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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

Mary Dejevsky listens in court as a dark, disquieting side of the capital is revealed

Fiona Woolf couldn't remember if the Brittans were on her Christmas card list

Calls for Woolf to step down from abuse inquiry as victim claims she lacks expertise

MPs claim Lord Mayor of London is not impartial

Medi Abalimba at the time of his arrest

Failed footballer Medi Abalimba jailed for posing as Chelsea player

Abalimba blew thousands on champagne after passing himself off as Gael Kakuta

Convicted rapist Ched Evans said he is going to fight to clear his name, in a YouTube video appeal released today

Ched Evans video statement: 'I am determined to continue the fight to clear my name'

The convicted rapist said "it is my hope that I’ll be able to return to football", in a video statement published today

A six-month-old girl has died after being attacked by a dog in a house in Daventry

Police under investigation for 'restraining man having epileptic seizure' who later died

Five Sussex Police officers have been serviced with gross misconduct notices

Conman pretended to be in coma for two years to cover up £41,000 fraud on elderly neighbour

Alan Knight claimed to be paraplegic but was caught out going on shopping trips and family holidays

Noel Fielding claims he lay 'handcuffed in gold boots and a boiler suit' as police beat his friend

The surrealist comedian, 41, was giving evidence as part of a continuing £80,000 assault claim made by Jimmy Browne, 53

Questioned: Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

Liverpool University 'postpones' honorary degree for Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe after angry backlash from Hillsborough families

The Met Police chief is under investigation by the IPCC over the aftermath of the 1989 disaster

Metropolitan Police Commissoner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

Liverpool University to award Met chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe an honorary degree despite ongoing IPCC Hillsborough probe

Britain's most senior police officer remains under investigation over his role handling families of those who died

Counter-terrorism officers took the young woman from Bedfordshire to a central London police station

Bedfordshire woman arrested on terror charges related to Syria

Two address in Bedfordshire are being searched as part of investigation

Fiona Woolf says her links with Lord and Lady Brittan do not amount to a ‘close association’

Child abuse investigation: PM confident inquiry chair Fiona Woolf will act 'with integrity' despite connection to former minister under scrutiny

Lawyer Fiona Woolf has to investigate why Lord Brittan failed to act on a dossier of allegations about prominent people. But given she dined with him five times, lives on the same street, and sponsored his wife’s fun run, will she have the teeth to get to the truth?

Arnis Zalkalns was allowed into the country despite having murdered his wife in Latvia

Britain's 'failure to deport foreign criminals' has cost £70m

Arnis Zalkans, prime suspect in Alice Gross murder, was allowed into the country despite having murdered his wife in Latvia

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British drone operators could be breaking international law, says former GCHQ chief

British military and intelligence personnel working at US Air Force bases on the controversial drones programme could be at risk of breaking international law, according to a new report from the former director of GCHQ.

Peter Connelly, known as Baby P, died in 2007

Ofsted accused of cover-up over lost Baby P assessment

Ofsted has been accused of a staging a “cover-up” by a whistleblowing former employee over its handling of the “Baby P” scandal.

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

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From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?