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Judith Weir's rare failure is an inner-city Cinderella story that never lifts off ... unlike the kebab van
Civilian mediators have been sent into prisons across Britain to dissuade senior gang members from organising tit-for-tat attacks on rivals to prevent violence spreading on the streets of the capital, the head of the project has told The Independent.
Britain's prisons and young offenders' institutions do not have the policies in place to deal with the influx of young gang members who will be locked up in the coming months, according to a damning report given to ministers a year ago.
Home Secretary Theresa May hit back at senior police chiefs over political criticism of their initial riot response, insisting it was her job to tell forces "what the public want them to do".
The authorities in Maywood decided on a drastic approach to their budget deficit – sack every municipal worker
Home Office grant will 'help improve community safety and tackle antisocial behaviour'
"I know football saved my life and I know it could do that for the next generation"
Christian Poveda made a documentary about the brutal gangs of El Salvador, then was found shot through the head in the front seat of a car
Communist revolutionaries who fought a 13-year civil war are poised to win election
A teenage gunman who shot dead Rhys Jones – the youngest ever victim of gang violence in Britain – was beginning a life sentence last night after being convicted of murder. A judge recommended that Sean Mercer, 18, should serve a minimum of 22 years.
Because if confirmation were needed that crackdowns on drug use in the UK were having little effect, it came in a report by the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC), an independent group set up to examine the state of the nation's drug trade.