Emma Hall: Baby-faced woman, 21, jailed for 15 years after leading vigilante gang to kill a wrongly accused rape suspect

Baby-faced woman, 21, jailed for 15 years after leading vigilante gang to kill a wrongly accused rape suspect in brutal attack which left him looking like the 'Elephant Man'Emma Hall encouraged gang to beat Luke Harwood to death in EssexA girl had told Hall that Harwood raped her but this turned out to be falseBrutal attack left victim with flattened head 'like a marshmallow' James Danby and Tony O'Toole also jailed for taking part in the murder By Arthur Martin and Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 15:59 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 25 April 2013 Jailed: Emma Hall will spend at least 15 years in prison for the brutal torture and murder of Luke Harwood A gang who tortured and killed a teenager who was wrongly accused of rape were jailed for life yesterday. The trio – led by baby-faced Emma Hall – left Luke Harwood, 18, looking like ‘the Elephant Man’ after punching and kicking him for two hours.

Battlefront dies on Grand National meeting day one

Grand National meeting suffers first fatality on day one after Battlefront collapses following Fox Hunters' Chase By Charlie Skillen PUBLISHED: 16:05 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:58 GMT, 4 April 2013 The Grand National meeting at Aintree suffered its first fatality on day one this afternoon as Battlefront collapsed and died after the 3.40 John Smith's Fox Hunters' Chase. The horse, ridden by Katie Walsh, was pulled up at the 11th fence of the 2m 5f chase, which was won by 100/1 long shot Tartan Snow

John McCririck collapses at Cheltenham Racecourse "suffering from the stress of being axed by Channel 4"

Racing pundit John McCririck collapses at Cheltenham Racecourse 'suffering from the stress of being axed by Channel 4'Veteran broadcaster taken to hospital after becoming ill at CheltenhamHis wife blamed collapse on pressure after he was dropped by Channel 4Earlier that day he had complained of 'feeling unwell' By Louise Eccles PUBLISHED: 19:13 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:15 GMT, 12 March 2013 Racing pundit John McCririck was in hospital tonight after he collapsed at Cheltenham Racecourse. His wife Jenny blamed his collapse on the stress of being sacked by Channel 4 after 29 years with the broadcaster. McCririck is currently suing the channel for 3m for ageism and loss of earnings.

Pictured: Mother, 51, and daughter, 33, pose outside court before they are jailed for dealing crack cocaine from an alleyway

Pictured: Mother, 51, and daughter, 33, pose outside court before they are jailed for dealing crack cocaine from an alleywayTerry Beaumont and daughter Jane Leonard supplied Class A drugsThey appeared at Teesside Crown Court alongside two othersOverall value of the drugs recovered was 1,254 of crack and 85 of heroin Police observed pair meeting people in an alleyway outside Leonard's home By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 14:11 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 26 February 2013 A mother and daughter have today been jailed after dealing crack cocaine from an alleyway. Terry Beaumont, 51, and her daughter Jane Leonard, 33, appeared at Teesside Crown Court alongside two others involved in conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Prosecutor Sue Jacobs told the court that police had observed the home of Leonard over three days in February last year and saw both mother and daughter, as well as co-defendant Jake Hutchinson, meeting people in the alleyway to the back of the house

Shoe Wars II: Panic in the Commons as protestor hurls pair of size 8s at American diplomat in repeat of Bush attack

Shoe Wars II: Panic in the Commons as protestor hurls pair of size 8s at American diplomat in repeat of Bush attackFormer US envoy to Iraq Paul Bremer was making speech in the CommonsDemonstrator said he had a 'message from Saddam HusseinDiplomat joked 'you should improve your aim Throwing shoes is Arab gesture of disrespect By Brendan Carlin PUBLISHED: 23:48 GMT, 9 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 10 February 2013 A former top US diplomat had shoes thrown at him in the Commons last week in a re-run of the attack on George W. Bush when he visited Iraq as President.

"I gather not all the bars belong to us": Queen"s solid gold quip about bullion sell-off

'I gather not all the bars belong to us': Queen's solid gold quip about bullion sell-off Comment said to George Osborne at Cabinet meeting the Queen attendedIt was in reference to Gordon Brown selling half the country's gold reservesHe sold them for 2billion in 1999 when price of gold was at a 20-year low | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 22 December 2012 As a constitutional monarch, the Queen knows she must remain above the hurly-burly of everyday politics… but that didn’t stop Her Majesty from last week making a light-hearted quip about Gordon Brown’s controversial sale of Britain’s gold reserves.

Ukrainian protests

Naked women protesting in freezing temperatures and brawling MPs: Ukraine's Parliament gets off to a feisty start Feminist group staged nude protest at opening of Ukrainian ParliamentAllegations of corruption in country where opposition leader is jailedMPs brawled before vote to endorse new Prime Minister took place | UPDATED: 22:30 GMT, 12 December 2012 The new session of the Ukrainian parliament got underway yesterday with a topless protest against corruption and brawling involving MPs on the floor of the chamber.

A little dusty, one of life"s softly spoken charmers

A little dusty, one of life's softly spoken charmers | UPDATED: 23:28 GMT, 4 December 2012 With what chewing-gum officialdom knots the shoelaces of its masters. Take a select committee meeting yesterday examining the charities world. Our witness was William Shawcross, new chairman of the Charity Commission.

Nicolas Sarkozy meets former French PM in last ditch attempt to save his party from imploding

The return of Sarkozy: Ex French president called in after his party go to war over who should succeed himCrisis threatens to tear Sarkozy's conservative opposition party apartSarkozy meets his former Prime Minister Francois Fillon over lunch | UPDATED: 07:43 GMT, 27 November 2012 Nicolas Sarkozy has been called in to stop France’s right-wing opposition descending into civil war. Yesterday, the former president met Francois Fillon, one of the two men locked in an increasingly vicious dispute over who will succeed him as leader of the conservative UMP. Mr Fillon is mounting a legal challenge to rival Jean-Francois Cope’s razor-thin victory.