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Goody plans Christening for sons

Jade Goody is concentrating on planning her sons' Christening as she continues her fight with terminal cancer, her spokesman said.

White doves and media deals as Goody ties knot

£1m payout goes into trust fund for sons

'Tears and laughter' as Jade weds Jack

Reality television star Jade Goody today married her fiance Jack Tweed in a ceremony filled with tears and laughter, her publicist Max Clifford said.

Judge bans further reporting on story of 13-year-old father

A High Court judge yesterday banned any further reporting about a 13-year-old boy who allegedly fathered a baby with a 15-year-old.

Social workers fear media frenzy will damage Alfie's family

PCC to investigate if family was paid by two newspapers

Alfie Patten's mother facing truancy charge

The mother of "father at 13" Alfie Patten faces being prosecuted for letting one of her children play truant, the court service said today.

13-year-old father to take DNA test

Baby-faced "father" Alfie Patten today pledged to take a DNA test after two other boys claimed they had also slept with baby Maisie's teenage mother.

Matthew Norman: Memo to the BBC: stay calm at moments of national crisis

The Ross/Brand episode isn't edifying. But nor is it a matter for prime ministers

Ruck and Maul: Not to be outdone as a pin-up, Henson decides not to turn up

The joke in Wales is that Gavin Henson was getting sick and tired of Danny Cipriani hogging the tabloid headlines so he reverted to type. The perma-tanned wonder returned last week after being out for six months with an ankle injury but he was none too impressive in the Ospreys' lacklustrelast-minute win over a seriously diluted Harlequins in the EDF Energy Cup.

The man who can't escape death row

After 21 years in prison, Kenny Richey was freed last year. But life on the outside has been marked by alcoholism, violence and despair. By Mark Hughes

Pandora: 'You can imagine how I felt' - Max Clifford

Robert Murat's recent victory over the British press hasn't just left a bad taste in the mouths of newspaper proprietors. It has also soured his relationship with the public relations guru Max Clifford.

Maximum exposure: Inside Max Clifford's tranquil Surrey home

PR supremo Max Clifford has made his name with sex scandals and celebrity clients. But his tranquil Surrey home tells a very different story

Fantasist and alcoholic jailed for plot to blackmail royal over 'gay sex tapes'

A "Walter Mitty" fantasist and his alcoholic friend have been found guilty of a £50,000 gay sex blackmail plot against a mystery member of the Royal Family.

Pair 'tried to extort £50,000 from royal with secret tapes'

Two men attempted to extort £50,000 from a member of the Royal Family by threatening to release sound recordings containing claims that he performed oral sex on a male aide, a court heard yesterday.

Police chief may have killed himself over exposed affairs

Fears that his extramarital affairs were about to be exposed by a Sunday newspaper could have led the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, Michael Todd, to commit suicide.

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