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Police To Investigate Sir Cyril Smith Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

Abuse claims surrounding the late MP Sir Cyril Smith will be investigated by Greater Manchester Police, the force confirmed on Wednesday morning. T...

M1 Chaos As Car Transporter Sheds Its Load.. Of Cars

PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Drivers using a motorway had a lucky escape when a car transporter lorry flipped over leaving wrecked vehicles dotted across the carriageway. One o...

Drug Baron's Wife Loses Fight To Keep Home

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

The wife of a jailed drugs baron who "turned a blind eye" to his activities has failed in a High Court bid to stop the matrimonial home being sold to ...

Young People Pay the Biggest Price for PCC Election Shambles

Antony Timlin | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
Antony Timlin

Young people have a huge amount at stake when it comes to policing and criminal justice issues and until we effectively bring them into the debate many of the issues we currently see will remain.

Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson And Three Others Charged Over Payments Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will be charged as part of the investigation ...

4,700 Met Police Jobs Under Threat

PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

The Metropolitan Police is planning to cut 3,500 civilian roles and 1,200 posts of the rank of sergeant and above. The force is proposing the move ...

Trick Or Treat Or Cocaine?

PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Updated: 16:38 19/11/12 - details of sentencing A man who mistakenly handed bags of cocaine instead of sweets to a police officer's children out tr...

Learning lessons From the PCC Elections 2012

Tom Scholes-Fogg | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Scholes-Fogg

If in 2016 England and Wales still has police and crime commissioners the government of the day must learn lessons from PCC 2012. The ultimate aim of an election must be to increase participation and debate.

'Trigger Man' Found Guilty Of Murdering Anni Dewani

PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

A hitman accused of pulling the trigger in the murder of newlywed Anni Dewani during her South African honeymoon has been convicted of murder. Pros...

Children Under 13 Arrested For Rape Across 24 Police Forces

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Children under 13 have been arrested on rape charges across 24 police forces in the past year – and one children’s charity is blaming the alarming...

CCTV Clue In Pensioner Death Case

PA | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK

Police have released a CCTV image of a retired lecturer captured the day before his body was found in a suspicious fire at his bungalow. Christophe...

Their Cards Were Marked

PA | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK

An entire south London neighbourhood policing team has been axed after an internal investigation found some of the officers had been playing backgammo...

Apathy In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Politics

John Prescott’s campaign have spoken of the “irony” of the Conservative candidate beating the Labour heavyweight with a voting system opposed by...

If Only We Had 2,232 Alices

David Prescott | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Politics
David Prescott

In spite of winning three of the four local authorities - Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire - that make up the Humberside Police area and winning the popular vote via Fast Past the Post, John Prescott lost on second preferences, thanks to the supplementary vote system. Oh the irony of the Tories beating a Labour heavyweight with a form of PR that they actively campaigned against in the AV Referendum.

'No Politics In Policing': Voters Spoil PCC Ballots (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

Polling stations across the country have seen embarrassingly low turnouts in the elections for police and crime commissioners, while some people who m...

Sister Of Murdered Shafilea Ahmed Spared Jail Over Armed Robbery

PA | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

The sister of honour killing victim Shafilea Ahmed has been spared jail and given a 12-month suspended sentence for organising a robbery at her parent...

Tony Blair Protester's Day In Court

The Huffington Post | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

The anti-war campaigner who burst into Tony Blair's appearance at the Leveson inquiry is to appear in court on Friday charged with threatening or abus...

A Landslide For Apathy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

Labour have described the the police and crime commissioner elections as having descended in to a shambles, with turnout was expected to be as low as ...

'A Comedy Of Errors'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Government's handling of the first elections to the post of police and crime commissioner was branded a "comedy of errors" as voters went to the p...

How Could the PCC elections Have Been Better Run?

Toby James | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Toby James

The bottom line seems to be that the election could have been improved if more was spent on running it. Understandably, the government will be keen to keep costs down. Primarily, they will be concerned about arguments from the Labour Party that the money spent on the election could have been spent on more police officers.

Guard Faces Jail Allowing Train To Kill 'Drunken' Teen Who Fell Underneath

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

A railway guard was facing jail tonight after being convicted of causing the death of a drunken teenager who fell under a train. Christopher McGee,...

'Violent Thugs' Throw Rocks At Tory MP Mike Weatherley

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

A Conservative MP had rocks and tomatoes hurled at him after he was ambushed by around 50 "violent thugs" ahead of a talk on squatting, he said tonigh...

'It Was Like A Bomb Going Off'

PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Three members of the same family died following a bungalow fire, believed to have been started by the father who had a history of mental illness, a co...

Mystery Of Who Coshed Great Train Robbery Driver Solved

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

The mystery of who hit the engine driver over the head during the Great Train Robbery of 1963 has finally been solved. James Hussey, one of the 17-...

Fugitive Suspected Of Rape May Have Escaped To London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

A dangerous fugitive suspected of committing a rape while on the run may have travelled to London. Offender Ivan Leach escaped from North Sea Camp ...