Milly Dowler police who failed to investigate phone hacking claims in 2002 are let off with a warning

Senior Surrey police officers suffered 'collective amnesia' over hacking of Milly Dowler’s phone… but got let off with 'words of advice' despite failing to actIPCC finds Surrey's senior officers knew of crime in 2002 but ignored it 'Senior officers appear to have been afflicted by a form of collective amnesia'Craig Denholm and Maria Woodall were accused of knowing for a decade Lack of evidence means that misconduct charges against them are droppedBut Surrey Police still take 'management action' against the serving officers /11/03/article-2227215-005799A400000258-131_634x891.jpg” width=”634″ height=”891″ alt=”Tributes: Craig Denholm (left) stands with Bob and Sally Dowler, Milly's parents, who said because her voicemail messages disappeared they believed she was alive – in fact her her phone had been hacked” class=”blkBorder” /> Tributes: Craig Denholm (left) stands with Bob and Sally Dowler, Milly's parents, who said because her voicemail messages disappeared they believed she was alive – in fact her her phone had been hacked Mr Denholm was disciplined by Surrey for failing to 'assess material sent to him' and Ms Woodall for not 'making the connection between the convictions for phone-hacking in 2007 and the events of 2002'.

Villagers left scratching their heads after 56 sheep found wandering around their homes

Ewe don't belong here! Villagers left scratching their heads after 56 sheep found wandering around their neighbourhood Locals in Chiddingly, East Sussex, are caring for the flockSheep were reported to the police after being found on April 13As yet no one has come forward to collect them By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 00:45 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 24 April 2013 Villagers in East Sussex have been left scratching their heads after the bizarre discovery of 56 sheep wandering around their country lanes. Locals in the village of Chiddingly, near Lewes, are caring for the flock in their back gardens while neighbourhood police search for the owner. The sheep were reported to the police after being found on April 13 but as yet no one has come forward to collect them.

Boss of renowned English vineyard who crashed his sports car after getting "tipsy" at a wine tasting sued for 300,000 by injured girlfriend

Boss of renowned English vineyard who crashed his sports car after getting 'tipsy' at a wine tasting sued for 300,000 by injured girlfriend Winemaker and his girlfriend had been at a London wine tasting since 11am Art Tukker, 24, then drove home from Haslemere station to West Sussex Tukker escaped the crash of his TVR sports car unscathedHis ex-girlfriend was 'seriously injured' and had to be cut from wreckage By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 20:55 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:57 GMT, 22 March 2013 The owner of an English vineyard who crashed his sports car after getting 'tipsy' at a wine tasting is being sued for 300,000 by his injured former girlfriend.

University professor, 37, dies from lung cancer after doctors dismissed her symptoms as "anxiety and depression"

University professor, 37, dies from lung cancer after doctors dismissed her symptoms as 'anxiety and depression' Lisa Smirl, 37, saw three doctors with a range of symptoms over a yearHad been suffering from shortness of breath, weight loss and arm pain Despite this, doctors dismissed her symptoms as psychological , but took early retirement. Despite battling the disease, she maintained an honorary lectureship in the department until her death on February 21. She also completed a Great North Run to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in November 2012

Eastbourne care home under investigation over disabled residents using prostitutes and strippers

Eastbourne care home put under investigation for allowing disabled residents to use prostitutes and strippers 'so they can fulfill their primeval needs' Staff at home in Eastbourne, Sussex would call prostitutes for residentsLeft sex workers alone with disabled people and put red sock on the door so they weren't disturbedManagers defend policy as it 'protects residents' human rights' By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 14:16 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 28 January 2013 A care home has admitted to calling prostitutes for disabled residents who are otherwise unable to have sex. The home is now under investigation by the local council over concerns the bizarre set-up could place vulnerable residents at risk of being exploited.

Coach scare for sixty West Sussex schoolchildren forced to flee after bus is gutted in engine blaze on way to New Forest

Coach scare for sixty schoolchildren forced to flee after bus is gutted in engine blaze on busy main road Three children taken to hospital with smoke inhalationParents called to pick up sons and daughters from school Cafe staff look after pupils during wait for second coach to arrive By Diana Hargreaves PUBLISHED: 16:18 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:05 GMT, 25 January 2013 A coach transporting 55 schoolchildren and 11 teachers and helpers on a day trip was today evacuated after fire broke out in the engine. The blaze took hold, burning fiercely and destroying the interior after all the 55 pupils, five teachers and six helpers had left the double decker, Three children from Storrington First School, in West Sussex, were taken to Worthing Hospital by ambulance to be treated for smoke inhalation

How to drive jobsworths potty! IN this devilishly inventive manifesto, late astronomer Sir Patrick Moore tells how he fought back against box-ticking…

How to drive jobsworths potty! In this devilishly inventive manifesto, late astronomer Sir Patrick Moore tells how he fought back against box-ticking bullies | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 29 December 2012 Hitting back: Sir Patrick Moore had his own way to fight back against bureaucrats Sir Patrick Moore, who died earlier this month aged 89, is best remembered as the motor-mouthed frontman of television’s longest running show with the same presenter, The Sky At Night on BBC1. But the astronomer and entertainer had another side, as a self-appointed scourge of bureaucracy.

Anyone for Heinz Stitchup or Tabasew Sauce? Artist creates woollen versions of classic dishes and treats

Anyone for Heinz Stitchup or Tabasew Sauce Artist creates woollen versions of classic dishes and treats | UPDATED: 03:29 GMT, 21 December 2012 Ever fancied some Hotdogs in Wool with a bit of Tomato Stitchup and a dash of Tabasew Sauce Some of the world’s most famous food brands have been given the woollen treatment by a British artist with a penchant for crocheting. Kate Jenkins, 41, spends hours turning balls of wool into well-known brands and packages, including Heinz ketchup, Campbell's tomato soup, Coca-Cola, and Starbucks. Cola knits: The artists spends hours with her crochet hook and wool to re-create iconic food and drinks brands such as Coca Cola Ms Jenkins, from Brighton, East Sussex, incorporates wordplays into most of her works, turning your average tins and tubs into 'Crochet Cola', 'Tomato Stitchup', and 'Woolin' Donuts', works which sell for over 600 each.

UK weather: Rivers are frozen solid… but they"ll be running again by the weekend

Rivers are frozen solid… but they'll be running again by the weekend as warmer weather (and the rain, unfortunately) returns Gale force winds will reach speeds of up to 60mph at exposed southern coasts and high groundSunny spells and rain will reach the UK by the weekendTemperatures expected to reach up to 11C tomorrow in the southThermometer will hover around 2C and 4C today for large parts of the country | UPDATED: 16:30 GMT, 13 December 2012 A thick sparkling frost coated much of the UK today, leaving many places cold but with a winter wonderland look.

Woman takes picture of herself on mobile phone stolen at nightclub then unwittingly sends it to owner

Woman takes picture of herself on mobile phone stolen at nightclub then unwittingly sends it to owner The photo was taken using an app which allows the owner to track their stolen mobile phoneThe iPhone 4 was stolen from a nightclub earlier this monthThe phone owner, armed with the photo and location information, contacted police | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 11 December 2012 A woman has unwittingly taken a picture of herself on a stolen iPhone that has then been sent to its rightful owner.