Johnson seals second term as Mayor by narrow margin amid chaos counting the votes
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Thursday 06 May 2010
For an election as closely run as this one seems likely to be, a single Swingometer was never going to be enough. So 55 years after the first prototype was introduced to illustrate the change in voting patterns in Southampton Itchen and Southampton Test, the BBC will be deploying three Swingometers to interpret the latest news from the nation's polling stations.
Tuesday 09 February 2010
I first met Ali Dizaei in 1999 during three days of tests and interviews to get on a course that would be our ticket to the highest ranks in the police service. Even then his reputation preceded him. As the outspoken head of the Black Police Association he had been justifiably critical of the police service's, at times, half-hearted attempts to tackle racism within its ranks and institutions.
Sunday 11 October 2009
Saturday 11 April 2009
Monday 26 January 2009
Cannabis users will not face fines from today, despite it being upgraded to a Class B drug.
Saturday 17 January 2009
Tuesday 02 December 2008
While the state of Gordon Ramsay's marriage dominates the headlines, I hear that his fellow chef Keith Floyd is counting the cost of a painfully expensive divorce.
Monday 01 December 2008
The scandal of the arrest of the Shadow immigration minister, Damian Green, continues to reverberate. Arresting MPs (not to mention raiding their offices in the House of Commons) is no small matter in a democracy. The affair must be treated with the highest seriousness by the Government. Before anything else we need an official statement detailing exactly what ministers knew before the raid went ahead. Otherwise, poisonous suspicions that the police have been used as a political tool will continue to fester.
Sunday 23 November 2008
Sunday 16 November 2008
Sunday 16 November 2008
Friday 14 November 2008
The great blubbing debate has just moved to a new, decisive phase, with those of us who hold that crying in public is almost always a form of showing off in danger of being swept away on a tide of tears.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
A pathologist was misled during a police briefing into believing Jean Charles de Menezes "vaulted" over a ticket barrier before he was shot dead, an inquest heard today.
Thursday 16 October 2008
Friday 03 October 2008
Boris Johnson branded claims of a Tory plot to oust Britain's most senior police officer as "absolutely outlandish" today.
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