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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.

Traveller's Guide To: South Downs

Britain's 15th National Park comes into being this month, stretching from the woods of eastern Hampshire to the Seven Sisters cliffs in East Sussex. Fiona Sturges reports

Jury retires in paramedic trial

The jury in the trial of a paramedic accused of lying to police and his bosses after he failed to resuscitate a 30-stone man he had been called out to treat retired today to consider its verdict.

Doctor in US to go on trial for 471 charges of child rape

A doctor feared to be one of the world's worst paedophiles faces spending the rest of his life in prison after being accused of abusing more than 100 children.

War at home: The local eco-warriors making a big noise

Shivering atop a power-station chimney certainly makes a dramatic eco statement. But is direct action the best way to combat global warming? Robin Barton meets the climate-change campaigners who like 'big and bold' and the green communities who prefer 'slow and steady'

Prosecuting suicide-death mother Kay Gilderdale 'in public interest'

The most senior prosecutor in England and Wales today defended the decision to bring charges against a mother cleared of trying to kill her seriously ill daughter, saying the prosecution was "in the public interest".

Free, woman who ended her daughter's ME misery

31-year-old stricken with chronic fatigue illness was given lethal dose of drugs

Fujitsu workers to stage series of strikes

Workers at computer giant Fujitsu are to stage a series of strikes in a long-running row over jobs, pay and pensions, it was announced today.

Man charged with daughter's murder dies in jail

A man facing trial today accused of murdering his teenage daughter has died in jail, the Prison Service said.

Man bailed over decomposed woman's body

Further tests are needed to discover the cause of death of a middle-aged woman whose decomposed body was found in a house, police said.

Weather in brief: White Witch hit by a spell of bad weather

Not even Narnia's White Witch could make her way through the blizzards that hit Basingstoke on Monday night. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe actress Caroline Corrie, bought a duvet and sheets, thinking she would have to sleep at the town's Haymarket Theatre. In the end she managed to stay in some digs used by theatre staff, along with the stage manager.

Broadmoor patient in court on murders charge

A Broadmoor patient will appear in court today charged with the murders of two women nearly 12 years ago.

Tobin: Jewellery checked for links to unsolved murders

The extent of Peter Tobin's serial killings may never be known.

Jury considers verdict in fireworks factory case

A jury trying a father and his son over the deaths of two firemen following a massive explosion at a fireworks factory retired to consider its verdicts today.

Jury out in sex text teacher case

The jury in the trial of a teacher accused of sexually grooming one of his teenage pupils at a private all-girls school started a second day of deliberations today.

Ex-GP in court charged with sex attacks on girls

A former GP appeared in court today on suspicion of carrying out a series of indecent assaults on young girls who were his patients over an eight-year period.

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