North Yorkshire police have said 35 people had come forward with allegations about Jimmy Savile and Peter Jaconelli. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Police have apologised to victims of Jimmy Savile and his friend Peter Jaconelli after concluding that officers missed opportunities to properly in(...)

Jimmy Savile: allegations of sexual abuse at 41 hospitals. Photograph:  Leslie Lee/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The number of hospitals investigating allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile has been extended to 41, British health secretary Jeremy Hunt has sa(...)

Dave Lee Travis makes a statement after being handed a three month suspended sentence for indecent assasult at Southwark Crown Court  in London. Photograph:  Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis said today he was “mortified” and “really disappointed” over his indecent assault conviction as he again criticised prose(...)

Cliff Richard performs on stage at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Police searched a property belonging to Sir Cliff on Thursday in relation to an alleged historical sex offence. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA

Singer Cliff Richard has rejected charges that he sexually abused a boy backstage at an evangelical Christian concert hosted by Rev Billy Graham in th(...)

 South Yorkshire Police today said it was searching a property in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in connection with an alleged sexual offence involving a boy under the age of 16 in the 1980s. The BBC reported the property is owned by Sir Cliff Richard. File photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Pop veteran Sir Cliff Richard has dismissed a claim that he sexually assaulted a young boy in the 1980s as “completely false”.The star hit out as poli(...)

British home secretary Theresa May has faced calls from politicians and lobbyists to include Kincora in the child abuse inquiry established following revelations about serial sex offenders such as Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA

The Official Secrets Act should be suspended to allow former intelligence officers to give evidence about alleged cover-ups during the child abuse inq(...)

British prime minister David Cameron is facing calls to start an inquiry into allegations that well-known politicians abused children in the 1980s

British prime minister David Cameron is facing calls to start an inquiry into allegations that well-known politicians abused children in the 1980s, af(...)

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks in the House of Commons, London, where he apologised on behalf of the government and the NHS for letting down the victims of Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA Wire

British health secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised on behalf of the government and the National Health Service for letting down the victims of Jimmy (...)

File photo in 1972 of Jimmy Savile visiting the patients and staff of Leeds General Infirmary as findings of a series of major investigations by NHS hospitals into allegations of abuse by the disgraced presenter is  published. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Disgraced presenter Jimmy Savile subjected patients in hospitals across Britan to “truly awful” sexual abuse for more than four decades, a series of r(...)

File photo f Gary Glitter, who is to be charged with eight sexual offences relating to girls aged between 12 and 14, the Crown Prosecution Service said. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Former pop star Gary Glitter is to be charged with eight sexual offences involving underage girls, London’s Crown Prosecution Service has announced.G(...)