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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 ...

Branding: Understanding The Importance of Trust

Hugh Salmon | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Hugh Salmon

In this sense, within the space of my career, marketing has gone from nothing to everything. That's some journey.

Westminster Worse For Violent Crime Than Birmingham

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

It is home to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and a recently sold £250m property - but Westminster has more violent crime than the UK's s...

Councillor Under Investigation By Police Over 'Sexual Volcano' Comments

PA | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics

Police are looking into "thoughtless and extremely foolish" remarks about immigrant children by a former Conservative Party councillor. Sussex Poli...

WATCH: 'Racist' Tube Rant Woman Sought By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

Police are hunting for a woman filmed during a vile racist rant while on a District Line train. The foul-mouthed commuter kept repeating: "‘If yo...

Is Vigilante Paedophile Hunting A Good Idea?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

Parents posing online as underage girls have identified and confronted seven alleged paedophiles four of whom have since been arrested. The group o...

Officer Suspended From Force After Attempt To Run Brothel

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

A police officer who tried to run a brothel, money launder and supply class A drugs has been suspended from the force and charged with a number of off...

Extra London Marathon Security To Remain Despite Suspect's Capture

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK

The enhanced police presence for tomorrow's London Marathon will remain in place despite the death and capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects...

Archbishop: Fight Against Racism Continues 20 Years On From Stephen Lawrence Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

The fight against the "invidious and devastating cancer" of racism, 20 years after the murder of Stephen Lawrence, must be continued, the Archbishop o...

How Can We Trust the Crime Commissioners?

Bob Morgan | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

For better or worse we have politicians in charge of the Police and whilst some of us think that is a bad idea things have to change if we are to have trust in them.

London Marathon Police Numbers Boosted After Boston Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Police patrolling the London marathon will be on high alert, with numbers boosted in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Home Secretary has ...

'I'm Danny Kay'

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

Police have appealed for help in finding a fraudster who pretended to be the brother of comedian Peter Kay. Peter Stead, 50, said he was called Dan...