Mohammed Ammer Ali has been charged with attempting to have a chemical weapon. Photograph: Getty Images

A man arrested in Britain by counter-terrorism detectives has been charged with attempting to acquire a chemical weapon in the form of the toxin ricin(...)

File court artist sketch   of Brusthom Ziamani, appearing via video link at the Old Bailey in London. The court heard how the teenager  idolised the killers of fusilier Lee Rigby and was arrested while allegedly on his way to behead a British soldier. Picture: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A British Muslim who idolised the killers of fusilier Lee Rigby was arrested as he made his way to behead a British soldier, a court heard.Brusthom Zi(...)

Stephen Skeen (36) is charged with inflicting actual bodily harm on his partner, threatening to kill her, attempting to choke her with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possessing a class C prescription drug

A man described as “extremely violent and unpredictable” who charged with choking his partner was refused bail after a court heard allegations he has(...)

John Downey: his prosecution for murdering four British soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in London’s Hyde Park in 1982 was stayed by an Old Bailey judge, who said he could not be tried because he had relied on a letter of comfort, issued in 2007. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron and Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers have barred two officials from giving evidence on Wednesday to a (...)

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies has died after an illness at the age of 70. Rice-Davies was one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair. Models and showgirls Mandy Rice-Davies, (centre, right), and Christine Keeler, (behind), surrounded by press photographers as they leave the Old Bailey during the trial of Dr Stephen Ward, a major figure in the Profumo Affair. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Mandy Rice- Davies — one of the women at the centre of the Profumo affair which rocked Harold Macmillan’s Tory government in the 1960s and contributed(...)

Former News of the World editor and government communications boss Andy Coulson, who has been released from prison. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications boss Andy Coulson left Hollesley Bay open-prison in Suffolk, England, this morning.C(...)

Erol Incedal, formerly known in the case as AB, is on trial at the Old Bailey. Photograph:  Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in the UK may have been planning to target Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie Booth, the Old Bailey central(...)

File photograph of the Clarence house in south London last April after three young children were found dead there. Photograph: PA

A mother who suffocated her three disabled children before trying to kill herself because she saw no “way out of their joint suffering” will not face (...)

Scotland Yard photo from 2003 of Robert Hulme, now 34, who was one of six dissident Republicans freed from prison today. Photograph: PA Photo/Scotland Yard/Collect

Six dissident republicans transferred to jails here to complete lengthy sentences for conspiring to cause explosions in Britain have been released aft(...)

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of conspiring to hack phones following an eight-month trial. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of conspiring to hack phones following an eight-mo(...)