Babes in the Wood murders: Paedophile killer Russell Bishop found guilty of murdering Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows in 1986

‘Cruel and desperate’ predatory paedophile tried to accuse victim’s father of murder, but was trapped by some of the most modern DNA techniques known to science

Grenfell survivors call on inquiry to deliver ‘fearless reckoning’

Public inquiry told London fire brigade failed to plan for forseeable event of a fire

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have demanded “a fearless reckoning” from the public inquiry into the disaster, urging its chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, to resist “obfuscation” by companies involved in the refurbishment and criticising the London fire brigade for remaining in denial about its failings.

Counsel for 200 of the bereaved, survivors and residents made closing statements to the inquiry on Monday in which they claimed the LFB breached its policies and legal duties in failing to plan or train for the foreseeable event of a fire such as that which claimed 72 lives at Grenfell.

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Indifference to sexual violence eats away at us all, say Nobel pair

We’re putting commerce before victims, argue Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have called on the world to protect victims of wartime sexual violence as they angrily criticised indifference to the plight of women and children in conflict in their peace prize acceptance speeches.

Mukwege, a Congolese gynaecologist and world expert on rape in conflict, and Murad, a Yazidi activist and survivor of Isis sexual slavery, said victims were sometimes valued less than commercial interests.

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England keep faith with winning formula for West Indies Test series

  • Denly handed reprieve as Smith sticks by stars from Sri Lanka
  • Stone’s World Cup chances hit after being left out of ODI squad

England have kept faith with the squad that delivered a historic Test whitewash in Sri Lanka, naming the same 16 players that finished that tour for next month’s series against the West Indies.

That means no place for Surrey’s Ollie Pope, who was initially selected for Sri Lanka but left early to get game time with the Lions, and a reprieve for Kent’s Joe Denly.

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John Romero’s about to make you a gift

Celebrating the 25th birthday of Doom‘s shareware episode today, Id Software co-founder and level design wizard John Romero has announced he’s making a whole new episode for the seminal first-person shooter. Sigil is its name, and launching free in February 2019 is its game. Romero calls Sigil “the spiritual successor to the fourth episode of Doom,” the one added in the Ultimate Doom expansion, saying it “picks up where the original left off.” While Sigil will be free, it is getting paid physical releases too, with the fanciest including “a pewter statue of John Romero’s head on a spike.”

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