NATO airstrike Afghanistan: Eleven children and a woman killed

Eleven children and a woman killed in Nato airstrike against Taliban commanders Local officials said the strike hit houses in the Kunar province, AfghanistanSaid the woman and children died when their homes collapsed on them Six insurgents, including two senior Taliban leaders, died in the strike International Security Assistance Force said it is assessing incident By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:05 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:49 GMT, 7 April 2013 A Nato airstrike killed at least 11 children yesterday during an operation targeting Taliban commanders. At least one woman also died in the strike and more than six others were injured in the strike on a village in Shigal district in Kunar province, on the Pakistani border

One in three criminals are prolific offenders with more than 15 convictions – and the number is rising

100,000 'hard core' criminals have at least 15 convictions – and the number is rising Ministry of Justice figures show worrying rise in hardened criminalsConvictions for serious and more minor offences see riseAverage prison sentence length jumps dramatically in 10 yearsPrison expert says public is at risk from repeat offenders By Jack Doyle PUBLISHED: 17:39 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 22 February 2013 Hardened: Ministry of Justice figures show a worrying rise in repeat offenders. The number of criminals with 15 or more previous convictions or cautions is now one in three

Anger as MPs quietly water down safeguards on secret justice while focus was on gay marriage debate

Anger as MPs quietly water down safeguards on secret justice while focus was on gay marriage debate By James Chapman and Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 01:38 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:38 GMT, 11 February 2013 Safeguards against Government plans for a major extension of ‘secret justice’ have been quietly swept away by ministers, campaigners warned last night. They said that as MPs were focusing on last week’s gay marriage vote, the Ministry of Justice made key changes to legislation that will make it easier for ministers to hold potentially embarrassing cases behind closed doors.

Findus admits frozen lasagne was made with 100% horsemeat and they don"t know for how long it has been on shelves

Findus lasagnes have been 'contaminated with horse meat since last summer', leaked letter reveals as supermarkets clear YET MORE shelvesLasagne packs manufactured at plant in Metz by French company ComigelConcerns the horse meat contained drug bute – a known human health riskFirm 'was told last week that food had been contaminated since August' Top politicians say they will no longer eat processed beef after scandalComigel could face prosecution for supplying mis-labelled meat are likely to be non-conform and consequently the labelling on finished products is incorrect. The supplier has asked us to withdraw the raw material batches.' Findus could not be reached for comment on Mr Watson's claim

Damilola Taylor killer Ricky Preddie is back in jail for the THIRD time

Damilola killer is back in jail for the THIRD time after being accused of handling stolen goodsRicky Preddie has appeared in court on suspicion of handling stolen goods and has been sent back to jailPolice found a 800 motorbike in his bail hostel, which had been taken in a burglary He has been released twice before after stabbing Damilola in the neck with a broken bottle in 2000Damilola's father Richard says that Preddie should never have been released . He lasted just 16 days before being taken back to prison for again violating his parole by going to areas he was banned from and visiting friends from his old gang.

Browning gets the bullet! Army replaces trusty pistol with Glock handgun after 50 years

Browning gets the bullet! Army replaces trusty pistol with Glock handgun after 50 years25,000 Glock handguns are being purchased by Ministry of Defence First time since 1967 that British troops have been issued new sidearmMoD said more traditional Browning guns became too expensive to maintainExtensive testing and 40,000 rounds fired before the Glock was chosen PUBLISHED: 00:00 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 11 January 2013 It is the handgun of choice for the good guys in countless Hollywood movies, from Die Hard to Mission Impossible. Now the Glock has been chosen by the Ministry of Defence to replace the trusty old Cold War-era Browning pistol after almost 50 years. More than 25,000 are being purchased for Britain’s Armed Forces under a 9million contract

One in five women have been victim of a sex crime since age of 16, shocking figures reveal

More than 1,000 women suffer sex attack EVERY DAY, report saysReport reveals almost half a million women are preyed upon every year But only one in 88 rape claims results in conviction, Crime Survey findsMost of 400,000 female victims subject to unwanted touching or exposureOne in 200 women was victim of rape or another serious sexual assault By Larisa Brown and Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 20:59 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:10 GMT, 11 January 2013 More than 1,000 women suffered a sexual assault every day last year – but only one in 88 rape claims resulted in a conviction, a report said yesterday. One in five women has been a victim of sexual assault since the age of 16, with almost half a million adult females in England and Wales preyed upon every year, the study revealed

Afghanistan: British soldier shot dead in "insider attack by rogue member of Afghan army" in Helmand

British soldier shot dead in 'insider attack by rogue member of Afghan army'Dead man was from the 28 Engineer Regiment and shot in Helmand Six other Britons also wounded in the incident yesterday 439 UK service people killed in country since 2001Last six deaths have all been in 'green on blue' attacks 54 international troops have been murdered by Afghan police or army By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 07:18 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 8 January 2013 Killing: The British soldier was shot dead by a suspected Afghan army member at the small Patrol Base Hazrat (pictured) in Helmand yesterday A British soldier has been killed in yet another 'insider attack' in the war-torn country. The killer, a suspected rogue member of the Afghan National Army, first opened fire on his colleagues, before turning his weapon on UK soldiers in the small Patrol Base Hazrat in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province yesterday

Ministry of Defence spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts

MOD's m bill for GQ, Cosmo and co: Military spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts | UPDATED: 09:28 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Ministry of Defence is spending more than 500,000 a year on magazines and newspapers – at a time of swingeing military job losses. Among the 930 titles the department subscribes to are Cosmopolitan, GQ, Glamour UK, Woman and, perhaps strangest of all, House Beautiful.

MOD"s m bill for GQ, Cosmo and co: Military spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts

MOD's m bill for GQ, Cosmo and co: Military spends huge sums on magazines for staff at time of swingeing cuts | UPDATED: 22:08 GMT, 25 December 2012 The Ministry of Defence is spending more than 500,000 a year on magazines and newspapers – at a time of swingeing military job losses. Among the 930 titles the department subscribes to are Cosmopolitan, GQ, Glamour UK, Woman and, perhaps strangest of all, House Beautiful