Pleas were submitted on the internet in 80,000 criminal cases last year, the Government has revealed, as it unveiled plans for a fresh courts modernisation drive.
Radio host and TV presenter Chris Tarrant has apologised after he was given a road ban for drink-driving.
A professional cricketer has appeared in court to deny accusations he raped a woman.
Acid attacker Arthur Collins is due to be sentenced for smuggling a mobile phone into prison so he could privately call his pregnant girlfriend.
Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has criticised the criminal justice system for letting a former university friend continue his 20-year campaign of harassment against her.
A third rape case in just over a month has collapsed after a failure from investigators to find key evidence.
A man has been handed unpaid work after punching a television at a bar.
Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone and her billionaire ex-husband James Stunt have appeared at court for the latest round in a legal battle following their split.
A man has been jailed for nine months for stalking a 13-year-old girl in his car after spotting her at a bus stop.
Former England star Trevor Sinclair has appeared in court charged with offences including assaulting a police officer and racially aggravated public order.
A psychiatrist who examined a North-east woman accused of trying to kill her husband told a court she had “lost all sense of reality” at the time of the incident.
A Liverpool fan who campaigns for victims of the Hillsborough disaster has made an urgent appeal for help in finding his missing granddaughter.
Emergency services were called to a flat late last night following reports of a disturbance.
A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing the deaths of five people, including three children, by dangerous driving after a car ploughed into a tree.
A man has appeared in court accused of plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister in a bomb and knife attack on Downing Street.
Two teenagers will go on trial next year accused of plotting a Columbine School-style attack.
A taxi driver who killed his two young children by smothering them with a petrol-soaked rag has been been jailed for life with a minimum term of 33 years.
A football fan has been handed unpaid work after shouting and swearing at Aberdeen fans last season.
A model car fan charged with trying to kill his ex by setting fire to her has walked free – after she said she torched herself.
A burglar has been handed a life sentence and told he must serve a minimum of 27 years for twice running over an ex-Royal Navy officer as his wife watched in horror.
A pathologist has told a murder trial that a man found dead in Aberdeen almost 40 years ago was stabbed seven times in the chest and neck.
A man got behind the wheel while more than twice the limit – after underestimating the strength of shots, a court has heard.
A man has admitted assaulting a member of door staff at a city casino after he would not let him in to use the toilet.
A North-east couple have been banned from keeping animals for five years, after one of the "worst cases" of cat neglect every seen by a senior Scottish SPCA inspector.
A man jailed for 15 years after being convicted of an “unspeakably wicked” catalogue of sex offences against children, including rape, has launched a bid to slash his sentence.
A man is due to appear in court following the recovery of Class A drugs with a street value of around £3,000.
The ex-girlfriend of a murder suspect told a court that she was so “petrified” of him she lied to the emergency services about what she saw.
A fisherman has been jailed for 20 months over more than £86,000 of tax evasion.
A man has been charged in connection with an incident in Torry earlier this month.
A man has been charged after thousands of pounds worth of crack cocaine was recovered in Aberdeen.