How I aim to prevent 'another Savile moment', says Britain's top prosecutor, as he calls for a tougher strategy to bring sex offenders to justiceKeir Starmer, QC, said prosecutors have been ‘too cautious’ in approachHe is expected to admit number of Savile victims higher than first thought /12/10/article-2245990-0B16469D000005DC-736_306x490.jpg” width=”306″ height=”490″ alt=”Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said there is no need for a law that makes it a crime to insult someone” class=”blkBorder” /> Keir Starmer, QC, said prosecutors have been ‘too cautious’ in their approach to sex offenders Police and prosecutors are to scrap existing guidelines for dealing with sex offences to prevent ‘another Savile moment’, Britain’s top prosecutor will say today.
He must have been tanked up! Drunk hotel guest climbs into 12,000 litre aquarium for a swim The intoxicated guest was caught on film in upmarket hotel lobby Prankster, named only as Matt, was egged on by sniggering palsBut hotel staff were not amused and the fun was soon interrupted By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 11:56 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 14 February 2013 A drunk prankster has been caught on video going for a swim – in a hotel's tropical fish tank. The intoxicated guest was caught on film in the upmarket hotel lobby climbing fully-clothed into the 12,000-litre glass tank filled with exotic sealife.
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China forces EVERY internet user to register their real name in new free speech crackdownNew rules follow use of popular microblogs to expose official corruptionRegulations could restrict access to Western sites | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 28 December 2012 The Chinese government launched a new assault on free speech online today by requiring all internet users to register their real names. The new rule comes in the wake of the runaway success of Weibo, a micro-blogging service similar to Twitter which has exposed corruption and other abuses of official power. The country's rubber-stamp legislature approved the controversial measures at the closing meeting of a five-day session
Traffic wardens given tape measures to fine motorists 70 for parking more than 19 inches from the kerb | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 Traffic wardens have been issued with tape measures to fine motorists who park more than 19 inches from the kerb.
Simply having a wonderfully awkward Christmas time! Festive family photos that'll make even the worst scrooge laugh out loud | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 23 December 2012 Taking holiday photos can often be an awkward experience for the senders as well as the receivers. On some occasions the images come out looking picture perfect.
How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus, as number of cases soarMore than 800,000 cases reported since the summerThe figures are up 83 per cent on last year | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 23 December 2012 There is a huge number of cases of norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, this year. More than 800,000 cases have been confirmed since the summer, an 83 per cent increase on the same period last year.
Anti-cuts demonstrator spared jail after being caught with smoke bombs and bangersMatthew Bates, 25, from Bristol, caught with fireworks during disturbances Admitted possessing explosive substance but 'did not intend to cause alarm'Hundreds were arrested after extremists clashed with police following rally | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 21 December 2012 Matthew Bates, 25, was spared jail today after admitting being caught with bags full of smoke bombs and fireworks during an anti-cuts demonstration last year An anti-cuts demonstrator caught with two bags full of 'smoke bombs and bangers' at a rally that ended with running battles between police and protestors was spared jail today.
Putin defends ban on Americans adopting Russian children seen as tit-for-tat move over US Magnitsky Act Vladimir Putin said he supports the ban which he said was 'appropriate' Putin said Magnitsky Act 'poisons relations' between two countries Assets of Russians accused of human rights abuse will be frozenLaw also planned to ban US citizens accused of abusing Russians' rightsAmnesty International criticises 'childish' response | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 20 December 2012 Support: Putin, speaking today at Moscow's World Trade Centre, said he backs the adoption ban President Vladimir Putin said he supports a ban on Americans adopting Russian children. Speaking today, the Russian president said the law, which is part of a new feud between the two countries, was 'appropriate'. It has been seen as a response to the US Magnitsky Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama last week, which will punish Russians accused of violating human rights by refusing them visas and freezing their assets in the United States.
Obama WILL back tough new gun laws: President says he now supports bill to ban assault rifles as NRA breaks its silence over Sandy Hook school massacre President Obama to do everything within his power to support reinstating ban on assault weapons Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein will propose bill on the first day of the next Congress in JanuaryA 10-year federal ban on sale of assault weapons expired in 2004 and was never renewed Obama had said he would push for renewal in his first term, but it never materializedThe NRA has broken it's silence and said it will make a 'meaningful' announcement on Friday to 'make sure this doesn't happen again' | UPDATED: 22:41 GMT, 18 December 2012 The White House has given its clearest indication yet that President Obama will do everything in his power to reinstate a ban on assault weapons following Friday's horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. After keeping relatively quiet about gun control during his first term, the President is now poised to push for new gun control measures. Obama has long backed such a ban, but the White House has said the president can't act alone and until now there has been little appetite in Congress to enact new gun laws