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

Bodies found in blaze house

The bodies of two people, thought to be a mother and child, have been found in a house destroyed by a massive fire, emergency services said today.

Speeding drivers revel in Oxford's great switch-off

When the county council turned off all its Gatso cameras, motorists quickly returned to law-breaking ways, reports Mark Hughes

More drivers speeding after cameras turned off

The number of people speeding increased in a county where speed cameras were deactivated.

Prisoner arrested over death of fellow inmate

A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder has been arrested on suspicion of killing a fellow inmate at a jail in Buckinghamshire.

Police probe husband's 'murder-suicide'

Detectives are continuing their investigations today after a man apparently stabbed his wife to death before throwing himself in front of a train.

Police probing woman's death in 'suspicious' house fire

Police are today continuing investigate the death of a woman during a suspicious house fire.

Birthday Honours: Sundries

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

David Andrew Crompton. Deputy chief Constable, West Yorkshire Police.

Michael McCarthy: Echoes of the day horror was visited on Hungerford

The parallels with Michael Ryan's rampage in 1987 are striking

Doctor charged with sex offences

A doctor has been charged with 18 sexual offences against 10 women, police said today.

Porter charged with attempted poisoning

A kitchen porter has been charged with attempting to poison pupils at a top public school.

Man charged with school soup poison bid

A kitchen porter was charged today with attempting to poison pupils at a top public school.

Police officer stabbed during armed robbery

A police officer was stabbed today during an armed robbery at a bookmakers.

Blaze hits motorway service station

Fire crews were tackling a blaze at a motorway service station today.

Police investigate 'homophobic' guest house Swiss B&B

Police were investigating an alleged "homophobic incident" today after a gay couple claimed they were turned away from a bed & breakfast.

Sex offenders want evidence as 'prison trophies'

Police fear sex offenders could take advantage of information access laws to obtain evidence of their crimes to use as prison cell trophies.

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