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A teenager has been arrested after two Jewish men were attacked in north London while locking up their shop. Police were called at 9.50pm on Wednesday to the scene in Cadoxton Avenue, Haringey, after receiving reports that two men had been assaulted. They were taken to a north London hospital to be treated. One man […]

Liz Truss has been accused of a “grotesque misuse of taxpayers’ money” following reports she chartered a private jet to Australia which would have cost £500,000. The Independent reported the Foreign Secretary had opted for the private flight for her trip last week due to security concerns, although commercial flights were available. The newspaper said […]

There’s been over 60,000 cases. Police forces in England and Wales have recorded the highest number of rapes and sexual offences in a 12-month period, figures show. There were 63,136 rapes recorded in the year to September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), up 13% from the previous period (56,119). This was the […]

The brother of a police officer murdered by the IRA 50 years ago in Londonderry has said he will not allow his memory to be forgotten. Two RUC officers were killed in the 1972 gun attack on their vehicle and were remembered at a wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in the city on the […]

Strictly Come Dancing’s The Professionals tour will return in spring after being cancelled last year amid the pandemic. Organisers confirmed that 10 dancers from the popular BBC One programme will be performing across the UK during April and May. Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima and Karen Hauer feature in the tour, which will […]

Shoppers have been struggling to get hold of paracetamol from many supermarkets while beer shelves are overflowing, as the impact of Omicron continues to be felt in the UK’s economy. New data from the Office for National Statistics also shows that the number of people dining in restaurants is back to pre-pandemic levels. Compared with […]

Car giants Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors are to invest billions of pounds in electric vehicles over the next few years, they announced on Thursday. The alliance of three carmakers said they will jointly launch 35 new electric vehicles over the next five years based on five common platforms, including a successor to the Nissan […]

Melanie C has said she is “very excited” as she announced the publication date of her autobiography Who I Am. The book by the Spice Girls singer, real name Melanie Chisholm, will follow the journey from her bedroom in north-west England to global recognition with the group. It is set to explore personal topics such […]

The head of football policing in the UK has called for an urgent meeting with the English game’s authorities to discuss the increase in disorder at matches. The UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU) released figures last week which showed a 36 per cent rise in disorder in the first half of this season compared to […]

British athletes’ rights to free expression must be upheld at the Beijing Olympic Games, Amnesty International has said. The UK chief executive of the human rights organisation, Sacha Deshmukh, has written to his counterpart at the British Olympic Association, Andy Anson, urging the BOA to avoid placing restrictions on athletes. Amnesty said campaign messages, such […]

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