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At least 66 people have been arrested after the Metropolitan Police launched its largest ever raid on suspected burglars and drug offenders.
The UK Peace index combines five factors to produce a score out of five for each area, with 1 being the most peaceful and 5 being the least.
Encouraging figures come alongside separate study showing hospital admissions after violent incidents are down
More than five miles already built of Crossrail's 26 miles of tunnels
Elected student officials would at least be harmless - if they weren't so expensive, reckons Eleanor Doughty
East London group that hounds people on the streets are branded ‘complete bigots’
Patrol gang harassed members of the public in the street
Seeking to enrich the lives of their citizens, British cities and towns once embraced art for art's sake, scooping up masterworks for display in squares, train stations, schools and museums. But as Europe scrimps and saves amid a historic push to slash public debt, the motto here now is art for cash's sake.
A series of marches by a right-wing group has been banned amid fears of violence on the streets.
Liam O'Brien visits the borough with the highest concentration of centenarians in England
Britain's men fail to emulate the women by taking a bronze medal as they are defeated 3-1 by Australia
Tapia was crazy, but he could still fight when he made his York Hall debut
People who missed out on Olympics tickets in the first and second ballots are to be given the first opportunity to buy tickets when the remaining 1 million go on sale in April. Games organisers are considering allowing a 24-hour headstart for the estimated one million people who bid for tickets but didn't receive any.
The Home Secretary today extended her ban against marches in the capital after a request from police chiefs.
The Chancellor, George Osborne, is hoping to kick-start the economy and create businesses and more jobs with a series of new "enterprise zones".
The controversial English Defence League (EDL) will march through the Shropshire town of Telford today, citing its need to "protect communities and property", despite the Home Secretary's decision to ban the gathering.