EDL member admits mosque attack

A member of the English Defence League has admitted taking part in a spray paint attack on a mosque.

Four candidates apply for the 'toughest job in policing'

A sign of how the job is regarded has seen leading candidates - including one admired by the PM - withdraw

Two charged with hit-and-run murders as more are arrested

A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the murder of three Birmingham men who were hit by a car while trying to protect their community from looters.

Seventh arrest in Birmingham car murders probe

Detectives investigating the murders of three friends who were struck by a car as they protected their community from looters have arrested a seventh person.

Two remanded on Birmingham riot murder charge

A 26-year-old man and a teenager were remanded in custody today after appearing in court charged with the murders of three men who were struck by a car during last week's riots.

Teenager remanded over shop blaze

A man has been remanded in custody charged with causing £319,000 of damage to stock at a clothing store which was set on fire during rioting in Manchester city centre.

All night they came, dazed and confused, to face justice

Looting accused have their night in court

Mother and son jailed for death plot

A woman and her son have been jailed for plotting to murder an 89-year-old relative to get their hands on his money.

Boy, 12, among looters in court

A 12-year-old boy and a university undergraduate were among the looters who had "brought shame and disgrace" on the country, a court heard today.

Family's plot to kill their 'grandad', 89

A family, including a girl aged 16, was found guilty yesterday of plotting to murder their 89-year-old relative to get their hands on his money.

Courts sit round the clock to administer fast-track justice

A schoolworker, a hairdresser and an Exeter university student were among the first alleged rioters to be unmasked

Boy, 11, youngest at riot court

An 11-year-old boy was among scores of rioters and looters to appear before magistrates today.

Child-killing mother is jailed for life

A mother who killed her children after her relationship with their father broke down was jailed for life yesterday, with a minimum tariff of 32 years.

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.

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The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
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French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
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Dame Harriet Walter interview

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Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's winter salads

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