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Vasile Belea was separated from his son in Stockwell station when the tube doors closed on him before he could enter the train carriage

Will Self escapes with children as their roof falls in

The writer Will Self has described how he had to evacuate his family after the roof of his home fell through on Tuesday night.

Will Self and family flee collapsing house as roof caves in

Writer Will Self is lucky to be alive after the roof of his house collapsed while he was inside.

Dame Helen lined up to chair magazine empire

Dame Helen Alexander is understood to have been handed the role of chairman at FTSE-250 trade magazine publisher and events organiser United Business Media.

Roberto Laudisio Curti, pictured with a friend, stopped breathing shortly after being stunned by a police Taser gun

Student dies in Taser attack – but his 'crime' was petty shoplifting

Brazilian accused of shoplifting dies after Sydney police use stun guns and pepper spray

Embattled: Theresa May has been wringing her hands over Abu Qatada

DJ Taylor: Top marks to our Schools minister

We may not like his party, but Nick Gibb is trying to right reading wrongs – and is vilified for his trouble

Five-year-old girl 'died twice' in shooting that left her paralysed

A five-year-old girl was "happily playing" in a shop when she was hit by gunfire and left permanently paralysed, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

Shooting victims were 'lucky to live'

A five-year-old girl was "happily playing" in a shop when she was hit by gunfire and left permanently paralysed, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

Rupert Murdoch's 'custard pie' assailant named

The man responsible for yesterday’s ‘custard pie’ attack on the Murdochs, which quickly became known online as “Piegate”, was named as Jonathan May-Bowles, an amateur comedian, former student of Royal Holloway University and anti-cuts activist from Windsor.

Teenager shot dead in south London gangland hit

A murder hunt has been launched after a teenager was shot dead in an apparent gangland hit.

Man killed in ride-by shooting in Stockwell



A young man has been shot dead on a pavement in an apparent motorbike ride-by hit.

Former police informants were behind 'stop snitching' campaign

The authors of a campaign encouraging people not to "snitch" in murder cases and serious shootings are today revealed as former police informants desperate to use their experiences to force reform of witness protection schemes.

Shot girl, 5, may never walk again

A five-year-old girl shot when a gunman opened fire in a shop may never walk again.

Police to use bullets that 'petal' for more impact

Officers need to stop terrorists immediately, without worrying whether the round will penetrate through and hit a bystander

Third man remanded over Stockwell shooting

A third man was remanded in custody today accused of attempted murder following the shooting of five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran.

Thusha shooting: Two more arrests

Detectives investigating the shooting of five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran have arrested two more young people, Scotland Yard said.

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