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General election 2017: Corbyn links terror threat to wars abroad

General election 2017: Corbyn links terror threat to wars abroad

Image copyright PA UK foreign policy would change under a Labour government to one that “reduces rather than increases the threat” to the country, Jeremy Corbyn is to say. As election campaigning resumes after the attack in Manchester, the Labour leader will point to links between wars abroad and “terrorism here at home”. In a […]

Theresa May: Online extremism ‘must be tackled’

Theresa May: Online extremism ‘must be tackled’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Theresa May will urge world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving from the battlefield to the internet”. Speaking about counter-terrorism at the G7 summit in Sicily, the PM will say more pressure should be put on tech companies to […]

Schools worse off under Conservatives, says IFS

Schools worse off under Conservatives, says IFS

Image copyright Getty Images A new Conservative government would leave schools in England worse off financially than they currently are, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says. The Tories have promised £4bn extra but this equates to a £1bn rise in real terms, the independent think tank says. When growing pupil numbers are taken into account, […]

General election: UKIP pledges to tackle radical Islam

General election: UKIP pledges to tackle radical Islam

Media captionPaul Nuttall tells Today UKIP is now the “guard dog of Brexit” UKIP’s Paul Nuttall has described the decision to launch his party’s manifesto as a message to terrorists “that they will not win”. Mr Nuttall said there was no magic formula to “turning back the tide of radical Islam” – but he said […]

Net migration to the UK falls to 248,000 in 2016

Net migration to the UK falls to 248,000 in 2016

Image copyright PA Net migration to the UK was estimated to be 248,000 in 2016 – a fall of 84,000 from 2015, figures show. The Office for National Statistics said the change was driven by “a statistically significant” increase of 40,000 people leaving the country. These were mostly EU citizens – 117,000 emigrated, up 31,000 […]

Manchester attack: Police ‘not sharing information with US’

Manchester attack: Police ‘not sharing information with US’

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media, the BBC understands. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from […]

Manchester attack: May to tackle Trump over ‘evidence’ leaks

Manchester attack: May to tackle Trump over ‘evidence’ leaks

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack Theresa May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump after evidence from the Manchester Arena bombing was apparently leaked to US media. UK officials were “furious” when photos appearing to show debris from […]

Manchester attack: ‘Fury’ at US ‘evidence’ photos leak

Manchester attack: ‘Fury’ at US ‘evidence’ photos leak

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack The UK government and police have reacted with anger after a US newspaper published photos apparently showing the scene of the Manchester bomb attack. Counter terror police chiefs said the leak undermined their […]

Political parties resume general election campaign

Political parties resume general election campaign

Image copyright Getty Images General election campaigning will get back under way nationally on Friday after a three-day pause following the Manchester bombing. Conservatives, Labour, Greens and the SNP say they will restart low-key local campaigning on Thursday before resuming national events the next day. UKIP’s Paul Nuttall will be launching his party’s manifesto on […]

Manchester attack: Three more arrests in bomber investigation

Manchester attack: Three more arrests in bomber investigation

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber Three more men have been arrested as police continue to investigate whether Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi acted alone. Abedi’s 23-year-old brother has also been arrested. Abedi killed 22 and injured 64 when he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert […]

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