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A crown court judge accused of illegally accessing the digital file of a case in which her daughter was a witness has had the charge against her dropped. Judge Karen Holt, 55, browsed documents relating to jailed music teacher Cecil McCready, who was then facing trial at Guildford Crown Court…
A senior barrister who was reprimanded for making "offensive" remarks about a teenage sex abuse victim has lost a High Court bid to clear his name. Howard Godfrey QC said the 16-year-old girl, who had been plied with alcohol and sexually assaulted, was "not unaccustomed" to drinking and was "not…
Campaigners are due to begin a High Court challenge against a council's ban on demonstrations outside an abortion clinic. Ealing Council was the first in the country to create a 100-metre protest-free "buffer zone" outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the west London borough. Alina Dulgheriu, a representative for campaign…
A man who pleaded guilty to stalking TV presenter Christine Lampard faces jail after sending her "very nasty" tweets, a judge has said. Christof King, 39, of Mowbray Road, Brent, in north west London, pleaded guilty to stalking last week, but he disputed the sending of the tweets. King (pictured),…
Police have named a man who is on the run suspected of stabbing an 11-month-old baby and a 32-year-old woman. Rehan Khan, 25, is accused of attempted murder after the baby boy was left in a critical condition in the attack in Feltham on Monday. The woman's injuries were not…
Social services bosses at a London council who were criticised over the way they handled a case involving the care of a child have failed in a bid to keep a family court judge's ruling under wraps. Recorder Corraine Sadd has published a ruling in which she complains of a…
Two illegal immigrants who falsely claimed more than £100,000 in accommodation and pre-paid credit cards by posing as victims of the Grenfell Tower fire are facing jail. Elaine Douglas and Tommy Brooks, who are Jamaican nationals, were put up in hotels for almost a year before staff at the Royal…
Detectives are investigating how a female carer died after suffering head injuries in the flat of a 95-year-old patient who is believed to suffer from dementia. The elderly man, who neighbours said was frail and uses a walking stick, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Two ambulance crews arrived…
The London Ambulance Service has been taken out of special measures after improving its rating from "inadequate" to "good". The Care Quality Commission (CQC) on Wednesday released a report which rates the organisation as "good" overall and "outstanding" for patient care. The report said that staff often went above and…
Detectives are hunting for a man suspected of carrying out a series of sexual assaults on teenagers on board buses in north London. Scotland Yard said the same suspect was believed to have been responsible for at least five offences on crowded services between January and March. In the first…
The death of a pensioner who was murdered by a neighbour just days after he was discharged from a psychiatric unit was preventable, a review has concluded. Daniel Atkins, who suffered significant mental health problems, was discharged on a Friday - when mental health support services are harder to access…
Gardening experts are teaming up with the NHS to promote the positive impact horticulture can have for people's mental health. The Royal Horticultural Society has already pledged its Feel Good Garden at this year's Chelsea Flower Show will live on at a Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust site in…
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