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Riots PC denies assault charge

A Metropolitan Police officer has denied assaulting a black teenager who was in custody. Constable Joseph Harrington, 28, pleaded not guilty at Westminster magistrates' court, London, to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Mother convicted of manslaughter

A mother has been found guilty of having her 13-year-old daughter's boyfriend fatally attacked and then persuading her to take the blame.

Firefighters tackle Chingford warehouse blaze

Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a disused warehouse.

British troops shot dead at Afghanistan base

An Afghan soldier shot and killed two Nato soldiers at a base in southern Afghanistan today.

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Academic spared jail over drugs death

A university lecturer who admitted possessing a hoard of Class A drugs at his house where a schoolgirl died was spared jail today.

Deborah Ross: Thanks to Beyoncé, I have the fire within

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A dead man, a crucial question: should police have shot Mark Duggan?

Cahal Milmo and Rob Hastings reconstruct the fateful events of Thursday evening that sparked three days of rioting

The jungle look: Anna Pavord is captivated by a magnificently theatrical front garden in Walthamstow

Many roads in suburban London have a similar feel about them: terraced or semi-detached villas of the late Victorian, early Edwardian kind, the front gardens too often obliterated by concrete slabs and wheelie bins. Maynard Road in Walthamstow is different. The first thing you see, turning into the street from Beulah Road, are two brick flower beds, magnificently planted with Brussels sprouts and sunflowers, red cabbage and bright yellow African marigolds, nasturtiums, lilies, tomatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, borage and pumpkins. The beds stood alongside half a dozen tatty garages set in a block on the right hand side, but this didn't look like council work – too eclectic. If not them, who?

Fred Dubery: One of England's leading figurative artists of the 20th century

Fred Dubery was a painter and teacher whose exuberantly coloured canvases found a ready public. From the middle of the last century he developed as one of England's foremost figurative artists.

Commons people: One year on, how are the new MPs coping with the highs and lows of power?

Twelve months ago, they were engineers, environmentalists and GPs, with ideals and home lives. But since 6 May 2010, they have been part of the biggest Commons intake since the war. A year on, eight new MPs reveal the highs and lows of power – and whether the argy-bargy of the House has blunted their reforming zeal

James Lawton: The Cup Final on Saturday night? We'd be better off putting the grand old thing out of its misery

Crawley Town, God bless them, have their date with football history today at Old Trafford and tomorrow Orient and Notts County go against the class and the wealth (as always, they are not necessarily the same thing) of Arsenal and Manchester City.

Peter Waterfield: 'The chance to compete in my home town will be amazing. I can't wait'

My road to 2012: London diver has more motivation than most as he seeks to secure his place in the British team

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.

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.

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How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

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Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

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Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
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Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

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Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

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