Police must not treat 17-year-olds like adults, High Court rules in blow to Home Secretary"s custody rules

Police must not treat 17-year-olds like adults, High Court rules in blow to Home Secretary's custody rules High Court rules that 17-year-olds must have the same protections as children in custodyTheresa May has opposed a change in the lawParents of children who committed suicide after run-ins with police By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 10:31 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:22 GMT, 25 April 2013 Police must not treat 17-year-olds as adults when taken into custody under a High Court ruling today.

British drivers spend up to three days a year stuck in gridlock as the UK ranks 5th in Europe for time wasted in traffic

British drivers spend up to three days a year stuck in gridlock as the UK ranks 5th in Europe for time wasted in trafficFindings are revealed today by leading in-car data company INRIXIt found worst hit by jams in the UK are drivers in Greater LondonThe capital is followed by Greater Manchester and Merseyside .' INRIX chief executive Bryan Mistele said: 'There has always been strong correlation between the state of the economy and the level of traffic congestion on our roads. 'It tells us if people are employed and driving to work, going out to eat or doing some shopping, as well as whether or not businesses are shipping products.' He added: 'Considering unemployment hit record highs in 2012 and European household wealth dropped 13.6 per cent it's hardly surprising that traffic levels have dropped significantly.' The report notes: 'The UK capital, London, has moved up the European traffic congestion ranks to become the third most congested city in Europe in 2012.' The report says: 'Drivers in London spent a full three days of 2012 sitting in traffic, that's over a day more than the UK's second most congested city Manchester, where drivers spent 45 hours in congestion.

EastEnders" actress Gemma McCluskie murder: Hoaxer rang family with rape and ransom threats

Hoaxer rang murdered EastEnders actress' family to claim he had raped her and wanted 2m ransomSam Dunne, 19, admitted calling Gemma McCluskie's two brothers Claimed he had raped 29-year-old and locked her up in a room The actress's torso was found in Regent's Canal, Hackney, last March .

Google facing legal action in EVERY EU country over "data goldmine" collected about users

Google facing fines in EVERY EU country as Information Commissioner launches probe into search giant's privacy policy Possibility of imposing fines or restrictions on operations across the entire 27-country European UnionBritain's Information commissioner launches formal investigation Comes as Google's privacy director, Alma Whitten, steps down PUBLISHED: 14:56 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 2 April 2013 Google is facing legal action across Europe as regulators try and force the company to overhaul practices they say let it create a data goldmine at the expense of unwitting users. Led by the French, organizations in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy agreed today on the joint action, with the ultimate possibility of imposing fines or restrictions on operations across the entire 27-country European Union. Last year the company merged 60 separate privacy policies from around the world into one universal procedure

Abu Qatada"s presence here is reassuring, claims top Liberal Democrat

Abu Qatada's presence here is reassuring, claims top Liberal Democrat Justice Minister Lord McNally said the legal protection preventing Abu Qatada's deportation is 'part of what makes us a civilised society'Seven-year bid to deport him has cost taxpayers 500K in legal aid aloneGovernment has made a new attempt to deport the radical preacher By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 03:38 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 12 March 2013 Britain's inability to deport hate preacher Abu Qatada shows the controversial Human Rights Act is ‘working’, a senior Liberal Democrat minister has claimed. In an astonishing intervention, Justice Minister Lord McNally said the legal protection given to the man once dubbed Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe was ‘part of what makes us a civilised society’.

Will porn be banned in Europe? EU set to vote on internet crackdown

Will porn be banned in Europe EU set to vote on internet crackdownA report detailing the ban, was prepared by the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender EqualityVoting by MEPs will take place next Tuesday By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:17 GMT, 8 March 2013 The European Parliament is preparing to vote on a proposal to ban all forms of pornography.

Split RBS into a "good" and "bad" bank now urges Bank Governor Mervyn King as he slams current system as a "nonsense"

Split RBS into a 'good' and 'bad' bank now urges Bank Governor Mervyn King as he slams current system as a 'nonsense'Taxpayers will have to bear the costs of reprivatisation, King warnsRBS is currently holding the wider economy back, the Governor saidCriticisms come just days after RBS boss Stephen Hester said plans to return to the private sector were on track from 1.8 billion in 2011.

Romanians and Bulgarians snap up 175,000 jobs in the UK already… and that"s before the borders have even opened

Romanians and Bulgarians snap up 175,000 jobs in the UK already… and that's before the borders have even opened More than 250,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have come to Britain175,000 of them have been given National Insurance NumbersWork restrictions are set to be lifted next year , a total of 262,929 applications to work or remain in Britain were approved for Bulgarians and Romanians

"There are some pretty odd people": Cameron insults UKIP again as party hits poll high

'There are some pretty odd people': Cameron insults UKIP again as party hits poll highPrime Minister made comment as poll suggests UKIP seeing record supportA survey for the Mail on Sunday puts UKIP at 16 per cent, taking third placeUKIP leader Nigel Farage said comments meant there was no chance of pact By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 23:58 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 7 January 2013 Mr Cameron has said there were 'some pretty odd people' when asked about his previous comments of UKIP supporters David Cameron renewed his attack on UKIP yesterday, saying it contains some ‘pretty odd people’.

EU could offer "second class" membership to stop Britain leaving altogether

Brussels plot to make Britain a second-class member of the EU denying country our veto and MEP seats Federalists suggest creating 'associate member' status for BritainLib Dem MEP Andrew Duff says UK is 'continual impediment' to integrationDavid Cameron due to give landmark Europe speech within weeks | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 1 January 2013 Britain could become a ‘second-class’ member of the European Union under plans floated in Brussels yesterday. An influential group of European federalists, who want to see Brussels given even greater powers, is suggesting the UK is relegated to ‘associate member’ status. The move would see Britain remain part of the single market but freed from much of the social legislation and bureaucracy associated with full EU membership