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The amount paid by households towards the cost of policing looks set to rise by up to five per cent this year as the Government faces a potential show down with its flagship Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who are demanding above inflation increases in council tax to combat swingeing budget cuts.

Terror suspect is held over murder of Mohammed Saleem

One of two men being held in relation to bomb attacks near three mosques has been arrested in connection with the murder of 75-year-old Mr Saleem  

Four teenagers held in Birmingham after boy aged 15 stabbed to death

A 15-year-old boy has been stabbed to death after a fight between two groups of youths.

Four teenagers held in Birmingham after boy aged 15 stabbed to death

A 15-year-old boy has been stabbed to death after a fight between two groups of youths.

Andy Burnham, the shadow Health Secretary, was under pressure last night over a shocking catalogue of fatal blunders at hospitals across England

Andy Burnham defends Labour's record as healthcare report shines light on 'failings' under previous government

Shadow Health Secretary hits back by saying things have got a lot worse under Coalition

Dai Greene could manage only second place in Gateshead last month

Athletics: Dai Greene pledges to restore normal service

World champion claims he has rediscovered his rhythm as Chambers chases place in Moscow

Hillsborough cover-up ‘worse than first thought’

The scale of the alleged police cover-up over the Hillsborough disaster was even more wide-ranging than originally believed, it emerged today.

The medical crew with mother Melissa Cavanagh, father Paul Yeomans and baby Ella

Ella, the baby born in an elevator - and named after it

She was delivered in a lift when mum and paramedics became stuck inside it

Former BBC reporter Russell Joslin

BBC reporter threw himself under bus after 'cover-up' over harassment allegations he made against colleague

Family said BBC managers did too little to help when he contacted them to address the concerns

A number of deaths and several serious incidents are being investigated by local health authorities to discover whether failings in the 111 service played a part

NHS non-emergency 111 telephone service crisis deepens as provider warns it is unsustainable

The crisis over the NHS’s new non-emergency 111 telephone service has deepened after a major provider pulled out of two regions and warned that its entire service was “unsustainable”.

Shane Watson hit a century in Australia’s final Ashes warm-up

Shane Watson hits a century as Australia's batsmen enjoyed productive first day in final Ashes warm-up against Worcestershire

These Australian tourists may not be of the finest vintage but they can still draw a crowd. Despite cold, blustery conditions, there were few empty seats here. It is a tradition, too, for the Australians to win this game with a bit of a swagger, which may well be the outcome this time.

Firefighters tackle a fire at the recycling plant J&A Young in Birmingham

Lanterns are a 'threat to life': senior MP speaks out following the biggest fire ever seen at a West Midlands factory

Calls for a ban on Chinese lanterns are made after one is understood to have started a fire causing £6million in damage

35-year-old veteran Chris Rogers will open the batting in the Ashes series which begins next week

Ashes 2013: 'One-Test wonder' Chris Rogers is Darren Lehmann’s choice to open batting for Australia

In less than a week Darren Lehmann has transformed Australia. It may not mean that they regain the Ashes but their new coach has swiftly declared his hand.

Liam Rosenior signs two-year extension at promoted Hull

Liam Rosenior has committed his future to Hull by signing a new two-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club.

Serena Williams during her second round Wimbledon match with Caroline Garcia

Wimbledon 2013: Defending champion Serena Williams through to third round

No1 seed defeats Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-2 to ensure she doesn't join the list of second round slip-ups

Rebecca Shuttleworth was described as a 'monster' by police

Mother faces life for killing toddler after months of 'horrifying' abuse

A mother faces life behind bars today for murdering her two-year-old son after social workers failed to take action to save him from months of “horrifying” abuse.

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