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

Ex-minicab driver denies 'night stalker' OAP sex attacks

A former minicab driver denied raping and sexually assaulting a string of elderly women today.

Boy, 13, denies raping his younger sister

One of two brothers accused of repeatedly raping their six-year-old sister told a jury today that his mother was "paranoid" about contact between her children.

Website in 'murder call'

Two "proud neo-Nazis" belonging to an organisation called the Aryan Strike Force urged readers of a website to kill Jews, a court heard.

Failed security van heist fugitive jailed for 18 years

One of Britain's most wanted men who was on the run for six years after fleeing during an armed ambush on a prison van was jailed for 18 years today.

Ray Alan: Ventriloquist famous for his partnerships with Lord Charles, Tich and Quackers

The ventriloquist Ray Alan survived the death of variety theatre to take his act to television and become the doyen of his craft, best known for his tipsy, aristocratic dummy Lord Charles and the puppet pair Tich and Quackers.

Minor British Institutions: The English Democrats

A minor British institution that would rather be a major English institution, by the looks of it. Obviously they want an English parliament, and they want everyone to speak English, which is either a racist attitude or plain common sense, depending on what you can make of their motives.

Ex-policeman acquitted over porn video

A former police officer was found not guilty today of trying to send a pornographic video to a 13-year-old girl.

Ex-MI6 man remanded on data theft charge

A former MI6 worker accused of stealing and disclosing top secret material appeared in court today.

Jewellery raid 'was inside job'

The manager of an exclusive jewellery store yesterday denied that a £40m armed robbery on his premises was an "inside job" in which he had been involved.

Man jailed for sex with autistic girl

A man who befriended a woman over the internet then had sex with her autistic teenage daughter was today jailed for more than three years.

Mother to be sentenced over baby boy neglect

A mother will be sentenced today for neglecting her 13-month-old son whose charred body was found strapped in his buggy in front of a fireplace.

Jury selection begins in De Graff heist trial

Jury selection began today in the case of nine men accused of taking part in Britain's biggest jewellery robbery.

The election could change your borrowing plans

An uncertain result makes selecting a mortgage even harder. Laura Howard explores the options

Levi Bellfield remanded on Milly Dowler murder charge

A former nightclub doorman and wheelclamper appeared in court today accused of murdering Milly Dowler eight years ago.

Women 'helped guru lure in rape victims'

A serial rapist "masquerading as a guru" was helped by groups of women to lure in female victims, a court heard today.

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