Police have launched a murder inquiry after a former boxer died in an incident at a New Year’s Eve party.
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Wednesday 24 March 2010
Council tax bills in England will rise by an average 1.8% in 2010/11, it was announced today.
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Steel giant Corus has won an order worth almost £200 million to supply pipes to energy giant Total for a new gas field project, it was announced today.
Monday 07 December 2009
A drunken teenager was condemned by a district judge today for apparently urinating on a war memorial.
Saturday 26 September 2009
Thursday 30 July 2009
Alan Milburn's report [on social mobility] was a milestone. As he set out, this is a much bigger issue than just higher education. It has implications for parental attitudes and the whole education system, especially the journey towards or away from university that begins in the early teens, or indeed even earlier than that. In 13 years as MP for Hartlepool, I saw at first hand the damage that can be done by low expectations and by barriers to social mobility. I have always believed that a fair Britain is one in which the daughter of a Hartlepool shopkeeper has the same shot at being a high court judge as the son of a Surrey stockbroker.
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Thursday 15 January 2009
Monday 01 December 2008
A babysitter murdered a toddler by repeatedly smashing his head against bannisters in her home, a court heard today.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/11/giggling-mandy.html">Jane Merrick: Giggling Mandy</a>
Wednesday 19 November 2008
Watching Prime Minister's Questions from the members' gallery, above the opposition benches and facing Gordon Brown and Labour MPs, and on an excursion from the House of Lords, was would-be Strictly Come Dancing contestant and yachting enthusiast Lord Mandelson of Hartlepool and Foy.
Saturday 01 November 2008
An average of 344 children a day are suspended from English schools for violence against other pupils.
Monday 06 October 2008
Mike Newell has been unveiled as the new Grimsby manager.
Tuesday 09 September 2008
A small number of water companies were responsible for an 11 per cent overall increase in complaints last year, the Consumer Council for Water said.
Wednesday 16 July 2008
The sons of John Darwin, the canoeist who faked his own death, faced their mother in court yesterday, saying she betrayed them with elaborate lies about their father's apparent demise.
Wednesday 28 May 2008
Nuclear power firm British Energy reported a sharp fall in annual earnings today after two of its stations went offline last year.
Wednesday 05 December 2007
The family of a man who disappeared for five years only to turn up last week have insisted he has no memory of where he has been.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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