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.

Hull settle legal dispute with former chairman

Hull have settled their legal dispute with former chairman Paul Duffen out of court, the club announced this morning.

Dave Hadfield: Maguire appointment is a condemnation of British coaching

He might turn out to be the best coaching appointment Wigan ever made, but his impending arrival is still a condemnation of the British coach development programme.

Econoblog: Mandelson's decision on 'Phoenix Four' is the right one

Is justice delayed justice denied? Let's hope not. Lord Mandelson's decision to refer the report on the collapse of MG Rover to the Serious Fraud Office to see if there are "grounds for prosecution" is the right o

MS sufferer seeks legal clarity on aided suicide

A 45-year-old woman with a progressively debilitating disease appealed to the High Court yesterday to clarify the law on assisted suicide to enable her to plan her own death.

Blunkett vs Quinn

Extracts from court proceedings of David Blunkett's application for a parental responsibility order regarding child A, Kimberly Fortier's son

Microsoft sends the boys round

Clayton Hirst reports on the legal war being waged by software giants on firms they suspect of licence infringements

Severely ill baby ought to be allowed to die, judge tells parents

Darren and Debbie Wyatt sat in a wooden pew at the Royal Courts of Justice, gripping each other's hands, barely able to look at the judge as he ruled that, despite their most fervent wishes, their 11-month-old daughter should be allowed to die.

Hatfield charges dropped

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In the Eighties, Orchestra Baobab's position as Senegal's premier band was usurped. But now they've returned

Inside the HQ of the 'militant dads'

IoS Investigation: The 'IoS' looks on as a secret, military-style operation is planned, complete with decoy suspect

Hi-tech justice

The Hutton inquiry has been a showcase for new technology. Robert Verkaik asks: is this the future for courtrooms?
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German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

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A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral