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 19 October 2012
Everton will be without Marouane Fellaini for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with QPR, but manager David Moyes is optimistic the midfielder will not be sidelined for too long.
Thursday 11 October 2012
A man who wore an anti-police T-shirt in public just hours after the killings of two policewomen has been jailed.
Monday 08 October 2012
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Saturday 06 October 2012
Sale 8 Leicester 20
Thursday 04 October 2012
Police are investigating the death of a young woman who plunged nine floors to her death from an apartment balcony.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Bolton Wanderers 2 Leeds United 2
Saturday 29 September 2012
A teenager arrested in connection with the murders of two police officers will face no further action, a force said today.
Thursday 30 August 2012
Chancellor's local Conservative Club calls crisis meeting over threats to shut it down
Monday 20 August 2012
A shop worker has been jailed for 30 months for trying to claim a winning £1 million lottery ticket belonging to a pensioner couple.
Thursday 02 August 2012
The ringleader of a gang of Asian men who groomed young white girls for sex has been jailed for 22 years for a "campaign of rape" against a young Asian girl.
Friday 27 July 2012
A judge apologised to the parents of a murdered Indian student for the loss of their son as he sentenced his killer to serve a minimum of 30 years in jail.
Thursday 26 July 2012
A killer who called himself 'Psycho' has been found guilty of murdering an Indian student at random.
Thursday 26 July 2012
In the last part of a series on last year's riots, Owen Jones visits a Manchester charity striving to tackle demonisation of young people
Sunday 22 July 2012
A 22-year-old man has died after apparently jumping from a bridge renowned for attracting thrill-seeking "tombstoners".
Saturday 21 July 2012
Title-holders Lancashire are in danger of being dragged into a relegation battle after they were bowled out for their lowest Championship total on their home ground for 49 years by struggling Worcestershire at Old Trafford yesterday.
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