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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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