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App maker Rovio's website hacked after documents released by Edward Snowden suggested spy services had targeted game's users to extract data

Teacher Jeremy Forrest arrives at Lewes Crown Court where he is accused of abducting a pupil

Jeremy Forrest trial: Maths teacher 'looked up' possible length of prison sentence

30-year-old accused of abducting 15-year-old schoolgirl to France

Pictured from the top, left to right, are Abdul Rauf, Hamid Safi, Mohammed Sajid, Abdul Aziz, Abdul Qayyum, Adil Khan, Mohammed Amin and Kabeer Hassan, who were jailed last year for sexually exploiting young girls in Rochdale. The gang plied the girls with food, alcohol, drugs and gifts so they could pass them around a group of men for sex

MPs: authorities are still failing victims of sex-grooming gangs in wake of Rochdale and Rotherham scandals

Report says errors in Rochdale and Rotherham cases were 'inexcusable'

The novelist Tom Sharpe, who was known for his satirical farces

Porterhouse Blue novelist Tom Sharpe dies

Satirical novelist Tom Sharpe, best known for Porterhouse Blue, Blott On The Landscape and the Wilt series, has died aged 85.

Three men held by police investigating child sex ring allegations

Three men have been arrested by police investigating an alleged paedophile ring which led to vulnerable schoolgirls being drugged, raped and sold into prostitution.

Private firm growth drifts to the South

Private companies in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North-east are struggling for growth as the centre of business power moves "inexorably southwards", according to a report published this week.

Sgt Jean Reno, who was injured in 2005

Betrayal of our wounded veterans: ‘I served my country. Then they turned their backs’

Former soldiers with severe injuries are losing their benefits and being told they are fit to work

Nurse Roger Dean receiving oxygen after a fire at a rest home killed 11 residents in the outer Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill. Dean has pleaded guilty to starting the fire

Nurse Roger Dean pleads guilty to Sydney nursing home deaths

Nurse pleads guilty to a crime few can comprehend: starting the fire which killed three people outright and claimed eight more lives in the ensuing weeks

Invisible Ink: No 174 - Jennifer Dawson

Call it the Marcel Proust Syndrome; there are plenty of writers who managed to carve out brilliant careers despite suffering poor health. In particular, mental problems crop up so frequently that they sometimes seem almost a prerequisite for producing literature. Jennifer Dawson was a Londoner, born into a family of Fabian socialists in 1929, whose illness first made itself apparent during her time at Oxford, where she was reading modern English. The privilege and patriarchy of her college surroundings triggered a profound sense of alienation and loneliness, causing a breakdown that saw her placed in a hospital.

Suspects Michael Adebolaj, left, and Michael Adebowale, right

Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo: The two polite young men that met at university who would become known as the bloodied Woolwich murder suspects

Neighbours and acquaintances in east London describe their shock at the events of the past few days

Ukip today said it did not wish to comment on the council's statement

Rotherham council apologises over way it handled removal of children from Ukip foster parents

A council has apologised over the way it handled a decision to remove three Eastern European children from foster parents who were members of Ukip.

The building in Lyon where the children were found

Briton Julian Stevenson under formal investigation in Lyon over murder of own children

Divorced father has admitted killing boy and girl during first solo access for three years

Royal Voluntary Service has now formally removed the 'Women's' from its name to become the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) and encourage more men to volunteer

For WRVS read RVS: Charity drops 'Women' from its title to woo more male volunteers

Re-naming marks 75th anniversary and pledge to help two million older people within the next ten years

In the case of Baby P, different doctors, social workers and other authorities failed to join up the toddler's history to spot there was serious abuse

We have a real opportunity here to lift social work out of the trough

Children's minister Edward Timpson lays out his vision for a reformed care system

The room at the Nanford Guest House in Oxford, where the Oxford sex ring used to take vulnerable underage girls who were groomed for sexual exploitation (PA)

To tackle child sexual exploitation, prevention is better than new law

We need better systems for collecting and analysing information

A woman has died and her daughter is seriously injured after they were found - apparently stabbed - at this hotel in western Scotland

Woman killed and daughter seriously injured after unexplained incident at Premier Inn hotel in Scotland

Margaret McDonough was a foster care worker who also stood as a Liberal Democrat candidate in local elections

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