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It is approaching that time of the year when you take a backward look and think to yourself: what do I know now that I didn’t know a year ago?

Can New York survive without doormen?

30,000 men and women who keep city's apartment blocks running prepare to strike over pay and conditions

Nick Anstee: London's strength is its openness. Curbs on migration don't help

We must ensure that our international financial institutions, such as the IMF and World Bank, are robust and flexible. They are, after all, the principal agents to make a reality of the commitments made at the Pittsburgh conference late last year. I believe, however, that they should have sharper tools to perform their task, to preserve and expand an open, balanced and sustainable international economy that creates prosperity for all. Let's co-ordinate these actions. Unilateral activity from whatever source, such as declaring a levy on banks, and limiting capital flows in fund management, are unhelpful unless they are set in the context of – and consistent with – the G20 initiative.

Former doorman to face Milly Dowler murder charge

A former doorman is set to appear in court facing charges of kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Milly Dowler in 2002.

Milly Dowler parents hope for justice after Levi Bellfield murder charge

The parents of Milly Dowler were tonight hoping their long wait for justice could soon be over after prosecutors said a former nightclub doorman will go on trial accused of murdering her.

Decision on Milly Dowler murder charge due

Prosecutors will announce tomorrow whether the prime suspect in the murder of 13-year-old Milly Dowler is to be charged.

Fresh allegations reported over Venables prison recall

Jon Venables the 27-year-old convicted murderer, who was controversially released on licence in 2001, sparked concerns from probation officers after revealing his identity and abusing drugs, the Sunday Mirror said today.

The newspaper also claims that Venables was recalled to prison on suspicion of child porn offences.

MPs call for 'urgent' inquiry into firms running police cells

Security firms in the dock as 'inadequate' civilian staff are criticised over deaths and injuries in custody

Jigsaw killer 'cut up four other bodies'

Police are to investigate after a man who murdered his flatmate and dumped his body parts across two counties told a court that he had dismembered four more corpses.

Simon Carr: The truth about our former PM

Christ comes back and ushers in 1,000 years of security, stability and non-inflationary growth

Man paralysed after arrest demands a full public inquiry

Gary Reynolds, left in a coma in a police cell, fears the same thing could easily happen to others

Freed yacht crew apologise at family reunion

The British sailors freed after a week in Iranian custody apologised to their families as they were reunited for the first time since their ordeal today.

Parents of teen who died in Greece believe there was police cover-up

His death was passed off as yet another example of irresponsible young Britons drinking themselves to death on holiday: a 17-year-old boy who fell 20ft down the stairs of a nightclub in the popular beach resort of Laganas, on the Greek island of Zante, after drinking a potent concoction of spirits known locally as a "bomb".

Freed British yachtsmen sail into Dubai

British sailor David Bloomer said it was "wonderful" to be free tonight after he and four yachtsmen were released by the Iranian authorities.

Attempts to free sailors run aground

Diplomatic overture rebuffed as Iran threatens 'hard and serious measures' if captured Britons had 'evil intentions'

Families concerned over sailors held by Iran

The families of five British sailors being held captive in Iran spoke of their concern today after reports suggested the crew faced "serious" action if found to have had "evil intentions".

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