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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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Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

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Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

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Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

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Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home