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'The worse the crime, the more careful we need to be in our administration of justice' (PA)

The murder of an innocent man in Bristol illustrates how gossip and innuendo can have catastrophic results

Mary Whitehouse leaves the Old Bailey in London in 1982 (PA)

She wasn’t afraid of being laughed at by the fashionable intelligentsia. Her passion for decency and her hatred of ‘filth’ were inspired by her love of God

Sir Jimmy Savile claims

One abuse victim’s account offers an instructive take on attitudes to paedophilia

Jimmy Savile at the BBC in 1972 (Photo: PA)

The BBC was blinded by his celebrity status. But its problems with group-think are shared by many institutions

Sir Jimmy Savile claims

The crimes of Jimmy Savile raise some difficult questions

Last November, people filed past Savile's golden coffin in Leeds to pay their respects (Photo: PA)

Was he simply torn between good and evil? Or was it worse: did he do good so that evil might come of it?

Flowers lie in the place formerly occupied by Jimmy Savile's headstone (PA)

It is very hard for us to acknowledge the evil that lies plainly before our eyes