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A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) has been charged with rape, blackmail and misconduct in a public office.

Wild Bill (15)

Starring: Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter

It's an auspicious start to Ravel Morrison's West Ham career

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison fined for homophobic tweet

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been fined £7,000 by the Football Association in response to a homophobic remark made on Twitter.

The Olympic Stadium site in Stratford

Fourth arrest in Olympic stadium spying inquiry

A fourth man has been arrested by detectives investigating allegations that Tottenham spied on Olympic officials during its stadium bid. The 45-year-old was being held at a south London station on suspicion of fraud after his property was searched.

Pig pong repels anti-social youths

Youths have turned their noses up at a woodland drink and drugs den after it was spread with pig dung.

Essex mall given rates break

A giant shopping centre in Ilford, Essex, has won a 20 per cent reduction in its business rates due to the threat posed by the new mega mall Westfield Stratford City.

Nine deny terror attack plot

Nine men have denied plotting terror attacks on major London targets.

West Ham remain 'committed' to Olympic Stadium

West Ham today vowed that relegation from the Barclays Premier League will not scupper their plans to move into the Olympic Stadium.

Spurs challenge Newham's loan to West Ham in stadium battle

Tottenham begin legal fight against council that partly funded rivals' successful bid for use of Olympic venue

Tottenham begin Olympic Stadium legal bid

Tottenham today took the first step in their legal battle to challenge the decision to hand the Olympic Stadium to West Ham.

Victor Obinna refutes West Ham racism claims

West Ham forward Victor Obinna last night revealed none of his relatives were even in the country - let alone at Upton Park - on Saturday.

Call for lifetime bans in West Ham race row

Football's Kick It Out organisation has called for lifetime bans should allegations of racism at West Ham United last weekend be proved.

Kelly out for month with hamstring tear

Liverpool defender Martin Kelly has been ruled out for a month after tearing a hamstring during last weekend's defeat at West Ham.

Council chiefs earn more than the Prime Minister

Local authority chief executives' average total earnings reached almost £150,000 last year – considerably more than David Cameron's starting salary as Prime Minister, a new survey has revealed.

Residents lose 'fight the flights' court battle



Local residents have lost their High Court battle to block an "extremely large" increase in the number of flights proposed for London City Airport.

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