A trial is to be held entirely in secret for the first time in British history. Two men accused of a terror plot will go into the dock at the Old Bailey in weeks. For undisclosed reasons of national security their identities, as well as details of their alleged crimes, will not be heard in public. The very existence of the trial can be disclosed today only because the Daily Mail fought with other media groups to have the reporting restrictions lifted. Full story >>
A trial is the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent. When a case comes to trial, it is brought to a court and the person who has been accused of a crime stands trial (=appears in court). • They're on trial for armed robbery. • He remains in prison awaiting trial on major fraud charges.