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  1. September 12, 2011

    Renowned crime fighter becomes Met chief

    Bernard Hogan-Howe pledged to put fear into London’s criminals and renew force morale as he accepted the role of...

  2. August 16, 2011

    Contenders line up for top police job

    Leading figures in the UK’s policing establishment will file their applications on Wednesday for the post of commissioner at...

  1. July 20, 2011

    Cameron calls for ‘radical proposals’ on police

    David Cameron has called for “radical proposals” to transform the leadership of the police, with measures that include...

  2. July 18, 2011

    John Yates’ career

    John Yates, who resigned on Monday as assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, joined the force in 1981, rising up...

  3. July 17, 2011

    Sir Paul Stephenson, Metropolitan Police

    Sir Paul Stephenson, who resigned as Metropolitan Police commissioner on Sunday, had an unusually controversial tenure as...

  4. Westminster Blog

    May 28, 2010

    Britain's new peers - the full list of 56

    The official announcement has just come through. There are 56 new peers entering the House of Lords. There are 29 Labour, 16...

  5. January 28, 2010

    London mayor criticised as he quits policing role

    Boris Johnson yesterday quit his role as chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority just 15 months after he insisted on...

  6. January 27, 2010

    Johnson steps down from London police role

    Boris Johnson quit his role as chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority on Wednesday, just 15 months after he insisted...

  7. January 27, 2010

    Johnson quits policing body role

    Boris Johnson yesterday quit his role as chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority just 15 months after he insisted on...

  8. December 15, 2009

    Right time for an arresting idea

    When the residents of a Darlington council estate brought in a private security company to patrol its streets, it prompted...

  9. December 14, 2009

    Right time for an arresting idea

    When the residents of a Darlington council estate brought in a private security company to patrol its streets, it prompted...

  10. November 21, 2009

    Tory plan to elect police officials criticised

    Tory plans to bring in locally elected police commissioners could spark resignations by chief constables round the country,...

  11. November 20, 2009

    Tory plan to elect police officials criticised

    Conservative plans to bring in locally elected police commissioners could spark resignations by chief constables round the...

  12. September 4, 2009

    Scotland Yard rejects claims London's mayor holds reins

    Boris Johnson, London's mayor, has been accused of treating the police as a "political football" after his deputy claimed...

  13. September 3, 2009

    London mayor in Scotland Yard row

    Boris Johnson, London’s mayor, has been accused of treating the police as a “political football” after his deputy claimed...

  14. June 10, 2009

    Home goal

    The Tories are delighted by the appointment of Alan Johnson as home secretary. "Well, we certainly didn't want him as prime...

  15. April 12, 2009

    Policing the police

    The British police system is a peculiar accident of history. London’s local Metropolitan Police Service is responsible for...

  16. April 9, 2009

    Another setback for top officer

    Bob Quick, the policeman at the centre of yesterday's security breach, rose to head the Metropolitan police's specialist...

  17. April 8, 2009

    Another setback for top officer

    Bob Quick, the policeman at the centre of Wednesday security breach, rose to head the Metropolitan police’s specialist...

  18. March 12, 2009

    Police please me

    Also popular was the police feedback site at www.shopacop.com . Alan in Salford gave the Greater Manchester force a maximum...

  19. January 28, 2009

    Ian Blair deputy selected as new Met chief

    Sir Paul Stephenson has won the race to become the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, assuming responsibility for...

  20. January 28, 2009

    Ian Blair deputy selected as new Met chief

    Sir Paul Stephenson has won the race to become the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, assuming responsibility for...

  21. December 19, 2008

    Rethink on police authority polls

    Plans to elect some police authority members directly were removed by the government from the policing and crime bill...

  22. December 13, 2008

    De Menezes jury rejects police account

    Scotland Yard was plunged deeper into turmoil last night after the inquest jury examining the shooting of an innocent...

  23. December 12, 2008

    De Menezes jury rejects police account

    London’s police force was plunged deeper into turmoil on Friday night after the inquest jury examining the shooting of an...

  24. December 12, 2008

    Any takers for fair-trade coke?

    The new anti-drug campaign has a message. Not only does cocaine make you paranoid, your heart speed and nose bleed, but it...

  25. December 11, 2008

    Any takers for fair-trade coke?

    The new anti-drug campaign has a message. Not only does cocaine make you paranoid, your heart speed and nose bleed, but it...

  26. December 1, 2008

    Smith refuses to provide apology for arrest

    Jacqui Smith, home secretary, yesterday denied endorsing "Stalinist" police methods as outrage over the arrest of a...

  27. December 1, 2008

    Smith refuses to provide apology for arrest

    Jacqui Smith, home secretary, on Sunday denied endorsing “Stalinist” police methods as outrage over the arrest of a...

  28. November 26, 2008

    Met settles with top Asian officer

    Britain's most senior Asian policeman yesterday agreed an out-of-court settlement in a race discrimination claim against...

  29. November 12, 2008

    Snouts and trotters in the trough

    The cheating classes just do not get it, do they? While the nation prepares for cuts in living standards, we have the...

  30. October 6, 2008

    Policing London

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? That is the question Boris Johnson, the classicist mayor of London, found himself facing...

  31. October 5, 2008

    Boris Johnson is on the beat

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? That is the question Boris Johnson, the classicist Mayor of London, found himself facing last...

  32. October 3, 2008

    Mayor to consult Smith on police chief

    Boris Johnson, the London mayor, drew back on Friday from his threat to appoint the head of the Metropolitan Police...

  33. October 3, 2008

    Thinking man's police chief falls at final hurdle

    Sir Ian Blair once likened the Metropolitan Police to a FTSE 100 company - equally big and complex. That his resignation...

  34. October 3, 2008

    Mayor 'much happier' with Olympic security

    Boris Johnson is now "much happier" with security plans for the 2012 Olympics and expects their costs to fall within the...

  35. October 3, 2008

    Taken down

    Sir Ian Blair, on the day Jean Charles de Menezes was shot 'The information I have available is that this shooting is...

  36. October 3, 2008

    Blair quits after mayor makes job untenable

    Sir Ian Blair, Britain's embattled chief policeman, reluctantly quit yesterday as a political battle broke out over the...

  37. October 2, 2008

    Thinking man’s police chief falls at final hurdle

    Sir Ian Blair once likened the Metropolitan Police to a FTSE 100 company – equally big and complex. That his resignation...

  38. October 2, 2008

    Controversial Met chief Blair resigns

    Sir Ian Blair, Britain’s embattled chief policeman, reluctantly quit on Thursday as a political battle broke out over the...

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