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Man breaks speed-drinking record
Eric Booker
Tall Tales

Man breaks speed-drinking record

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Aug 2021
What we know so far about the Plymouth mass shooting
Police at the the scene on Biddick Drive
The latest on . . .

What we know so far about the Plymouth mass shooting

Gunman who killed five - including young girl - named as Jake Davison
13 Aug 2021
Northern accents could die out within decades
The river Tyne
Tall Tales

Northern accents could die out within decades

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Jul 2021
Four key moments from police officers’ Capitol Hill riot testimonies
Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell wipes away tear while giving evidence
In Depth

Four key moments from police officers’ Capitol Hill riot testimonies

Cop tells inquiry he thought he was ‘going to die’ during deadly demonstration
28 Jul 2021
The arguments for and against blanket stop and search
Stop and search
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against blanket stop and search

Proposals permanently water down the reforms made to Section 60 searches seven years ago
27 Jul 2021
How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing
Paramedics arrive at the Manchester Arena in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing

Inquiry into terror attack that claimed 22 lives reveals litany of security failings
18 Jun 2021
800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting
Australian police
Getting to grips with . . .

800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting

Three-year operation culminates in police raids in 19 countries
9 Jun 2021

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‘Extinct’ tortoise found on Galapagos Island
A tortoise on the Galapagos Islands
Tall Tales

‘Extinct’ tortoise found on Galapagos Island

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 May 2021
What happened to Kent PCSO Julia James?
PCSO Julia James
Why we’re talking about . . .

What happened to Kent PCSO Julia James?

Man charged with murder of 53-year-old who was found dead in April
11 May 2021
What counts as a hate crime in the UK?
Police officers outside Windsor Castle
Getting to grips with . . .

What counts as a hate crime in the UK?

Home secretary calls for a review into the reporting of ‘non-crime hate incidents’
6 May 2021
Police struggled to ‘keep up’ with confusing Covid laws
Police at the beach
Behind the scenes

Police struggled to ‘keep up’ with confusing Covid laws

Watchdog warns ministers that regulations are passed in Parliament rather than ‘from a podium’
20 Apr 2021
Daunte Wright and the third night of Minneapolis protests
Kate Wright, Daunte Wright’s mother, speaks alongside the family of George Floyd
Why we’re talking about . . .

Daunte Wright and the third night of Minneapolis protests

Family members say they ‘can’t accept’ that shooting was an accident
14 Apr 2021
‘What good would it do to replace Cressida Dick?’
Cressida Dick on a visit to No. 10
Instant Opinion

‘What good would it do to replace Cressida Dick?’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Mar 2021
‘Starmer’s Labour has a fondness for abstaining on tricky decisions’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Starmer’s Labour has a fondness for abstaining on tricky decisions’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Mar 2021
Cop who ate cannabis during raid a ‘complete idiot’
A cannabis plant
Tall Tales

Cop who ate cannabis during raid a ‘complete idiot’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Mar 2021
Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade
A closed police station in Hackney
In Brief

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
Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?
Police officers talk with a family as they patrol in Clapham Common, south London.
Today’s big question

Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?

Government mobilising to boost compliance as data shows Britons not observing restrictions
12 Jan 2021
Police mistaken for strippers at party
handcuff
Tall Tales

Police mistaken for strippers at party

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Jan 2021
Thieves pelt police with stolen wine
Tall Tales

Thieves pelt police with stolen wine

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Jan 2021
Policeman sacked after scanning carrots to buy doughnuts
Krispy Kreme doughnuts
In Brief

Policeman sacked after scanning carrots to buy doughnuts

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Nov 2020
Trump donors contract Covid after downplaying risk
Trump funny
In Brief

Trump donors contract Covid after downplaying risk

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 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
Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill
Labour leader Keir Starmer
In Brief

Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill

The party leader is facing a string of resignations over whip to abstain on ‘spycops’ legislation
16 Oct 2020
Everything we know about the Birmingham stabbing spree
crime police line
In Brief

Everything we know about the Birmingham stabbing spree

Man arrested on suspicion of murder and seven counts of attempted murder
7 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘QAnon - a dangerous online cult’
qanon.jpg
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘QAnon - a dangerous online cult’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 30 July
30 Jul 2020
Police struggle with rise in ‘confrontational protests’
Extinction Rebellion
In Brief

Police struggle with rise in ‘confrontational protests’

Reform needed to combat rise of disruptive demonstrations, report says
29 Jul 2020
Is the Official Secrets Act fit to counter modern espionage?
MI6 Building
In Depth

Is the Official Secrets Act fit to counter modern espionage?

Senior police, MI5 and MI6 sources call on government to update spying law
23 Jul 2020
‘Bomb scare’ flight in emergency landing at Stansted
ryanair
In Brief

‘Bomb scare’ flight in emergency landing at Stansted

Two men arrested after note warning of explosives found in loo on Dublin-bound plane
14 Jul 2020
Offender cops and racial bias: time to overhaul UK policing?
Police
In Depth

Offender cops and racial bias: time to overhaul UK policing?

Watchdog to investigate use of force against BAME groups as separate probe reveals criminal offenders in forces nationwide
10 Jul 2020
Quiz of The Week: 6 - 12 June
Winston Churchill statue
In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 6 - 12 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
12 Jun 2020
The differences between British and US police tactics
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In Brief

The differences between British and US police tactics

American officers accused of escalating George Floyd demonstrations by using excessive force
8 Jun 2020
How dangerous are US riot control weapons?
Riot police outside the White House in Washington DC
In Depth

How dangerous are US riot control weapons?

Rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades can all cause serious injury and death
5 Jun 2020
George Floyd: the charges against Derek Chauvin explained
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In Brief

George Floyd: the charges against Derek Chauvin explained

Family of unarmed victim demanding harsher charges against ex-police officer
1 Jun 2020
Police force facing inquiry over tasering of black men
police coronavirus
In Brief

Police force facing inquiry over tasering of black men

Investigation includes allegations black men were wrongly tasered by a ‘rogue officer’
29 May 2020
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