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.
Keen birdwatcher who led UK rsponse to 7/7 terror attacks takes over as director general of MI5 Andrew Parker will replace Sir Jonathan Evans on April 22Mr Parker led the agency's response to the July 7 attacks in 2005He said: 'I look forward to leading the service through its next chapter' By James Rush PUBLISHED: 18:12 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:29 GMT, 28 March 2013 Andrew Parker has today been unveiled as the new director general of MI5 The new director general of MI5 was today unveiled as the intelligence agency’s current deputy Andrew Parker. Mr Parker, who has been with the security service since the early 1980s, will replace Sir Jonathan Evans on April 22. Mr Parker, who led the agency’s response to the July 7 attacks on London in 2005 as director of international terrorism, said: 'It’s a great honour to be appointed director general of MI5.
Michael Barrymore is dead – or so says Michael Barrymore: Shamed comic kills off stage persona… and admits he came close to suicide Former TV star says he has 'killed' stage persona after decade of tormentRecovering alcoholic said he now wishes to be known as Michael ParkerClaims he was 'framed for murder' after man found dead in his pool | UPDATED: 01:33 GMT, 30 December 2012 Torment: Michael Barrymore says his TV personality is dead after years of being harangued by the press and he now wishes to be known as Michael Parker Disgraced television entertainer Michael Barrymore has ‘killed’ his stage persona – after suffering a decade of torment since a man was found dead in his swimming pool.
Family's joy after father who plunged 350ft off a mountain while raising money for charity wakes from coma in time for Christmas Roger Parker, 54, was abseiling down a glacier with a climbing team in August when the rock his rope was attached to crumbledFell on to an icy ledge before it collapsed and he plummeted further down the mountain Father-of-three says he is 'just grateful to be alive' and home for ChristmasHas already raised 100,000 and started fundraising again | UPDATED: 16:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 A charity fundraiser who fell 350ft off a Swiss mountain in a freak accident has woken from a coma and spoken of his joy of spending Christmas at home. Roger Parker, 54, who has raised 100,000 for Macmillan Cancer, was abseiling down a glacier with a climbing team in August when the rock his rope was attached to crumbled.
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
'These tragedies MUST end': Obama signals tougher gun laws just moments after comforting devastated families of Sandy Hook massacre victimsPresident led interfaith service in Newtown, Connecticut Sunday night'We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them we must change,' Mr Obama said at memorialPresident questioned if we are 'prepared to say that such violence visited on our children is somehow the price of our freedom' Mourners waited in drizzling rain for hours to access eventA number of families whose children attend Sandy Hook Elementary School were frustrated after being denied seats even though visitors were waved into auditorium | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 17 December 2012 In the wake of Friday's unspeakable tragedy, it is hard to imagine that anyone would be smiling in Newtown, Connecticut.
Thieves stole 'priceless' Henry Moore sculpture for scrap metal and sold it for just 46… because they had no idea of true value Liam Hughes, 22, and Jason Parker, 19, stole the Working Model for Sundial from the artist's former home in JulyThey sold the piece – valued at around half a million pounds, to a scrap dealer for 46Pair returned to the Henry Moore Foundation four days later and made off with a bronze plinth worth 100,000, which they sold for 182.60Hughes and Parker both given 12 month jail terms at St Albans Crown Court today | UPDATED: 18:49 GMT, 4 December 2012 Two thieves who stole a 'priceless' artwork by the sculptor Henry Moore and sold it at a scrapyard for 46 have each been jailed for a year
Posh rice at a scary price: Vintage crop of basmati from 2006 selling for 10 a kilo… but is it twice as nice | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 1 December 2012 Curry lovers are in for a treat as a vintage crop of rice from ‘one of the finest-ever years’ hits the shelves