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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Thursday 14 June 2012
The resurrection has been a long time coming, and there were fears last night it might be somewhat short-lived. Less than a week into The Stone Roses' hotly anticipated comeback tour, the tempestuous band were at each other's throats after the drummer stormed out of a gig, prompting abuse from lead singer Ian Brown.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
The sister of Shafilea Ahmed told a court today that she broke her seven-year silence about the murder because she could not "go back to her grave" until she got justice for the teenager.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Friday 01 June 2012
A man who shot dead an Indian student at close range will go on trial for murder.
Monday 28 May 2012
The family of a 15-year-old boy who drowned in a reservoir described him as “good natured and fun loving” in a tribute today.
Thursday 03 May 2012
Nottinghamshire 169 Lancashire 48-1
Sunday 29 April 2012
Footballer Fabrice Muamba has returned to Twitter for the first time since his cardiac arrest to thank fans for their support.
Monday 16 April 2012
Saturday 14 April 2012
Lancashire 124 & 85-4 Sussex 300
Friday 13 April 2012
A woman who placed the body of her newborn baby in her friend's garden has walked free from court.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Samit Patel has shown plenty of hunger in the past, and today he needs to show the England selectors he has an appetite for big runs and a desire to cut the mustard at the highest level.
Monday 09 April 2012
The former England coach has had job offers aplenty but, after leading Lancashire to their first title in 77 years, he is happy to stay put, he tells Jon Culley
Tuesday 03 April 2012
Sale Sharks are poised to announce a ground-sharing move with Super League club Salford City Reds.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
It is not that Fabrice Muamba does not deserve every sympathy, following his heart attack on the pitch at Tottenham earlier this month. But these mawkish displays of public emotion in football are getting out of hand.
Saturday 10 March 2012
As dynamic as they were dexterous, Bilbao would have been out of sight but for De Gea
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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