News The attack left Naomi Oni with severe facial scarring

Court hears how 21-year-old was jealous of her friend’s looks and carried out the alleged attack after a falling out

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust placed in special measures

A&E departments deemed unsafe because of the lack of full-time consultants

'Racist Woman on London Tube' ranting mother cleared of racially aggravated harassment

Accountant Claire Moloney tells court 'I'm not a racist', after YouTube clip of swear-filled tirade went viral

Mesut Ozil poses with new Arsenal team-mate Lukas Podolski while on duty with the Germany. Podolski, currently out with a hamstring injury, was being examined by the national team doctor

Arsenal investigate academy coach tweet after alleged Mesut Ozil transfer bet

Coach Mark Arber posted on his Twitter account 'Lovely bit of 14-1 Mesut' causing the Gunners to launch an investigation into whether betting regulations have been breached

Almost half of England's school districts will have more primary pupils than places in two years

Classes for five to seven-year-olds are being stretched beyond legal limit of 30

Chris Bryant forced to back down over claim Tesco and Next use cheap migrant workers

Shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant has backed down from his blunt claim that the supermarket giant Tesco had undercut the wages of its British employees by recruiting from eastern Europe.

Controversial Government advert telling illegal immigrants to 'go home' or face arrest is reported to advertising regulators

Labour peer Lord Lipsy said claim on advert that 106 arrests are made a week was 'grossly mis-leading'

Carlton Cole in action for West Ham against Reading earlier in the season

Transfer news: Crystal Palace prepare double swoop for Carlton Cole and Dan Gosling

Pair are believed to be in talks over a move while club could be about to make two more signings

Deputy head Nomsa Prescod-Babb beside one of Gascoigne’s temporary classrooms

Children lose out after primary schools fail to keep up with soaring demand for pupil places

Education Department blamed as libraries and play areas are turned into makeshift classrooms

Husband of dead pregnant woman Maria De Jesus describes 'litany of errors' after trainee NHS surgeons removed ovary instead of appendix

The husband of a pregnant woman who died weeks after two trainee surgeons mistakenly extracted her ovary instead of her appendix described a “litany of errors” under the NHS experience that left him “revolted”.

Tory relief at Fazeley by-election result

There was relief for Tories when they defended a marginal seat in the latest council by-elections after slumping in some other contests since the May 2 main polls.

Ukip gains again as Tories slump in latest by-elections

The UK Independence Party (Ukip) continued its winning streak after last week's county polls, taking a seat from the Tories in the latest council by-elections and coming second in two Labour ones.

Kevin Phillips scored three as Crystal Palace beat Hull City 4-2

Martin Hardy: Hat-trick heroes give hope after rise from base of the pyramid

Life Beyond the Premier League

True blue: Riseborough played a young Margaret Thatcher in The Long Walk to Finchley

Lady Thatcher had 'psychopathic tendencies', says Andrea Riseborough who played her in BBC Drama 'The Long Walk To Finchley'

Actress Andrea Riseborough says she believes Lady Thatcher, who she played in a BBC drama, had “psychopathic tendencies”.

London woman left disfigured by shocking random acid attack by mystery woman in niqab as she walked home from work at Victoria's Secret

20-year-old victim releases shocking images of injuries in an appeal to catch attacker

Four arrested on sex trafficking and child prostitute charges

Four members of an alleged child sex trafficking gang were arrested by police in the early hours of this morning, officers have said.

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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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