Darshna Soni , Home Affairs Correspondent

  • 24 May 2017

    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…

  • 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.

  • 19 May 2017

    Oh to play the king, especially one this awful or misunderstood. Sir Ian McKellen, Kevin Spacey and Mark Rylance have all been Richard III. Now Mat Fraser is the latest to join this distinguished list. Not so famous, perhaps, but he does have something the others don’t: a physical disability. It means he can bring…

  • 14 May 2017

    Labour used to be able to count on the vote of minority communities in Britain’s cities, but loyalties appear to be shifting.

  • 9 May 2017

    An 11 year old girl has died after being injured at a Staffordshire theme park. The girl fell off the Splash Canyon water ride at Drayton Manor Park this afternoon.

  • 3 May 2017

    Leaving the EU without a trade deal could put at risk up to 80 per cent of the UK’s farming exports. That’s according to a House of Lords report which says Brexit could have a huge impact on Britain’s agricultural industry

  • 28 Apr 2017

    A leading breast surgeon who carried out life-changing operations for absolutely no medically justified reason has been found guilty of 20 counts of wounding.

  • 30 Mar 2017

    A Briton who was a leading developer of the online currency Bitcoin and projected as a future billionaire, has been under police investigation for going to Syria to fight against the Islamic State group.

  • 24 Mar 2017

    As detectives continue to investigate Khalid Masood’s networks, the city where he was living, Birmingham, has once again been linked to terrorism.

  • 23 Mar 2017

    To Birmingham now, where police officers have been active all day as they seek to find out more about Khalid Masood and any possible associates.

  • 13 Mar 2017

    For rail travellers, those dreaded three words: bus replacement service. That’s been the story for thousands of rail travellers today as staff at Merseyrail, Northern Rail and Southern Rail walked out in a dispute over driver-operated trains.

  • 9 Mar 2017

    Veterans of the Gulf War, the Iraq invasion and the long, grinding war in Afghanistan gathered in London this morning to watch the unveiling of a new memorial. Correction: Johnson Beharry was awarded the Victoria Cross once, for twice saving members of his unit. We are happy to set the record straight.

  • 7 Mar 2017

    The Government is to make £320m pounds available to fund 140 new free schools in England. And that could pave the way for some of the new schools to become selective grammar schools.

  • 2 Mar 2017

    A new report by the Police watchdog has warned of “worrying signs of deterioration” in the performance of some forces.

  • 28 Feb 2017

    The police response was “at best shambolic and at worst cowardly” –  the words of the coroner leading the inquest into the deaths of 30 British tourists shot dead on a Tunisian beach two years ago.