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A five-year-old rape victim who wrote to officers telling them they had let her down was failed by Essex Police, the force's police and crime commissioner says.
One Direction made an appearance on the classic children's TV showwith a song all about the letter U.
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? has already sold more than 200,000 copies.
What does it mean to be stateless?
Recorded crime is an unsatisfactory measure of crime trends - and improving recording practices will not change this.
A man said to be a "healer and holyman" has been sentenced to 13 years for the rape and abuse of a 12-year-old girl .
An Australian estate agent used pictures taken by a drone to market a property which included revealing images of a neighbour.
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says it would be a "nightmare" if Lewis Hamilton's car failed in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Simpsons cartoon creator helps save gay Benjy from the abattoir
24 hours of news images: 18 November
On the day he steps down as First Minister, BBC archives re-trace Alex Salmond's career in UK and Scottish politics.
Voters go to the polls in the Rochester and Strood by-election on Thursday, prompted by the defection of its MP.
The daughter of a French hostage being held by jihadists in Mali has spoken of her shock after he appeared in a video clip pleading for his release.
A mother who admitted killing her three young disabled children has been sentenced.
A 60-year-old man dies following a crash between a car and a van on the M74 in Lanarkshire.
A special tapestry is being created to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.
The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth by the time they reach their 70s than the richest, a study suggests.
Two men are ordered to keep away from young girls after a council became the first to use civil injunctions to block child sexual exploitation.
Tania Clarence, mother who killed her three disabled children in London, sentenced at Old Bailey to hospital order
Anti-mafia police in northern Italy arrest 40 people after an inquiry in which mafia initiation rites were reportedly filmed for the first time.