Three Police Federation representatives in the Midlands who called on the Government’s Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell to “consider his position” are being investigated over their conduct during the “plebgate” affair

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Three Police Federation representatives in the Midlands who called on the Government’s Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell to “consider his position” are being investigated over their conduct during the “plebgate” affair.

The number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square, which was destroyed by a terrorist bomb on 7 July 2005

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Counter-terror teams are foiling a plot as big as the July 7 attacks every year, a senior police officer has revealed.

Malala Yousafzai goes back to school in Birmingham after brutal attack in Pakistan

Campaigner for girls' education says she is looking forward to learning ancient Greek

Birmingham council asked about sexual orientation and religion in survey on waste and recycling

Er... why? Birmingham council wheelie bin survey asks: Are you gay, straight or bisexual?

A council survey on wheelie bins which asked residents about their sexual orientation has been branded a waste of taxpayers' money by politicians.

Shocking video shows dozens of drug addicts sprinting to a dealer's car just seconds after he arrives on housing estate

Clip filmed on CCTV camera just yards from children’s playground at 8.30am

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Man remanded over Birmingham bus stabbing charge

A 22-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a teenage girl who was stabbed on a bus as she made her way to school.

Birmingham bus stabbing inquest adjourned

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a teenage girl who was stabbed on a bus as she travelled to school.

Mark Leftly: Keeping HS2 on the rails might mean taking a fresh look at what it costs

Outlook The weekend's Independent on Sunday revealed that High Speed Two (HS2) is already threatening to bust its eye-watering £33bn budget.

16-year-old schoolgirl Christina Edkins was killed on a Birmingham bus

Phillip Simelane to be charged with murdering 16-year-old Christina Edkins on Birmingham bus

A man is to be charged with the murder of a 16-year-old girl who was stabbed on a bus on her way to school.

Man given life sentence for murdering £3,000 casino winner

A man has been handed a life term after stabbing a gambler to death who had won £3,000 at a casino.

Harry Redknapp’s QPR entertain Sunderland this afternoon

Football needs women's touch, says Harry Redknapp

QPR manager backs the idea of female breaking through to take charge of a professional team

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Police have praised the bravery of an 81-year-old woman who battered an intruder with a pair of crutches.

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West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster ponders England return

Foster made himself unavailable for selection two years ago

CPS manager charged for fraud over allegedly claiming £1m in false taxi expenses

A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) finance manager will appear in court today charged with conspiracy to commit fraud over her alleged role in falsely claiming taxi expenses totalling at least £1 million.

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