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Emergency services were called to 25 Bank Street at around 8am this morning

A patient in the field hospital at Liverpool Street Station last year during the busiest night for City workers’ alcohol-fuelled Christmas celebrations

Why emergency crews are braced for Mad Friday

Alcohol-related injuries units stand by as office party time hits its Christmas peak

Murder probe after women found dead

A murder investigation has been launched after two women were found dead at a house early today, police said.

Man arrested in mosque murder probe

A man is in custody on suspicion of murder after an imam was killed at a mosque after taking morning prayers.

Fear of getting it wrong stops most people learning first aid

Charities launch nationwide education drives to encourage use of life-saving skills

Murder inquiry after man shot dead in Liverpool

A murder investigation was under way today after a man was gunned down in the street.

Search after 'cliff jump' man dies

One man has died and another is missing after they were seen apparently jumping from a cliff.

Investment Column: Steering clear is the best policy at Admiral

Carillion; Derwent London

Martine Wright: 'Sport has given me confidence again and a whole new dream: London 2012'

After surviving the 7/7 bombings, she has rebuilt her life with the goal of a home Games

Wing walker dies in air-show stunt

A stunt wing walker has died after falling about 60 metres as horrified crowds looked on at an air show in the state of Michigan.

Picture of the Day: Ground Zero's Angels

Motorcyclists arrive at Ground Zero, Manhattan, at the culmination of America's 9/11 Ride', an annual three-day event to honour the victims – particularly the first response rescue workers – of the World Trade Centre attacks.

Police name gunman found dead after salon shootings

Gwent police have named the man found dead in woods after a shooting incident involving three women at a hair salon in Newport as 45 year old Darren Williams of Cwmbran.

Achmat Hassiem: 'I could feel my leg being torn apart... I was being attacked by a great white'

Paralympic swimmer tells Robin Scott-Elliot the incredible story of how he survived a shark attack – and saved his brother's life – and how sport helped heal the wounds

Cause of Taser man's death unknown

Tests on a man who died after being Tasered by police have proved inconclusive.

Prince Harry 'shocked' by riots

Prince Harry went walkabout on the precinct in Salford today, and spoke of his "shock and outrage" at the violence suffered by police during last week's riots in the city.

Pensioner dies after attack by swarm of wasps

A pensioner in her 70s has died after being attacked by a swarm of wasps.

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?