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Police chiefs Sean Price and Derek Bonnard drop legal claims

A chief constable who was sacked and his deputy have dropped legal claims relating to their arrest as part of a corruption inquiry.

The police faces fresh scrutiny over integrity and standards after it emerged that forces had ignored guidelines to fuel a boom in second jobs for officers and staff.

Sharp fall in number of police officers under 26

The number of young officers serving in police forces has fallen by almost half in two years because of the pressure on senior officers to cut budgets, according to new figures.

Chemical burn cat gets new fur coat

A cat which suffered chemical burns to 60 per cent of its body causing its black-and-white fur to fall out is recovering and its coat is growing back.

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Independents trump Labour in early returns for Police and Crime Commissioners results

Three independent candidates triumphed when the first results from elections for Police and Crime Commissioners were announced.

First chief constable to be sacked for 35 years would have faced further disciplinary charges

The first chief constable to be sacked for 35 years would have faced further disciplinary charges including for spending on a corporate credit card and trips abroad if he had kept his job, according to new documents released yesterday.

Black voters were crucial in swing states

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For many African Americans, this election was not just about holding on to history, but also confronting what they perceived as a shadowy campaign to suppress the black vote.

Senior Labour backbencher Sir Stuart Bell dies after cancer battle

Senior Labour backbencher Sir Stuart Bell died this morning after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said.

Burton claim third round spot with victory over Leicester

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Olympic gold postbox in honour of rower Kat Copeland defaced

A second postbox painted gold in honour of an Olympic champion has been defaced.

Police chiefs may face charges

Prosecutors are to consider bringing charges against a chief constable and his deputy after they were passed files from a misconduct inquiry overseen by the police watchdog.

Family plea after missing teenager Rachel Wilson's body found

The family of a teenager murdered after going missing a decade ago made an emotional plea today as police confirmed they had found her body.

Officers to sue over inquiry

A chief constable and his deputy who were arrested as part of a corruption investigation began legal proceedings yesterday against three other police forces and the boss of the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Corruption allegation police chief to sue for unlawful arrest

A police chief arrested over allegations of corruption is suing the heads of three police forces and the boss of the National Crime Agency (NCA).

JAmes Allen, 36, was arrested in Leeds, following a chase, after being spotted by an off-duty officer

Police warning as double-murder suspect arrested

Detectives have warned families to check the well-being of friends and relatives who may have come into contact with a double-murder suspect.

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