Ricky Tomlinson  has  campaigned  to clear his name after being jailed during a strike in the 1970s. File photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The criminal convictions of the British actor Ricky Tomlinson, who starred in the TV comedy The Royle Family, are to be re-examined by UK appeal-court(...)

 Jay Merchant, 47, reached a deal with prosecutors where he will pay £275,890 in so-called confiscation and an additional £21,961 in legal fees. The agreement with the Serious Fraud Office was disclosed at a London court hearing Tuesday. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A former Barclays Plc trader, who is serving a 5.5 year prison sentence for rigging Libor, must pay back nearly £300,000 in profits and legal costs t(...)

Mazher Mahmood covering his face as he arrives at the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court in central London, on October 21st, 2016. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, also known as the “Fake Sheikh”, has been jailed for tampering with evidence in the collapsed drugs trial of pop(...)

Former Sunday school teacher Hazel Stewart has lost her appeal against being convicted of murdering her policeman husband. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Former Sunday school teacher Hazel Stewart has lost her appeal against being convicted of murdering her policeman husband. Judges in Belfast rejected(...)

The former Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans served half the five-year sentence but has always maintained his innocence. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Ched Evans’s conviction for raping a 19-year-old woman has been referred to the Court of Appeal, the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has said.(...)

Victor Nealon was jailed until 2012 when he was released after  it emerged that DNA testing was never carried out on the victim’s clothing

An Irishman who served 17 years in jail for attempted rape, but was later released by the Court of Appeal in London has lost his bid to overturn the B(...)

Former Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans, who has submitted “fresh evidence” which he hopes will get his rape conviction overturned. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Former Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans has submitted “fresh evidence” which he hopes will get his rape conviction overturned.A statem(...)

Ched Evans  was released from prison in October halfway through a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in 2011. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Oldham director Barry Owen has insisted he has no regrets over the club’s aborted attempt to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.Evans, who was released (...)

Ched Evans: ‘Mob rule’ tactics have had the desired effect on sponsors. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

After five days of febrile debate, League One club Oldham Athletic have abandoned a controversial attempt to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans, claimi(...)

Ched Evans proposed move to Oldham Athletic has fallen through following threats from sponsors and threats made to family members of club employees. (Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Ched Evans’s move to Oldham has collapsed with the convicted rapist blaming ‘mob rule’ for preventing the League One club signing him.Evans, who also (...)

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