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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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