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

UKIP crash pilot guilty of making threats to Nigel Farage

The pilot of a plane which crashed and injured Ukip leader Nigel Farage during an election day stunt was today convicted of making threats to kill.

Man cleared of soup poisoning

A kitchen porter at a top public school was acquitted today of attempting to poison the pupils' soup.

Speed cameras switched on again

Speed cameras in one county which were switched off last year due to spending cuts were switched on again today.

Man held after woman found dead

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a house.

Outside the Box: Expect Diouf to get a mouthful from Celtic fans in Old Firm tie

It is arguable that not since Rangers signed Maurice Johnston, a catholic and former Celtic player, more than 20 years ago, has any new player divided the club as much as the recent recruit from Blackburn Rovers, El Hadji Diouf. That adds extra edge, as if any were needed, to today's Old Firm Scottish Cup tie at Ibrox.

'Invisible' biker jailed over death

A motorcyclist has been jailed for causing the death of his teenage pillion passenger who diedin a crash with a taxi after he had made his bike "invisible", according to police.

Outside the Box: Police must think outside the ox to solve pink-paint mystery

With a large whisky and a blast of Wagner, Oxford's most celebrated detective, Inspector Morse, would doubtless have wrapped up the case at the same time as knocking off the Times crossword.

Four quizzed after man dies of stomach wound

Four men were being held on suspicion of murder today after a young man was fatally wounded at his home.

Woman and dog found dead in frozen river

Police searching for a missing pensioner have found the bodies of a woman and a dog under ice in a river.

'I was told by police that I could be arrested. It was terrifying'

Michael Savage meets the 12-year-old who just wants to keep his youth club open

Champion budgie's owners agony over killing

A budgerigar breeder launched a fresh appeal for information today after his champion bird was killed in a suspected sabotage attack by a rival.

Man remanded over double axe murder

A 45-year-old father has appeared in court charged with murdering his former partner and her son at their home.

Murdered woman killed by heavy blade

A woman who was murdered with her son died from "multiple head injuries consistent with a heavy bladed instrument", a post-mortem examination revealed today.

Second-trial killer gets life

The first person to face a murder retrial following the discovery of new forensic evidence was today jailed for life.

Police warned over stop and search powers

Two police forces have been warned they could face enforcement action over their "disproportionate" use of stop and search powers.

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