THE police chief who ran the local force at the time of a widespread child sex abuse scandal in Rotherham has insisted he had "no idea" it was going on and is "embarrassed" at the failure to act to stop it.
A WOMAN was left with a serious facial injury after she was attacked by a man in the street.
A drug addict who robbed a pensioner of £50 after she had visited a cash machine has been jailed for eight months.
A WOMAN has told a court she was "frightened" and in "complete shock" after DJ Dave Lee Travis put his hand in her trousers while they worked together on a production of Aladdin.
CULTURE Secretary Sajid Javid is to question whether TV licence fee enforcement is working and announce a review of the system, which will pave the way for decriminalising non-payment.
A TRIAL date has been set for two News of the World journalists accused of hacking phones.
A GAMBLER who became involved in the drugs trade because he wanted to "live the high life" has been jailed for four years and nine months.
A TEENAGER has been left with permanent facial scars after what was believed to be an unprovoked assault.
TWELVE people were arrested as Republican marchers battled with police after the officers formed a human chain to block the parade on Saturday.
THE father of Mikaeel Kular believes his son was beaten to death by mother Rosdeep Adekoya in a twisted attempt to exact revenge on him.
VETERAN DJ Dave Lee Travis was an opportunist who acted as if he had a "perfect right" to grope young women, jurors in his retrial have been told.
A CROWN Office worker has been found guilty of breaching the Official Secrets Act and Data Protection Act by leaking information about court cases to people he knew.
Five Scots and a Russian have been arrested in the Mexican resort of Cancun after a brawl.
A policeman said he had "been through hell" after he was cleared of assaulting and abducting a teenager.
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a man racially abused another passenger while they were travelling on a train.
AN OPERA singer has told how he had a doorstep confrontation with his author wife's former lover, who had called her a "bitch".
A RUGBY coach who filmed his rape of a teenage girl has been jailed for seven years.
A MAN has appeared in court charged with rape.
A FINANCE consultant who mistakenly claimed nearly £45,000 in expenses has been cleared of fraud after a second jury failed to reach a verdict on the allegations.
AN apprentice engineer who raped a 12-year-old girl during a party and later claimed she had led him on has been sentenced to 18 months' detention.
A MAN has been arrested after an 82-year-old woman was robbed in her own home.
SIR Cliff Richard thanked people for their support as he faces an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on a young boy.
THE family of a mother-of-five who was stabbed to death in a New Forest field have spoken of their "devastation" at the death of a "remarkable person".
A WOMAN has been arrested in connection with the death of a 14-month-old boy who drowned in a bath in Argyll earlier this year.
A POLICEMAN has gone on trial accused of assaulting and abducting a 16-year-old boy in a village.
A BEST-SELLING author has denied claims she based mentally-ill characters in her books on her ex-lover.
A RUGBY player has been convicted of raping a woman in a garden just hours after playing in a sevens tournament.
A MAN suffered a broken nose after being punched and knocked to the ground as he made his way through a train.
POLICE admit they have run out of leads in their hunt for the body of murdered book-keeper Suzanne Pilley.
A sailor caught at almost four times the alcohol limit while in charge of a 1,300-tonne cargo vessel travelling down the River Tay has been jailed.