Senior members of one of the country’s most notorious gangs have been arrested after expanding their drug-dealing operations outside of their south London stronghold to target lucrative new markets, police said yesterday.
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Monday 07 May 2012
A former Conservative chief whip launched a brutal attack on David Cameron's leadership qualities yesterday as the recriminations intensified over the party's dismal local council election results.
Monday 30 April 2012
A baby wallaby has made her home in a zoo keeper's rucksack after being found outside her mother's pouch.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Bedfordshire Police said a Renault articulated lorry was on the M1 southbound at around 3.30am, when it was in a crash with two other lorries.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Friday 23 March 2012
In towns and cities across Britain, diners queue up for their very own local delicacies, from the parmo to the Bedfordshire Clanger. Will Dean took to the road to get a taste of them.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
The Attorney General's Office is reviewing the sentences of two child rapists who were jailed for just 40 months for attacking an 11-year-old girl.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
I don't sound Welsh enough for my liking. My name might suggest a sonorous voice suited to performing at the Eisteddfod or auctioning cattle in Abergavenny, but I've got a nondescript southern accent that could come from anywhere within a 70-mile radius of London. It actually comes from within a seven-mile radius of Luton: the dialectological equivalent of magnolia paint. I suppose I could affect a Welsh accent, but that would make me look even more desperate for attention that I already do, and I'd probably sound like Nick Clegg doing a bad impression of Gandhi.
Sunday 01 January 2012
A man died after he was assaulted at a New Year's Eve party, police said.
Saturday 17 December 2011
Holiday travellers had to contend with snow and ice as the Great Christmas Getaway began yesterday – and more of the same weather is expected this weekend.
Sunday 04 December 2011
Transport Secretary Justine Greening has demanded more of the high speed rail line be buried under ground. The minister will this week announce a delay in the final decision for the £32bn, 100-mile project, after asking officials to examine ways of mitigating the impact of the HS2 line on the countryside.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Lights are to be permanently switched off on one of Britain's busiest sections of motorway, the Highways Agency said today.
Friday 08 July 2011
Three police investigations involving a man who was tortured and killed were "flawed", the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has said.
Friday 17 June 2011
Almost a quarter of high streets in the UK are failing, it was reported today, as a gap grows between the best and worst town centres.
Saturday 28 May 2011
There were no routes, passengers or even a qualified driver yesterday as Boris Johnson steered the new London bus around a test ground near Bedford.
Monday 23 May 2011
Prosecutors have dropped a common assault case against the founder of the English Defence League (EDL), a court official said today.
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