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

Disabled man drowns after trying to save daughter

A disabled man who jumped into the river Thames to rescue his teenage daughter drowned after she climbed to safety.

Man missing after river rescue bid

A man is missing today after he got into difficulties when he went into a river to rescue his teenage daughter, according to police.

Three charged over killing of teenagers

Three men were remanded in custody yesterday charged in connection with the fatal shooting of two Somali teenagers.

Fathers stage demo at David Cameron's office

Campaigners have scaled the roof of Prime Minister David Cameron's constituency office to protest about fathers' rights.

Pilot sentenced for Farage threats

The pilot of a plane that crashed on election day, injuring Ukip leader Nigel Farage, was given a two-year community order today after a court heard his threats to kill the politician were "a cry for help".

Vicar arrested in child sex probe

A Church of England vicar has been arrested after an allegation of a sex attack on a child.

Two held over alleyway shooting

Two men now remain in custody on suspicion of murder after two teenagers were shot dead as they were chased down an alleyway.

Teenagers shot dead in council estate alleyway

A gunman killed two teenagers with shots to the head after ambushing them in a darkened alleyway on a council estate.

Teenagers shot dead in alley chase

Two teenagers were shot dead as they were chased down an alleyway, police said today.

Police helicopter used in broken window hunt

Police have defended themselves amid claims of heavy-handedness after using a helicopter and two officers to find a schoolboy who kicked a football through a greenhouse.

Husband charged with stab murder

A 53-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his wife to death.

Hope that rain will bring week of wildfires to a smouldering end

Some of the worst wildfires seen in Britain for more than 30 years continued to smoulder last night.

Body found in hunt for swimmer

The body of a man has been found by police searching for a swimmer who disappeared after he was seen getting into difficulties, police said today.

Briton, 63, missing on Egypt cruise



A 63-year-old man has gone missing while on a cruise ship holiday in Egypt.

Farage pilot guilty of death threats

The pilot of a plane that crashed and injured the Ukip leader Nigel Farage on election day has been convicted of making threats to kill.

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