Oscar Pistorius sentence: Women’s group attacks ‘worryingly short’ five-year jail term

21 October 2014 11.02am.

The sentence given to Oscar Pistorius for killing Reeva Steenkamp is "worryingly short", according to a domestic violence charity.

Woolf urged to quit abuse inquiry

The chair of the government's historic child abuse inquiry is facing calls to quit after revealing details of her links to Lord Brittan.

Clarke warns PM over EU 'bigotry'

Veteran pro-Europe Tory Ken Clarke has issued a warning to David Cameron not to pander to "ignorance and bigotry" in an attempt to counter the ...

Honour for MigrationWatch chief

David Cameron has nominated the founder of a group campaigning for tighter immigration controls for a life peerage.

Appeal for devolution equality

Northern Ireland and Wales cannot afford to be left behind by devolution talks involving Scotland, a former secretary of state for both countries ...

Mixed reaction to cash-for-sex ban

A landmark ban on paying for sex in Northern Ireland has been hailed by Christian groups but denounced by prostitutes' representatives.

Costa sales keep Whitbread on boil

Coffee shops to budget hotel owner Whitbread has lifted profits by nearly a fifth after seeing Costa and Premier Inn go from "strength to strength".

Carpetright founder steps down

Carpetright boss Lord Harris of Peckham has called time on more than 50 years in the carpet trade by announcing he is to leave the business he ...

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Huhne goes on display in a vase

Acclaimed artist Grayson Perry has created a vase inspired by former energy secretary Chris Huhne - decorated with images of penises and speed ...

Honour for MigrationWatch chief

David Cameron has nominated the founder of a group campaigning for tighter immigration controls for a life peerage.

Tesco hit by steep drop in sales

Tesco sales are falling at the fastest rate in the grocery industry as ongoing price wars continue to benefit shoppers and squeeze the major ...

Ex-teacher 'preyed on children'

A British former teacher and charity boss "preyed" on Kenyan street children as young as six years old, picking them up in his car and sexually ...

Early education 'boosts children'

A child's life chances are already being decided before they have "knotted their tie and fastened their laces" for their first day of school, the ...

Woolf urged to quit abuse inquiry

The chair of the government's historic child abuse inquiry is facing calls to quit after revealing details of her links to Lord Brittan.

Terror suspect extradited to US

A British terror suspect who is wanted in the United States for allegedly conspiring with hook-handed extemist Abu Hamza has been extradited from ...