Man held as wife is found stabbed to death in Lewisham

A 22-year-old murder suspect was held as he tried to leave the country and his wife was found stabbed to death.

Man charged over stabbing of 16-year-old student in east London

A man has been charged with the murder of teenager Ajmol Alom, Scotland Yard said yesterday as police made a second arrest in connection with the attack. 

Two charged over Lee Rigby video clips

A 21-year-old woman has been charged with terror offences over video clips about the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

Third suspect arrested over rape of 12-year-old in London

Two others have already been arrested

Teens to appear in court over rape of 12-year-old girl in east London

Two teenagers charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl will appear in court today.

How to Get a Council House, episode one

TV review: How to Get a Council House, Channel 4

The Dealership, Channel 4

Search for men who raped girl in Walthamstow, east London

Police are hunting for three men after a 12-year-old girl was raped.

Doreen Lawrence is to be made a Labour peer

Baroness Lawrence: Stephen's mother Doreen set to join House of Lords as Labour peer

Doreen Lawrence, the mother of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in a racist attack in 1993, is to be made a Labour peer in the House of Lords.

Greg Wallace has been forced to stand down as head of the five primary schools in Hackney, east London, while allegations are investigated over the awarding of a computer contract to a firm run by a man with whom he has a close personal relationship

‘Superhead’ Greg Wallace suspended over claims he gave IT contract to boyfriend

Schools’ governing body, which includes one of Gove’s advisers, also has power removed

Two arrested after man is stabbed to death in east London

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found stabbed in the back in the street.

Woolwich suspect ‘targeted repeatedly’ by ‘hostile’ prison guards

Jeremiah Adebolajo lodges formal complaint following claims officers knocked brother Michael’s teeth out when they ‘smashed his head against a window’

Prison officers defend conduct after Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo is attacked

The 28-year-old was injured at high security Belmarsh prison

Bawsey Pits drowning victims named as Ryan Pettengell and Umar Balogun

Their bodies were recovered from separate lakes following a major search

The Olympic Park site in Stratford, East London

Olympics legacy: Did the Games succeed in rejuvenating East London?

The promise of London 2012 wasn’t just to ‘inspire a generation’. It was also about 'regeneration' – through a combination of infrastructure, housing and sporting facilities. Emily Dugan catches up with the afterlife of the main Olympic venues

Jimmy Savile's former driver David Smith denies sex offences

The first man to be charged in the police inquiry prompted by claims into disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile has denied a string of sex offences.

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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

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Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there