Boy, 15, arrested over bus death

A 15-year-old boy was being questioned by police today on suspicion of murdering a teenager who was run over and killed by a bus.

High court challenge over school building scheme

A High Court challenge against the Government's controversial decision to axe Labour's multibillion-pound secondary school rebuilding scheme will start this week.

Harry to put spoke in red machine

Spurs are 'the closest I've had to a Man United team' says Redknapp as Beckham savours today's encounter

Councils to fight school building cuts

Councils are challenging a decision to scrap Labour's £55bn school building programme.

Judge bans fast food outlet near school

A controversial planning permission which allowed a fast food takeaway to be set up near a school with a "healthy eating" policy was quashed by the High Court today.

Man faces jail over acid attack

A man who carried out a horrific acid attack on a 25-year-old over his intimate relationship with a married woman was facing a life sentence today.

Jury retires in acid attack trial

Jurors trying three men over an acid attack which left a 25-year-old man disfigured retired today to consider their verdicts.

Acid attack victim Awais Akram 'targeted over affair with woman he met online'

A Facebook user was disfigured in a revenge-fuelled acid attack over his intimate relationship with a married woman he met online, a court heard today.

Victim dies in suspected stabbing

A man has died after apparently being stabbed, police said today.

Building excellence: A multibillion-pound scheme to upgrade schools is presenting a set of challenges

Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is perhaps the most ambitious known scheme of its kind. Launched in 2004 by the then Department for Education and Skills, £2.5bn-£3bn of capital investment is being spent on the programme each year to renovate or rebuild every school in England.

'Peacemaker' killed in street fight

A man who died after being punched and knocked unconscious in the street was a passer-by who was acting as "a peacemaker" in an argument between two groups, police said.

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.

Father accused of 'honour killing' collapses in court

A father accused of murdering his 15-year-old daughter in an "honour killing" collapsed in the dock today as his wife began giving evidence at his trial.

Police test counter-terrorism strategy in Hounslow

With its rows of tandoori takeaways and halal butcher shops, Hounslow, where nearly 30 per cent of the population is either Sikh, Muslim or Hindu, is the epitome of modern British multiculturalism.

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.

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