A couple have been handed a 22 month suspended prison sentence between them for their involvement in a flytipping spree which left taxpayers with a £5,000 clean-up bill.
Ian Stewart spun a complex tale of deception about the disappearance of the author , but was convicted of murder.
A former finalist in the Young Musician of the Year competition was in court for a second time for downloading indecent images of children.
The fiance of a children's author found dead in a cesspit told police "things just haven't been going well" before her disappearance, a court has heard.
The fiance of children's author Helen Bailey led his son to believe she had been "taken" by two violent men, a court heard.
Author Helen Bailey joked with her alleged killer she would be scared if they argued because she did not "know what would happen", he told a court.
Watford man Neil Williams was jailed for 27 months today after a truck driver caught him stealing his mobile phone.
A couple have admitted their involvement in a flytipping spree in which one Hertsmere lane was targeted ten times in less than three weeks.
Children's author Helen Bailey was plied with sedatives and "probably suffocated" by her partner in a financially motivated killing, a court has heard.