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    1. July 26, 2015

      Lord Sewel quits over drugs scandal

      Lord Sewel, the crossbench peer in charge of enforcing standards in the upper house, has quit after a tabloid newspaper...

    2. July 20, 2015

      Tribunal hears police snooping case

      The Metropolitan Police is facing the first legal challenge of its kind, by journalists who say their human rights were...

    1. July 15, 2015

      Theresa May rejects police request to allow water cannon

      Theresa May has refused to authorise the use of water cannon on the UK mainland, in a rebuke to the mayor of London who...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Simulated terror attack to test London emergency services

      Scotland Yard is carrying out the biggest antiterrorism exercise in London’s history, deploying more than 1,000...

    3. June 1, 2015

      Police requests for private data pass 700,000 in two years

      Police forces in the UK made more than 700,000 requests for data on people’s texts, emails, phone calls or web searches...

    4. May 14, 2015

      UK terror arrests reach highest level since 9/11

      Terror-related arrests in the UK have reached levels not seen since the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in the US,...

    5. April 22, 2015

      Navinder Singh Sarao extradition: two big questions

      US authorities’ attempts to extradite London-based futures trader Navinder Singh Sarao will succeed or fail based on...

    6. April 21, 2015

      City lawyers support CPS chief Alison Saunders

      City lawyers have defended Alison Saunders, director of public prosecutions, after she dropped corruption cases against...

    7. April 13, 2015

      Man charged in connection with preacher’s murder in London

      Prosecutors have charged a man for the murder of a Syrian-born preacher who was shot dead in London last week....

    8. March 16, 2015

      Metropolitan Police probed over child abuse cover-up claims

      The UK’s police watchdog is investigating allegations that Scotland Yard has covered up child abuse by high profile...

    9. March 4, 2015

      Tax havens linked to London property

      The secrecy surrounding foreign owners of high-value London properties has long given rise to suspicions of hidden...

    10. February 20, 2015

      Three London schoolgirls head for Syria

      Three schoolgirls from east London have flown to Turkey and are thought by the Metropolitan Police to be trying to join...

    11. December 22, 2014

      Theresa May to make third effort to name head of abuse inquiry

      Theresa May will next month make a third attempt to propose a suitable person to run an inquiry into the alleged sexual...

    12. December 16, 2014

      UK prime minister rejects radical police reforms

      David Cameron has rejected an idea from Britain’s most senior police officer to cut the number of police forces in...

    13. Business Blog

      December 16, 2014

      UK police reform: it's all about culture and communication

      Any restructuring of the 43 police forces of England and Wales would require political will. But such a reform would...

    14. December 9, 2014

      New Scotland Yard sold to Abu Dhabi group for £360m

      London’s Metropolitan Police service has sold its New Scotland Yard headquarters to Abu Dhabi Financial Group for...

    15. November 20, 2014

      Terror suspects face enforced relocation after Lib Dem climbdown

      The home secretary will be allowed to move terror suspects away from where they live, after the Liberal Democrats...

    16. November 17, 2014

      UK anti-slavery watchdog tells business to clean up supply chains

      Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner is threatening to expose companies that fail to take steps to eradicate...

    17. David Allen Green

      November 14, 2014

      Evidence emerges on UK state surveillance of legally privileged material

        © Ian Waldie/Getty Images A couple of months ago I raised the issue of whether police in the UK were using the...

    18. October 27, 2014

      Police to review security after man runs into David Cameron

      The Metropolitan Police will carry out an inquiry into how a 28-year-old man managed to run into David Cameron without...

    19. David Allen Green

      September 5, 2014

      Are the UK police using RIPA to get around legal privilege?

        © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The news that the UK’s Metropolitan Police had obtained the “telecommunications data” of a...

    20. David Allen Green

      September 3, 2014

      RIPA requests, Plebgate, and journalistic sources

      The UK’s Metropolitan Police obtained the “telecommunications data” of the political editor of the Sun. They did this...

    21. September 2, 2014

      Scotland Yard building put up for sale at £250m

      New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, will be put up for sale on Tuesday at a guide price of...

    22. David Allen Green

      August 21, 2014

      Is viewing a video a criminal offence under terrorism law?

      Yesterday, in response to the sharing on the internet of horrific and sickening footage of the apparent execution of...

    23. July 30, 2014

      Two ex-News of the World journalists face phone hacking charges

      Two former News of the World journalists are to face fresh phone hacking charges, less than a month after the defunct...

    24. July 18, 2014

      Lords’ anguish revealed in euthanasia debate

      Peers shared wrenching personal stories of suffering and loss on Friday as they debated whether “right to die”...

    25. July 4, 2014

      David Cameron orders probe into lost child sex file

      David Cameron has instructed the most senior civil servant in the Home Office to investigate what happened to a dossier...

    26. June 27, 2014

      Fake letters scandal spreads to Student Loans Company

      Graduates falling behind on debt repayments were sent threatening letters from what appears to be an independent debt...

    27. June 23, 2014

      Violent images shake communities’ ‘complacency’, say police

      Images of violence in Syria and Iraq are helping to persuade families and friends of potential jihadis to raise the...

    28. May 8, 2014

      London’s Met should be stripped of antiterror role, say MPs

      London’s Metropolitan Police should be stripped of its responsibility for fighting terrorism in the UK, MPs will...

    29. May 7, 2014

      The Bank of England must curb its institutional dovishness

      Andy Haldane is a master of lateral thinking. When he was in charge of financial stability at the Bank of England, he...

    30. May 1, 2014

      Police watchdog expresses ‘serious concern’ over crime statistics

      The police watchdog has expressed “serious concerns” about the quality of crime data gathered by UK forces, after it...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      March 13, 2014

      Fog over London

      Metropolitan Police/Reuters The Canary Wharf financial district emerges from Thursday’s morning fog , with central...

    32. March 9, 2014

      The police are stretched, mistrusted and in need of reform

      Policing scandals have been rolling in like winter storms – destructive and seemingly never-ending. The wrongdoing...

    33. March 6, 2014

      Stephen Lawrence: Theresa May orders inquiry into police spies

      Theresa May has ordered a public inquiry into the activities of undercover police during the investigation into the...

    34. February 21, 2014

      Senior City police detective decamps to private sector

      The City of London’s senior investigator is joining the exodus of police officers to the growing private security...

    35. February 7, 2014

      Metropolitan Police to trial using iPads in fight against crime

      For more than a century, patrolling constables have used a humble police notebook to record incidents from Saturday...

    36. January 30, 2014

      London politicians wary over water cannon plan

      Boris Johnson has faced pressure in the London Assembly over Scotland Yard’s plan to bring water cannon on to the...

    37. January 28, 2014

      Water cannon plan wins Met police backing

      Buildings set ablaze during the August 2011 riots might have been saved if police had been equipped with water cannon,...

    38. January 21, 2014

      Three charged for “yid” football chant at Spurs matches

      Police have charged three men for using the word “yid", a derogatory term for Jew, at football matches involving...

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