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Spokesman says David Cameron supports energy minister Michael Fallon's comments on Sussex shale gas extraction, as long as it will not damage environment

Leading article: Faster justice is not necessarily worse

The riots last August that left sections of London and other cities laid to waste have left their mark in a variety of ways even now that most of the damage has been repaired.

Mark Avery: When Tory shooters call the shots

It was a revelation to discover Mr Cameron's closeness to the shooting community

Crime-mapping website is expanded

People will be able to see how their police force compares to others in England and Wales as the Government's crime-mapping website is expanded from today.

David Cameron rejects claim politicians' behaviour was to blame for riots

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clashed yesterday over whether the behaviour of politicians and bankers may have played a part in provoking this month's riots.

Emergency law to resolve bail crisis

Emergency laws are to be rushed through Parliament to tackle the sudden crisis in the bail system, the Policing minister Nick Herbert said yesterday.

Home Office accused on bail ruling

The Home Office should have acted sooner to bring forward emergency legislation to reverse a controversial legal ruling which overturns 25 years of police practice, Labour said today

Government 'hates the police'

The Government hates and "wants to destroy" the police with savage cuts that will leave the public as the biggest losers, rank-and-file officers said today.

MPs each get through a computer a year. Now they want iPads

Backbenchers claim the gadgets will save money, after Parliament spends £5m on upgrades

Street by street, the crime map of Britain

England and Wales today become the first countries in the world to release street-by-street information on every crime and act of anti-social behaviour reported to police.

Fall in police officer numbers

The number of police officers in England and Wales fell by more than 2,500 last year, the first significant fall for at least six years, figures showed today.

Simon Carr: Strategic narratives and operational matters – all are tales told by idiots

Sketch: The Home Office has commissioned the National Statistician to produce "a new picture of crime figures". It takes you back, doesn't it?

Undercover units to be reviewed

The way undercover police operations are conducted is to be reviewed, after the body in control of covert investigations was stripped of the responsibility.

Police cuts 'disastrous' for service to public

Heavy cuts to police budgets over the next two years will have a disastrous effect on frontline services, the body representing rank-and-file officers said today.

Simon Carr: Timely gaffe provides welcome distraction from tuition fees vote

Sketch: However, ministers who abstain won't get a hospital – they'll find their jobs given to their PPS

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London