PMQs: Ed Miliband is striding onto centre ground

Meanwhile, though, the Labour leader is doing his best to downplay the heroic role of payday crusader Stella Creasy

Teens to appear in court over rape of 12-year-old girl in east London

Two teenagers charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl will appear in court today.

The mother of Stephen Lawrence, Doreen Lawrence, arriving at the Home Affairs Select Committee

Exclusive: Doreen Lawrence pledges to condemn 'racial profiling' spot checks in the House of Lords

Equalities watchdog says it will investigate the operations, with one member of the public saying it was akin to 'Nazi Germany'

Search for men who raped girl in Walthamstow, east London

Police are hunting for three men after a 12-year-old girl was raped.

Bawsey Pits drowning victims named as Ryan Pettengell and Umar Balogun

Their bodies were recovered from separate lakes following a major search

Anti-Semitic teacher loses tribunal claim that his views are a legitimate 'philosophical belief'

The man was sacked after allegations of anti-Semitic abuse

Stella Creasy: A cap on the cost of credit will curb the loan sharks

It's time to end the myth that there are a few bad apples and recognise that the way the entire industry works is causing problems for millions of British consumers. Legal loan sharks have been able to rack up huge profits on the back of consumers struggling with the rising cost of living and a regulator without teeth, with five years of talk resulting in no action.

Elveden inquiry: Police hold former prison officer in payments probe

A former prison officer was arrested today by detectives investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials, police said.

Five disabled people lose challenge over scrapped scheme that gave them independence

The five are among 19,000 who receive money from the scheme, which the Government plans to scrap in 2015

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Exhibition marks homecoming for East End boy David Bailey

Celebrated British photographer David Bailey is to return to the London borough of his birth for a new exhibition that will reveal unseen pieces from his celebrated 1960s work.

Wanted: Police reveal list of 17 high-risk foreign criminals believed to be hiding in UK

A wanted list including a rapist, robbers and pimps all thought to be on the run in Britain was revealed today.

Four arrested on sex trafficking and child prostitute charges

Four members of an alleged child sex trafficking gang were arrested by police in the early hours of this morning, officers have said.

Battle to control rogue payday lenders continues

Payday loan campaigners were celebrating a major victory this week after the Government agreed to crack down on the charges and unscrupulous practices of high-cost credit companies.

Payday lender pays for debt advice fair

The under-fire payday lender Wonga has agreed to pick up the cost of promoting a debt advice fair in east London today after one of its staff attacked an MP on Twitter.

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