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One of the most famous human rights barristers in the world will be defending three students potentially facing expulsion from their university.

Compensation was not important, insists Sion Jenkins

Former teacher Sion Jenkins claimed today it was "not important" to him to gain compensation for the six years he spent in jail before being cleared of murdering his foster daughter.

Transvestite sought in drugs investigation

Detectives appealed today for the public's help in tracing a cross-dressing man wanted in connection with alleged drugs offences.

Inquest into teenager killed by train

An inquest will be held today into the death of a "fantastic" 16-year-old girl who died after slipping underneath a train.

Boy stable after seaside town attack

A 15-year-old boy who suffered head injuries after being attacked in a seaside town is now in a stable condition, police said.

Police officer admits money laundering charge

A police officer admitted laundering more than £80,000 when he appeared in court today.

Mobility scooter driver rescued

A pensioner on his way to the bank on his mobility scooter had to be rescued by police after ending up on a busy A-road.

Mother's suicide note said her child drowned

The mother of a four-year-old whose body was found at the same time the woman threw herself off a cliff left a suicide note saying the girl had drowned, police said yesterday.

Mother of dead girl dies in cliff plunge

A mother appears to have committed suicide at the same time the body of her young daughter was found at their home, police said.

Lions tamed after batting collapse

Sussex Sharks consolidated their position at the top of the Friends Provident Twenty20 South Division with a comfortable victory over Surrey Lions at The Oval yesterday.

Police arrest man over body found in cottage

A 57-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a cottage, police said today.

Gilchrist out for just two as Sussex canter to Lord's win

Adam Gilchrist is used to being in the spotlight but last night he might have appreciated a little less attention. Brought in by Middlesex to beef up their challenge for the Friends Provident t20 this season, the Australian wicketkeeper lasted just three balls – scoring two runs – before a 15,000-strong crowd saw him trudge back to the pavilion as the Lord's side were easily beaten by champions Sussex.

No criminal charges over patients' deaths

No criminal charges will be brought over the deaths of five patients who were under the care of a mental health trust, police announced today.

Family pay tribute to custody death woman

The family of a woman who died in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting paid tribute to her today, describing the mother-of-one as a "a kind-hearted girl".

Britten, Billy Budd, Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Britten’s gripping masterpiece begins in fateful indecision oscillating in the violins between major and minor key centres as the old and broken Captain Vere looks into his soul for answers as to why he put duty before reason to condemn the one man who seemed to reinforce his faith in human nature.

A late flowering for a great Britten

When Billy Budd opens Glyndebourne's season tomorrow it will bring the curtain down on an old feud, says Lynne Walker
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By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

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Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

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A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes