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Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP

Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP

Image copyright PA UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP for Clacton and says he is doing so “amicably”. Mr Carswell defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP in 2014. He said he joined the party because he wanted the UK to leave the EU and now “that is going […]

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 […]

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

Media captionAssistant Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley makes his appeal Police have appealed to anyone who knew the Westminster attacker Khalid Masood to come forward with information. Officers investigating Wednesday’s attack said they wanted to hear about “associates and places he visited”. The fourth victim has been named as Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south […]

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

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

Image copyright Staci Martin 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 he was stabbed by Khalid Masood outside Parliament. She said she had asked PC […]

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: 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: 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: 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 […]

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