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Battersea have drawn up a list of their top mousers

Emails reveal prison swaps that hid inmates from inspectors

Calls for fresh investigation into suicide of vulnerable man moved between jails

Dame Anne Owers: We need to think again about those most at risk in our jails

Prisoners are at their most vulnerable in their early days in a prison. Nearly a third who kill themselves do so within the first week. Prisoner moves, therefore, are fraught with risk, particularly if they are unwanted or unexpected.

London Mayor appoints new chief of staff

London Mayor Boris Johnson has appointed the Conservative leader of Wandsworth Council as his new chief of staff, following the death of Sir Simon Milton.

'Blue Peter' over Battersea: Skelton passes high-wire test

While perhaps more used to making models out of toilet roll and "sticky-back plastic", Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton had a far more daunting brief yesterday as she took a high-wire walk between the towers of London's Battersea Power Station fully 216ft above the ground.

What Wandsworth reveals about the Big Society

For a phrase that no one seems to understand, the ‘Big Society’ really does seem to cover a lot of ground.

Letters: Alternative Vote referendum

AV better than no change at all

Ronnie Biggs in hospital

Emergency services were called to the great train robber's nursing home in north London.

Posters declare 'Fatwa' on May

Scotland Yard was investigating today after several posters declared a "fatwa" against Home Secretary Theresa May.

Battle to save George Eliot's unspoilt vista

Victorian novelist's home, which inspired 'Mill on the Floss', is at risk from development

Sex change defendant on murder charge

A defendant undergoing sex change treatment appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of pushing a cross-dressing lawyer under a train.

Assault victim killed in traffic accident

Police were today hunting two vehicles which failed to stop after hitting a man.

Can Battersea power station spark to life?

After 27 years lying derelict, the famous London landmark could be on the brink of a comeback. Alistair Dawber reports

Union slams head teacher's 'outrageous' pay deal

A primary school head teacher's £231,400 salary was today branded "outrageous" by a union.

Three officers face sack over bungled rapist inquiry

Three senior Scotland Yard officers could be sacked over failures by police investigating the crimes of sex attacker Kirk Reid.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee