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Caroline Lucas's popularity presents the Greens with a tough dilemma

“Hmm,” says Caroline Lucas. “That’s not meant to be happening.” We’re outside the Co-op at Brighton’s Seven Dials roundabout and a bus has just driven over the lowered kerb that has just redesigned by the local Green council. It’s just about all that isn’t going to plan, though. Even the wind that …

Great Britain

Why aren't more Met police on the "frontline"?

Promoting the forthcoming elections for police commissioners outside the capital, home secretary Theresa May sings Boris Johnson's praises for his work in the London equivalent of the role:<p>If you want to see the benefits of having a directly elected local figure in charge of policing, then you just …

Frontline police moved into office jobs as part of cuts

Serving police officers are being taken out of frontline roles and moved to cover the "back-office" functions of civilian staff who have been made redundant, according to leaked memos which show the perverse side-effects of budget cuts.<p>The decision by Warwickshire police authority – one of the …

"Why is there no good news on there?

Audit Committee confirm UNISON warnings over police reform

The Public Audit Committee has published a report on police reform. The report covers many of the concerns that UNISON raised at the time the Bill …

Northern control room campaigners say Dundee accent is beyond their ken

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Dundee should not host police and fire control rooms which cover the north of Scotland because callers might not be …

Scotland

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Japan

Elke Vogelsang's dog portraiture

Preview of Southern Bastards #1

The new crime series created by Jason Aaron (<b>Wolverine</b>) and Jason Latour (<b>Django Unchained</b>) for Image Comics takes place in the hometown of a lot of</b> …

Police Scotland: A good year?

It's been a year since Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary changed to Police Scotland.<p>The only difference the public should have noticed apparently, …

Police Scotland One Year on- How Ayrshire is Faring

POLICE SCOTLAND – YEAR ONE IN AYRSHIRE DIVISION<p>We are now 12 months on since Police Scotland took over responsibility for policing in Scotland. We …

Police Scotland ‘fails to adhere to guidelines’

THREE separate public complaints about the conduct of police officers have not been handled according to guidelines, an ombudsman’s report reveals.<p>An …

Great Britain

Police Scotland release top ten most ridiculous calls: Caller reports misbehaving seagull for breach of the peace

The top ten most ridiculous 999 phone calls received by Police Scotland have been revealed, which include a caller who wanted a seagull charged with …

Top 10

Police Scotland’s anti-woman policies

As I find myself approaching retirement from the ­police service, I feel I must voice some concerns regarding recruitment and the gender-equality gap …

Police Scotland accused of denying women promotion

THE formation of Scotland’s single police force has created “additional barriers” for female officers aiming to progress through the ranks, a …

Recruitment

Police Scotland say more budget cuts are on the way – without "inflicting pain" on staff says Chief Constable

FORCE faces shortfall of between £10million and £50million in projections for the coming year.<p>POLICE Scotland will make further cuts to its budget …

Scotland

Aberdeen, North & Tayside

Scotland

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying these conceptual photographs by Martin Vlach. The artist digitally merges his own photography with elements of nature to create …

Photographs Made from Woven Film Strips by Seung Hoon Park | Colossal

<p>Part collage, part photography, part tapestry, these fragmented interpretations of iconic buildings and landmarks by Seung Hoon Park (previously) …

High Speed Photos of Combusting Alcohol Look like X-Rays of the Human Brain | Colossal

<p>The plume from an exploding bomb. Black and white flowers. X-Rays of a human brain cortex. These all seem like valid guesses when looking at this …

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, "a single case – not one – in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit. If such an event had occurred … the innocent's name would …

Arrow: First Look at The Flash's Vibe and Killer Frost?

Albeit brief, the trailer for April 16's episode of <i>Arrow</i> -- the <i>Flash</i> tie-in titled "The Man Under the Hood" -- seemingly gave viewers their first …

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New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso | Colossal

<p>Photographer Alberto Seveso (previously) just released a new series of ink plumes photographed underwater against a black background titled …

‘Start to Finish’ illustration process by Lynda

Also titled <i>“I don’t know the correct way, but here’s how I do it”</i>.<p>A little while ago I posted the Creative Spark documentary Lynda shot here in my …

Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls

An inside look at nine abandoned malls. There is nothing creepier and more fascinating.

Urban Design