Lutfur Rahman, Labour Party mayor of Tower Hamlets

Voting against Muslim candidate 'sinful', Londoners told

One-Minute Read Wed 20 Aug, AT 09:41

Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets said anyone voting against him would be punished in afterlife, court papers allege

A technician at work on a factory production line

Industrial revival or sweatshop UK?

Talking Point Wed 20 Aug, AT 09:23

UK manufacturing costs now rival those in Eastern Europe, but low-paid workers may not join the celebrations

Rail fare hike: are we really getting value for money?

First Reaction Tue 19 Aug, AT 16:56

Fares increase four times as quickly as wages but rail operators say the money is needed for improvement works

A guard stands behind a locked gate at Pentonville prison

Justice secretary denies prison crisis: what do the stats say?

Summary Tue 19 Aug, AT 15:11

Assaults, suicides and prison populations are all on the rise but Chris Grayling says it's all under control

A Metropolitan police officer uses a smart phone

Hundreds of police investigated over social media misuse

One-Minute Read Tue 19 Aug, AT 11:24

One officer tried to befriend a victim on Facebook while others sent racist or homophobic messages

The Mole

Cameron off on hols again: 'I can run country by BlackBerry'

Tue 19 Aug, AT 09:34 The Mole

Tabloids and Labour MPs ask why PM is leaving for Cornwall if Islamic State is such a monstrous threat

David Cameron

Government policies will be put to the 'family test'

One-Minute Read Mon 18 Aug, AT 15:47

PM announces new measures to 'support and strengthen' family life including doubling counselling budget

 The UK Border Force checks shipping containers

Tilbury stowaways: survivors face uncertain fate

Briefing Mon 18 Aug, AT 14:27

'Victims of people trafficking' will be questioned by Border Force as police launch homicide investigation

 The Home Office in Marsham Street, London

Paedophile advised on Home Office children's homes report

One-Minute Read Mon 18 Aug, AT 10:46

Peter Righton, founder of Paedophile Information Exchange, now at centre of historical abuse inquiry

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London

Julian Assange: 'I will leave Ecuadorian embassy soon'

One-Minute Read Mon 18 Aug, AT 10:38

Fugitive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will soon leave the embassy where he has been living since 2012

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