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Soldier’s alleged murderer tells court: ‘We did not wish to give him much pain... he was still alive’

BA computer expert in court on terrorism charges

A British Airways computer expert alleged to have offered himself as a suicide bomber appeared in court today.

'Henpecked' man cleared of murder

A man who stabbed his partner of 30 years to death because of her nagging was cleared of murder. Judith Scott, 62, was found with a knife sticking out of her chest at home after a 999 call by Dennis Long.

Sentence delay for deputy head who watched rape of girl, 3

The sentencing of a deputy headteacher who encouraged another man to rape a three-year-old girl and then watched was adjourned today.

Mr Gay UK police officer denies rape charges

A police officer and former Mr Gay UK today denied a number of sex offences, including raping another man.

Ex-care home boss faces sentence for cruelty

A former care home boss who mistreated two elderly patients is due to be sentenced today.

£40m gems raid gunman jailed for 23 years

A gunman who terrified staff as he carried out the UK's biggest jewellery robbery was jailed for 23 years today.

Acquittal in stiletto case

A woman who rammed a stiletto heel through her boyfriend's eye during an argument in a taxi was cleared of all charges yesterday.

Trio convicted of liquid bomb plot jailed for life

Three men were jailed for life yesterday after being convicted of conspiring to murder hundreds of people by blowing up transatlantic airliners.

Three men guilty of liquid bomb plot

Three men have been convicted of plotting to murder hundreds of people in an al-Qa'ida attack.

Two more guilty over Mayfair jewellery heist

Two more men were today found guilty of taking part in the UK's biggest jewellery robbery.

Serco in £415m deal to build new Belmarsh jail

serco has signed a contract to run a new London prison, in the face of concerns that public spending cuts could mean fewer deals for support services firms.

Armed robber convicted of £40m diamond heist

An armed robber has been found guilty of taking part in Britain's biggest jewel heist, the £40m raid at the Graff Diamonds store in Mayfair. Aman Kassaye, 24, was convicted yesterday after nine days of jury deliberation.

Man guilty of £40m jewellery robbery

A man was convicted today of taking part in Britain's biggest jewellery robbery.

'Kill Blair' extremist was a 'lonely young man'

A British-born Muslim who called for the assassinations of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair was a "lonely young man" who "wallowed" in extremist material, a court heard today.

Former cab driver denies he is 'Night Stalker' rapist

A former minicab driver believed to be the infamous criminal dubbed the "Night Stalker" denied raping and sexually assaulting a string of elderly women yesterday.

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