Richie Robins was punched and knocked unconscious but the attack continued as he lay on floor
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Saturday 02 April 2011
A mother was jailed for seven years yesterday for killing her autistic 12-year-old with bleach – after social services allegedly failed to address her mental health problems.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
The Electoral Commission has concluded that there was no widespread evidence of voting fraud at last year's local and general elections, despite allegations at the time that the postal ballot system was being exploited.
Friday 04 February 2011
A busy tunnel which carries around 100,000 vehicles a day under the River Thames has been closed a "staggering" 1,200 times in the past nine months because drivers did not heed height restriction warnings - or ran out of fuel, according to a new report.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
A former public schoolgirl who kicked and stamped on a gay civil servant during a deadly homophobic attack was jailed for seven years today for his manslaughter.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Thursday 06 January 2011
Police divers were dredging a canal today after a tip-off that a gun used to murder two people almost five years ago was dumped there.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
A man and woman were today charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was found dead in a bath on Christmas Day.
Thursday 18 November 2010
A 55-year-old man accused of the murder of a private investigator 23 years ago walked free from the Old Bailey today after the case against him was dropped.
Saturday 23 October 2010
A murder inquiry was under way today after a teenager was shot dead, police said.
Saturday 16 October 2010
The transport giant Stagecoach is re-entering the London bus market after buying back a business it sold in 2006 for a fraction of the price.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
Councils are challenging a decision to scrap Labour's £55bn school building programme.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
A suspected burglar was left dangling when he got stuck trying to climb through a window. Firefighters had to remove the window frame at the house in east London to release the man.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
The engineering group WS Atkins is buying the US design firm PBSJ for $280m (£176m) in a deal which "balances the company's geographic presence" and "deepens technical skills in established sectors".
Friday 16 July 2010
Dalston residents may be surprised to learn that Mary Wollstonecraft once lived on their doorstep. The 18th-century feminist and commentator was born in Spitalfields and set up a school for girls on Newington Green. And tomorrow, at a one-night only, pop-up Inside/Outside Cinema in Gillett Square, there's a chance to find out more about her life and legacy.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
An historic market is asking the public to rate its market traders’ patter. Old Spitalfields in east London hopes a competition will see the revival of the art of ‘banter’, chat to potential buyers and ‘flash,’ the visual display of merchandise.
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Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
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London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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