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Tom Winsor had said that some communities 'from other cultures' choose to police themselves

News International lied and prevaricated, say police chiefs

Mr Clarke admitted his officers failed to carry out a full inquiry, and said he was not sure all the material had been read

Just 170 hacking victims contacted

The police chief leading Scotland Yard's phone hacking probe has revealed just 170 of more than 4,000 potential victims have been contacted.

Gordon Brown accuses News International

Former prime minister Gordon Brown accused News International newspapers today of accessing private information about himself and his family.

Met commissioner to say sorry for 'institutional' failures

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is expected to make a public apology for his force's sustained mishandling of the phone hacking scandal. Sir Paul Stephenson is thought to be preparing to admit that the Met was guilty of "institutional" failures that went beyond any the failings of any one officer.

John Yates's confession prompts calls for him to step down

One of Scotland Yard's top officers was urged to resign yesterday after admitting he had appallingly mishandled a review of the initial bungled investigation into phone hacking.

Police to interview Brooks under caution

Rebekah Brooks will be questioned by detectives over what she knew about the hacking scandal, it emerged last night.

Coulson faces arrest as police say up to 4,000 were hacked

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World, is about to become the highest-profile journalist to be arrested in the phone-hacking scandal, according to reports last night.

Ex-phone hacking probe officer to face MPs

The officer in charge of the original phone hacking inquiry has been called to give further evidence to MPs.

MPs to grill officers who led bungled investigation

The officer who led the bungled police investigation into phone hacking is to appear before a parliamentary committee next week, the Commons confirmed yesterday.

Supreme Court dismisses bail bid

The highest court in the land has dismissed a bid to suspend a controversial legal ruling on police bail which hampers investigations and overturns 25 years of police practice.

Make forced marriages illegal say survivors

The only time Saima Ahmed breaks down while recounting her forced marriage is when she retells the moment a family friend tracked her down and plunged a knife into her stomach for running away from home.

Campaigners call for stricter marriage visa rules

Stricter rules for those who want to marry a foreign partner are needed to ensure confidence in the immigration system, campaigners have said.

Leading article: An amnesty would be sensible

A report from the Commons Home Affairs select committee suggests that there has been a "silent amnesty" to reduce the backlog of cases of refugees whose status has been left unresolved for years. Since 2006, when the Labour Home Secretary John Reid declared that the UK Border Agency was "not fit for purpose" that much maligned organisation has been working its way through 450,000 unresolved cases.

Failings 'mean amnesty for asylum-seekers'

More than 160,000 asylum seekers were effectively given an amnesty to stay in Britain following a change in the rules applied by immigration officials, according to an MPs' report published today. It delivers a damning assessment of the UK Border Agency as "not fit for purpose" and unable to check out immigration claims fully.

MPs to force Commons privacy debate

MPs of all parties are set to force a Commons debate on super-injunctions amid universal complaints that the privacy rules are in chaos.

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