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Laughing gas YouTube videos must carry warnings, LGA insists

YouTube and other web giants must do more to protect young people from the party drug laughing gas, UK councils have said, in a warning over internet clips which they said “glamorise” drug use.

Rabbi Miriam Berger of the Finchley Reform Synagogue, standing in front of the Torah Ark

UK Jews mourn Gaza dead but anti-Semitic attacks surge

The Finchley Reform Synagogue has been far busier than usual this week, with Monday seeing the biggest-ever turnout for Tisha B’Av that Rabbi Miriam Berger can remember.

Habib Ullah was slapped on the back by one officer before he was brought to the ground face-down

Habib Ullah: Family outcry as CPS declines to charge police officers linked to stop-and-search death

The family of a man who died after being forced to the ground during a routine stop-and-search by police six years ago has reacted furiously after learning that nobody would be charged over his death and an alleged subsequent cover-up.

Three former Scotland Yard detectives were part of 'highly corrupt cells within the Metropolitan Police Service' but have never been brought to justice, according to a secret internal report seen by The Independent

Exclusive: Secret internal police report points to ‘highly corrupt’ cells in the Met

Three former Scotland Yard detectives seized drugs from criminals and sold them on

Ravel Morrison has been charged with the assault of two women

Ravel Morrison arrested: West Ham footballer ‘threatened to throw acid in ex-girlfriend’s face’

Morrison was initially arrested and charged with two counts of common assault after allegedly punching and slapping his ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor and her mother

Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were fourth-year medical students at Newcastle University

Borneo stabbings: Four suspects 'confess' to killing Newcastle University students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger

Police say 'the crime is solved' as tributes paid to pair in UK

A suspected of stealing a medical file relating to Michael Schumacher has been found hanged in his cell, Zurich prosecutors have said.

Michael Schumacher medical files theft suspect found hanged

The man was arrested on Tuesday

Michael Jackson on the cover for his forthcoming posthumous album, XSCAPE

Michael Jackson hit with new child sex abuse claims more than five years after his death

His estate has since responded to the allegations, after court papers were filed on Monday

A man is escorted off a Qatar Airways aircraft by police at Manchester airport in Manchester, northern England August 5, 2014

Manchester airport bomb scare: Qatar Airways passenger arrested over suspected hoax sectioned under Mental Health Act

An RAF Typhoon jet escorted the Qatar Airways flight from Doha in to land

Sympathetic: Judge Graham White

What is the point of victim impact statements?

A parole judge has apologised to bereaved parents for saying that victim impact statements make no difference. So what are they really for? Paul Gallagher finds out
Michael Perham had been Bishop of Gloucester since 2004

Church of England embroiled in another alleged child abuse scandal

The Church of England faces fresh scrutiny over its handling of historic child abuse after the outgoing Bishop of Gloucester was placed at the centre of a police inquiry over allegations of indecent assault on a child more than 30 years ago.

Amina Agboola murder: Man who kicked toddler to death because she soiled herself is jailed for 17 years

The force of the blow was so severe that it tore her liver in two

Ed Balls had confirmed he will not fight prosecution for failing to stop after driving into another car

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls escapes driving ban over bump and run

Mr Balls, who crashed into the bumper of another car at the Labour Unity Club, in Morley in April, was ordered to pay more than £1,000 in fines

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning admits string of sex offences

He pleaded not guilty to 12 further charges and will stand trial on November 24 on those counts

Family's heartache as judge claims victim impact statements make 'no difference'

Murder victim's parents overheard the comment at a hearing for their son's killers

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC

Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
Nick Clegg the movie: Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise

Nick Clegg the movie

Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?

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Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

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From slow-roasted to sugar-cured: how to make the most of the British tomato season

Make the most of British tomatoes

The British crop is at its tastiest and most abundant. Sudi Pigott shares her favourite recipes
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Face it: 10 best men's skincare products

Oscar Quine cleanses, tones and moisturises to find skin-savers blokes will be proud to display on the bathroom shelf
Malky Mackay allegations: Malky Mackay, Iain Moody and another grim day for English football

Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
La Liga analysis: Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape