Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade
A closed police station in Hackney
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Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade

Investigation reveals that some major cities have no dedicated stations with front counter
1 Mar 2021
Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the US Capitol Building.
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Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate

Eugene Goodman ‘saved lives’ by diverting pro-Trump rioters to another part of the Capitol building
11 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
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2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Deradicalisation programmes not working on jailed jihadists, watchdog warns
Police and paramedics attend the scene following an attack on London Bridge in June 2017
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Deradicalisation programmes not working on jailed jihadists, watchdog warns

Counterterrorism expert says heavy supervision schemes needed alongside efforts to counter radical ideologies
14 Dec 2020
France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’
Emmanuel Macron pictured with French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin
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France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Interior minister says inspections are part of ‘massive action against separatism’
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’
Michel Barnier, EU
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Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 December
4 Dec 2020
Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds
Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
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Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds

President’s daughter quizzed as election loser considers pardoning his children before leaving office
3 Dec 2020

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British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot
Theresa Villiers arrives at 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in November 2019.
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British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot

Trial begins today over alleged terror plot that ‘could have triggered World War Three’
27 Nov 2020
Is there any limit to who Donald Trump can pardon?
Donald Trump seen with Thanksgiving turkey "Corn" before it was pardoned.
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Is there any limit to who Donald Trump can pardon?

President grants clemency to former national security adviser Michael Flynn
26 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’
Manchester lockdown
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Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 24 November
24 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’
A man attends an anti-lockdown protest outside Westminster
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Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 20 November
20 Nov 2020
Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis
Mexican soldiers destroy a marijuana plantation near La Rumorosa town in Tecate.
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Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis

Plan aimed at putting a dent in black market - but some fear that violence may increase
20 Nov 2020
Premier League star accused of rape and false imprisonment
A premier league football.
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Premier League star accused of rape and false imprisonment

Sports star arrested over alleged attack at his home
13 Nov 2020
Why everybody’s talking about undercover policing
A view of New Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan Police headquarters in London
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about undercover policing

Long-delayed investigation into abuses by ‘spycops’ is one of the most complicated in British legal history
12 Nov 2020
US election: what comes next for Donald Trump?
Donald Trump arrives back at the White House after playing golf on Saturday.
In Depth

US election: what comes next for Donald Trump?

The departing president is facing both political and personal court battles
9 Nov 2020
Emmanuel Macron calls for EU to rethink free movement
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Emmanuel Macron calls for EU to rethink free movement

French president says reform is needed to tackle international terrorism
6 Nov 2020
Everything we know so far about the Vienna terror attack
Armed police on the streets of Vienna
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Everything we know so far about the Vienna terror attack

Austrian officials say gun rampage that left five people dead was inspired by Islamic State
3 Nov 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Macron and the Muslim world
Emmanuel Macron pays his respects by the coffin of Samuel Paty's inside Sorbonne University's, Paris.
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about Macron and the Muslim world

Protests break out across the Middle East over French president’s ‘crackdown’ on Islam
28 Oct 2020
The ‘hijacked’ Isle of Wight tanker
Isle of Wight tanker
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The ‘hijacked’ Isle of Wight tanker

Seven ‘stowaways’ detained after nine-minute operations ends ten-hour stand-off
26 Oct 2020
What was in the deposition Maxwell fought to keep sealed?
Ghislaine Maxwell
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What was in the deposition Maxwell fought to keep sealed?

British socialite insists she never witnessed ‘inappropriate underage activities’ by Jeffrey Epstein
23 Oct 2020
Hunter Biden laptop in FBI money probe
Hunter Biden and Joe Biden walking together.
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Hunter Biden laptop in FBI money probe

Subpoena indicates that contents of Hunter Biden’s computer are being scrutinised in financial case
22 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’
Police make their way through crowds of revellers during the pandemic in Soho, London
In Depth

Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 19 October
19 Oct 2020
French rally in support of free speech after teacher murder
A rally in defence of free speech is held in Paris, France
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French rally in support of free speech after teacher murder

Thousands attend marches to honour Samuel Paty following killing on Friday
19 Oct 2020
Man who farted in Uber ends up in court
Uber, London
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Man who farted in Uber ends up in court

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Oct 2020
Cummings ‘let off’ 20 years of back taxes on Durham home
Dominic Cummings arrives at 10 Downing Street.
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Cummings ‘let off’ 20 years of back taxes on Durham home

Government agency rules that PM’s adviser doesn’t have to pay out because property was built without planning permission
15 Oct 2020
Burglar caught after leaving name and address at scene
crime police line
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Burglar caught after leaving name and address at scene

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Oct 2020
Maxwell’s lawyers to block release of ‘intimate’ deposition
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Maxwell’s lawyers to block release of ‘intimate’ deposition

British socialite argues that unsealing the documents would prevent her right to fair trial
14 Oct 2020
Electing rights abusers will ‘discredit’ UN, dissidents warn
Vladimir Putin addressing the UN General Assembly.
In Depth

Electing rights abusers will ‘discredit’ UN, dissidents warn

China, Russia and Saudi Arabia among nations set to win seats on the council
13 Oct 2020
Who are the Proud Boys and Antifa?
Proud Boys
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Who are the Proud Boys and Antifa?

Violent left and right-wing groups mentioned by Donald Trump in first presidential debate
30 Sep 2020
WHO aid workers offered ‘jobs for sex’ during Ebola outbreak
A woman suspected of suffering from Ebola is helped into a van by aid workers.
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WHO aid workers offered ‘jobs for sex’ during Ebola outbreak

More than 50 women allege abuse by men who said they were international aid providers
30 Sep 2020
Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
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Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Sweden’s Covid plan ‘a lesson for Britain’
Sweden coronavirus
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Instant Opinion: Sweden’s Covid plan ‘a lesson for Britain’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 28 September
28 Sep 2020
Pregnancy pains, electric bubble and killer spies
Pregnant woman Covid
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Pregnancy pains, electric bubble and killer spies

Should doctors monitor mothers’s alcohol intake? Are electric cars an investment bubble? And should spies have a ‘licence to kill’?
25 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’
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Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 24 September
24 Sep 2020