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Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Met chief faces shooting probe

An investigation has been launched into how Metropolitan police commissioner Ian Blair dealt with the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes by officers this summer. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will look into how the police chief and other senior officers responded to the shooting of the innocent Brazilian, whom officers mistook for… Read more »

MPs probe terror detention plans

Plans to give police powers to hold terror suspects for up to 90 days without trial will come under scrutiny by a committee of MPs, it has been announced. The Commons home affairs committee will look at the strength of the arguments put forward by the government and police to justify extending the detention period… Read more »