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Police 'did not link' Jimmy Savile claims

Abuse allegations made against Jimmy Savile while he was alive could have been linked to show “a pattern of behaviour”, Scotland Yard's commissioner said today.

Brooks arrests puts pressure on Cameron

David Cameron is coming under increasing pressure to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry after a dramatic day that began with the arrest of Rebekah Brooks in a dawn raid at her Oxfordshire home yesterday.

2012: A Westminster odyssey

Who's going to have a good year – and who's likely to come a cropper? Our very own Mystic Meg of SW1, Simon Carr, gazes into his political crystal ball...

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Diary: Groupies scent their man as Assange sweats it out

According to former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller, Julian Assange always used to smell like "he hadn't bathed for days". But even the ripe scent of week-old sweat won't deter the ladies. Assange has been living under "mansion arrest" at Ellingham Hall in Norfolk for some eight months now, and the enigmatic Australian has attracted not only journalists, says his host, Vaughan Smith, but groupies, too. "We definitely had a problem with groupies," Smith tells The Times. "They rented a house in the village, a groupie commune, mostly Germans or Austrians, who just felt they could turn up at this house and Julian would take them in. Julian is hunted by a certain type of woman... who can be quite pushy. They are mainly from Eastern Europe. It's extraordinary." That it is.

Miliband, Harman and Balls 'wrecked' coalition

A "truculent trio" of Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and Harriet Harman wrecked any chance of putting together a left- wing coalition after the last election, the former Liberal Democrat minister David Laws claimed yesterday.