Nuclear protesters' convictions quashed

A group of environmental protesters sentenced for planning to shut down the UK's second-largest power station had their convictions overturned at the Court of Appeal yesterday.

M&S guilty over asbestos in store

Marks & Spencer has been found guilty of failing to protect customers, staff and workers from the possibility of being exposed to asbestos during refurbishment works at its store in Reading.

Officer had sex with prisoner

An acting prison governor who had a sexual relationship with a female inmate was convicted of misconduct in a public office yesterday.

Murderer guilty of two more deaths

A murderer serving life for bludgeoning a pensioner to death in 1994 committed two other brutal killings in the same year, a jury has ruled.

Family guilty of neglecting toddler before pond drowning

The mother, father and grandmother of a toddler who died after drowning in a garden pond pleaded guilty to child neglect yesterday.

Police corruption trial jury is discharged

The jury in the largest police corruption trial in British legal history, which is scheduled to run for seven months, was yesterday discharged for undisclosed reasons.

Three charged over killing of teenagers

Three men were remanded in custody yesterday charged in connection with the fatal shooting of two Somali teenagers.

Energy giant Scottish and Southern Energy to shed 900 jobs

Up to 900 jobs will be axed at Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) after the company announced today it was immediately suspending all its doorsteps sales.

Man guilty of trafficking girls in witchcraft trial

A man who trafficked two girls in and out of the UK for sexual abuse was jailed for 20 years yesterday. The girls alleged they were controlled by witchcraft.

Former Tory peer jailed for nine months

A disgraced former Tory peer was jailed for nine months yesterday for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.

TV actress let her mother's body rot

A television actress who left her mother's rotting corpse "wedged" behind a bedroom door so she could claim her pension money was jailed for 11 months yesterday.

Men deny murder of Stephen Lawrence

Two men appeared at the Old Bailey today to deny the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence 18 years ago.

Bulger father's 'daily nightmare'

The father of James Bulger told a parole board today about the "daily nightmare" of life since his son's murder.

Tigers pledge to stand by jailed player Aspinwall

Castleford say they will stand by forward Martin Aspinwall, despite his four-month jail sentence for dangerous driving. Aspinwall, already under suspended sentence for an assault conviction, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court last week.

Murderer found hanging in cell

An investigation was under way today after a murderer who stabbed a woman to death when she challenged him to pick up his litter was found hanging in his cell, the Prison Service said.

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