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The Home Secretary has been asked to investigate whether vital reports and documents in the possession of Scotland Yard were seen in full by Lord Justice Leveson before he reached key conclusions in his report on the press.

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The partner of a woman found stabbed to death in her home was being questioned on suspicion of murder today.

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A riot squad officer filmed hitting a man who later died with his baton and pushing him to the ground will face charges of gross misconduct.

Police bail man who leaked VIP protection costs

A man arrested on suspicion of leaking details of the cost of protecting VIPs has been bailed, police said today.

Nick Hardwick: 'Why have we put 85,000 people in jail?'

Nick Hardwick asked some tough questions as head of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Now he intends to do the same as Chief Inspector of Prisons, he tells Robert Verkaik

'Shameful' police failings allowed serial rapist to continue attacks

Three senior Metropolitan Police officers are to face a disciplinary hearing after a report into their investigation of a serial sex attacker highlighted "shameful failings". Kirk Reid, 44, sexually assaulted at least 71 women – including two who were raped – in south London between 2001 and 2008.

Three officers face sack over bungled rapist inquiry

Three senior Scotland Yard officers could be sacked over failures by police investigating the crimes of sex attacker Kirk Reid.

'Work for free first' plan for police recruits

A proposal by the Metropolitan Police to make new recruits work for free before they can be considered for a full-time job could be adopted by forces across England and Wales, it was revealed today.

No disciplinary action for G20 assault case officer

A police officer cleared of assault after being filmed hitting a G20 protester with a metal baton will not be disciplined.

Nickell's partner considers civil case after Met Police's 'catalogue of errors'

Scotland Yard detectives who left psychopath Robert Napper free to kill Rachel Nickell could face private legal action by her former partner following the publication of a report which criticised errors made by the police in the case.

Rachel Nickell family ponder case against police

Scotland Yard detectives who left psychopath Robert Napper free to kill Rachel Nickell could face private legal action by her former partner, it was revealed tonight.

The new faces at the House of Lords

Mr Big Society to be youngest in Lords

Nat Wei, the 33-year-old former business consultant dubbed David Cameron's Mr Big Society, will become the youngest member of the House of Lords in a role spearheading a new culture of volunteering in Britain.

New politics, old habits as Tory donors head to the House of Lords

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Two major donors to the Conservative Party have been handed places in the House of Lords as part of an honours list that will see the creation of 56 new peers.

Policeman accused of missing girl sex abuse

A Metropolitan Police officer was charged today with sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl who had gone missing from her family.

Temperatures set to soar

Temperatures in the week ahead are likely to soar to up to 10 degrees above the average for this time of year, a forecaster said today.

Met police officer charged with rape

A trainee Metropolitan Police detective was charged today with raping a woman at police accommodation.

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