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Richie Robins was punched and knocked unconscious but the attack continued as he lay on floor

'Doctor Death' escapes charges

A former GP nicknamed "Doctor Death" will not be prosecuted for assisting a terminally ill man to commit suicide.

Returning soldiers heckled by protesters

Protesters heckled soldiers and brandished placards opposing the war in Afghanistan during a homecoming parade for troops today.

Son denies murdering 100-year-old mother

A son accused of murdering his 100-year-old mother denied the charge when he appeared at the Old Bailey today.

Named: Britons who were on aid flotilla

The Foreign Office said that as many as 40 British nationals were taking part in the aid flotilla attacked by Israelis as it headed to Gaza.

Jury still out in Trafalgar Square killing trial

Jurors trying three teenagers accused of killing a 62-year-old man in Trafalgar Square began a fourth day of deliberations at the Old Bailey today.

Album: Stornoway, Beachcomber's Windowsill (4AD)

One by one, the class of January are having to deliver. Now it's the turn of Stornoway, featured in the BBC's Sound of 2010 Poll.

Heartless (18)

Perplexing. Philip Ridley's film starts out as a portrait of urban alienation before lurching into an occult horror trip.

BNP in disarray as candidates slump to defeat in target seats

Weakened by internal divisions and a campaign which culminated in one of his senior lieutenants trading punches with an Asian man in a street brawl, Nick Griffin yesterday failed in his attempt to force his party into the political mainstream when he suffered a crushing defeat in its east London stronghold.

Teenage murder rate on the rise again

The death of a 17-year-old boy in Greenwich brings the toll of teenagers murdered in London this year to nine.

Rape accused Jack Tweed 'unaware friend was in room'



Jack Tweed today told the jury trying him for rape that he had no idea his friend was in the room watching until he knelt on the bed and started having sex with the same woman.

Murder probe as Turkish woman is shot dead in Clapton, east London

Detectives launched a murder inquiry today after a 26-year-old Turkish woman was shot dead.

Man charged with murdering 100-year-old mother

A man appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of killing his 100-year-old mother.

Teenager guilty of Matalan manager murder

A teenager who knifed a shop manager during a botched cash raid was found guilty of murder today.

Teenager fatally stabbed in east London

A murder investigation was launched after a teenager was fatally stabbed last night, police said today.

BNP votes in favour of non-whites

Anti-immigration party changes its rules – but says it will never be 'multi-racial'
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The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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60 years of Scalextric

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