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British security experts today warned of the threat of a terrorist attack outside Sochi’s “ring of steel” that would still wreak havoc at the Winter Olympics.

Police are investigating a number of claims of sexual abuse at a detention centre in Durham in the 1970s and 80s

Sex abuse pay-outs could cost £12m

A sex abuse scandal at a detention centre could cost up to £12 million in compensation pay-outs, a solicitor for many of the victims has said.

Team GB warned against wearing branded clothing amid security fears

Britain’s Winter Olympians have been advised to wear “less overtly branded” Team GB clothing to help ensure their safety while travelling to Sochi.

Tube commuters warned of delays next week as workers strike over ticket office closures

Passengers have been warned to expect disruption to their journeys because of two 48-hour strikes by London Underground (LU) workers over the closure of Tube ticket offices.

Team GB told not to wear kit on way to Sochi amid terror fears

Britain's 56 Olympians travelling to the Winter Games in Russia were today warned not to wear “overtly” branded Team GB kit amid terror attack fears.

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Evening Standard comment: The bitter battle over the Immigration Bill

The Government's Immigration Bill has become a peg on which disgruntled backbenchers can hang assorted concerns

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Dangerous 'rogue' lorries will be banned from London's roads to save cyclists

Thousands of "rogue" lorries will be stopped from driving in London within months under an outright ban to protect cyclists announced by the Mayor today.

Serco

Serco dives after second profit alert

Outsourcing giant Serco today issued a stark profits warning in the wake of the major problems it has had with Government contracts including the electronic tagging of prisoners scandal.

Royal Dutch Shell oil

Shell suspends Arctic drilling as new boss Ben van Beurden unveils huge overhaul

Shell boss Ben van Beurden declared that 2014 would be a year of “changing emphasis” as he unveiled a 71% dive in fourth-quarter profits, a new approach to business and suspended its controversial Arctic drilling programme

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has been nominated to receive the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Phone hacking trial: Ex-reporter Dan Evans reveals 'enormous conspiracy' of 2010

A News of the World reporter signed a sworn statement claiming that he did not intend to hack interior designer Kelly Hoppen’s mobile phone but had misdialed because of "sticky keys", the Old Bailey heard today.

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