News Nearly eight years after this rally in Trafalgar Square in London, the problem of Islamophobia carries on

Many forces reported a particular rise in anti-Islam hate crimes following the murder of soldier Lee Rigby

Officer who shot colleague avoids action by retiring

A police officer who shot a man during a training exercise has avoided facing any disciplinary action by retiring, it was revealed today.

Power station protest ends with arrests

A climate change protest being staged on top of a power station chimney came to an end today.

Protesters climb power station chimney

Activists have climbed a power station chimney in a protest over climate change.

Man held over woman's 1995 murder

A man was arrested today on suspicion of murdering a woman found battered at the side of a railway line more than 14 years ago.

Police force fined £40,000 for shooting 'disaster'

A police force was fined £40,000 today after one of its firearms instructors accidentally shot and nearly killed a former rifle marksman.

Police trainer 'shot man with a Magnum .44'

An improperly trained police firearms instructor shot and nearly killed a former champion rifle marksman during a gun-awareness training exercise, a court heard yesterday.

Man arrested over 1987 sex attack

A 43-year-old man was arrested today in connection with an attempted rape that happened more than 20 years ago.

Police seek mother of baby abandoned in bushes

Police were today searching for the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in bushes.

Terror trial: Counting the cost

Costly investigation behind airliner gang trial

A major police investigation which cost two forces more than £35 million lies behind the airliner trial.

Pair held over death nine years after attack

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 28-year-old who died last month after being attacked with a screwdriver nearly nine years ago.

Man arrested after woman's body found

Police arrested a 25-year-old man yesterday on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was discovered in Buckinghamshire countryside.

PC and support officer on drugs charges

A police constable and a police community support officer have been charged with drugs offences, their force said today.

Letters: Prison sentences

Stop handing down useless, costly prison sentences

Missing banker found dead

A Dutch financier who went missing after leaving his job at troubled banking group ABN Amro has been found dead in woodland.

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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

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HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

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Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

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Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen