Father Bill Edebohls said the 'baying crowd' of 'media and the lawyers' who demonise paedophiles 'don’t understand the need for a justice that is drenched in mercy'
'He was twitching, I felt sorry for him,' the defendant has said at his trial
'Love someone named Prue? Lots of us do. So let’s create the most romantic Valentine’s Day stunt for all the Prues'
Dylan Djohan, Ashwin Kumar and Waleed Latif pleaded guilty to raping a 17-year-old girl
'For the comfort of all customers we request shirts and shoes to be worn when in store please'
1. On television, which three words precede: New York, Miami, New Jersey, Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Orange County, Dallas, Melbourne and Cheshire?
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Melbourne moves to a different beat, nowhere more than St Jerome's, a hotel atop a retail centre, says James Litston
The 72-year-old was reportedly 'knocked for six' by the events
Charlotte Edwards, the England captain, believes there is no need to panic despite a second successive defeat to Australia following a pulsating finale in Hobart.
The Big Bash has been a smash hit. If the plethora of staff and officials from the England and Wales Cricket Board who have been in and out of Australia at various times during the past three months have learned nothing from it, they have been wasting their time.
Wawrinka makes it into his first ever Grand Slam final after winning over four sets against his Czech opponent
The pair will meet in Wednesday's Australian Open quarter-final
The defending champions looks in formidable form after cruising to a 6-3 6-2 victory
Lydia Greenway has warned her England team-mates not to take anything for granted despite her unbeaten 69 in the first one-day international, leaving Charlotte Edwards’ side on the brink of retaining the Ashes.
Police are investigating allegedly deliberate fires in the state of Victoria