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  1. 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 London in...

  2. 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 revealed...

  1. 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 1993...

  2. 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 sector....

  3. 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 night...

  4. 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 capital’s...

  5. 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, a...

  6. 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 Tottenham...

  7. January 9, 2014

    London police chief moves to defuse tension after Duggan verdict

    London’s top police officer met community representatives on Thursday in an attempt to defuse tension after an inquest ruled...

  8. December 12, 2013

    Copper theft leaves Londoners without broadband service

    Tens of thousands of homes in London were left without broadband access after thieves lifted a manhole cover and stole a...

  9. December 9, 2013

    Former banker sentenced over Nigerian money laundering

    A London court has sentenced a former Goldman Sachs banker to four and-a-half years in prison for helping a Nigerian...

  10. December 2, 2013

    Met looks into Serious Fraud Office payments

    The Metropolitan Police is looking into nearly £1m of secret severance payments signed off by the former head of the Serious...

  11. November 14, 2013

    Met police put £500m of services out to tender

    London’s police force is putting £500m a year of its core services out to competitive tender, in a move that could see 4,000...

  12. November 13, 2013

    Spy found in bag ‘probably’ died alone

    The bizarre case of a British spy who was found dead in a padlocked bag looks set to remain a mystery, after police said...

  13. September 13, 2013

    Cyber raiders foiled in attempt to steal millions from Santander

    Santander was the target of an “audacious” multimillion-pound cyber attack that was foiled after the police arrested a dozen...

  14. September 12, 2013

    Police probe alleged Sunday Mirror hacking

    Police are investigating whether Mirror Group Newspapers is criminally liable for alleged phone hacking by previous...

  15. September 3, 2013

    Crime-fighting agency given deadline to name secret City list

    The UK’s organised crime-fighting agency has been hit with an ultimatum to publish a secret list of over 100 City companies...

  16. September 3, 2013

    Privacy watchdog scrutinises use of rogue private detectives

    The Information Commissioner’s Office is looking into whether companies and individuals broke the law by using private...

  17. August 26, 2013

    British police and a summer of scandal

    For almost 200 years, the guiding principle of British policing has been that its legitimacy derives from public trust and...

  18. August 18, 2013

    Phone hacking probe focus turns to News UK

    News UK is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over allegations of phone hacking and illegal payments to public...

  19. August 2, 2013

    City fears exposure in hacking list

    A battle over whether to publish a list of 102 companies and individuals who hired convicted private eyes has pitted the...

  20. July 31, 2013

    Nick Clegg backs move to name ‘blue-chip hackers’

    Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, has backed calls for the publication of a list of companies – including law firms and...

  21. July 30, 2013

    Law firms are biggest users of rogue private detectives

    Law firms are by far the biggest users of four rogue private investigators, the home affairs select committee has revealed,...

  22. July 18, 2013

    Rupert Murdoch complains to MPs over ‘excessive’ hacking inquiry

    Rupert Murdoch has complained to MPs about the protracted and “excessive” police investigation into phone hacking and other...

  23. July 12, 2013

    Phone hacking ruling means Murdoch could face fresh lawsuits

    Fresh lawsuits could be brought against Rupert Murdoch’s News UK after a court ruling that police should reveal any...

  24. July 5, 2013

    Police press broadcasters for copies of Murdoch hacking probe tapes

    The Metropolitan Police in London has made a formal request for journalists to hand over a leaked recording of a meeting in...

  25. June 26, 2013

    Snooping concerns are not paranoia

    The vital thing to understand is that the innocent have nothing to fear. It is important you understand this as reports of...

  26. May 25, 2013

    Police arrest man after Woolwich suspect spy claim

    LONDON, May 25 – British counter-terrorism police arrested a man at the BBC’s headquarters after an interviewee said that...

  27. May 24, 2013

    Fifth arrest over Woolwich attack

    A fifth person has been arrested in the investigation into the killing of a soldier on a London street as the inquiry...

  28. May 23, 2013

    Woolwich attack: Police arrest another two people

    Scotland Yard has arrested two more suspects in connection with the brutal killing of an army fusilier in Woolwich,...

  29. May 22, 2013

    G8 protesters target London hedge funds, private equity and banks

    London-based hedge funds, private banks and private equity firms have been targeted by an anti-capitalist group before next...

  30. May 22, 2013

    London hedge funds ‘mapped’ by G8 protesters

    A number of London-based hedge funds including Man Group and Brevan Howard have been targeted by an anti-capitalist group...

  31. May 19, 2013

    Journalists complain of ‘Leveson effect’ on ties with police

    A new regime of press self-regulation still looks some way off, but already a number of reporters and editors are...

  32. May 19, 2013

    Met Police in outsourcing talks to plug £500m shortfall

    The Metropolitan Police is considering one of the biggest police outsourcing plans as it strives to save £500m in an effort...

  33. April 29, 2013

    Police ‘should open up in supermarkets’, says report

    Police should open counters in supermarkets and set up “Tardis” boxes for the public to reach officers via video link,...

  34. April 24, 2013

    Sun reporter faces conspiracy charge

    Duncan Larcombe, a royal correspondent for The Sun newspaper, will appear in court next month alongside two other people...

  35. March 29, 2013

    Mitchell to sue Sun newspaper

    Andrew Mitchell has issued a libel writ against The Sun newspaper over its reporting of the “plebgate” scandal as Scotland...

  36. March 24, 2013

    Probe into Mitchell ‘pleb’ dispute widens

    The probe into whether police tried to discredit former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell by accusing him of calling a...

  37. March 20, 2013

    Sun deputy editor faces court charges

    The deputy editor of the Sun newspaper, owned by News International, is to be charged with two offences of conspiring to...

  38. March 18, 2013

    Sun apologises for hacking stolen phone

    The Sun newspaper has apologised for accessing private information on a Labour MP’s mobile phone after it was stolen in...

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