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.

Mother left dead baby in alley, inquest told

A woman abandoned her stillborn baby boy in an alley behind a convenience store, an inquest heard today.

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Man's throat slashed in subway assault

Detectives are appealing for information after a man's throat was slashed.

Police officer sacked after rape complaint

A police sergeant was sacked today after sending junior staff home early so he could have sex with a woman colleague in his office.

Marine killed in Afghan blast 'a perfectionist'

A British Marine who was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan was a "perfectionist" who prided himself on being the best, his widow said today.

No roundabouts, just nine miles of road – and now one speed gun

The sleepy island of St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly is something of a motoring anomaly. With just nine miles of road, bereft of roundabouts or traffic lights, the biggest irony was once fact that aspiring drivers could take their test there.

The Pirates of Penzance, Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Can there be anyone, anywhere in Britain, who still doesn’t get the point of Gilbert and Sullivan?

Detective demoted for tampering with Lawrence evidence

A detective has been disciplined for attempting to sabotage one of Scotland Yard's most sensitive cases.

It is so wonderful to see civilisation, says hostage released after 12 years

Colombian sergeant praises father's 'titanic' effort in securing release from rebels

G20 police sergeant 'acted in self-defence'

The sergeant at the centre of allegations of striking a female protester with a baton during a heated exchange at last year's G20 protest said he was acting in "self defence" after mistaking a carton of juice and camera for weapons, a court heard.

Police officer with voice condition 'bullied out by witch hunt'

A former police officer told an employment tribunal today she had been the victim of a "witch hunt" to dismiss her from her force after she was diagnosed with an incurable voice condition.

The drill sergeant to the stars

If a Hollywood actor's depiction of the horrors of war is realistic, that is because Dale Dye has driven them through his tough boot camp. Guy Adams salutes him

Rescue pony put down after gun attack

One rescue pony died and another was seriously injured after being shot over the Christmas period, police said today.

Bruce Anderson: Our underclass deserves better than policies that keep them poor

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