Thousands take to streets in anti-Brexit London march

Media captionEuropeans take to streets on Treaty of Rome anniversary Tens of thousands of people joined an anti-Brexit march to call for Britain to remain in the European Union. The Unite for Europe march in London coincided with events to mark 60 years since the EU’s founding agreement, the Treaty of Rome, was signed. A […]

WhatsApp must not be ‘place for terrorists to hide’

Media captionAmber Rudd: “Intelligence services need to be able to get into encrypted services like WhatsApp” There must be “no place for terrorists to hide” and intelligence services must have access to encrypted messaging services, the home secretary has said. It comes after it emerged that Khalid Masood was reportedly on the messaging app WhatsApp […]

Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

Media captionDouglas Carswell: Why I won’t trigger a by-election UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP and says he is doing so “amicably”. The party’s only MP defected from the Conservatives in 2014. Former leader Nigel Farage recently called on Mr Carswell to quit, accusing him of “actively working against […]

London attack: Parliament security under review

London attack: Parliament security under review

Image copyright PA Questions continue to be asked about whether Wednesday’s fatal terror attack in Parliament could have been prevented if more officers had been armed. Attention is focusing on how Khalid Masood was able to enter the Carriage Gates entrance of Parliament before he was confronted and subsequently shot. One security expert said the […]

MPs may face new rules on second jobs

MPs may face new rules on second jobs

Image copyright PA Parliament’s ethics watchdog is to review its guidance on MPs’ second jobs in the wake of George Osborne’s appointment as the editor of the London Evening Standard. The Committee on Standards in Public Life insisted the move had not been solely prompted by the ex-chancellor. Mr Osborne has faced calls to quit […]

Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports

Image copyright PA English council elections attracted the most electoral fraud reports last year, nearly twice as many as the EU referendum, UK police data shows. Of the 260 complaints made to police in 2016, 121 were about local government elections and 66 about the referendum. The number of voter fraud reports rose – particularly […]

London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

Image caption A photograph showing the attacker at secondary school in Tunbridge Wells has emerged Police have appealed for information to trace any “associates” of the Westminster attacker, Khalid Masood. They have named his fourth victim as retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south London – one of three killed by Masood’s […]

London attack: ‘Final’ photo of murdered PC Keith Palmer emerges

London attack: ‘Final’ photo of murdered PC Keith Palmer emerges

Image copyright Staci Martin Image caption Staci Martin posed with PC Palmer 45 minutes before he was stabbed A “final” picture of PC Keith Palmer taken shortly before he was killed in the Westminster attack has emerged. The photo was taken by US tourist Staci Martin as she posed with the officer 45 minutes before […]

London attack: Home secretary says don’t blame intelligence agencies

Media captionRudd: Don’t point finger of blame at intelligence services Home Secretary Amber Rudd has warned against “pointing any finger of blame” at the security services over the London terror attack. She told the BBC the agencies could not monitor everyone known to them around the clock. Wednesday’s attacker has been named by police as […]

London attack: Theresa May tells MPs ‘we’ll never waver’

Media captionTheresa May: We saw best and worst of humanity Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs: “We will never waver in the face of terrorism.” Paying tribute to Pc Keith Palmer, who died after being stabbed, she said: “He was every inch a hero and his actions will never be forgotten.” Delivering a Commons […]