News Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after their wedding on April 29, 2011. Royal wedding protesters lost their court appeal on Wednesday 22 January after they accused the Metropolitan Police of

The 20 individuals had accused the Metropolitan Police of Prince "suppressing anti-monarchist sentiment"

Cameron hails Hamza extradition decision

David Cameron hailed a decision by human rights judges today which paves the way for radical preacher Abu Hamza and four other terrorist suspects to be deported from Britain.

Kettling doesn't breach human rights, say European judges

“Kettling" tactics used by the Metropolitan Police to contain crowds during anti-globalisation protests in 2001 did not breach human rights, European judges have ruled.

European Court of Human Rights not interfering with British law, says chief

The President of the European Court of Human Rights has denounced claims it is “interfering” in British law, arguing that the court is wrong to face criticism for blocking the deportation of Abu Qatada.

World's first sex trafficking opera to premiere in UK

Groundbreaking production about women forced into prostitution opens in Liverpool this week
Gorr, right, with Regine Crespin at Covent Garden in 1963

Rita Gorr: Mezzo celebrated for her dramatic abilities

The Belgian mezzo Rita Gorr, whose operatic career lasted an astonishing 58 years, was one of the great singers of the second half of the 20th century.

No assurances offered over Abu Qatada trial

A Jordanian prince has refused to give assurances over whether radical cleric Abu Qatada would get a fair trial if he were deported to Jordan.

Who says 18 months-old is too young to vote?

Victoria Ronzulli, aged 18 months, must be something of an expert on the workings of the European Parliament.

Abu Qatada, who has been held in custody for more than six years

Abu Qatada to be banned from doing school run

A radical cleric described as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe will be banned from taking his youngest child to school when he is released from prison, sources said today.

The Sketch: How's an honest terrorist to know what's going on?

One after the other, MPs stood up goggling at their individual and collective helplessness

Qatada ruling not acceptable, says Theresa May

It is simply not acceptable that Britain cannot deport a radical Muslim cleric who "poses a serious risk to our national security", the Home Secretary said today.

Abu Qatada is fighting deportation to Jordan

Bail for radical cleric Qatada

A radical Muslim cleric accused of posing a grave threat to Britain's national security will be released on bail within days, an immigration judge ruled today.

David Cameron told the Council of Europe the court had a 'corrosive effect'

The dangers of Cameron's human rights reform

Campaigners fear EU's most vulnerable citizens will be at risk. By Nigel Morris

David Cameron wants reforms after ministers called the court intrusive

David Cameron takes on European Court with call to cut cases

David Cameron will today warn that the European Court of Human Rights is in danger of becoming "swamped with an endless backlog" of cases and sidetracked into dealing with relatively petty applications.

Sir Nicolas Bratza, president of the European Court of Human Rights, has criticised David Cameron for his comments about the institution's 'interference'

Europe's top judge: Cameron is wrong about human rights

Europe's most senior judge launches an attack on David Cameron today, accusing the British Government of pandering to the tabloid press in its criticism of the European Court of Human Rights.

Nicolas Bratza: Britain should be defending European justice, not attacking it

It is unfortunate that the issue of prisoners' votes has been used as a springboard for attack

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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
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'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
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Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London