Britain’s top prosecutor admits innocent people may be in prison

 Britain’s new top prosecutor has admitted innocent people may be in prison because of failures to disclose vital evidence. Max Hill QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), said it was ‘impossible to know’ if anyone had been wrongly convicted and locked up after blunders. He said prosecutors and police had made errors in some ‘serious and sensitive cases’ which had led to the collapse of a string of rape trials. High-ranking barrister Max Hill QC defended the large fall in the number of rape charges In several cases, crucial texts,…

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Prison governor tells how Charles Bronson ‘attacked him’

Charles Bronson was seen for the first time in more than a decade yesterday when he left his trial for attacking a prison govenor Charles Bronson today insisted in court that he would not have bitten a prison governor’s nose off during an alleged attack, saying: ‘I’m a vegetarian and all’. The inmate, who is defending himself in a trial at Leeds Crown Court, made the comment while cross-examining Mark Docherty, a governor at HMP Wakefield whom he is accused of attempting to seriously harm on January 25. Jurors previously…

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How a row over a cup of water led to calls for a death sentence for Pakistani Christian

For a Christian Pakistani, it is far safer to be neither seen nor heard in public life. Prejudice against the tiny majority – just 1.6 per cent of the overwhelmingly Muslim population – is not only endemic in society, but enshrined in the country’s Penal Code. Asia Bibi’s ordeal demonstrates how even a ‘triviality’ can be dressed up as blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammed, leading to prison and the threat of the gallows, or the summary ‘justice’ of a murderous mob. For brave Muslims who defend Christian Pakistanis against such…

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Photograph of Prince Louis reveals he looks just like the Duchess of Cambridge when she was a baby 

With his distinctive dark hair and ‘Middleton eyes’, Prince Louis is the spitting image of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, when she was a baby. Even his ‘short back and sides’ hairstyle seems to match his mother’s when she was photographed (below, left) in her pram in 1982 before her first birthday. Little has been heard about Louis, now six months old, since he was born in late April, although Prince William has said he is a good sleeper who is adored by his big brother and sister. Kate…

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Fulham fan becomes first female Premier League chief as clubs asked to stump up £5m for old boss

Animal Planet TV boss Susanna Dinnage is going to replace outgoing Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore. Dinnage has previously been global president of Animal Planet and Discovery Networks UK and Ireland. The news comes as England’s top-flight clubs have been asked to stump up £250,000 by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck from Chelsea for a £5million golden handshake for Scudamore, 59. Susanna Dinnage of Discovery is to be the new Premier League chief executive Scudamore announced in June that he is stepping down as executive chairman Dinnage has previously been global president…

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James Bulger’s father: ‘Thompson and Venables have been REWARDED for murdering my baby son’

The father of James Bulger last night reacted with fury after one of the toddler’s killers admitted he had enjoyed a ‘better life’ as a result of being locked up for a crime which shocked the nation. Robert Thompson also said he had benefited from ‘a better education’ during eight years in a secure unit after he and Jon Venables were convicted of murdering the two-year-old, a documentary tonight reveals. When the ten-year-olds abducted and killed James in Bootle, Merseyside, in February 1993, serial truant Thompson was by his own…

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‘Look after my family’: Last words of British father, 58, killed by rabies

Omar Zouhri (pictured) a 58-year-old kebab shop worker, was bitten by a cat while visiting family in Mehdya two weeks ago A father pleaded with relatives to look after his family as he died in agony after NHS staff told him to use anti-itch cream for pain later found to be caused by rabies. British tourist Omar Zouhri died following weeks of begging for help after he contracted the disease in Mehdya. The 58-year-old told A&E staff at Stoke Mandeville Hospital that a boy had died in Morocco after being…

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TOM WATSON: How a cynical food industry costs the NHS billions

The enticingly named milkshakes available from many High Street food outlets are bad for us — full of sugar and calories we’d be better off avoiding. We all know that. But when I read yesterday that some of them can contain up to 39 teaspoons of sugar, I really was astonished. That’s the equivalent of nearly 15 Kit Kats in one glass, a level the campaign group Action On Sugar describes as ‘grotesque’, given that it is more than six times the recommended daily intake of sugar for a ten-year-old.…

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What we know of Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal

Theresa May has agreed a draft divorce agreement with the EU and will today present it to her Cabinet in a three-hour ‘make or break’ meeting. Last night, leaked details of the agreement included that EU chiefs have conceded Britons will not need visas to travel to Europe after Brexit. The other leaks surrounded the issue of the backstop, the terms Britain will automatically adopt if a trade deal is not agreed by 2020. Theresa May has agreed a draft divorce agreement with the EU and will today present it to…

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PM is told her ‘days are numbered’ as she battles to get historic Brexit deal through cabinet

Theresa May is facing ‘judgment day’ on Brexit after securing a withdrawal agreement with Brussels. At an emergency three-hour Cabinet meeting on Wednesday afternoon, she will warn ministers it is now ‘make or break’ for avoiding a chaotic exit. Downing Street believes it has headed off plans that could have led to Northern Ireland being ‘annexed’ by the EU after Brexit and insists it has laid the groundwork for a ‘good deal’. Theresa May is facing ‘judgment day’ on Brexit after securing a withdrawal agreement with Brussels But No 10…

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