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

Heathrow wait to enter Britain 'unacceptable'

With the Olympics looming, MPs fear delays are damaging airport's reputation among tourists

More concerns over Heathrow queues

Lengthy queues at Heathrow cleared overnight - but further concerns were raised today about the reputation of the airport with the Olympics on the horizon.

Immigration Minister to be grilled over Heathrow queues

Immigration Minister Damian Green is to be grilled by MPs about chronic queues at Heathrow Airport amid concern that the issue is doing “huge damage” to Britain's reputation.

The flamboyant film star was asked to give evidence about his own battle with addiction to MPs reviewing the Government's drugs policy

Russell Brand suggests MPs decriminalise drug possession

The Government is wasting money by policing minor drugs offences, the comedian and former heroin addict Russell Brand told MPs today.

Editor-in-chief of 'The Guardian', Alan Rusbridger

The fight gets dirty: Sun accuses rival of using ex-MI6 men to tail civil servant

Guardian accused of 'highly invasive' undercover operation

Stephen Lawrence's mother, Doreen Lawrence, wrote to the Met after allegations of corruption in the murder inquiry

Former detectives to help find lost Lawrence case files

Former detectives are being asked to help find missing documents from the inquiry into alleged corruption in the original Stephen Lawrence case.

The Government wants to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada

Theresa May launches fresh attempt to expel Abu Qatada from Britain

Theresa May today launched a fresh attempt to expel the radical preacher Abu Qatada from Britain, insisting the Home Office were convinced that his planned deportation was legal.

Labour hits out at Abu Qatada deportation delay

Home Secretary Theresa May has allowed "too much drift and delay" in the Government's bid to put radical cleric Abu Qatada on a plane back to Jordan, Labour said today.

Police chief offers PCSO assurance

A chief constable today sought to reassure the public that police were not being taken off the beat and replaced with community support officers.

Borders Agency unacceptably 'obstructive' when providing information to MPs

Britain's Borders Agency is today accused of trying to “circumvent” attempts by Parliament to get the information MPs need to hold the organisation to account.

Elected commissioners: Simon Weston in Wales, left; John Prescott in West Midlands, centre; Meredydd Hughes in South Yorkshire

Who will police the police?

A number of retired chief constables are hoping to be in Britain's first wave of elected commissioners. But should they be allowed to oversee the forces they once worked for? Paul Peachey and Olivia Lee report

Leading article: No need for laws on forced marriage

The imperative that "something must be done" is a bane of political life. Faced with an unacceptable situation, the temptation for the politician is to act to satisfy the public hunger for a solution. But what seems the obvious response may be counterproductive

Gary McKinnon has fought a long battle over extradition to the US

Government must renegotiate 'unbalanced' extradition treaty

The government must renegotiate an "unbalanced" extradition treaty with the United States which a series of high-profile cases has shown does not protect the rights of Britons, a committee of MPs reports today.

Charlotte Harris says she was targeted because she 'stumbled across a ream of activity that News International didn't want to come out'

Phone hacking victims' lawyer Charlotte Harris was target of 'vast gossip dossier'

Charlotte Harris, a lawyer, has claimed that private investigators compiled a dossier of "gossip" about her private life when she acted on behalf of victims of phone hacking.

Christopher Tappin claims he is a victim of entrapment on the part of the US authorities

Christopher Tappin makes first court appearance

British businessman Christopher Tappin has made his first appearance in court after being extradited to the US.

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