Three found guilty of Halloween hat murder

Three men were facing life sentences today for killing an IT expert after snatching his girlfriend's Halloween hat.

Three to face court over Halloween death

Three men are due to go on trial at the Old Bailey today accused of killing IT expert Ben Gardner after at night out on Halloween, last year.

IoS letters, emails & online postings (12 September 2010)

Emily Dugan's excellent article uncovers the tip of an iceberg ("Our patronising approach to 10 million Britons", 5 September). As one of the 50 per cent of disabled people in employment, I expected to work until I was 60. A few months before retirement, I was advised by doctors to discontinue working. My employer chose to accept the advice of the pension fund's consultant, who, having seen me for an hour at most, felt that I was using my disability manipulatively, rather than that of three doctors, two of whom had know me for a combined total of almost 50 years.

Vintage posters capture a century of Olympic Games

More than 100 posters charting a century of the Olympic Games will go on show in London tomorrow.

Cameron's Big Society attacked as 'a cover for spending cuts'

David Cameron proclaimed the "Big Society" yesterday as the big idea by which people will remember his government in future decades.

Teenagers remanded on schoolboy murder charge

Two teenagers accused of murdering a 15-year-old boy outside his school appeared via videolink at the Old Bailey today.

Third teenager charged with murder

A third youth has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Zac Olumegbon who was stabbed to death as he arrived for school.

Two boys remanded over teenager's stab death

Two teenage boys accused of the murder of 15-year-old Zac Olumegbon were remanded in custody today.

Wallington joins Coal of Africa

Coal of Africa, the ambitious London-listed miner, has hired highly regarded industry figure John Wallington as its chief executive.

Village People: 22/05/2010

Hunters outfoxed by team Cameron

Of all the Tories who did not make it into the coalition Cabinet, possibly the most surprising omission was Nick Herbert. He is minister for Police, an important job, but below Cabinet level.

Tory rising stars that lost their lustre in the election's harsh light

They were meant to be the bright young stars of a Cameron government, but only half of the Tory "A-list" candidates in target seats defeated incumbent Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs to make it to Westminster.

Two in court over fatal stabbing

Two men will appear in court today charged with murdering a man found stabbed to death in a street, police said.

Girl, 14, charged with murdering man accused of sexual offences

A 14-year-old girl was appearing in court today charged with murdering a 45-year-old man who was accused of sexual offences.

Terence Blacker: Pause to reconsider our lives

Emitting a mighty belch, nature has grounded us. Our busy plans, large and small, our vaunted technologies, our governments and economies have all been made to seem rather puny beside that quaint and old-fashioned thing from the geography text-books, a volcano. Beyond the misery for some and the inconvenience for many, this moment of cold turkey for a society hooked on aviation offers a brief moment of reflection while we wait for the aeroplanes to fly once more.

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