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  • The teacher who seduced boy, 16, with her sexy selfies: 33-year-old mother of two is struck off

    November 22, 2013 8:37 AM 103

    A teacher has been struck off for having sex with a 16-year-old boy after seducing him with photographs of herself in various poses on Facebook. Mother-of-two Clare Horton, 33, posted a series of self-portraits known as ‘selfies’, before her relationship with the pupil became sexual. She showed him pictures of herself in a lacy top and a black dress

  • Geocache hunter trampled by cows in North Scarle field

    November 22, 2013 7:20 AM 79

    A woman suffered a broken collarbone, arms and ribs when she was trampled by cows whilst taking part in a geocaching treasure hunt. Sarah Leonard, 59, from Sheffield, was injured in a field in North Scarle, near Lincoln, on Saturday. Her brother Andrew Leonard said he thought she had her dog with her which "must have spooked the cows". Ms Leonard has undergone

  • Ex Co-op Bank Chairman Paul Flowers Arrested

    November 22, 2013 6:43 AM 82

    Mr Flowers' arrest by West Yorkshire Police follows a series of revelations about his professional and private life. Former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers has been arrested in connection with a drugs supply investigation, police have said. West Yorkshire Police said officers detained the 63-year-old in the Merseyside area on Thursday night and he is being

  • Seamus Mallon: Soldiers who shot unarmed civilians must be prosecuted

    November 22, 2013 1:01 AM 96

    Anyone actively involved in shooting unarmed civilians during the Troubles must be prosecuted, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister has said. Seamus Mallon's comments came after ex-soldiers told BBC One's Panorama that a secret unit used by the British Army in the early 1970s shot unarmed civilians. Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin

  • Father of Web says China will dismantle 'great firewall'

    November 22, 2013 12:01 AM 83

    LONDON (Reuters) - China's rulers will ultimately take it upon themselves to dismantle the "great firewall" that limits its people's access to the Internet because doing so will boost China's economy, the inventor of the World Wide Web said. In an interview about his World Wide Web Foundation's rankings of the way 81 countries manage the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee

  • Labour's Tessa Jowell to stand down as MP at next election

    November 21, 2013 9:11 PM 79

    Former Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has announced she is standing down as a Labour MP. Ms Jowell, who was one of the key figures behind the London bid for the 2012 Olympics, said the time was "right" to leave Parliament after the next general election, in 2015. She told party members in her Dulwich and West Norwood constituency her career had been a "privilege"

  • Nigel Farage promises 'fun' if UKIP is denied election debate

    November 21, 2013 8:28 PM 71

    UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said he will produce a "fun" alternative broadcast if he is not allowed to take part in the leaders' TV debate at the next election. David Cameron says any debate will involve only people with a "prospect of becoming prime minister". He suggested the possibility of live-streaming on the internet while debates

  • Bolton teenager Eden Lomax guilty of one-punch murder

    November 21, 2013 6:36 PM 67

    Eden Lomax, 17, of Northwood Crescent, Bolton, went to play computer games at a friend's house after the attack on Simon Mitchell, 43, in Bolton town centre on 14 June. Lomax threatened to give Mr Mitchell a surprise heavy-handed punch, known as a "bomb", when Mr Mitchell tried to defuse tensions between them. The teenager first punched a 31-year-old

  • Jail Term Cut For Sex Attacker

    November 21, 2013 4:25 PM 77

    Alex Wilson-Fletcher's 15-year sentence has been reduced, while his co-attacker's own appeal was rejected. One of two men jailed for a "disturbing and shocking" sex attack on a 14-year-old boy in the toilets of a Debenhams has had his jail term cut. Alex Wilson-Fletcher, 42, of Manchester, was originally sentenced to 15 years but that has been reduced

  • Gurkha calls off hunger strike after MPs launch inquiry

    November 21, 2013 3:59 PM 91

    A former Gurkha has ended a 14-day hunger strike after a group of MPs announced plans to hold an inquiry into Gurkha pensions and other issues. Gyanraj Raj has been camped out on Whitehall since 7 November, threatening to starve himself to death. Mr Raj said his experience was "so hard, so difficult", and cautioned: "We are yet to win." Joanna Lumley