Pictured: British internet troll who admits threatening to kill 200 US citizens in Facebook posts which led to thousands of children staying off school Reece Elliott, 24, admitted threatening to kill and sending grossly offensive messages at Newcastle Crown Court todayHe left abusive posts under a pen-name on a Facebook tribute site for teenager who died in car crashThousands of American children kept off school in Tennessee after threats were posted : 'I'm glad the fat bitch is dead. Let's drink to drink driving. No-one gives a s*** that she's dead, get over it.
Councillor who described all Muslims as 'terrorists' and asked why people should be 'interested in black history' apologisesMarjorie Snowden made comments on equality and diversity courseOfficial complained about the offensive comments to a colleagueThe reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reportedCllr Snowdon is a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 18 April 2013 A councillor has formally apologised for labelling 'all Muslims as terrorists' while on an equality and diversity course. Marjorie Snowden, a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset, also asked why council members should be 'interested in black history' during the training. A horrified official complained about the offensive comments to a colleague but the reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reported.
Just a quarter of criminals caught with a knife are jailed despite plans for stronger sentencingKnife thugs less likely to be locked up on the spot than a year agoBefore election, Tories pledged to jail anyone caught with a knife in publicBut 25 per cent of 3,376 adult offenders jailed on the spot in last 12 months a total of 3,376 adult offenders were sentenced for possession of a knife or other offensive weapon. Of those 23 per cent – some 865 offenders – were handed community service by the courts – leaving them free to walk the streets.
Cambridge debating stars left in tears by barrage of sexist heckles about their looks as Glasgow's male students wreck finals of competitionStudents at Glasgow University made derogatory comments during debateCompetition judge abused as she tried to quieten the hecklersCambridge University's debating club will not send students there again By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 22:39 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:42 GMT, 5 March 2013 Target: Rebecca Meredith was reduced to tears as she tried to make herself heard over the sexist heckles and intimidation during the debate at Glasgow University It was supposed to be a meeting of the brightest young intellects. Sadly, some of those involved in a prestigious student debating competition were only interested in small-minded behaviour.
Caught on camera: Horrifying moment student stabs classmate outside their college for 'giving him a dodgy look in the library'Valentine Cannings viciously attacked 17-year-old with large hunting knifeCCTV captured moment Cannings left victim Kevin Linongi for dead Attack at Bournville College campus in Birmingham followed 'exchange of words' between the students By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 13:25 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:51 GMT, 4 March 2013 Jailed: Valentine Cannings was sentenced to seven years for stabbing Kevin Linongi Shocking CCTV images captured the moment a student brutally plunged a blade into his classmate's stomach and left him for dead – because he claimed his victim had given him 'dodgy looks'. Valentine Cannings, 22, has been jailed for seven years after attacking 17-year-old Kevin Linongi outside Bournville College's campus in Longbridge Lane, Birmingham on October 12 last year. The images show Cannings viciously stabbing the teenager, resulting in him collapsing in the street
Over-50s social website Saga Zone is shut down over ‘racist, homophobic and offensive’ comments Saga Zone will shut down its social network site completely on February 26Users say they will lose a vital lifeline when the website is closed By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 12:20 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 6 February 2013 It is a social website considered to be a lifeline for elderly people who live at home on their own and find comfort in talking to others over the internet. But over-50s group Saga has been forced to shut its network site down because it cannot 'afford' the man power to police 'offensive' comments.
Nearly 1,000 doctors could still be practising despite convictions for possessing child porn and drug trafficking Medical bosses cannot ban some doctors because it could breach their human rights | UPDATED: 21:44 GMT, 28 December 2012 Conviction: Dr Benjamin Obukofe (left) was convicted of two sexual assaults Hundreds of doctors convicted of serious crimes – including obtaining indecent images of children – have been allowed to continue to practise, it has emerged. A total of 927 have kept their jobs despite being found guilty of offences including trafficking drugs, kerb crawling and causing death by dangerous driving. And thousands of patients have been kept in the dark about their doctor’s serious convictions
Bust-up in Commons Tea Room between Tory MPs as gay marriage rift threatens to tear party apart Supporter Gavin Barwell clashed with anti-gay marriage Sir Gerald HowarthRow comes as Cameron accused of 'not listening' to the party over the issueMore than 100 MPs expected to rebel in vote expected next month | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 22 December 2012 David Cameron was last night battling to contain his party split over gay marriage after a delegation of senior MPs urged him to reconsider the plans – and two Tories had a ‘toxic’ public argument in the Commons over the issue. The confrontation between fiercely anti-gay marriage MP Sir Gerald Howarth and rising star Gavin Barwell took place in front of shocked colleagues in the Commons Tea Room. One onlooker told The Mail on Sunday that ‘offensive words relating to sexual orientation’ were used – although this aspect of the exchange is denied by the men.
Killer who stabbed cannabis dealer to death less than two hours after starting community service is jailed for 23 years Reardon Emanuel, 20, convicted of murder by a jury after a trial at the Old BaileyEmanuel attacked 36 year-old O’Neil Irwin, brutally stabbing him and chasing him down the street on his bicycle Incident happened less than two hours after Emanuel finished unpaid work in the community | UPDATED: 21:05 GMT, 14 December 2012 Victim: O'Neil Irwin left a trail of blood down the street before bleeding to death A killer who stabbed a cannabis dealer to death less than two hours after carrying out unpaid work in the community was jailed for at least 25 years today. Reardon Emanuel, 20, attacked 36 year-old O’Neil Irwin while under the supervision of the Probation Service for having an offensive weapon in public.
All knife thugs will be sent to prison, says Justice Secretary after figures show one in five escape with a cautionMandatory prison sentence for 'aggravated knife crime' Offenders face a maximum of four years’ imprisonment or a minimum of six months | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 3 December 2012 Tough stance: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling wants prison sentences for knife crimes Knife-wielding thugs will no longer be able to escape with only a caution, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has vowed. The Cabinet minister said anyone who uses a knife to threaten others in a public place will be jailed. Of the 4,207 people arrested for carrying knives this spring, only 951 – 22 per cent – were sent to prison.