Teenager trapped by letterbox becomes burglary suspect

A teenager found with his arm stuck in the letterbox of a house has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.

Burglar given 22 years for OAP murder

A burglar who murdered a disabled pensioner while on licence for a string of street robberies has been ordered to serve at least 22 years behind bars.

Britons keep £5.6bn at home rather bank it

Research by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has found that more than £5.6bn in cash is left in homes. Excluding money in householders wallets, the average amount kept at home is just under £218 per UK household.

Firemen douse the charred remains of the Reeves furniture store in Croydon, south of London, on 9 August

Man admits starting House of Reeves Croydon riot blaze

A man today admitted starting a massive fire which destroyed a family-run furniture shop during the riots last year.

A quarter of rioters brought before courts were children, figures reveal

Nearly 1,000 people have been jailed for an average of more than 14 months for their part in last summer's riots, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice.

Rolex watch found in drain is claimed

A £21,000 gold Rolex watch found in a drain by a street cleaner has been claimed by its owner.

Man 'admitted' starting furniture shop fire during riots

A man accused of starting a "catastrophic" fire at a 144-year-old furniture shop boasted about causing the blaze, a court heard today.

Mild chemical agents are used for cases similar to the Tottenham riots

945 jailed over August 2011's riots

Almost 1,000 people have been jailed for an average of more than a year following last summer's riots.

Gang who targeted ATMs jailed

A gang who trawled the country doing smash and grab ATM burglaries have been jailed for a total of nearly 20 years.

Dom Joly: Monkeying around with the Loch Ness Monster

I've taken my wife and kids monster-hunting for half term. They all passed on coming with me to the Congo, so we've come to Inverness for a week to look for the Loch Ness monster. It's quite tricky being a monster-hunter when you have the family in tow. Somehow, it gives you less gravitas. Not that being a monster-hunter up here is something I'd aspire to. Having spent the week chatting to other monster-hunters, it seems that internecine rivalry is intense. All come down on hard on rivals, denigrating their scientific abilities, intelligence and even their choice of facial hair. I heard stories of abuse being daubed on the walls of gorgeous Urquhart Castle. I even heard about one man setting fire to another's exploration vehicle. It's all got a bit heated.

Bullingdon Prison chiefs censured over cell death

Prison chiefs have been censured over the death of a father of eight found hanging in his cell, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said today.

Stoke Newington is UK burglary capital

If you’re worried about thieves, steer clear of Stoke Newington in North London. It has today been revealed as Britain’s burglary hotspot.

Man dies after armed raid on home

A 64-year-old man died after he and his wife were tied up with tape and threatened with a gun during a burglary at their bungalow.

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He knows better than anyone the way to crush enterprise is to have them register for VAT

Car insurance quotes 'jump £50'

The typical comprehensive car insurance quote for a consumer who shops around has risen by £50 in just three months as cheaper deals are disappearing, the AA warned today.

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James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

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