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Michael Frayn's play-within-a-play is as funny as ever in this slick production, while, across town, gritty new writers make their mark

Police raid gang suspects over Oxford Street killing

Police carried out a string of raids on suspected gang members yesterday as they continued to hunt for the killer of a teenager who was stabbed in Oxford Street on Boxing Day.

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Pardoned jailbird sees his hopes of freedom dashed

Confusion over sentence review means Spain's longest-serving inmate must stay behind bars

Noises Off, Old Vic, London (4/5)

There has never been a more brilliantly conceived machine for generating helpless audience laughter than Michael Frayn's 1982 classic Noises Off, which revived now by Lindsay Posner as a deliriously funny and beautifully cast Christmas treat at the Old Vic.

Thieves with brass neck sought after tubas disappear

Police in Los Angeles are advising the city's schools to tighten security after a rash of burglaries in which thieves have broken into music department classrooms and made off with tubas.

Civilians taken on Manchester police drug raids

More than 130 civilian "witnesses" were taken on dawn drugs raids today which have so far led to over 50 arrests.

Kitten microwaved during break-in

Police are hunting intruders who killed a kitten in a microwave oven during a burglary in which nothing was stolen.

Dear victim, it was your fault I raided you, writes burglar

A teenage burglar wrote to his victim, blaming the householder for the crime and saying that he felt no remorse, police have said.

Man cleared over riot messages

A father was cleared today of posting a series of messages on Facebook to incite looting at the height of the nationwide riots in the summer.

Teenager faces two years over riots

A former youth Olympic ambassador has been detained for two years for her part in the London riots.

Police braced for winter crime spree

A winter crime spree that could increase the number of burglaries across the country by 26 per cent is due to start at dusk on Monday, research suggests.

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