DJ Tony Blackburn said he heard rumours about Jimmy Savile (above)  when he was alive, but “unless you see somebody doing something wrong, you can’t report him”. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Veteran BBC broadcaster Tony Blackburn has described Jimmy Savile as a “weird” man who was disliked before the revelations after his death that(...)

The Hyde Park explosion in July 1982 killed four British soldiers, injured other members of the Royal Household Cavalry and killed seven horses as they travelled from their barracks to Buckingham Palace. Photograph: PA Wire

The prosecution of Hyde Park bombing suspect John Downey has collapsed after a “reckless” error led to him being given a false assurance that h(...)

British police are in Portugal this week to continue investigations into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from a resort in Praia da Luz in 2007. Photograph: PA Wire

British police searching for missing Madeleine McCann want their Portuguese counterparts to search the homes and examine the bank accounts of three fo(...)

The National Crime Agency says a global network of paedophiles had streamed  child abuse over the web.

British police have joined forces with Australian and US investigators to break a paedophile ring which streamed live child abuse from the Philippines(...)

 The King Seaways passenger ship. British police are questioning a passenger on board the ferry after a fire in a cabin room sparked an emergency rescue and forced it to return to Newcastle. Photograph: EPA/DFDS Seaways
Two held over North Sea ferry blaze
  • UK
  • December 29, 2013, 08:32

Two men have been arrested after a fire on board a ferry sparked an emergency rescue and forced it to return to Newcastle. Two crew members and four p(...)

A man looks on as big waves crash against a break-water pier during a storm in Esquibien in Brittany region of France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA.

Hurricane-force winds and torrential rain disrupted transport networks and cut power supplies in Britain and France today, one of the busiest travel d(...)

Television presenter Rolf Harris (83) has been charged with a further three counts of indecent assault. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images.

Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is facing three more sex assault charges, including one allegedly involving a girl aged seven or eight, Bri(...)

Police mug shots of Ronnie Biggs, who died today aged 84.  Photograph: Getty Images

British criminal Ronnie Biggs, who won worldwide notoriety for his role in the Great Train Robbery and for escaping from prison and living the high li(...)

Paul Flowers left the Co-op in June after three years as chairman when the bank brought in new management to oversee a restructuring and deal with a €1.5 billion capital shortfall. Photograph: PA

British police have searched the home of former Co-operative bank chairman Paul Flowers after a national newspaper published a video apparently showin(...)

A handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of a 3D printer which was seized by officers from Greater Manchester police during a series of warrants in the Bagley area of Manchester. Photograph: PA Wire

Police may have jumped the gun after suggesting they had found what could be the UK’s first ever 3D printed firearm.The seizure, initially described (...)

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