Significant rise in hate crime reports in London

Racist and religious hate crime in London has risen in the last year, with reports of anti-Semitic and Islamophobic crimes rising notably faster than total crime reports. Reported homophobic crime also rose faster than total crime. While the total number of reported crimes in London rose by 3.5% this year,...

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Game Noir

Film Noir might have lent much of its lurid themes and icy visuals to gaming over the years, but in practice the similarities are only skin deep. Whilst the gaming landscape is strewn with countless forgettable Grand Theft Auto clones, there have been significantly fewer attempts at a game where...

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The Draw of Suburban Noir

Every once in a while, there are books we supposedly ‘must read’, or films we ‘can’t miss’. These peaks on popular culture’s landscape often become epochal, synonymous with a particular zeitgeist, proper ‘Do-you-remember-when…’ moments. All entertainment has one thing in common: to be a commercial hit, it has to resonate...

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‘Legal Highs’ Banned Under New Bill

A new Bill was announced during the Queen’s Speech on May 27th, that will ban the drugs popularly known as “legal highs”, with a blanket ban on anyone producing or supplying them. At the state opening of Parliament the Queen said that the new legislation would “ban the new generation of...

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Local crime rates plummet

Residential burglaries have fallen by 23 percent in Westminster and the City and by 10 per cent in Kensington and Chelsea over the last year according to police. This coincides with new numbers showing a fall in overall crime rates in England and Wales, which are at their lowest level...

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Courtroom communications experts to double

Victims and witnesses will be given more support than ever before with the number of courtroom experts available soon to be doubled, it has been announced by Justice Secretary Chris Graying. Under this current Government, funding for specialist support services has also more than doubled to over £92 million in...

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Gang responsible for Louis Vuitton store raid sentenced today

A gang that was arrested raiding a Louis Vuitton store in Sloane Square, stealing over £70,000 worth of handbags and purses, have been sentenced on January 23rd.   The gang of five rammed in the front entrance with two cars and three scooters last June and proceeded to dramatically snatch up...

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Royal Marsden Hospital fraudsters are sentenced

Stacey Tipler, 32, has been jailed for four years for her integral part in defrauding £640,000 from the world-renowned Royal Marsden in Kensington and Chelsea. Tipler was convicted at Southwark Crown Court of using her role in the Royal Marsden accounts department to access and alter computerised payment systems meant...

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