News Less than a fifth of race hate complaints are investigated by police

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

One in five supermarket chickens carries a food poisoning bug, according to new research

Feeling clucky? There's a one in five chance your supermarket chicken has a nasty bug

Unless the affected chicken is cooked well, it can cause a bout of sickness lasting days

Ivanovic appeal rejected by FA

The Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic will miss Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, after his appeal against a violent conduct charge was rejected by the Football Association.

Cutting edge: Gros Piton, one of the tooth-shaped peaks that tower over the south-west of Saint Lucia

St Lucia's jagged peaks and Ayurvedic treats

Whether your taste is for adventure, luxury or a combination of the two, Saint Lucia is bursting with possibilities, says Tom Peck

More than half the ground beef sold in America contains 'pink slime'

'Pink slime' meat continues to cause unsavoury row in the US

Take a cow. Chop it into pieces. Sell the immediately edible bits to supermarkets, ship its hide to a handbag factory, and send leftover bones and internal organs to some sort of rendering plant.

Letters: It's not cool to demean women

For the generation that grew up celebrating personal freedoms, it's hard not to agree with Christina Patterson about the apparent failure of feminism "Sisters, we've let our teenage daughters down", 7 March). But before we harrumph off into the sunset about the moral failure of modern youth, there is a perspective that needs to be taken.

The myth: President casts ‘vote for peace’ in referendum on constitutional reform that the West condemns as a ‘farce’

'They killed my boy and left him in a ditch as if he meant nothing'

They came for Ismail Abu Jabar at 3am, the secret police, the soldiers and an informer in a balaclava. The home was ransacked; there was a ritual beating in front of his terrified, weeping wife and little children and then he was dragged off, never to see his family again.

Images of President Bashar al-Assad are reflected on a woman’s sunglasses as protesters light fires and shelling continues in Homs yesterday

'There are checkpoints near the polls. That's how they find you'

On the day of Syria's 'referendum for peace', Kim Sengupta in Idlib Province speaks to Assad's opponents who have been tortured and are too fearful to vote against the regime

Pregnant woman attacked by knifeman

A heavily pregnant woman was assaulted by three men, one of whom used a knife to "jab" her stomach, police said today.

Finance ministers (left to right), Spain's Luis deGuindos, Belgium's Steven Vanackere, George Osborne, Portugal's Vitor Gaspar and Sweden's Anders Borg in Brussels

Ministers fear Greece's €130bn bailout will not be enough

Alistair Darling said he was 'very sceptical' about the deal and that Greece would soon ask for more money

How did a promising footballer die in agony in police custody?

Family asks why warning that 19-year-old had swallowed drugs packets went unheeded

Lonely? Shy? Sad? Well now you're 'mentally ill', too

Expanded psychiatric 'bible' will see more people needlessly medicated, experts warn
People walk with crosses during a pilgrimage to Holy Island

Spiritual travel for atheists: Do pilgrimages have a place in modern society?

Their ideals should be applied to journeys today too, says Alain de Botton.

Stuart Broad praised the support he received from Ian Bell

Ian Bell joins England practice after recovering from illness

Ian Bell has recovered from a stomach upset and was able to practise with his England team-mates today as they completed their preparations for the third Test against Pakistan.

Bouncer 'murdered teenager'

A nightclub bouncer stabbed his cousin's pregnant girlfriend to death after raping her, a jury heard.

Unite union chief rounds on Miliband

The head of Britain's biggest union tore into Ed Miliband last night, warning that the Labour leader was taking the party to disaster – and risking his own survival – by alienating its most loyal supporters.

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