Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Police officers charged over death of mentally ill man in cell

A police sergeant and two custody officers have been charged with killing a mentally ill man who collapsed inside a police station.

Jimmy Mubenga died after being restrained on an aircraft by G4S escorts

Jimmy Mubenga: G4S guards cleared of killing Angolan deportee

Terrence Hughes Colin Kaler and Stuart Tribelnig cleared of manslaughter charges

The man was found stabbed outside his home on The Broadway in Edmonton last night

Five boys aged 13 and 14 held after man is stabbed to death

Irish construction worker died following row outside his home

Anthony Small became the British and Common- wealth light middleweight champion in 2009

Former British boxing champ faces terror‑related charges

Anthony Small arrested after police stop lorry leaving Dover with 20 people hidden in back and uncover weapons plot

Michael and Natalie Engel and their daughter

South African claims he will be deported as British wife earns too little

His wife said: 'I'm not so proud to be British now'

Dwaine George was found guilty of murder in 2002

Murder conviction quashed thanks to 30 law students’ homework

Court of Appeal pays tribute to four-year project by Cardiff Law School undergraduates

West Midlands Police headquarters

Man arrested over suspected murder plot against serving West Midlands Police officers

The force stressed that the public were not in danger at any point today

The study found that less than a third of key staff had the skills or technology to address a threat expected to expand over the next three years

Police ‘failing to train key staff to fight growing threat of cyber crime’

Britain’s law enforcement agencies are ill-equipped to confront a fast-expanding and multi-billion-pound cyber-crime phenomenon, according to a survey of police intelligence analysts.

GCHQ’s intelligence processes have been ruled lawful but MPs want its and police
powers to be overhauled

UK democracy undermined by police power to snoop, say MPs

Terror laws let police scrutinise 500,000 requests

Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf Zubair Sarwar admitted spending eight months with an al-Qaeda-linked group

British jihadists who travelled to Syria jailed for 13 years

Judge: Mohammed Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar, both 22, are “deeply committed to violent extremism”

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own