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Cyclist Charlie Alliston jailed for 18 months over death of pedestrian

Alliston jailed over death of Kim Briggs, who sustained catastrophic head injuries in east London collision last yearA former cycle courier who knocked over and killed a woman in east London while cycling on a bike without front brakes has been jailed for 18 months. Charlie Alliston, 20, was told

Parsons Green tube bomb: police arrest second man

Suspect, 21, was arrested in Hounslow, west London, at 11.50pm on Saturday, the Mets counter-terrorism command saidA second man has been arrested by detectives investigating the terrorist attack that injured 30 people on a London Underground train on Friday. The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, west London, at

London tube bombing: PM says terror threat level raised to critical

Theresa May makes TV statement as police search for bomber who left dozens injured by blast at Parsons Green stationBritains terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical, indicating a further attack may be imminent following the Parsons Green tube bombing, Theresa May has said. A hunt

Face-sitting protest outside parliament against new porn rules

Sex workers and campaigners gather to demonstrate opposition to changes to UK pornography regulationsSex workers and campaigners have gathered in front of parliament to protest against changes to UK pornography regulations. Organiser Charlotte Rose called the restrictions ludicrous and said they were a threat to freedom of expression. Protesters say

David Bowie’s last days: an 18-month burst of creativity

Over the last months of his life, the singer was able to shake off late career doldrums and, despite his illness, find a final creative surgeFor more than a decade before his death David Bowie seemed to disappear. Beset by ill health after an on-stage heart attack in 2004, he

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose?The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to

WannaCry ‘hero’ to plead not guilty to accusation he wrote banking malware

US prosecutors claim Marcus Hutchins, hailed as accidental hero for stopping major ransomware attack, admitted to creating Kronos malware targeting banksThe British security researcher who stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack, is accused of helping to create, spread and maintain the banking trojan Kronos between 2014 and 2015 and is facing