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Matthew Norman: The perfect New Labour scandal

It's as an unwitting yet talented seamstress that I'll remember Baroness Scotland

Three face second retrial over airliner bomb plot

Three men cleared of planning to bomb transatlantic airliners were today facing the prospect of being retried on charges of conspiracy to murder.

Former anti-terror chief: 'Flight restrictions should remain'

Restrictions on taking liquids on to planes should stay in place, Britain's former counter-terror chief said today.

The trio guilty of plotting Britain's 9/11

Three British Muslims convicted of plan to blow up transatlantic airliners that could have been deadlier than the twin tower attacks

Extremists guilty of airline bomb plot

Islamic extremist Abdulla Ahmed Ali was today found guilty of conspiring to murder thousands in an unprecedented airline bomb plot.

Father and sons jailed for huge DVD scam

A father and his two sons who used dozens of Chinese "slaves" to pull off Britain's biggest DVD piracy scam were jailed for up to six years each today.

Detective foil cash machine raiders

Flying squad detectives foiled a robbery today after a lorry with a mechanical arm was used to rip a cash machine from a bank, Scotland Yard said.

My Week: Mark Holub

The New Jersey-born drummer and his UK jazz band Led Bib were nominated this week for the Mercury Music Prize for their album 'Sensible Shoes'

Manhunt intensifies for east London serial rapist

Police have stepped up the search for a serial sex attacker who has raped three women and murdered one. The operation is rapidly becoming one of Britain's biggest manhunts.

Man's 'double jeopardy' trial ends with guilty verdict

Footballer convicted of killing ex-girlfriend after acquittal seven years ago

How happy are your children?

Survey after survey tells us that Britain has among the least happy teenagers in Europe. But can this be the case? And why are we so obsessed with happiness anyway? Charlotte Philby discovers what really makes young people smile

How a tagged television set uncovered a deadly trade

A choking pall of thick black smoke hangs over the small mountain of smashed circuit boards, shards of glass and plastic carcasses of televisions and computers that is slowly leaching a stream of toxic heavy metals and carcinogenic chemicals into the adjacent river.

Court told of liquid bomb plot to down airliners

Thousands of people would have died in a terrorist plot to detonate home-made bombs on seven transatlantic jets, a court heard yesterday.

Eight 'plotted to blow up flights with liquid bombs'

Eight men plotted to use "home-made bombs" disguised as soft drinks to blow up transatlantic planes, a court heard today.

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