5. APRIL JONES KILLER DROPS APPEAL
April Jones's murderer, Mark Bridger, has abandoned an attempt to appeal against his whole-life term 11 days before a hearing was due to take place. Bridger, 47, was convicted last May of murdering the five-year-old, who went missing from her home in Machynlleth, Powys in October 2012. Her body has never been found.