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

Eight suspected members of sex abuse gang arrested in High Wycombe police raids

Thames Valley Police said the arrests came after a girl claimed to have been abused in the leafy Buckinghamshire town between 2007 and 2012

Police launch investigation after human bones are discovered on burnt-out houseboat in Oxford

An investigation has been launched after human bones were discovered on a houseboat that was devastated by fire.

Hampshire police commissioner voters unlikely to find out if Conservative candidate Michael Mates committed electoral fraud until after election

Voters in Hampshire will almost certainly have to wait until after this week’s police commissioner elections to find out whether the high-profile Conservative candidate for the post will face action over claims that he committed electoral fraud to enter the contest.

Commissioner candidate Mates placed under police investigation

The controversial former minister Michael Mates is being investigated by police for alleged electoral fraud over his attempt to become one of the country's first police and crime commissioners.

The police are urging IT specialists to become volunteers in the battle against cyber crime

IT specialists urged to help police

IT specialists should consider becoming police volunteers to help stop criminals trying to fleece Britons of hundreds of millions of pounds online, the Security Minister is to suggest.

Man dies after taking diet-aid drug

A man has died after taking a performance-enhancing drug used by bodybuilders to help burn off fat, according to police.

12 arrested after mass brawl in Oxford

Twelve people have been arrested and one man seriously injured after a large scale fight in Oxford city centre, police said today.

Pensioner killed in crash after 'driving on wrong side of road'

An elderly woman has died after her car hit another vehicle as she drove on the wrong side of the road, according to police.

Handyman killed after oil drum explodes during barbecue

A handyman was killed when an empty oil drum exploded as he attempted to make a home made barbecue.

Two more men charged in young girl abuse probe

Two more men have been charged in connection with an investigation into the exploitation of young girls, police said tonight.

Police target London 2012 gangs

Up to 400 police have been in action this week in the latest crackdown on gangs set to target the London 2012 Games, Scotland Yard said.

Three men die in car crash

Three men have died after the car they were in left the road and careered into trees before rolling down an embankment, police said.

Thunderstorms and rain on the way as heatwave gives way

The mini-heatwave which has swept Britain looks set to end after forecasters predicted cooler temperatures and unsettled weather for the week ahead.

Man arrested after woman's body found in pool of blood in Berkshire

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a woman's body was found in a pool of blood in an underpass.

Woman's body found in underpass

The death of a woman whose body was found in an underpass is being treated as suspicious by police.

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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