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Official statistics reveal 10% reduction in criminal offences

Two men to appear in court over firebombing of Grimsby mosque

The attack was the second on the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre in just three days

The Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre was targeted with petrol bombs

Woolwich backlash: Two arrested after Grimsby mosque attack

Worshipers had been inside, apparently discussing how to thank neighbours their recent support

Charity swimmers rescued from sea off the coast of Southwold

A search and rescue operation was under way today after dozens of people taking part in a charity swimming race had to be pulled from the sea, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.

Hull of a game: Chris Green dives over for Hull’s controversial winning try

Hull 22 Hull KR 16 match report: Video referee says sorry for Hull's late winner

Hull KR coach furious as Green's 'offside' try settles Humberside dispute

Barnstormers: Chris O’Grady celebrates

Barnsley 2 Hull City 0 match report: Steve Bruce at a loss as Tykes tame Tigers

Hull's promotion party in serious danger as they extend their winless streak to three games with defeat at Barnsley

David Hockney was said to be 'in a state of shock' following the death of his friend and assistant Dominic Elliott this week

Post mortem on David Hockney's assistant found 'no obvious natural causes' of death

A post mortem found "no obvious natural causes" for the death of British artist David Hockney's assistant, who died after falling ill at the painter's home, police said today.

Mothers spend a third of their salary on childcare

Mothers with full-time jobs need to work for up to four months a year in order to break even on childcare costs, new research has revealed.

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Mothers with full-time jobs need to work for up to four months a year in order to break even on childcare costs, new research has revealed.

GP jailed for 11 years for sex assaults that stretched across two decades

Police have thanked the women who came forward to help convict a GP who has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sexually assaulting patients.

Lord Prescott accused the Government of exploiting cheap labour today

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Lord Prescott has accused the press of giving him a worse “kicking” than any other candidate in the police and crime commissioner elections.

Matthew Grove and Lord Prescott

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A dismal turnout tainted the first ever police commissioner elections as voters shunned the major political parties in favour of independent candidates – and handed a humiliating defeat to Lord Prescott.

As voters stay away, was this the secret policeman's ballot?

Voters barely darkened the doors of polling stations in many parts of England and Wales today as the Government’s handling of the first elections to the post of police and crime commissioner was branded a “comedy of errors”.

On the police commissioner campaign trail with John Prescott as he addresses the (not quite) masses in Hull's main square

Subtract the three Union officials, the nine badge wearing local party members and the city's three Labour MPs - including former Home Secretary Alan Johnson – from the total at the John Prescott for Police and Crime Commissioner rally in Hull's Queen Victoria Square, and the is attendance figure is hovering around the zero mark.

Government has made a shambles of police and crime commissioners plans, says Labour

The Government has made “a shambles” of its flagship criminal justice plans for elected police and crime commissioners (PCCs), Labour said today.

61% of police complaint appeals upheld

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