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Father describes 'devastating' case

Allan Young broke down in tears at the Old Bailey

A father who was wrongly accused of the manslaughter of his newborn son, 16 years after shaking the baby, said the "devastating" prosecution "turned my world upside down".

Judo star bowled over by orchestra

Gold medallist Sarah Clark swapped the judo mat for the conductor's podium as she led an orchestra in a performance of Scotland's unofficial national anthem at Glasgow Airport.

Five years for teenage drug dealer

Nicqueel Pitrora, who supplied ecstasy to a group of teenagers which resulted in the death of 16-year-old boy Daniel Spargo-Mabbs.

An 18 year-old drug dealer who targeted schoolboys has been sentenced to five years in prison after a youngster "with everything to live for" died after taking ecstasy.

Market drops over global crises

The FTSE has followed global stock markets down

Britain's leading share index fell sharply today as a series of political and economic crises around the world sent global markets running for cover.

Bid to save vandalised Banksy mural

The Banksy mural has had silver and red paint sprayed over it

Art lovers are in a "race against time" to save a Banksy mural which targets the issue of Government surveillance, after the piece was vandalised.

Judge's typos complaint dismissed

A High Court judge has written off a lawyer's complaint about the number of spelling and typographical mistakes in a written ruling by a less senior judge.

Bags advice for Gatwick passengers

Passengers walking through Gatwick as the airport is bringing in its own staff to help with the luggage crisis amid fears there could be further chaos this weekend

Passengers are being advised to pack essential items in their hand luggage ahead of another possible weekend of baggage chaos at Gatwick.

3 boys held over Cadbury manor fire

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @HighgateFire of a fire at Birmingham's Northfield Manor House

Three schoolboys have been arrested in connection with an arson attack which engulfed a house once owned by members of the Cadbury chocolate dynasty.

Rolf Harris launches appeal bid

Rolf Harris is seeking to appeal against his convictions for sex offences

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults.

Killers judged 'most weird lyrics'

Brandon Flowers has defended his weird lyrics

Chart act The Killers have triumphed in the baffle of the bands - after their hit Human was judged to have the most bewildering song lyric.

RBS reiterates independence warning

RBS said a Yes vote in Scotland's independence referendum will have a "material adverse effect" on its business

Royal Bank of Scotland has repeated its warning of a "material adverse effect" on its business if Scots vote in favour of independence next month.

Secrets Act call over abuse inquiry

An ex-Army intelligence officer claims he was ordered to halt his investigation into Kincora Boys' Home by a senior MI5 officer in 1975

The Official Secrets Act should be suspended to allow former intelligence officers to give evidence about alleged cover ups during the child abuse inquiry, Amnesty International said.

Crews fight power station blaze

The blaze at the Ferrybridge Power Station

Firefighters are continuing their battle to put out the last of the flames of a massive fire which tore through part of a landmark power station.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is set to get under way

This year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe officially gets under way today, with more than 3,000 shows catering for a wide range of tastes.