18 December 2014
David Cameron promised to give local government more power, but local councils continue to shrink, relative to central government.
Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.
An airline passenger who was calmed down by Boris Johnson on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow admits assault and being drunk on an aircraft.
Infection control experts start an investigation into a cluster of C. difficile cases at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
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