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 08 November 2013
Michael Laudrup admitted he felt sorry for his players after seeing Swansea again suffer the agony of conceding a stoppage-time equaliser as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Kuban Krasnodar in the Europa League.
Thursday 07 November 2013
Such was the relief when a woman exercised her democratic rights in the Devon town of Exmouth that staff broke into spontaneous applause. No such joy for their colleagues at one polling station in Gwent – they spent the whole day waiting in vain for a voter to darken their doors.
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Alexander Gwillym had tried to register his product as 'Mr Wonka Bar' rather than 'Wonka Bar'
Friday 04 October 2013
Parts of forest, near Newport, infected by Phytophthora ramorum
Sunday 29 September 2013
Anthony Perrett and Frank Hewetson among 30 people taken in to custody after Arctic oil rig protest
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Investigation sparked after shock discovery of man in Marshfield who had been missing for 13 years
Monday 23 September 2013
Four people have been arrested in a series of major armed police raids involving more than 100 officers at addresses allegedly linked to slavery.
Thursday 19 September 2013
Last night games:
Thursday 19 September 2013
Today's stage was the toughest of the tour
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Friday 30 August 2013
Met Office releases early estimates detailing facts and figures behind 'seventh-sunniest' summer since records began
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Responses follow The Independent's disclosure that 40 schools had published policy statements echoing language of notorious legislation
Transfer news: Wayne Rooney and Manchester United could be moving closer to conciliation despite continued interest from Chelsea
Monday 19 August 2013
Joking with the press is a sign Manchester United striker may be nearer making up than breaking away
Sunday 18 August 2013
Growth in curfew orders as funding gives forces incentive to bring civil cases
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Clinical psychologist suggests singer receive anti-psychotic medication and be moved from prison to a psychiatric hospital
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article