News The actor Daniel Kaluuya is suing Scotland Yard

People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds account for more than half of those strip-searched by the Metropolitan Police in the past three years, according to “extremely alarming” figures collected by the force.

Miliband rebuffs Balls – and his strategy for tackling the Tory cuts

The new Labour leader's choice of Alan Johnson as shadow Chancellor is a signal of economic intent, says Andrew Grice

Leading article: A new-look Opposition that must show itself worthy of the name

There is much that is positive about the new Shadow Cabinet, and Ed Miliband deserves credit for the dispatch with which he made some hard decisions.

Alan Johnson named as shadow chancellor

Alan Johnson was appointed to the key role of shadow chancellor in Ed Miliband's first shadow cabinet today.

Yvette Cooper tops the list of Labour MPs in vote for Shadow Cabinet

Yvette Cooper topped the poll last night as Labour MPs elected the "new generation" of senior frontbenchers who will serve under the party's new leader, Ed Miliband.

David Miliband camp blames Mandelson for defeat

Architect of New Labour condemned for public attacks on Ed Miliband, which helped to turn the tide against his brother

The Milibands: Man of steel, man of clay

David Miliband's backers blame Harman, the unions, Mandelson – anyone but their man. Brian Brady and Matt Chorley chart how it all went wrong

'New generation' eye up posts in Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet

With claims of fratricide and infighting ringing in his ears, Ed Miliband left Manchester yesterday to return to London and plan his next moves.

49 MPs join race for frontbench role

The battle for jobs in Ed Miliband's top team was joined in earnest tonight with 49 Labour MPs putting themselves forward.

Blairite sniping means Miliband must make a flawless start

The new leader has a high-wire act to perform but has no safety net, writes Steve Richards

The Sketch: Manchester's lesson: a game of two brothers

They were bordering on hysterical, even before the show began. Hundreds of Labour Party activists snaked round the Manchester Central Conference Centre for hours yesterday afternoon – most of them, it seemed, claiming to have voted for David Miliband. And, when they finally got into the hall, they took photographs of the empty stage. They even cheered Harriet Harman.

Bickering to the end, battle of the Milibands goes down to the wire

Friends of David accuse rival of bid to influence betting market

Mandelson warns on Labour's future

Labour risks getting stuck in an "electoral cul-de-sac" if it takes a "pre-New Labour" direction under its new leader, Lord Mandelson has warned.

Police officers to face trial for abuse of terror suspect

Four police officers accused of a "serious, gratuitous and prolonged" attack and racist abuse of the terrorist suspect Babar Ahmad are to be charged with assault after a U-turn by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Officers charged with assaulting terror suspect

Four police officers were told today they will go on trial accused of attacking a terrorist suspect nearly seven years ago.

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

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