jenkins.

Murdered girl's family hail Sion Jenkins cash denial

Government officials were right to deny Sion Jenkins compensation for the six years he spent in jail accused of murdering his foster daughter, her family said today.

Sion Jenkins compensation bid rejected

Former teacher Sion Jenkins was refused compensation for the six years he spent in prison before being acquitted of his foster daughter's murder, it was reported today.

Boy stable after seaside town attack

A 15-year-old boy who suffered head injuries after being attacked in a seaside town is now in a stable condition, police said.

Police probe unsolved murders for Tobin link

Senior detectives are convinced serial killer Peter Tobin is responsible for some of the country's most notorious unsolved murders.

Mother in court charged with car boot murders

A woman appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of killing her two children whose bodies were found in the boot of a car.

Jury sworn in for 'sham marriage' trial

A jury was sworn in today ahead of the trial of a vicar accused of conducting sham marriages involving illegal immigrants.

22 years for man who murdered sex worker

A satellite TV installer was jailed for at least 22 years today after being found guilty of murdering a prostitute when visiting her for sex.

Prostitute murder accused 'appeared subdued'

A man accused of strangling a prostitute appeared subdued and unlike his normal self in the hours after he allegedly murdered her, a court heard today.

Man 'strangled prostitute in her home'

A prostitute was strangled in her own home by a client who visited her for sex while in a "worked up and angry" mood, a court heard today.

South Downs National Park launched

Britain's 15th national park - South Downs National Park in Hampshire and Sussex - came into being today.

Second World War propaganda posters fetch £15,000

A rare collection of Second World War propaganda posters sold for almost £15,000 when they went under the hammer today.

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