Official statistics reveal 10% reduction in criminal offences
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Sunday 09 August 2009
Thursday 23 July 2009
Police officer numbers hit a record high in England and Wales last year, figures revealed today.
Friday 10 July 2009
Two men were jailed today for inciting racial hatred online.
Thursday 02 July 2009
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Hull manager Phil Brown has revealed the club intends to speak to Michael Owen's representatives "within the week".
Monday 22 June 2009
Michael Owen has confirmed he will leave Newcastle when his contract expires at the end of the month.
Sunday 14 June 2009
A patient suffering from swine flu has died in hospital, the Scottish Government said tonight.
Tuesday 02 June 2009
Sean Long, St Helens' most talismanic player of the Super League era, is leaving to take up a two-year contract at Hull. Saints were prepared to offer the 32-year-old scrum-half only a one-year deal and he has opted to move on, after 12 hugely successful years at Knowsley Road, when his contract runs out at the end of this season. "We fully respect Sean's decision," said Saints' chairman, Eamonn McManus. "We wish him well."
Friday 15 May 2009
Sometimes sheer longevity gives you a right to pass judgements. In the course of reporting on the environment for The Independent, I have observed every single Labour environment minister since the party came into office in 1997, and I have no doubt at all that the one who has done the most to protect the natural world is Elliot Morley.
Sunday 03 May 2009
There are glamorous and not so glamorous places to be a writer in residence. Ian McMillan has tried most of them, as poet in residence for Humberside Police, Barnsley FC and Northern Spirit Rail Network. Fay Weldon checked into the Savoy in 2002, where the beds were reportedly so comfy that she hardly got any work done. Shoreditch House's literary salonista Damian Barr has the enviable role of reader in residence at the Andaz Hotel. He qualifies owing to his dulcet tones and his stripy pyjamas. But none of these has yet been brave enough to go to jail for their writing.
Tuesday 24 February 2009
Many police forces will be weakened by a funding squeeze at a time when crime could increase because of the recession, one of Britain's top policemen warned today.
Saturday 14 February 2009
A helicopter crashed in a field today, emergency services said.
Tuesday 03 February 2009
A fire at a reptile emporium housing poisonous snakes and scorpions led concerned neighbours to seek shelter at a football stadium last night.
Tuesday 03 February 2009
Children around Britain were given the day off, with many heading straight out into the snow to play.
Monday 26 January 2009
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
- 3 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 4 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
- 5 Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab militants slaughter 28 non-Muslims who failed to recite Koran