The hat of murdered Police Constable Sharon Beshenivsky is layed on top of her coffin for her funeral in January, 2006. PC Beshenivksy was killed during an armed robbery in Bradford in November 2005. Photograph: Getty Images

Criminals who kill police or prison officers in England and Wales when they are on duty face spending the rest of their lives in jail, British justice(...)

The Commons voted by 376 to 107 last night - a majority of 269 - to give the British health secretary the power to impose a ban on smoking in cars with children present  in England. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Smoking in cars in the presence of children is to be outlawed in England by the end of the year, Downing Street has signalled, after MPs voted overwh(...)

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity.

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity.Dr Turing, who(...)

Inside the Daily Mail, most acknowledge – sotto voce, because one does not survive long there by challenging editor Paul Dacre – that last Saturday’s article, especially the “Enemy of Britain” headline, was a mistake. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ed Miliband has trounced Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre. Such a pronouncement is rare, given the fear inside the political village of Westminster over t(...)

Graffiti daubed on the highland cottage, named Allt Na Reigh in Glencoe, Scotland, once owned by disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Thousands of extra prosecutions for child sex abuse in England and Wales are expected following the introduction of new guidelines designed to ensure (...)