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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A new American serial killer?

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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
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Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why