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A sign of how the job is regarded has seen leading candidates - including one admired by the PM - withdraw
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.
A schoolworker, a hairdresser and an Exeter university student were among the first alleged rioters to be unmasked
A teenager who lured his ex-girlfriend into woodland to batter her to death with a stone has been told to expect a sentence "of indefinite duration" after being convicted of murder.
When the opening batsmen for the Surrey village cricket team of St Lukes walked out to the crease on Saturday, every amateur sportsman in the country would have sympathised about the nightmare facing them.
Banned paceman Mohammad Amir is facing the threat of more disciplinary action after the 19-year-old admitted playing for a village side in Surrey last weekend.
A former Tory peer is facing jail after being found guilty of fraudulently claiming nearly £14,000 in the final parliamentary expenses trial.
A British Airways captain who admitted killing his wife was acquitted of her murder yesterday, but given 26 years for manslaughter.
A special effects expert was cleared of health and safety breaches yesterday after the death of a cameraman during the making of the last Batman film.
Premier League footballer Stewart Downing had to reveal his spending habits to a jury yesterday.
A nanny formerly employed by the Ann Summers lingerie tycoon Jacqueline Gold was jailed yesterday for trying to poison her boss in a "calculated and deceitful" manner. In an attack Judge Christopher Critchlow described as "totally bizarre", Allison Cox spiked her employer's food with screen-wash in an attempt to discredit the family's chef, whom she hated.
A woman who worked as a nanny for Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold today admitted attempting to poison the lingerie tycoon with screen wash.
New figures emerge as Kenneth Clarke prepares blueprint to reduce prison numbers
As Scotland's football refs create havoc in the sport this weekend, David Randall looks back at some of highs and lows of pitch officialdom
Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll was today fined £1,000 after admitting assaulting a man in a nightclub.
David Connett reports on Wayne Rooney's astounding decision to stay at Old Trafford after all