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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.

Virginia Ironside’s Dilemmas: My brother abused me - should I reveal the truth to my family?

Dear Virginia,

My brother sexually and physically abused me from when I was 10 until he left home. A few years afterwards, he tried to attack me and then, three weeks later, after he'd said he wanted a physical relationship, committed suicide. My family were distraught. I'm now in my forties. Having never told them, should I reveal the truth to my family? Do I speak out and tarnish their happy memories of my brother; or keep quiet and continue to feel ashamed and haunted for ever?

Yours sincerely, Nell

Man in court over prostitute murder

A 42-year-old man was remanded in custody today when he appeared in court charged with the murder of a prostitute whose strangled body was found in a burned-out flat.

Man arrested over prostitute murder

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a prostitute whose strangled body was found in a burned-out flat, police said today.

Teenager bailed over blaze death

A teenager was granted bail today when she appeared in court for the first time charged with the murder of an elderly woman who died after an arson attack at her nursing home.

A short-break safari in Sussex

I recently turned 30, and in a bid to escape the inevitable party, my husband decided to whisk me away on a safari. For the night.

Getting away with murder: Britain's most notorious unsolved crimes

Approximately 700 murders take place in Britain every year – and in the vast majority of cases, the perpetrator is successfully convicted. But what happens when, despite the best efforts of the police and public, no one is caught? Mark Hughes profiles six of the most notorious unresolved cases

Vicar in court over 'sham marriages'

A vicar appeared in court today accused of conducting sham marriages involving illegal immigrants.

Jury out for second day in night attacks trial

The jury in the trial of a car salesman accused of a series of late-night attacks on women in a seaside town retired to consider its verdicts for a second day today.

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Mother admits aiding daughter's suicide

A woman admitted aiding and abetting the suicide of her seriously-ill daughter when she appeared in court today.

Babes In The Wood murder: 23 years on, father's first interview

'All I've done is lose my daughter'. Barrie Fellows has lived with suspicion for 23 years after the unsolved murder of his own daughter

Injured teacher sues over fallen branch

A secondary school teacher is suing the Environment Agency for up to £300,000 after she was left unable to work by a falling branch from a tree, it was disclosed today.

Flight attendant jailed for Gatwick bomb hoax

A flight attendant was jailed today for leaving a bomb hoax note on board an Emirates aircraft he was working on and sparking a scare that led to the brief closure of Gatwick Airport.

Norman Baker: Our task as Members of Parliament is to regain the trust of the electorate

How can it be right to charge the taxpayer for oil paintings, goldfish bowls and pot plants?

Spiritualist minister 'killed wife who discovered secret sex life'

Body was found in undergrowth five months after she disappeared
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