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Police officer 'stabbed' at Swaleside Prison on Isle of Sheppey

Firefighters were also called to the scene

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Bus crash accidentally reveals cannabis farm

Firefighters discovered a handful of marijuana plants

14-year-old Alice Gross, who went missing more than a month ago while walking along a canal in west London.

Alice Gross and the mystery of the two women who disappeared nearby

First, in 1999, it was a 19-year-old student. Then, nine months later, it was a 27-year-old computing graduate. Neither was ever seen again

Gang mediator Donovan Housen

Send in the peacemakers: an answer to gang violence?

Police in London and elsewhere have been offering mediation services to help criminal gangs sort out their disputes without recourse to killing. It’s a controversial approach – but, reports Paul Peachey,  the initiative has so far proved startlingly successful

Azelle Rodney murder trial: Ex-police marksman named

Anthony Long has been named after reporting restrictions were lifted at the Old Bailey

An Alpha 6 fake bomb detector sold by husband and wife team Sam and Joan Tree, on view at a City of London Police station

Married couple guilty of making fake bomb detectors in garden shed they claimed 'could find Madeline McCann'

Sam and Joan Tree made £80m from selling the Alpha 6 'detector'

Dexter-obsessed teenager who stabbed and dismembered girlfriend in ‘blood-curdling’ murder sentenced to 25 years

Steven Miles claimed to have an alter-ego called ‘Ed’ who made him ‘do something bad’

Former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson, 45, who has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to plotting to hack phones

Former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson pleads guilty to phone hacking

Court hears Ian Edmondson ordered hundreds of celebrities to be targeted

Two Myanmar migrant workers Win (left) and Saw (right) are suspects in the killing of two British tourists

Thailand beach murders: Police parade Burmese suspects in reconstruction of killings - video

The two men, Win and Saw, have already confessed to the crimes, police said

Kuntal Patel admitted buying poison from an anonymous US-based seller

Daughter cleared of trying to poison mother in ‘Breaking Bad’ plot

A woman who became obsessed with the television drama Breaking Bad has been cleared of trying to kill her mother by slipping deadly poison bought over the internet into her Diet Coke.

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Champion poker player Phil Ivey 'stitched up' casino in £7.7m winning streak, court hears

Professional player Phil Ivey hid the fact that he had adopted a system that tipped the odds in his favour

A gold coin stolen by Roy Wood

Gold Roman coin theft: Delivery man used metal detector to steal 'historically important' artefact

The British Museum contacted the police after they suspected the culprit had the coin

14-year-old Alice Gross, who went missing more than a month ago while walking along a canal in west London.

Alice Gross: Killer 'may have pre-planned' teenager’s murder

Criminologist claims aspects of case suggest murder was pre-meditated

Children as young as 11 caught drink-driving

Average of 1,000 under-18s have been convicted of drink driving in the past six years

14-year-old Alice Gross, whose body was found in the River Brent

Alice Gross: Police confirm body found in River Brent 'is missing teenager'

Her parents said they are "completely devastated"

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

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Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
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Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

Scared off by the strain of shelling a crab? Let a fishmonger do the hard work so you can focus on getting the flavours right
Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

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Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

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Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past