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The mural No Ball Games has become the second Banksy to be removed from a wall in north London for sale at auction.
Monday, 29 July 2013 00:00

Troops join Afghan mission

British troops have carried out a major covert operation in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
Monday, 29 July 2013 00:00

News in brief

Bing pop-up tells off paedophiles
Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:00

Ticket prices Virgin on the ridiculous

by Luke James Transatlantic flights are now cheaper than sky-high return fares charged by rail privateers for journeys between London and Glasgow, official figures revealed today.
Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:00

Archbishop left red-faced over Wonga

by Will Stone Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tried desperately to backtrack on comments he made about tackling payday lender Wonga after it emerged the Church of England helped fund it.
by Will Stone Royal Mail workers across Britain will meet next week to decide whether to hold a national strike ballot against government plans to privatise the service.
Sweltering train passengers are not only enduring heatwave conditions but they have also had to put up with poorer train punctuality.
by Will Stone Residents of two west London council estates facing demolition have handed a 6,000-signature petition to the government demanding ministers step in.
Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:00

Watchdog strips schools of top ranking

Over 150 "outstanding" schools have been stripped of Ofsted's top rating because their teaching was not of the highest standard, the watchdog said today.
Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall had his 15-month prison sentence for sex offences doubled by Court of Appeal judges today.
Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:00

Post Office staff to strike against cuts

by Will Stone Thousands of Post Office workers will strike on Monday against plans to shut crown offices and cut jobs.
Blacklisted workers protested outside Network Rail in Glasgow today to demand Crossrail contractorbosses reinstate sacked Crosswail employees.
Saturday, 27 July 2013 00:00

School violence rises with Tory cuts

by Luke James Surging poverty and massive social service cuts have led to a rise in the number of primary school pupils excluded for being violent.
Ministers have been forced to issue an embarrassing apology after hounding a dead woman about why she had not attended her benefit assessments.
Police arrested several anti-fracking protesters today in Balcolme, West Sussex, at a demonstration against drilling firm Cuadrilla.
Disgraced former West Yorkshire Police chief Sir Norman Bettison faces a probe into claims he tried to influence a witness who testified at the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, the police watchdog said today.
by Luke James Leeds University boss and Con-Dem tuition fees rise cheerleader Michael Arthur got the "sendoff he deserved" from student campaigners last Friday.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Recovery? What recovery?

by Luke James Unions reminded backslapping Tory leaders today that Britain is in the grip of the worst economic crisis in a century despite 0.6 per cent growth in the last quarter.
by Peter Lazenby Hundreds of ex-coke oven workers are suing British Steel and British Coal in a battle for justice over contracting cancers and respiratory diseases from harmful dust and fumes decades ago.
Unite urged the Labour party to lift special measures placed on the Falkirk constituency today and reinstate two of its members after police said there was insufficient evidence to support a corruption investigation.
by Peter Laxzenby Transport cleaners working for two private contractors will join forces today to unite their campaigns for a living wage.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Palestine activist wins water fight

by Peter Lazenby A Brighton Palestine supporter won a battle today to stop Southern Water installing an Israeli-made water meter at her home.
Sussex residents and campaigners protested against fracking company Cuadrilla today as it finalises its plans to drill a test site in an English village.
by Peter Lazenby A "toxic combination" of cuts and privatisation are threatening to create chaos across public transport in north-east England, the RMT warned today.
By Luke James The latest Tory assault on trade union rights orchestrated by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is set to be challenged in court by civil servants' union PCS.
by Peter Lazenby London Overground (LO) is facing possible strike action from service guards over planned job cuts - just a week after staff won praise for their role in handling a major incident.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Inquiry into death at shut school

A police and health and safety investigation was launched today following the death of a worker at a school found to contain asbestos in south Wales.
The government has "serious concerns" over the performance of two privately run prisons, new documents showed today.
Former SAS sniper Sergeant Danny Nightingale was given a suspended sentence today after being convicted for a second time for arms possession.
Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00

Investigation begins over hung soldier

The Ministry of Defence launched a new investigation today into the death of a female military police officer who was found hanged after accusing two colleagues of rape.
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