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

West Ham was a 'car crash' says Gold

David Gold believes he and fellow West Ham co-owner David Sullivan overpaid for the debt-ridden east London club, which he has described as a "car crash".

Joan Smith: Labour takes on the BNP at its own game

The Government is finally seeing that poverty, lost jobs and lack of mobility lie behind the appeal of racists

Jury out in 'honour killing' murder trial

Jurors trying three men accused of the "honour killing" of a 15-year-old girl retired today to consider their verdicts.

Vicar forgives bullies who drove daughter to death

Two teenage girls who bullied and beat up a vicar’s daughter shortly before she threw herself out of a third floor window were today found guilty of causing her death.

Men jailed for life over flat fire deaths

Two men were jailed for life today for murdering a teenage girl and her grandmother by setting fire to their flat as they slept.

£159m Olympics 'black hole'

The project to buy up land for the London 2012 Olympics has overspent by £159m, according to papers published yesterday. The documents, from the London Development Agency (LDA), show that the amount represents "increased Olympic land commitments". The LDA has called on the accountant KPMG to investigate spending.

Woman crushed to death in 'faulty' lift

The daughter of a woman who died after becoming trapped in a lift shaft in a block of flats had complained to the council that the lift was faulty, it was revealed today.

Two charged after acid attack on man

A teenager and a 25-year-old man appeared in court yesterday charged with attempting to murder a man by pouring acid down his throat.

Boat pair charged over passenger's death

A ship's captain and ship's mate have been charged after a passenger slipped while disembarking from their boat and drowned, police said today.

Manhunt intensifies for east London serial rapist

Police have stepped up the search for a serial sex attacker who has raped three women and murdered one. The operation is rapidly becoming one of Britain's biggest manhunts.

Celebrating diversity: Nuclear families? Not us!

Mum, Dad and 2.4 children? Our domestic affairs are far more varied than ever before, with only 36 per cent of us living in traditional units, compared with 52 per cent in 1971. Love, though, is the common bond

Teenage boy dies after stabbing

A teenage boy died after he was found with stab wounds in the street early today, Scotland Yard said.

Jerome Taylor: First Friday prayer service for deaf Muslims

Nice little development happening in East London today where the first ever service for deaf Muslims is being held later this afternoon.

Susie Rushton: My Hackney feels different somehow

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Bradley Cooper is terrific
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Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

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Fifa President Sepp Blatter warns his opponents: 'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter issues defiant warning to opponents
Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report

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German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

Saving Private Brandt

A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral