Sport Alan Pardew celebrates as Newcastle go ahead against Liverpool

Newcastle manager can relax as last victory over Liverpool caps remarkable club revival

Police pledge to reclaim Liverpool streets

Extra police officers will be pounding the streets of Liverpool tonight after violence erupted in the south of the city.

Woman jailed for murdering man, 82

A cleaner who beat an 82-year-old widower to death with a rounders bat for his money before burying him in her garden was jailed for life today.

Nurse accused over saline deaths is refused bail

Rebecca Leighton, the nurse charged with contaminating saline solution at a hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester, has been refused bail for her own safety.

Paedophile jailed indefinitely

A paedophile described as the UK's most prolific hoarder of child abuse images has been sentenced to an indeterminate prison term.

'Most prolific' paedophile jailed

A paedophile described by police as the UK's most prolific hoarder of pictures of child abuse was today given an indeterminate prison sentence.

Saline nurse will stand trial next year

The nurse accused of contaminating saline drips at a hospital where the deaths of several patients are under investigation by police is scheduled to stand trial next year.

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.

Teacher who attacked pupil with dumbbell banned for life

A science teacher who attacked a 14-year-old pupil with a dumbbell has been banned from teaching for life.

Graduate 'viper' jailed for urging killing of MPs

An IT graduate who posted messages on an Islamic extremist website urging Muslims to attack British MPs who voted for the Iraq War was described as "a viper in our midst" by a judge who jailed him for 12 years yesterday.

Lord Justice Leveson: Grand inquisitor of the press

The phone-hacking scandal has convulsed the media. Now the industry must prepare to submit itself to a judge whose self-deprecation masks a rigorous line in questioning

Life sentence for toddler rape

A paedophile nursery worker who raped a toddler in his care was jailed for life today after a judge described his offences as "chilling, vile and depraved".

Man remanded over attempted murder of PC

A man appeared in court today charged with the attempted murder of a police officer.

Man guilty of driving at helicopter

A gamekeeper has been convicted of endangering an aircraft after driving straight at a low-flying helicopter.

Officer had sex with prisoner

An acting prison governor who had a sexual relationship with a female inmate was convicted of misconduct in a public office yesterday.

Murderer guilty of two more deaths

A murderer serving life for bludgeoning a pensioner to death in 1994 committed two other brutal killings in the same year, a jury has ruled.

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