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Police corruption trial jury is discharged

The jury in the largest police corruption trial in British legal history, which is scheduled to run for seven months, was yesterday discharged for undisclosed reasons.

Family guilty of neglecting toddler before pond drowning

The mother, father and grandmother of a toddler who died after drowning in a garden pond pleaded guilty to child neglect yesterday.

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Three charged over killing of teenagers

Three men were remanded in custody yesterday charged in connection with the fatal shooting of two Somali teenagers.

Ex-soap star denies killing doorman

A former soap star has denied murdering a nightclub doorman.

Man guilty of trafficking girls in witchcraft trial

A man who trafficked two girls in and out of the UK for sexual abuse was jailed for 20 years yesterday. The girls alleged they were controlled by witchcraft.

Cruise terminal changes proposed

Cruise liners could start and end their journeys in Liverpool under proposals which would see the local council paying back around £5 million in Government grants, the Department of Transport said today.

Alexander Doni close to Liverpool move claims agent

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TJ Hughes calls in liquidator

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Former Tory peer jailed for nine months

A disgraced former Tory peer was jailed for nine months yesterday for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.

TV actress let her mother's body rot

A television actress who left her mother's rotting corpse "wedged" behind a bedroom door so she could claim her pension money was jailed for 11 months yesterday.

Men deny murder of Stephen Lawrence

Two men appeared at the Old Bailey today to deny the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence 18 years ago.

No parole for James Bulger killer

James Bulger's killer Jon Venables has lost his bid to be released on parole, the victim's mother said.

Bulger father's 'daily nightmare'

The father of James Bulger told a parole board today about the "daily nightmare" of life since his son's murder.

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