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A mentally-ill man who died after he was restrained by police was a gifted footballer and viewed by many as "a father figure and a role model", his family have said. Kevin Clarke (pictured), a 35-year-old black man, died in police custody at Lewisham Hospital before 4.20pm on Friday March…
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity is to do a U-turn and keep donations raised by a controversial black-tie event mired in claims that female hostesses were groped. The organisation, which raises funds for the hospital, said it has made the decision to keep the money, reportedly some £530,000, raised…
The chief locksmith at a major London hospital trust has been locked up after being found guilty of ripping off the NHS for more than half a million pounds, officials have said. Andrew Taylor, who was the main locksmith for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London has…
Detectives have released a CCTV still of a man suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. The schoolgirl was waiting for a bus at around 4.20pm on January 11 on Alder Grove in Dollis Hill, north west London, when a man started a conversation with her. She got on a…
A woman who failed a hair-strand drug test fears that she will soon have to say goodbye to her three-year-old son after losing a roller-coaster battle over his care. The woman, who comes from Winchester, Hampshire - but lives in London, became embroiled in family court litigation more than three…
People toiling against their will in factories, farms and restaurants in Britain today are "slaves just as much as any slave ever was", Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader called on every council in the UK to sign a local government charter against the practice at Islington town hall…
Ellie Butler's grandfather vowed her death "cannot have been in vain" as he described her murderer father as a "brutal maniac" in an inquest into her death. The six-year-old girl was beaten to death by Ben Butler at their family home in Sutton, south London, in October 2013. She had…
An independent task force set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has accused Kensington and Chelsea Council of failing to take effective action to help survivors of the disaster. A new report by the recovery task force said the council's record on converting plans into action on…
A father convicted of murdering his daughter 11 months after she was put back in his care has denied causing her "any injury" at an inquest into her death. Ben Butler beat six-year-old Ellie to death at their family home in Sutton, south London, in October 2013. He is serving…
An autistic girl at risk of harming herself in her "dangerous" family home has won a High Court action for an immediate review of her living situation. The six-year-old, who has a range of difficulties, lives in a first floor flat with her mother and older brother provided by the…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to investigate the "totally unacceptable" claim that nurses' wages were downgraded to pay off PFI bills. Whipps Cross Hospital in east London is said to have suppressed staff pay in order to make high-interest payments on previously agreed PFI deals. Local Labour MP Stella Creasy…
Murdered Ellie Butler was so scared of being returned to her abusive parents that she hid under a table every time the doorbell rang, an inquest has heard. Ben Butler beat his six-year-old daughter to death at their family home in Sutton, south London, 11 months after she was returned…