News The spherical cartoon-like sketch incredibly helped catch Glenn Rundles - who does have a rather round head

The local sheriff’s department has had the last laugh after a drawing widely panned as the worst police sketch ever has helped catch their suspect

Teenager admits raping 15-year-old at knifepoint on Newscastle waste ground

A teenager has admitted raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint in a terrifying 90-minute ordeal.

Man given life sentence for murdering £3,000 casino winner

A man has been handed a life term after stabbing a gambler to death who had won £3,000 at a casino.

International Women's Day: I was a gang member, now I work for change for women in South Africa 

Former South African gang member Welcome Witbooi talks about his violent past and how it is possible for men to change

BBC to dramatise the Great Train Robbery from perspectives of coppers and criminals

A week after the mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery Bruce Reynolds died aged 81 the BBC has announced it is to dramatise the notorious heist.

New arrest over Picasso art raid in Rotterdam

A 19-year-old Romanian woman was arrested by Dutch police today in connection with the audacious theft last October of paintings, including a Picasso and a Monet, from an art gallery in Rotterdam.

Trevor Hayes: The robber threatened victims with a sawn-off shotgun

Robber’s aggression was ‘due to brain tumour’

An armed robber has had his indefinite jail sentence overturned – after judges ruled that he behaved aggresively only because of a brain tumour.

Anger at DECC as fuel poverty hits millions

As more vulnerable people are forced to choose whether to eat or heat, protesters take to the streets.

Wanted: Police reveal list of 17 high-risk foreign criminals believed to be hiding in UK

A wanted list including a rapist, robbers and pimps all thought to be on the run in Britain was revealed today.

When pensioners fight back

A pensioner has been banned from Tesco after allegedly ramming staff members at the supermarket with her trolley after being less than happy with the service.

Halifax bank robbery filmed by witness

Shocking footage has emerged online of the moment a Welwyn Garden City branch of Halifax was robbed in broad daylight.

Police supply crystal meth to bank robbers

At first, police thought the men holed up in a provincial Cambodian bank were holding hostages. Then it became apparent they were drug addicts. Finally, they concluded that it was all an amateurish inside job to rip off the tills.

Crime in England and Wales

Fall in crime rates may have been exaggerated because of pressure on police not to record lower-level offences

Downward trend in offences questioned by statisticians as police grapple with cuts

Review: The Great Train Robbery, By Nick Russell-Pavier and Stewart Edwards

The night we all switched tracks

DVD: Railroaded! (PG)

“Don't give me that love stuff,” hoodlum Duke (John Ireland) barks at his dame Clara (Jane Randolph) in Anthony Mann's suitably brutal film noir from 1947.

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US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

Why are these allegations coming out now? Why has nobody taken legal action? And what happens next for the man once thought of as 'America's Dad'
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain

You know that headache you’ve got?

Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

Scoot commute

Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The Paul Robeson story

How an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
10 best satellite navigation systems

Never get lost again: 10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever device
Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

Paul Scholes column

England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

Frank Warren column

Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game
Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines