Beyond the blade: the truth about knife crime in Britain

Teenage knife crime is a tabloid obsession, blamed on feral youth running riot in our cities. But the reality is much more complex and we cannot save lives if we do not understand it On Monday 24 January, shortly after 3pm, the regular din of children turning out of the Capital Academy secondary school in … Read more

Protect and Survive: Armageddon advice guide to be republished

Imperial War Museum to reissue 1980 pamphlet advising people to brick up windows after a nuclear strike A nuclear survival guide which earnestly advised people to brick up windows and remove handles from toilet cisterns in the event of Armageddon is to be republished by the Imperial War Museum. Not, curators stress, because they know … Read more

Reports of antisemitic incidents increase to record levels in UK

Rise in incidents is blamed on factors including Labour party antisemitism row and rise in xenophobia after Brexit vote The number of antisemitic incidents in the UK rose by more than a third to record levels in 2016, according to data released by the Community Security Trust. The CST, which monitors antisemitism and provides security … Read more

London squatters occupying 15m mansion in standoff with bailiffs

Activists barricaded inside Belgravia building owned by Russian oligarch Andrey Goncharenko after dawn raid Squatters occupying a 15m mansion in Londons exclusive Belgravia neighbourhood are engaged in standoff with bailiffs sent to evict them in a dawn raid on Wednesday morning. About 30 squatters, including several anarchist activists, barricaded themselves inside the five-storey house in … Read more

Sign of the times: London company advertises for ’emoji translator’

Translation agency seeks first emoji specialist to help meet challenges posed by the worlds fastest-growing language Do you venture further into the emoji dictionary than the faces and food pages? Does your vocabulary extend beyond thumbs up and red heart? Do you know your face with tears of joy from your grinning face with smiling … Read more

Zac Goldsmith loses to Lib Dems in ‘shockwave’ Richmond Park byelection

Sarah Olney overturns 23,000 majority of Tory MP who quit party over plans for Heathrow airport expansion The Liberal Democrats have produced a stunning byelection victory to unseat Zac Goldsmith in Richmond Park, overturning a 23,000 majority to remove the former Conservative MP in a vote that became a de facto plebiscite on the governments … Read more

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