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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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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
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The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
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Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
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Pot of gold

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From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
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Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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Autumn/winter menswear 2015

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