Firefighters tackle Chingford warehouse blaze

Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a disused warehouse.

Man admits dangerous dog charge

A man has pleaded guilty to allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control after a six-year-old girl had part of her ear bitten off.

Dog owner arrested after pet savages six-year-old

A six-year-old girl who had part of her ear bitten off by a Staffordshire bull terrier remained in hospital last night.

Defoe has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane

Jermain Defoe 'shocked' at cousin's murder

England footballer Jermain Defoe said today that he was "shocked and saddened" after his cousin was stabbed to death.

17 people rescued from London tower block blaze

A fire at a 16-storey tower block has been brought under control, the fire brigade said tonight.

EDL to stage 'static' protest in Tower Hamlets

Far right activists will protest in the capital today after ignoring moves by police and the Home Secretary to stop them.

EDL planning 'static' London protest

The English Defence League is still planning to demonstrate in the capital this weekend despite the 30-day ban against marching.

Man charged with ramming police

A 28-year-old man has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent on two police officers during the rioting in London.

Ex-Games envoy remanded over riots

A former youth Olympic ambassador accused of being involved in the riots in London was remanded in custody today.

Christina Patterson: Two legal systems, and two choices. Which do we want?

A big chunk of our population waits for the edicts of men schooled in a medieval interpretation of a 1,500-year-old religion

Olympic Park neighbourhood names revealed

The names have a historic ring to them, but Chobham Manor, East Wick, Marshgate Wharf, Sweetwater and Pudding Mill do not yet exist.

Court defeat for Gove in school battle

Michael Gove suffered an embarrassing defeat in the High Court yesterday over his decision to scrap much of the previous Government's school building programme.

Cuts plan blow after legal ruling

The Government's spending cuts were dealt a blow today after six councils won their High Court challenge over Michael Gove's decision to scrap school building projects in different parts of the country.

Police seize guns disguised as pens

Two guns disguised as pens have been seized in raids at the homes of a pair of teenage gang members.

Boy, 15, charged over teenger's bus death

A 15-year-old boy appeared in court today charged with the manslaughter of a teenager who was run over by a bus.

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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

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From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
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Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there