Police must not treat 17-year-olds like adults, High Court rules in blow to Home Secretary"s custody rules

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.

Gold-plated public sector pensions set to cost every family 1,500

Gold-plated public sector pensions 'set to cost every family 1,500'Last year the net cost of paying the pensions of retired State workers was 8billionThat figure is set to more than double in 2017/18 according to a Treasury watchdog , the net cost of paying the pensions of retired State workers was 8billion. But this figure is set to rocket to 16.2billion in 2017/18, according to the forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility, the Treasury’s independent watchdog.

Pc who became YouTube sensation after smashing pensioner"s car window wins tribunal

Pc who became YouTube sensation after smashing pensioner's car window with truncheon to get six-figure payout after being bullied out of jobPanel rules Pc Mike Baillon, 42, unfairly dismissed from traffic squadHe allegedly quit his job after becoming the butt of jokes YouTube video showed CCTV of him battering car near Usk, South Wales Another officer jumped onto bonnet of the car and kicked in the windscreen Police disciplinary panel concluded that the officers' actions were justified /02/02/article-2095341-11902FEA000005DC-945_634x414.jpg” width=”634″ height=”414″ alt=”Extreme: Pc Mike Baillon, 42, quit his job after becoming the butt of jokes from fellow officers over the CCTV of him battering the Range Rover” class=”blkBorder” /> Extreme: Pc Mike Baillon, 42, quit his job after becoming the butt of jokes from fellow officers over the CCTV of him battering the Range Rover On camera: As the window was being smashed in, an officer was on the bonnet stamping on the windscreen Shocked: The two officers were later cleared of misconduct after an investigation but Pc Baillon was removed from front-line duties and his colleagues often brought up the 'Whatley incident', a tribunal heard Mr Baillon also told the tribunal in Cardiff that his locker at work was defaced over the ‘Whatley incident’ and that he became a ‘laughing stock’.

Mick Philpott and Mairead Philpott: Couple accused of killing their six children in a house fire "started the blaze in a plan that went horribly…

'She won't get away with it – watch this space': Father 'started house blaze which killed his six children in bid to frame ex-girlfriend during custody battle'Mick and Mairead Philpott allegedly started fire in May last yearThe couple, and third defendant, deny six separate counts of manslaughterTrial started at Nottingham Crown Court today /11/06/article-2228528-15E03182000005DC-28_634x442.jpg” width=”634″ height=”442″ alt=”The children, five boys and a girl, aged between five and 13, died in the fire at their house in Derby, pictured. Flowers were left at the scene” class=”blkBorder” /> The children, five boys and a girl, aged between five and 13, died in the fire at their house in Derby, pictured.

Olympics and Diamond Jubilee beat big-hitters Downton and X Factor to become most-watched TV programmes of the year

Olympics and Diamond Jubilee beat big-hitters Downton and X Factor to become most-watched TV programmes of the yearCultural and sporting events triumphed over usual favouritesClosing Ceremony was most-watched show since records began in 1981 | UPDATED: 11:19 GMT, 13 December 2012 Half of the most watched programmes of the year were sporting or cultural events, according to figures released yesterday. The London Games, Euro 2012, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee were among the most popular, eclipsing traditional audience winners such as The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. The Olympics Closing Ceremony in August was the most-watched programme of the year – attracting an average audience of 24.5 million, according to the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.

Ramsay in High Court victory over father-in-law as judge throws out demand to shut down his empire

Ramsay in High Court victory over father-in-law as judge throws out demand to shut down his empire Christopher Hutcheson reignited war with Ramsay by lodging petition to 'wind up' Gordon Ramsay HoldingsJudge rejected bid as possible stunt to put 'undue pressure' on Ramsay | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 7 December 2012 Gordon Ramsay scored a victory over his father-in-law yesterday when the High Court threw out a demand to shut down the celebrity chef's global empire Gordon Ramsay scored a victory over his father-in-law yesterday when the High Court threw out a demand to shut down the celebrity chef’s global empire.

"I cursed Hitler and rolled over to sleep": Londoner describes his resolve as Nazi bombs rain down on the capital

'Do not commiserate. You should envy us because we are carrying out the greatest enterprise in the world's history ': Defiant Londoner's letter to Americans reveals he did not fear death weeks before fatal bomb | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 1 December 2012 William Beveridge Robertson was just one of around 30,000 Londoners killed by German bomb attacks between August 1940 and May 1941. Three weeks before he died in a bomb blast at his house in Belsize Park, at the height of the Blitz, Robertson wrote of how he had no fear of death at the hands of the Nazis

The best pictures of the year (as long as nothing happens in December)

From Mo's magic Olympic moment to Obama's White House win: Here are the best pictures of the year (let's just hope nothing happens in December!) | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 28 November 2012 Global press agency AFP have already released their selection of 2012's best pictures — even though there is still a full month to go. The incredible images capture every major news story of the year so far, from triumph at the Olympics to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in the US and ongoing violence in Syria. The list has been released surprisingly early this year — usually, it doesn't arrive until December.