Darshna Soni , Home Affairs Correspondent

  • Published on 9 Sep 2017

    Nearly four months after the Manchester bombing which killed twenty two people, survivors and their families have returned to the scene for a special concert, raising money for a permanent memorial to the victims.

  • Published on 5 Sep 2017

    Four serving members of the British Army have been arrested for allegedly preparing acts of terror by being members of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action. West Midlands Police said there was “no threat to the public’s safety” and added the arrests were made as part of an “intelligence-led” operation.

  • Published on 25 Aug 2017 Sections

    Detectives missed repeated opportunities to bring the paedophile Ian Watkins to justice, according to a damning report by the independent police complaints watchdog. The Lostprophets frontman was eventually sentenced to 35 years in prison for a string of sex offences. South Wales Police said they were “truly sorry”, and had introduced new measures to improve…

  • Published on 24 Aug 2017 Sections

    More than half a million students got their GCSE results today – amid the biggest shake up to the exams in a generation. And it wasn’t just a challenge for the teenagers who sat the tests: grades are gradually being changed across England to a new 9-1 system – as part of a drive to…

  • Published on 3 Aug 2017

    A terror gang has been jailed for life at the Old Bailey for plotting to attack police or military targets on UK soil. But tonight one of their lawyers Gareth Peirce told this programme she’s concerned that Muslims have become the new suspect community, claiming the methods used by the security services in the case…

  • Published on 2 Aug 2017 Sections

    They called themselves ‘The Three Musketeers’ – but today, together with a fourth man, they were convicted of plotting to carry out terror attacks on a police or military target in the UK. They were arrested last August in an undercover police operation. But there’s been criticism of the sting and the way evidence was…

  • Published on 31 Jul 2017 Sections

    West Midlands police have held an initial inquiry into a video which was widely shared on social media, showing an Asian man apparently being struck with a baton and knocked to the ground during an arrest by plain clothes officers. The force said three constables had been removed from frontline duties but not suspended.

  • Published on 12 Jul 2017

    Racism, bigotry, anti-semitism and sexism on an alarming scale. Tonight, the Prime Minister has ordered an investigation into the abuse faced by parliamentary candidates, saying there was no place for the “shocking threats” seen during the election campaign. A warning: there are examples of offensive language with sexual or racist content in this report.

  • Published on 7 Jul 2017 Sections

    It’s been 100 years since women were first enrolled into the British armed forces, and their role has been transformed since then. Back in 1917, women were confined to basic roles, like cooks, drivers, mechanics and secretarial staff. Nowadays women can fight in combat alongside their male colleagues. Darshna Soni has been to a special…

  • Published on 26 Jun 2017

    EU citizens living in Britain have been given some reassurance of their post-Brexit rights by the Prime Minister. But the “settled status” she offers will be conditional on British expats being offered the same rights by the EU states in which they live. So how re-assured do Britain’s EU residents feel?

  • Published on 20 Jun 2017 Sections

    The Metropolitan Police have been given permission to hold the man suspected of yesterday’s van attack on Muslim worshippers in north London until the weekend. Darren Osborne was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and terrorism offences and is still being questioned. And police in South Wales have confirmed a report on this programme…

  • Published on 30 May 2017

    The US singer Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for a tribute concert on Sunday, joined by a host of global stars. Proceeds will go to the emergency fund for the victims of last Monday’s bomb attack at the end of Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena. News of the concert comes as the police…

  • Published on 25 May 2017

    Despite the leaks, in Manchester the investigation into the attack is continuing apace. There were more arrests overnight and several properties are still being searched. In America renewed reports suggested the bomber may have travelled to Syria.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections

    South Manchester has become home to migrants from the east over many generations – more recently from countries like Syria, Somalia and Libya, which has a significant but fast-growing community. The streets were home too to the bomber, Salman Abedi, whose family came from Libya – and have gone back there. He’s known to have…

  • Published on 23 May 2017

    The suicide bomber has been named by police tonight as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Another 23-year-old man was arrested today as officers carried out raids in two areas of the city.