2016: Sadie Hartley murder

An obsessive “she devil” who murdered a love rival in a brutal attack she plotted with a friend has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years.

Sarah Williams, 35, stunned Sadie Hartley with a cattle prod and stabbed her 41 times in an “orgy of violence”.

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2016: Angela Wrightson murder

Two 15-year-old girls have been given life sentences with minimum terms of 15 years for the torture and murder of a vulnerable woman. Angela Wrightson, 39, was found semi-naked in her living room in Hartlepool with more than 100 injuries – including 80 to her face – in December 2014.

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2014: Phone-hacking scandal

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months for conspiring to hack phones. 

Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges against her as the long-running phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey came to and end last month.

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2011: Derrick Bird Shootings - Cumbria

Twelve people were killed by a gunman who went on the rampage across Cumbria in north-west England.

Taxi driver Derrick Bird shot dead a colleague in the town of Whitehaven, before driving through the countryside apparently targeting people at random.

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2008: Steve Wright Ipswich Murders

Steve Wright will spend the rest of his life in jail for murdering five women in Suffolk.

Wright killed prostitutes Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls before dumping their bodies around Ipswich.

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