News Bridget Harris, left, a former Clegg aide, has quit over the Lord Rennard affair

The Liberal Democrats’ calamitous handling of the Lord Rennard sexual harassment allegations looks set to be arbitrated by the courts after the peer’s supporters indicated he would if necessary take legal action to retain his position in the House of Lords.

Larger cases, such as the Derby house fire fiasco involving Mick Philpott will be televised

Ministers set on collision course with judges after giving go-ahead for televised crown court verdicts

Plans will include rape and murder cases but senior judges fear repeat of US-style show trials

Five disabled people lose challenge over scrapped scheme that gave them independence

The five are among 19,000 who receive money from the scheme, which the Government plans to scrap in 2015

Police officers on the look out as Thatcher's body arrives at the Crypt Chapel of St Mary Undercoft in the Houses of Parliament

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MI5 are concerned that Republican splinter groups are plotting an attack on Britain

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Margaret Thatcher funeral: Demonstrators 'given go-ahead' to turn backs on coffin during procession as guerilla protest plans gather pace

Nearly 300 protesters sign-up to turn backs on former Prime Minister's coffin during procession

Litvinenko died in November 2006 after he was poisoned with polonium-210 while drinking tea at a meeting

Start of Litvinenko inquest delayed for five months

The start of the inquest into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko has been postponed until 2 October.

The posters were a pun on a similar campaign run by the gay rights group Stonewall which used the slogan: “Some people are gay, get over it”.

'Gay cure' group takes TfL to court over banned advert

A Christian group who believe gay men and women can be “cured” of their homosexual leanings is taking London Underground to court over an advert that was banned from the city’s buses and trains.

Sally Nightingale stands outside the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester where her husband Sergeant Danny Nightingale is being held

Court of Appeal takes 'unprecedented' step to review jailed SAS soldier Danny Nightingale's case before lawyers' request

Sergeant Danny Nightingale's family spoke of being overwhelmed yesterday as the Court of Appeal took the “unprecedented” step of announcing a review of his case before lawyers had even requested permission.

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My day as Lord Mayor of London

Before Roger Gifford becomes the 685th incumbent next month, Matthew Bell tries his luck in the footsteps of Dick Whittington

Flowers lay in place of Sir Jimmy Savile's gravestone at Woodlands Cemetery in Scarborough this morning

What the removal of a headstone for Sir Jimmy Savile says about our justice system and his family

An already very grim story just took a turn for the worse. But any civilised society needs to emphasise justice over revenge, so let the BBC and police do their work

Householders have the right to get rid of burglars in their homes, says senior judge

Frightened and furious householders have the right to get rid of burglars in their homes, the most senior judge in England and Wales said today.

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As inquiry ends, barrister says it was 'compromised'

The Leveson Inquiry was "compromised" by having to avoid questions that went to the heart of criminal practices at News International and other papers, the barrister representing 50 phone-hacking victims said yesterday.

Tony Nicklinson with his wife, Jane

Locked-in man Tony Nicklinson 'condemned to suffer'

Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson's existence of "pure torture" could continue for another 20 years or more if he does not win the right to end his life when he chooses, the High Court heard today.

French fusion: the Bistro d’en Face puts a Gallic twist on traditional dishes

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The cuisine of Liège has a range of influences, says Harriet O'Brien

Simon Kelner: The giant confidence trick that twisted politics for ever

Our disillusionment with a government that embarked on a disastrous imperial war was only intensified by the aspirations we had in the first place

Watchdog barks up wrong tree on Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz

The SFO has been looking at how millions were extracted from an Icelandic bank before it collapsed. But now it's the investigators who are under scrutiny

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