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Londoner Sam Roberts has been obsessively documenting Britain's brick adverts for posterity and has set up a blog to document the signs

Man named by police in hunt for serial rapist

Police are hunting a serial rapist who is believed to have attacked four women in London, it was disclosed yesterday.

DPP accused of misleading court over death in custody

Serious questions were last night raised over the Crown Prosecution Service and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Barbara Mills, after she agreed for the second time in two days to reconsider a decision not to prosecute police officers for manslaughter after a man died in their custody.

DPP wrong on police death charge

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Barbara Mills, yesterday conceded in a landmark case that she had been wrong to rule out a manslaughter charge against two police officers after a man died in their custody.

Country karoake?

Yup, it's the Next Big Thing. By Natalie Meddings

I feel like voting for `None of the Above'

Suzanne Moore discovers a candidate in her constituency who offers a compelling reason to participate in an election which had otherwise failed to arouse her enthusiasm

Homes: Dirty work well done

Property developers are not all cowboys, writes Jack O'Sullivan

Asian PC gets pounds 3,000 in race case

A policeman of Asian origin has won pounds 3,000 compensation and an apology from the Metropolitan Police after acting over alleged racial discrimination. Mohamed Khalil, now based at Lewisham, south-east London, complained to an industrial tribunal about racism and victimisation by officers while at Stoke Newington, Dagenham and Limehouse police stations from 1991 to 1994. Constable Khalil, 27, of Bromley, south-east London, said he was subjected to racial taunts over his personal radio, and that insulting messages were left in his tray and scrawled across his wage slips.

The choice isn't yours, parents

Schools, not families, make the real decisions about where children are educated, writes Angela Phillips

PC gets 10 years for drug smuggling

Corrupt officer is jailed as police continue to feel fall-out from Bridgewater case

Police accused over clashes

Seven police officers were remanded on bail yesterday accused of a variety of offences arising from clashes with new-age travellers on their way to a music festival.

The shortlist: JAZZ CLUBS

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Cafe societies

In little corners of the capital, each community of immigrants and refugees finds its home from home. By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Photographs by David Modell

Seven Met officers on crime charges

Seven Metropolitan Police officers have been charged with offences including assault, unlawful imprisonment and conspiring to pervert the course of justice over incidents in east London, the force confirmed last night.

Letter: Battle lines drawn on abortion law

Sir: We are outraged that anti-abortion MPs are yet again planning to attack abortion legislation this autumn. The idea that the general public are now demanding new laws to restrict abortion, as Ann Winterton MP suggests, is misguided.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee