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The issue of online ticket touts overcharging fans has been increasingly criticised by artists from the rock band Iron Maiden, left, to comedian Stewart Lee, right, who both called for a crackdown on the practice

Online ticket touts may face £5,000 fines under law to stop rip-off prices

Government forced into U-turn over ‘free market’ after protests from artists and buyers

Corporation in Sheffield, where a bouncer allegedly made abusive comments towards a student

Bouncer suspended for 'telling gay student he could be fed to dogs'

Police have launched an investigation into the incident

The pharmacist fire three shots at Gillenwater

Suspected armed robber shot dead in West Virginian pharmacy seconds after worker jokes 'Are you going to rob me?'

The shop was ready and open for business hours after the fatal shooting took place

Pensioner Alan Barnes was mugged last week

Alan Barnes attacker pleads guilty to assaulting disabled pensioner

Richard Gatiss pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court

CCTV captured the attack

Video emerges of moment teenage assailant pistol-whips South London store owner

Man has now been jailed for four years after admitting robbery and possession of an imitation firearm

Aqsa Mahmood and another woman in Syria in a picture tweeted in 2014.

Missing Syria girls: Parents must 'keep passports under lock and key' to stop children joining Isis

Three teenage girls are believed to have fled to Syria from London to join group

Rolf Harris arriving at Southwark Crown Court on May 14, 2014

Rolf Harris stripped of Australian honours months after child sex offences conviction

The disgraced entertainer still holds a British CBE despite petition to remove it

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West Ham chants aimed at Tottenham fans labelled 'vile' by Spurs: Kick It Out contact police over anti-semitic video footage

Video footage emerged yesterday apparently showing West Ham fans chanting anti-Semitic song

Karen Danczuk is married to anti-child sex abuse campaigner Simon Danczuk MP

Man arrested over Karen Danczuk abuse claim

Her alleged attacker, who lives a few miles from Ms Danczuk, was arrested by Greater Manchester Police, after she revealed she was reporting his name

Pakistani customs burn illegal drugs hauls

UK's drugs aid puts Britons at risk of execution

The Government is backing counter-narcotics raids in countries that have the death penalty

The number of women behind bars has not significantly fallen from the 4,000 that the coalition inherited from the last Labour government

Number of jailed mothers is a 'litany of despair'

Clegg pledges to create a Women's Justice Board to reduce female inmates

Child kidnappings and abductions could be four times higher than authorities admit, charities warn

Charities fear victim numbers could be four times higher than official police figures suggest

CCTV show the un-named 15-year-old, Kadiza Sultana,16, and Shamima Begum,15, at Gatwick airport

Missing schoolgirls: Police quizzed London teenagers two months before they travelled to Turkey 'to join Isis in Syria'

Officers spoke to Shemima Begum, Kadiza Sultana and the third girl after their friend ran away to Syria

Handcuffed man beats police officer to the ground in 'sickening' body camera footage

Radbourne was jailed for 36 months over a charge of ABH

Trains and St Pancras facilities are getting a make-over by Christopher Jenner

Chelsea racism: Police hunt for fans who shouted racist chants in London's St Pancras station

British Transport Police could not confirm whether the culprits were the same group who pushed a black man off a Paris Metro train last week

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Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

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