Community leaders say they no longer trust police to investigate offences as fewer than two out of 10 allegations of race hate are followed up by officers
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Tuesday 04 December 2012
Three teenagers accused of manslaughter by kicking official to death at youth match
Friday 30 November 2012
Premier League team news
Thursday 29 November 2012
I try to steer clear of principles as a television reviewer but I have one fixed rule that I won't break. If you're prepared to swim through toxic sewage to get my attention, the very least I feel I can do is watch your series. Well, one episode of it anyway. Last week in Supersized Earth, Dallas Campbell did just that, descending into a swill of chemicals, waste water and Mexican excrement as part of a report on Mexico City's sewage system. I'd only read a brief description of this total commitment to presenter immersion, but it was enough to trigger a dutiful viewing of episode two, in which Campbell further demonstrated his readiness to put himself on the front line.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Premier League team news
Monday 19 November 2012
The daughter of suspended MP Nadine Dorries has insisted her mother was given permission to have one month's leave from her parliamentary duties.
'He picked on the wrong man': 6ft 4in thug left with dislocated shoulder after attacking ex-boxing champion pensioner
Tuesday 13 November 2012
A 6ft 4in thug who attacked a pensioner was left with a dislocated shoulder after his victim floored him with two right hooks.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Is it acceptable to talk on the phone when you're sitting on the toilet? The American humourist David Sedaris says not, though his sister Tiffany would beg to differ. "Don't mind me," she has been known to say, with the strained tone of someone engaging in heavy lifting, while clasping the phone to her ear. "I'm just… trying to get… the lid… off this… jar."
Friday 19 October 2012
If you're growing a gut, but can't afford a personal trainer, there's a robot than might be able to help you with that. The Autom social bot tracks weight loss and is designed to interact with dieters on a daily basis, offering personalised incentives and encouragement. Its makers claim that “by developing an emotional bond with the robot, users are more likely to stick with healthy eating plans”. But can you stomach the idea of being told what to eat by a robot that's not once tasted ice-cream?
Danny Rose joined by Sports Minister in calls for Serbia to be banned from international football following racist abuse
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Danny Rose has called for Serbia to be banned after complaining of racial abuse and being hit by missiles during England Under-21s' win in Krusevac.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Turning eighteen is a rite of passage that invites adventurous drinking, but one teenager had surgeons to thank she saw the day through, after downing a -320 Farenheit liquid nitrogen cocktail and having her stomach removed. The Telegraph reports.
Teenage girl has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail while celebrating her 18th birthday
Monday 08 October 2012
Gaby Scanlon was celebrating her 18th birthday with friends when she drank a liquid nitrogen and champagne based cocktail known as a ‘Pornstar Martini’
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The English theatrical spirit revels in indecorum, in laying banana skins under the paths of the high-minded, in developing a proliferation of sub-plots and in generally reserving rhyme for the comic antics of pantomime doggerel.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Here's a Spider-Man reboot with a difference. Over the course of a hypnotic hour, Scottish Writer of the Year Alan Bissett weaves together a series of compelling, odd little monologues, performed in character as various species of spider.
Saturday 11 August 2012
It was the first time an Olympic triathlon was decided with a photo finish, but the result is still disputed six days later. Sweden has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to award a gold medal to Lisa Norden as well as Switzerland's official winner Nicola Spirig who clocked identical times of one hour 59 minutes 48 seconds.
Friday 10 August 2012
Mourners began paying their final respects today to six worshippers gunned down by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple in the US almost a week ago for reasons that still aren't clear.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Kylie Jenner challenge: Bizarre lip suction device inspired by Kardashian sister goes viral
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'