News Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley speaks to the media outside New Scotland Yard on Thursday

Police have warned that some protesters plan to “provoke disorder” at a vigil for Mark Duggan in London this afternoon.

Laurie Armantrading, pictured outside Suffolk House in Palmers Green

Mentally ill people being left homeless despite available housing says charity

Mentally ill people are being left homeless despite there being available housing, a leading charity has said.

Man cleared of Boxing Day Oxford Street teen's murder

A man wept today after being cleared of murdering a teenager who was stabbed in the middle of Britain's busiest shopping street during the Boxing Day sales.

A Blackburn Rovers fan holds up a poster in protest against the club's owners Venkys

Why would anyone want the Blackburn Rovers job?

As Harry Redknapp turns down Rovers, Tim Rich asks whether those in charge at Ewood Park are as clueless as they seem

Victory in the great schools battle

Two schools, one neighbourhood, and a bitter smug-struggle between parents

Protesters supporting the terror suspects clash with police at the court yesterday

Failure of last appeal paves way for Abu Hamza’s removal

Five men accused of terrorism charges – including the hook handed preacher Abu Hamza and the controversially detained suspects Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan – lost their last minute appeal to stop their imminent extradition to the United States today.

Mark Duggan 'involved in drugs deal' before he was shot

Mark Duggan, whose shooting by police sparked last summer's riots, was trying to set up a drugs deal in the weeks before he was killed, a court heard yesterday.

Parents fail to prevent bid to turn Downhills primary school into academy

Campaigners have failed in their High Court bid to stop an underperforming primary school being turned into an academy.

Boxing: Team GB medallist Nicola Adams admits her mum still worries if she's out late at night

She might be able to fight her own corner in the ring, but Britain's first women's boxing Olympic medallist Nicola Adams says her mum still worries about her being out on her own at night.

Inside out: The original Victorian living-room, with its ornate stained-glass
window, leads through to a kitchen-diner extension and the garden beyond, all situated on exactly the same floor level

United in difference: Architect Martyn Clarke combines space for grown-ups with room for teenagers

Martyn and Helen Clarke aren't chronic house-movers, but for each epoch of their family life, they've switched to a new place. They've had the babies-and-toddlers home and the growing-kids home. Now, with their children now aged 18 and 15, they have the living-with-teenagers home.

Judges reject Ann Juliette Roberts' stop-and-search claim

The police use of “random” stop-and-search powers to tackle knife and gun crime must seem a “justifiable price” to pay for greater public security, the High Court said today.

Parents join striking teachers at academy row school

Parents joined striking teachers on the picket line outside a primary school yesterday, in a protest against Michael Gove's "ideological" attempts to impose academy status.

Teachers strike to block academy

Teachers will be striking today at a school being forced to become an academy.

Chalk Talk: You don't have to be angry to join the NUT, but it helps

Unions, it is sometimes said, are a broad church, made up of members with a vastly differing array of opinions.

Rafael van der Vaart is a big fan of his on-loan team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor must stay at Tottenham declares Rafael Van der Vaart

Rafael van der Vaart has urged Tottenham to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent basis. Adebayor, who is on a season-long loan from Manchester City, scored twice on Sunday to inspire Tottenham to a battling 3-1 win over Swansea City, their first Premier League victory in six attempts.

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Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines
Will Smith's children have made waves with a gloriously over-the-top interview, but will their music match their musings?

What are Jaden and Willow on about?

Will Smith's children have made waves with a gloriously over-the-top interview, but will their music match their musings?
Fridge gate: How George Osborne keeping his fridge padlocked shows a frosty side to shared spaces

Cold war

How George Osborne keeping his fridge padlocked shows a frosty side to shared spaces
Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books

Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books

From dogs in cars to online etiquette, while away a few minutes in peace with one of these humorous, original and occasionally educational tomes
Malky Mackay appointed Wigan manager: Three texts keep Scot’s rehabilitation on a knife-edge

Three texts keep Mackay’s rehabilitation on a knife-edge

New Wigan manager said all the right things - but until the FA’s verdict is delivered he is still on probation, says Ian Herbert
Louis van Gaal: the liberal, the enemy and... err, the poet

Louis van Gaal: the liberal, the enemy and... err, the poet

‘O, Louis’ is the plaintive title of a biography about the Dutchman. Ian Herbert looks at what it tells us about the Manchester United manager
Isis in Iraq: Baghdad hails the retaking of the Baiji oil refinery as the start of the long fightback against the Islamist militants

Isis takes a big step back

Baghdad hails the retaking of the Baiji oil refinery as the start of the long fightback against the Islamist militants
Bill Cosby: America’s beloved TV ‘dad’ or serial rapist?

Bill Cosby: America’s beloved TV ‘dad’ or serial rapist?

Ukip silk bow ties, Green Party T-shirts, and 'Iron Baby' romper suits: How to shop politically

How to shop politically

Ukip silk bow ties, Green Party T-shirts, and 'Iron Baby' romper suits
The science of sex: What happens when science meets erotica

Sex on the brain

Fetishes, dominatrixes, kinks and erotica. They are subjects that should get the crowds flocking to a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection