News Dave Lee Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, arrives at Southwark Crown Court on 17 January 17 2014

Former Radio One disc jockey Dave Lee Travis has told his trial he is “astonished” at sex offence allegations against him and told jurors he is a “normal, decent human being”.

Released: Kweku Adoboli

Trader granted bail ahead of fraud trial

The City trader accused of Britain's biggest bank fraud has been granted bail. Kweku Adoboli, 32, is accused of gambling away a record £1.4bn while working for Swiss banking giant UBS.

Riots PC denies assault charge

A Metropolitan Police officer has denied assaulting a black teenager who was in custody. Constable Joseph Harrington, 28, pleaded not guilty at Westminster magistrates' court, London, to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

UBS £1.4bn fraud accused Kweku Adoboli granted bail

A City trader accused of gambling away a record £1.4 billion in a banking fraud has been granted bail.

Royal Academy of Music director Janet Whitehouse jailed for fraud

Finance chief who abused position to siphon off £236,000 from institution sentenced to 20 months

Bribery clerk's sentence reduced

A court clerk who made legal history when he became the first person to be jailed under new bribery legislation won a two-year cut in his sentence today.

Lib Dem donor to start prison term

Convicted fraudster and former Liberal Democrat donor Michael Brown has been directed by a judge to start his seven-year jail sentence.

Ex-Lib Dem donor Michael Brown to begin jail term

Convicted fraudster and former Liberal Democrat donor Michael Brown has been directed by a judge to start his seven-year jail sentence, a police spokesman confirmed today.

Two found guilty of Olympic money-laundering

Two men have been jailed for money laundering following a £2.3 million fraud against the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Hackers target British Pregnancy Advisory Service site

Copycat hackers around the world have targeted Britain's biggest abortion provider since a computer expert was arrested for breaking into the charity's website.

Abortion site hacker James Jeffery jailed

A computer "whiz kid" who broke into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider has been jailed for two years and eight months.

Eleven people sentenced over £1m iTunes and Amazon royalties fraud

Ten men and one woman including a former IT teacher have been given jail terms, suspended prison sentences and community service for their part in a £1m "fake royalties" fraud of iTunes and Amazon.

The former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir said he was ‘angry’ with his former captain Salman Butt

Amir claims he was tricked into bowling no-balls

Mohammad Amir, one of three Pakistan players jailed for spot-fixing, has claimed he was entrapped into deliberately bowling two no-balls and was too scared to contact the authorities over the demands being made of him by his captain, Salman Butt, and Butt's British agent, Mazhar Majeed.

'LulzSec hacker' is bailed

An alleged hacker has appeared in court accused of conspiring with three British teenagers to bring down the websites of the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Kautilya Nandan Pruthi duped celebrities and sport stars out of £115 million in Britain's biggest

14 years for 'Ponzi' fraud mastermind Kautilya Nandan Pruthi

Corrupt businessman Kautilya Nandan Pruthi, who duped celebrities, sports stars and hundreds of other victims out of £115 million in Britain's biggest "Ponzi" investment scam, was jailed today for 14 years and six months.

Two guilty over 'Ponzi' scheme

Two men were convicted today in connection with Britain's biggest ever "Ponzi" scheme.

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The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
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150 years after it was outlawed...

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Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

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The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

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After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
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Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
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