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.
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Ministers set on collision course with judges after giving go-ahead for televised crown court verdicts
Monday 01 July 2013
Plans will include rape and murder cases but senior judges fear repeat of US-style show trials
Wednesday 24 April 2013
The five are among 19,000 who receive money from the scheme, which the Government plans to scrap in 2015
Tuesday 16 April 2013
MI5 are concerned that Republican splinter groups are plotting an attack on Britain
Margaret Thatcher funeral: Demonstrators 'given go-ahead' to turn backs on coffin during procession as guerilla protest plans gather pace
Monday 15 April 2013
Nearly 300 protesters sign-up to turn backs on former Prime Minister's coffin during procession
Thursday 14 March 2013
The start of the inquest into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko has been postponed until 2 October.
Thursday 28 February 2013
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.
Court of Appeal takes 'unprecedented' step to review jailed SAS soldier Danny Nightingale's case before lawyers' request
Wednesday 21 November 2012
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.
Sunday 28 October 2012
Before Roger Gifford becomes the 685th incumbent next month, Matthew Bell tries his luck in the footsteps of Dick Whittington
Wednesday 10 October 2012
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
Thursday 27 September 2012
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.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
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.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
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.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
The cuisine of Liège has a range of influences, says Harriet O'Brien
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Our disillusionment with a government that embarked on a disastrous imperial war was only intensified by the aspirations we had in the first place
Wednesday 23 May 2012
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
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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