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Of all the Big Ideas bequeathed by the Blair government, the one that has intrigued foreign leaders more than most is his Delivery Unit, headed up by Sir Michael Barber in the early 2000s.

The idea that success is the mundane application of a handful of disciplines ("government by routine, not government by spasm") may not appeal to a politician's ego, the glossy brochure industry or the media but "it works", says Sir Michael.

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Land Registry house prices to December 2013, saw prices in London up 11.2% during 2013.

12 areas of London saw prices rocket by more than 10% in 2013 with Hackney seeing a 17.2% change that made the average price worth £500,000. Also in the top 10 were Lewisham and Barking and Dagenham.

See our graphic below to find the hotspots in London and across the country.

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A man alleged to have made videos glorifying the murder of Lee Rigby, including one called "Muslim laughs at British soldier killing", is due to appear in court on Monday.

Royal Barnes, 22, who lives in Hackney, has been charged with dissemination of terrorist publications, encouragement of terrorism and inciting terrorism overseas.

The good news is that rates of violent crime in Britain have fallen and the country is a more peaceful place.

The bad news is that the least peaceful places in the country are mostly in south and east London within a stone's throw of Canary Wharf.

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Tony McCluskie, the brother of former Eastenders actress Gemma McCluskie, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail after being found guilty of her murder.

He had previously admitted manslaughter but a jury at the Old Bailey ruled he had intended to kill his sister.

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