1. GARY MCKINNON WILL NOT FACE CHARGES
Computer hacker Gary McKinnon, whose extradition to America was blocked in October, will not face criminal charges in the UK it has been announced. The news brings to an end a ten-year legal battle. McKinnon, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, was wanted in the US after he hacked into US government computers. His mother Janis Sharop said the news was "amazing".