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The procedure which made West Ham the first choice to move into the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games was not compromised, an independent investigation has ruled.

Racist violence migrates to the country

Racism and xenophobic violence is flourishing in towns and villages across Britain – while inner city areas that were once hotbeds of racial violence are now more "at ease" with diversity, according to a new report.

Towns and villages 'seeing rise in racial crime'

Racial violence is moving from the inner cities of Britain to its towns and villages, a report warned today.

Charlotte Philby: Re-organising civil society

By 8.30am, the Old Committee Room at King's College's central London campus is buzzing with conversation. Among the 20 faces seated around the meeting table there's the chairman of the Congo Support Group of South East London, a Church of England minister, a sixth form college student, and a representative of the East London Mosque Association. From the sidelines, a number of others join in the debate, raising their hands before they speak.

Woman, 21, arrested over stabbing of Labour MP

A Labour MP was recovering well from an operation on stab wounds this morning after being stabbed during his first constituency advice surgery since the general election.

Woman arrested as Labour MP stabbed

A 21-year-old woman was arrested today after senior Labour MP Stephen Timms was stabbed in the stomach during a constituency advice surgery.

Zola refuses to discuss future until next week

Gianfranco Zola's future at Upton Park remains a matter of speculation but the West Ham manager will not discuss the issue until his meeting with club owners David Gold and David Sullivan next week.

Parker's return boosts Zola

The return of Scott Parker and Carlton Cole's willingness to play despite continued problems with his knee provide a timely fillip for Gianfranco Zola as he seeks to ensure West Ham's survival in the Premier League before his seemingly inevitable departure from Upton Park next month.

Bigger casinos are coming... eventually

The "super casino" may have gone but legislation to create eight new "large" and eight new "small" casinos in Britain is on the statute.

Inquiry into 'sex game' after death of BBC host

Inquest to find cause of 'unexplained' death as belt and bag are taken for tests

Plan for 'people's club' in Olympic Stadium

The West Ham United takeover could solve a problem for organisers of the London Olympics, desperate to find a use for the main stadium after the 2012 Games. David Sullivan yesterday indicated that the new owners are keen to explore the possibility of moving the club there after 106 years at the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park.

West Ham found guilty over crowd trouble

West Ham have been found guilty of breaching FA rules following crowd violence at their Carling Cup match with Millwall in August.

Millwall vow to fight 'unjustified' FA charges

Millwall have vowed to defend themselves "vigorously" against the FA charges brought against them following crowd trouble at their Carling Cup match at West Ham in August.

Schwarzenegger invited to visit east London

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been invited to be a special guest at the London 2012 Olympics, Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said today.

Stabbed football fan an innocent family man, say police

The stab victim at the West Ham v Millwall match was an innocent family man supporting Millwall who was attacked by rival fans, police said.

High-salary council chiefs face sack, say the Tories

Council chiefs paid as much as £240,000 a year face the axe under a Conservative government, after a senior Tory said the position of council chief executive should be abolished.

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