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Scotland Yard ignored recommendations to review a controversial police tactic deployed against Mark Duggan minutes before he was shot, despite being advised to do so six years earlier, a BBC television programme claims this evening.

Stephen Lawrence's brother to sue Met for discrimination

Stuart Lawrence claims he has been targeted  by police officers in  harassment campaign

13-year-old girl killed in south London police chase crash

A 13-year-old girl has died in a crash involving a vehicle which was being pursued by police.

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Police Federation reviews Plebgate

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Andrew Mitchell’s camp turns its guns on David Cameron over Plebgate

‘Disgraceful’ PM accused of letting Chief Whip 'swing in the wind'

Riot police using excessive force and abusing power, says watchdog

More needs to be done to tackle the use of excessive force and abuse of power among the Metropolitan Police's unit of specially-trained riot officers, the police watchdog has said.

A fan is helped to safety by police officers at the Hillsborough stadium

'Accidental death' verdict quashed as new inquest into Hillsborough disaster is ordered

96 Liverpool football fans died in the crush at Hillsborough 23 years ago

Plebgate: Police vow to 'get to truth' of allegations that a police officer falsely claimed to have witnessed Andrew Mitchell row

Scotland Yard today vowed to “get to the truth” behind allegations that one of their police officers masqueraded as a member of the public to “frame” the former Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell.

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Was Tory Chief Whip framed? Police officer accused of posing as member of public to help force Andrew Mitchell's resignation

CCTV footage and claims of fabricated evidence may exonerate Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell hits back over 'plebgate' row

The former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell hit back today in the row over his clash with police officers at Downing Street’s gates, insisting the official police record of the altercation was false.

An attempt by climate sceptics to hijack the latest UN report on global warming by selectively leaking claims that it is caused by sunspots rather than man-made emissions of carbon dioxide has backfired

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An attempt by climate sceptics to hijack the latest UN report on global warming by selectively leaking claims that it is caused by sunspots rather than man-made emissions of carbon dioxide has backfired.

Met launches rape reporting drive after high-profile failures

The Metropolitan Police today began a new drive to encourage victims to report sexual attacks after a series of high-profile failures damaged the reputation of Britain’s biggest force to investigate crimes against women.

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A chilling message: Ice sheets melting three times faster than 20 years ago

New research using satellite measurements shows polar caps are shrinking three times quicker than 20 years ago

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Police officers present at the Hillsborough Disaster, including those whose statements were doctored, have been informed that they are under investigation.

'Gravely let down': Woman was sexually assaulted after 999 call handler told her 'you don't need the police'

A victim of domestic violence who was subjected to a serious sexual assault after a 999 call handler told her she didn't need police was "gravely let down", a watchdog has found.

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