The amount paid by households towards the cost of policing looks set to rise by up to five per cent this year as the Government faces a potential show down with its flagship Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who are demanding above inflation increases in council tax to combat swingeing budget cuts.
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Friday 07 June 2013
The veteran actor and Coronation Street star Bill Roache has vowed to “vigorously protest his innocence” over “deeply upsetting” child sex charges, his lawyer said today.
Sunday 26 May 2013
Hundreds of people paid their respects to the dead soldier Lee Rigby this weekend as books of condolences were opened in his home town and other parts of the country. More than 400 messages flooded Rochdale council's website after a tribute page for the 25-year-old fusilier was set up on Friday.
Saturday 18 May 2013
Two late scores from Richard Whiting gave resilient Hull a shock win over one of Super League’s pacesetters last night.
Friday 17 May 2013
Maintenance workers, call-centre staff and housing officers are being sent on courses after growing problems among victims of austerity reforms
Greater Manchester Police has more senior officers fighting child sexual exploitation than gun crime
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Britain's second largest police force is deploying more senior officers to fight child sexual exploitation than it is against violent gun crime.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Some employees at corporation get six-figure sums just to relocate to new base in North-west
Tuesday 14 May 2013
The former heavyweight champion suffers a hand injury in training
Sunday 12 May 2013
When revisiting the life of someone as famous as Stanley Matthews, it helps to unearth a hitherto unknown, headline-making fact, as Jon Henderson has done in revealing that The Wizard of Dribble's beloved second wife, Mila, had been a secret agent for the Communist Czech regime in the Fifties and Sixties. But it would be a shame if this diverted attention from the author's masterly crafting of the real meat of the book, Matthews's extraordinary football career and how it was shaped by his complex, often crabby personality.
Friday 10 May 2013
Brendan Rodgers will have final say reveals winger
Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans denies rape and sexual assault allegations relating to two men
Sunday 05 May 2013
Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell says Nigel Evans should retain his position while he fights the charges
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Roache, 81, was arrested at his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire and was interviewed by police late into yesterday evening
Monday 22 April 2013
Tuesday 16 April 2013
A two-year-old boy is fighting for his life today after he was found face down in a canal.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
A coach driver who was facing trial on child grooming charges has been found dead at his home.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Police have seized around £12 million worth of cocaine following a six-month investigation into the "top echelon" of organised crime.
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo