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  1. April 4, 2014

    Police asked to probe London borough

    Police have been asked by a cabinet minister to investigate allegations of financial mismanagement involving the elected...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. February 6, 2014

    Plebgate police officer sentenced to 12 months in prison

    A Scotland Yard officer who falsely claimed to have witnessed the “plebgate” row in Downing Street has been sentenced to 12...

  3. January 21, 2014

    Fall in crime in developed world baffles experts

    There is one criminal case that is evading even the world’s best sleuths, and after decades of theorising, experts are no...

  4. January 10, 2014

    Plebgate officer admits to lying

    Andrew Mitchell, the Conservatives’ former chief whip, said on Friday “justice has been done’’ after a police officer who...

  5. January 8, 2014

    Police on alert after jury says Duggan ‘lawfully killed’

    Scotland Yard was on standby for violent reprisals on Wednesday night, after an inquest ruled that the Londoner whose 2011...

  6. January 8, 2014

    Some UK police forces ‘fiddling with the figures’

    The head of the UK’s police watchdog has predicted that his investigation into the integrity of crime statistics will find...

  7. December 12, 2013

    Government suppliers to face vetting on cyber security

    Companies that want to do business with the UK government will have to be vetted to meet a rigorous new cyber security...

  8. December 4, 2013

    Metropolitan Police confirms anti-terror inquiry into Guardian

    Scotland Yard has confirmed that it is investigating whether individuals connected with The Guardian newspaper may have...

  9. November 21, 2013

    Met bolsters force for war on soaring cyber crime

    Scotland Yard is to quadruple the number of officers tackling cyber crime across London, with senior police drafting in...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. July 19, 2013

    Clamour for smartphone ‘kill switch’ as ‘Apple-picking’ surges

    Apple and other smartphone manufacturers are facing co-ordinated pressure from officials in London, New York and San...

  13. July 9, 2013

    Murdoch summoned back by MPs after press remarks

    Rupert Murdoch has been summoned to reappear before the culture, media and sport select committee following remarks he made...

  14. 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...

  15. June 5, 2013

    Suspects arrested in online credit card fraud case

    An online credit card fraud scheme that enabled thefts of more than £130m has been disbanded and 11 alleged perpetrators...

  16. June 5, 2013

    Police investigate fire at London Islamic centre

    Counter-terrorism officers are investigating a fire at an Islamic centre in north London, after graffiti found on the...

  17. May 30, 2013

    BNP forced to reroute protest against Woolwich killing

    Scotland Yard has forced the British National party to relocate a planned protest against the murder of army fusilier Lee...

  18. May 23, 2013

    MI5 faces inquiry into intelligence on Woolwich attack suspects

    Britain’s security services were last night facing questions over what they knew about the suspected killers of a British...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. April 26, 2013

    Operation Yewtree charges Max Clifford with 11 offences

    Max Clifford, the celebrity publicist, has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assaults allegedly committed between 1966...

  22. April 20, 2013

    More police for London Marathon

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

  23. 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...

  24. March 12, 2013

    Litvinenko accused refuses to co-operate

    The man accused of murdering ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 said on Tuesday that he would not...

  25. February 4, 2013

    Undercover police stole dead children’s IDs

    Scotland Yard has said it will begin an investigation into reports that undercover police infiltrating political and protest...

  26. February 4, 2013

    ‘Plebgate’ MP claims he was ‘stitched up’

    Andrew Mitchell, the former Conservative chief whip who resigned last year after his “plebgate” row with police officers,...

  27. January 30, 2013

    Foreigner to run UK police within ‘years’

    Policing minister Damian Green has predicted that the UK will have a foreign chief constable or Scotland Yard chief within...

  28. January 28, 2013

    Open door to foreign bobbies for top police

    A Canadian is to begin work this summer as Bank of England governor, and a Zimbabwean is coaching the England cricket team....

  29. January 22, 2013

    Sun defence editor charged in bribery probe

    The Sun newspaper’s defence editor and a former police officer have been charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in...

  30. January 14, 2013

    Police chief wants outsiders as leaders

    Bernard Hogan-Howe, Scotland Yard chief, has said he would like to see 10 per cent of his senior officers recruited from...

  31. January 11, 2013

    Police in joint venture talks with Post Office

    The Post Office is in early talks with Scotland Yard and at least 10 other police forces on joint ventures which would see...

  32. January 11, 2013

    CPS apologises over Savile abuse

    The Crown Prosecution Service has apologised for failing to pursue allegations of child abuse against Jimmy Savile after...

  33. January 9, 2013

    Cuts push sale of London police stations

    Scotland Yard is to sell off a third of its real estate across London and will test a system of police contact points in...

  34. December 29, 2012

    Met chief honoured amid fraught relations

    Many a Scotland Yard chief has received a knighthood in the line of duty, but rarely when relations between police and...

  35. December 29, 2012

    Knighthoods for Sants and Wiggins

    In a new year’s honours list dominated by sporting stars from 2012’s London Olympic and Paralympic games, there was also...

  36. December 23, 2012

    Head of Met Police reviews Plebgate probe

    The head of the Metropolitan Police has returned from his Christmas break to review the investigation into the Plebgate...

  37. December 19, 2012

    Second arrest in ‘plebgate’ probe

    A second man has been arrested as part of the inquiry into the Downing Street row which led to the resignation of Andrew...

  38. December 12, 2012

    Clifford sued in confidentiality case

    Paul Burrell, who was butler to the late Princess of Wales, is suing Max Clifford for alleged breach of confidentiality. He...

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