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G20 policeman's trial in balance over missing 'victim'

The trial of a police officer accused of assaulting a G20 protester was hanging in the balance today after the alleged victim failed to turn up to give evidence.

Clifford accepts £1m payout from tabloid

The PR agent Max Clifford has accepted a £1m settlement in return for dropping his legal action against the News of the World amid claims his voicemail messages were hacked into, it has been reported.

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'Like that final trip to the vet’s.' 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne tweets on her pain at working for a station recommended for closure

Gold underpants spotted on London landmarks

Charlie Chaplin is famous for his bowler hat and cane but now he has been spotted sporting golden pants for Prostate UK writes Gemma Thornton

Opik instructs lawyers over mobile phone hacking case

MP asks Met if his pin was among those found in files of jailed investigator

Amy Jenkins: The writing is on the wall for homeopathy, and not before time

It looks like the New Age might be over before it has even begun. Its most high-profile contribution to modern life – the alternative health therapy – is under threat. Science is back in fashion and the forces of rationality are gathering. The fashion for reflexologists, applied kinesiologists and iridologists may finally be drawing to a close.

Charity boss Christine Pratt seeks help from Max Clifford

Woman at centre of Brown bullying row tries to combat damaging revelations

Cheryl and Ashley Cole split confirmed by spokesman

Cheryl Cole is separating from her husband Ashley Cole, her spokesman said today.

All in the game: How Britain works

A tale of betrayal, half-truths and lies, of footballers behaving atrociously, of desperate wags, and of the murky relationships between the nation's best PR gurus and Fleet Street's finest

Vanessa Perroncel: 'I will not sell my John Terry story'

Lingerie model Vanessa Perroncel may have kissed - but she is not going to tell, it was revealed today

Terry prepares to face Capello

Manager flies back into media storm today as Pearce breaks England camp's silence by backing captain

Terry ready to resign captaincy

Defender considers handing back England armband to take sting out of revelations over private life

Business as usual for Terry

The Chelsea captain tried to deflect attention from allegations of an affair by getting back to his day job yesterday. And he scored

Pandora: Love sets her sights on Iannucci for biopic

Here's a bit of unlikely casting: Armando Iannucci, directing a biopic of Kurt Cobain.

Kirk McCambley back to business at the most famous cafe in Ulster

He could earn hundreds of thousands of pounds by dishing the dirt on former lover Iris Robinson, but it’s business as usual for Kirk McCambley at the Lock Keeper’s Inn on the banks of the River Lagan.

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