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Crime Is Falling - But Have We Noticed?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

What does appear to be clear beyond reasonable doubt is that crime in this country is falling. It's falling in some other countries too, but the decline is particularly marked in Britain. Crime in England and Wales has halved since the 1990s, including an 8% fall in a single year.

Father And Daughter 'Died In Favourite Place, On A Gloriously Sunny Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A father of four who was killed in a speedboat accident along with his eight-year-old daughter was an "extremely loving father, husband, son and broth...

Deputy Speaker Says Allegations 'False' After Being Bailed After Arrest For Suspected Rape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans said on Sunday that allegations he raped one man and sexually assaulted another are "completely false". In...

Deputy Speaker Bailed After Arrest For Suspected Rape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

Deputy House of Commons Speaker and Conservative MP Nigel Evans has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape. The Ribble Valley...

Deputy Speaker Arrested For Suspected Rape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

Deputy House of Commons Speaker and Conservative MP Nigel Evans has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, sources said. A spokesma...

Pregnant Woman Injured In Car Crash

PA | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

A heavily pregnant woman whose baby had to be delivered by emergency caesarian section after a car crash is fighting for her life, police said. Sev...

Victims To Sue Stuart Hall Over Sexual Assaults

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

Victims of shamed veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall are pursuing civil action after he admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls. The BBC star, who sho...

Cops In Flip Flops

Solent News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

A police officer and a PCSO were spotted making the most of the warm weather as they donned bright pink flip-flops to walk their beat. Sergeant Ri...

My Life as a Young Black Man

Penny Woolcock | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics
Penny Woolcock

What happened when those jobs disappeared? In true entrepreneurial Thatcherite spirit, they were replaced by robbing and drug dealing. Bankers, speculators and hedge fund managers got rich, pharmaceutical companies made a killing out of producing addictive anti-depressants.

GUILTY: Stuart Hall Admits Indecent Assaults Of 13 Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged nine. Hall, 83, entered the guilty pleas last mo...

Tom Moseley

Police Force Refuses To Name Ex-Cop Charged With £113,000 Theft | Tom Moseley | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

A police force has refused to name an ex-officer charged with stealing £113,000 from its headquarters. Warwickshire Police claimed a "change in po...

Cameras Cameras Everywhere

William Davie | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

There's a programme from the US that my parents like to watch called Person of Interest. My blog post today is not about Person of Interest. It's about an interesting point raised in it. Namely, does the government have a right to spy on you if this means preventing crime?

Tory Push for EU Policing Cooperation Optout Harmful to British Security

Sarah Ludford | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Ludford

The Abu Qatada saga demonstrates the challenging complexity of extraditing suspected criminals and terrorists through bilateral arrangements. Of course there are special features in that case and it concerns a non-EU country, but it still serves to highlight the sheer absurdity of the Conservatives' desire to pull out of the European Arrest Warrant.

Domestic Abusers Punished With 'Apology'?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

More than 10,000 people who committed a serious violent crime, including domestic abuse, were "let off" if they apologised or offered compensation, fi...

Two Guilty Of Teen Boy Rape In Manchester Debenhams

PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

Two men have been found guilty of raping a teenage boy in the toilets of a city centre department store. Alex Wilson-Fletcher, 42, and Abdelkader E...

PICTURES: Powerful Explosion Rips Through Prague Building

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

A powerful explosion ripped through a building in central Prague early Monday morning, with rescuers saying they expect many people to have been burie...

Prank Call DJ To Appear At Jacintha Saldanha's Inquest

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

Australian prank call DJ Mel Greig is to give evidence this week at the inquest of a nurse who took the call at the hospital where Kate Middleton was ...

The Sovereign's Dilemma

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

The politicians' draft Royal Charter is supposed to be a wizard wheeze to entrench "voluntary independent self-regulation", Judge Leveson's Orwellian oxymoron, without crossing David Cameron's Rubicon into statutory regulation. Of course, it does nothing of the kind. It is state regulation by any other name.

David Cameron Expresses Concern Over Dubai Torture Allegations

PA | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

Prime minister David Cameron has expressed his concern over allegations three British men were tortured by police in Dubai after they were arrested on...

Teenage Boy Found Dead On The M9 Is Named By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK

Police have named a teenage boy whose body was found on the carriageway of a motorway. Michael Easton, 13, was found on Saturday morning on the wes...

Footballer Arrested Over Serious Car Crash

PA | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Sport

A Championship footballer has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a three-car smash which left a man with serious injuries. Birmi...

Did Police Taser Cause Fatal Burns?

PA | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

A watchdog is to investigate whether the firing of a Taser by a police officer at a man doused in flammable liquid caused fatal burns. Andrew Pimlo...

The Communications Data Bill Will Be Back

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Making sure security service and policing powers are up to date and adequate - of course while avoiding unnecessary intrusion, misuse and expense - is something we all have a very big interest in.

Thatcher Funeral Cost £3.6m, Downing Street Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

Baroness Thatcher's ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral cost the taxpayer an estimated £3.6 million, Downing Street said today. The figure i...

Dead Heathrow Stowaway 'Had Travelled To London For Better Life'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

A man who died after plummeting from the undercarriage of a plane flying over London had a "desire to travel to Europe for a better life", an inquest ...