News The scene outside Shenfield station this morning, after a 44-year-old City worker was shot in the leg on his way into London

Police are appealing for witnesses after a balaclava-wearing gunman fled from the scene

Woman thrown on railway line by youths

A commuter was injured today when she was pushed on to a railway line after telling two young men to stop smoking on a station platform, police said.

Boy, 12, pleaded with train death mother

A schoolboy pleaded with his mother just before she was killed by a train while standing on the tracks at a station, police said today.

Police campaign targets metal thieves

Metal thieves are being targeted today in a nationwide operation involving dozens of police forces.

Cyclist crashes onto live rail track

A man is fighting for life after riding his bike down the stairs of a railway station and crashing onto a live rail track, British Transport Police said today.

Mother who devoted her life to fighting knife and gun crime is murdered

Police have arrested the grandson of a mother who led a high-profile campaign against knife and gun violence on suspicion of stabbing her to death.

Tube 'booze cruises' ahead of ban

Orchestrated drinking sessions on the London Underground this weekend will see thousands of revellers knocking back beer and wine on trains before the implementation of Boris Johnson's alcohol ban.

London Mayor bans alcohol on Tube

The first posters warning travellers not to crack open a beer – or anything stronger – on London public transport network have already been put up.

All change in London: Will the accidental Mayor shape up?

For much of the campaign, Boris Johnson gave little indication of a desire to win or of a true vision if he did. By Brian Brady and Jane Merrick

Hanged presenter 'left two suicide notes'

Television presenter Mark Speight left two suicide notes, his inquest was told today.

Travel-chaos bomb hoaxer jailed

A serial bomb hoaxer who brought chaos to train commuters as part of a hate campaign against police, was jailed for two years and nine months today.

Police smash gang forcing children into crime

Police today smashed a modern-day "Fagin's gang" who forced young children into a life of crime.

Teachers back metal detectors for schools

Airport-style metal detectors could soon be fitted in hundreds of secondary schools in an effort to deter pupils from carrying knives.

Racing: Flight Leader can control the teenager French Furze

What better way of scattering the sanctimonious demons of New Year's Day - all that bleary contrition, all those chaste pledges - than a blustery afternoon at Cheltenham races? This must be a far more candid affair: a few bets, a gale scouring the hills, and brave endeavour in man and beast.

Leading article: Badges of dishonour

The massacre at Srebrenica 11 years ago is regarded not just as the most shameful episode in the civil war that followed the break-up of Yugoslavia, but as Europe's single worst atrocity since the Second World War. It is also one of the most shameful failures in the history of international peacekeeping. Those who were entrusted with protecting this Bosnian Muslim enclave failed in the most comprehensive way possible to accomplish what they had been sent to do.

1966: The year football did come home (part 1)

In the first of a two-part series celebrating England's legendary World Cup triumph, James Lawton, Chief Sports Writer, recalls the discipline and man-management skills of Sir Alf Ramsey, and how his commitment to success inspired his team to make history that day at Wembley
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Screwing your way to the top?

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Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

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US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

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Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
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Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

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Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
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Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

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Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

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How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

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