Bringing in foreign police chiefs 'stupid'

One of Britain's most senior policemen yesterday branded David Cameron's plans to bring in foreign police chiefs to turn around UK forces in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal "simply stupid".

100 families told body parts kept

More than 100 families whose loved ones died in suspicious circumstances buried them not knowing they were missing some of their body parts or tissue, an inquiry has revealed.

Video: Norway victims named

As the country and world remember those who died in Friday's massacre, police begin to name those that were killed.

Crackdown on Russian laser craze to blind pilots

Russian security services yesterday arrested a man they believe has been trying to blind pilots of aeroplanes coming into land by using a powerful laser beam.

PM calls for foreign police to take top jobs

David Cameron has suggested that foreign police chiefs could be brought in to help drive out corruption and complacency.

Newcastle vow to ban pitch-invading trouble makers

Newcastle have threatened to ban fans who cause trouble following the pitch invasion during last week's friendly clash with Darlington.

Man held after pensioner found dead

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of an elderly woman, police said today.

Poisoner may still be working at hospital

The person responsible for deliberately contaminating medical equipment resulting in the deaths of at least three patients at a hospital could still be working there, police warned yesterday.

Yard comms chief Dick Fedorcio referred to IPCC

Scotland Yard communications chief Dick Fedorcio has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over his relationship with hacking suspect Neil Wallis, his force said today.

Four die in raid on China police station

Two attackers, a policeman and a civilian were killed today during an attack on a police station in China's far western Xinjiang region, state media reported.

Councils and police rebuked for hi-tech snooping on public

Surveillance watchdog says powers intended to fight terrorism are being overused by authorities

Album: Elle Osbourne, So Slowly Slowly Got She Up (Folk Police Recordings)

The voice (from Lincolnshire) is small, wispy and often "pitchy".

Missing teenager turns up safe

A vulnerable teenager who sparked a search when she went missing overnight has been found safe and well.

Newcastle condemns fans' behaviour

A Premier League football club has said it will take the "strongest possible action" after a pitch invasion marred a pre-season friendly and saw three fans arrested.

Clashes as police evict squatters

Struggles between police and 50 squatters broke out on the streets of Brixton in south London yesterday, as the community were forcefully evicted from the flats they had lived in for 10 years.

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