News A woman allegedly leaves a care home with a Christmas tree in Camberwell.

An alleged thief has been caught on camera supposedly stealing a Christmas tree from a care home in south London.

Schoolboy's killers must serve at least 30 years

Two gunmen who murdered an innocent schoolboy while he slept in his bed were jailed for life today with a minimum term of 30 years each. His killers mistook him for his drug-dealing older brother.

Student in court accused of schoolgirl's murder

A student appeared in court today charged with the murder of a schoolgirl found stabbed to death in a block of flats.

Police accused over murdered girl's stalker

Police failed to act after the family of a teenager who was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack told them a stalker had threatened to kill her, a friend said today.

Man arrested after fatal stabbing of 'gentle giant'

A 19-year-old man has been arrested over the death of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a bakery shop in London.

Deborah Orr: We should all be shocked by these stories of teenagers shot and stabbed on our streets

When Boris Johnson tripped, literally, on to the London stage, and spoke of crime being the issue that worried Londoners most, he delivered a perfect illustration of how easy it is to be the new guy. In making street violence the centrepiece of his campaign, he had echoed the rhetoric of David Cameron, with his claim that Britain is "a broken society".

Officers face action over honour killing

Two police forces were accused today of "letting down" an honour killing victim when she told officers she feared for her life in the months before her murder.

My Secret Life: Natasha Law, artist

Born in south London in 1970, Natasha Law is the older sister of the actor Jude Law. An artist trained at Camberwell College, she is renowned for using household paints to create predominantly erotic images, and has illustrated books including Camilla Morton's How to Walk in High Heels: the Girl's Guide to Everything. She lives in Peckham with her husband and three children, and her work will be exhibited at Room on Charing Cross Road, London W1, and the Eleven Gallery in London SW1, from Thurs to 16 Feb.

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Peers make last-ditch stand against hunt law

The Government will today use the Parliament Act to force through a ban on hunting with dogs in spite of a final act of defiance last night by the House of Lords.

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