The number of forensic examinations carried out on victims of rape and serious sexual assault in London has plummeted despite a dramatic rise in attacks being reported to police.
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Everton striker Steven Naismith stresses 'football is only a game' after his uncle Douglas narrowly avoided serious injury in the Clutha pub tragedy
Friday 13 December 2013
Naismith's uncle has just walked in when the helicopter crash happened and the ex-fire fighter attempted to help others instinctively despite injuring his shoulder
Tuesday 10 December 2013
They were the gleaming pay-as-you-ride cycles designed to steer the capital towards a two-wheeled revolution. Now, just three years on, Barclays is preparing to part company with Boris Johnson's bicycle hire scheme in wake of increased public safety concerns and a mounting cycling death toll.
Saturday 07 December 2013
A new council-run campaign aims to encourage people to give to charity instead
Boxing: Forty years ago today John H Stracey strode into a Mexican bullring and ended legend Jose Napoles' career
Friday 06 December 2013
Bunce on Boxing
Thursday 05 December 2013
The drama will not return for a third series
Friday 15 November 2013
Former transport secretary Lord Adonis calls for an independent review of the cycling 'superhighways'
Monday 14 October 2013
Four men have been arrested over an alleged terrorist plot after police carried out raids across London and blew out the tyres of a car carrying two of the suspects.
Krokodil: The heroin substitute is a real threat. We must warn of the potentially devastating effects
Friday 27 September 2013
I have only seen one patient where I suspected he’d used Krokodil. But the potential for this drug to worsen the lives of homeless drug users is all too real
Sunday 07 July 2013
The first cyclist to be killed riding a 'Boris Bike' was a 20-year-old French student, it was reported today.
Saturday 06 July 2013
20-year old woman is first person to die while riding hire bike introduced by London mayor in 2010
Abu Nusaybah, friend of Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo who appeared on Newsnight, has trial date set
Friday 28 June 2013
In an interview to the BBC he claimed Adebolajo was offered a job by MI5
Brother jailed for life for murdering ex-EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie before dumping body in canal
Wednesday 30 January 2013
The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie was today sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 20 years for killing her.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
The BBC has commissioned a second series of hard-hitting crime drama Ripper Street.
Sunday 27 January 2013
East London group that hounds people on the streets are branded ‘complete bigots’
Friday 04 January 2013
The Tate's Pre-Raphaelite exhibition may be due to close, but the harsher realities of Victorian Britain haunt us still
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train