Darshna Soni , Home Affairs Correspondent

  • Published on 22 Feb 2017

    Ministers are pushing ahead with plans to create 500 free schools by 2020, but at what price?  According to a report from the National Audit Office, while billions are being spent on the new schools, existing state schools are crumbling and aren’t being repaired.

  • Published on 10 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    It’s cost £60 million and taken more than six years, but the discredited government investigation into allegations against Iraq war veterans will be shut down “within months”.

  • Published on 1 Feb 2017 Sections

    The inquest into the Britons who caught up in the massacre in Tunisia in 2015 has heard from a mother who lost her father, her brother and one of her two sons.

  • Published on 13 Jan 2017 Sections ,

    So far the efforts to resettle thousands of Syrians here aren’t going to plan.

  • Published on 10 Jan 2017 Sections

    A seven-year-old girl who died after being severely injured has been named by North Yorkshire Police tonight.

  • Published on 5 Jan 2017 Sections ,

    Suspected Kurdish militants have fired at police before blowing up a car bomb in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city,  killing two people. Officers eventually shot dead both attackers and are now hunting a third warning that a much larger attack was being planned. The country was already on edge after a gunman killed 39 people during…

  • Published on 22 Dec 2016 Sections , ,

    The manhunt for a 24-year-old Tunisian man continues all over Germany as fingerprints on the lorry used in the attack confirm his identity and Chancellor Merkel defends German security services amid accusations of deadly blunders.

  • Published on 21 Dec 2016 Sections

    An international manhunt is under way tonight for a Tunisian man in connection with Monday’s truck attack on a Berlin market. An identity document for the man, named by prosecutors as Anis Amri, was found in the cab of the lorry which killed 12 people and injured 50 more.

  • Published on 20 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    The only man arrested after last night’s Christmas market attack in Berlin was released within the last hour, as police said they didn’t have enough evidence, admitting “we may still have a dangerous criminal out there”.

  • Published on 19 Dec 2016 Sections

    The Justice Secretary Liz Truss has admitted the problems in English jails won’t be fixed “in weeks, or even months”, as she made a statement in the Commons about the Birmingham prison riot.

  • Published on 17 Dec 2016 Sections

    The 12-hour disturbance by inmates at Birmingham’s Winson Green prison has left two wings of the jail badly damaged and two more with superficial damage.

  • Published on 11 Dec 2016

    It is a subject which remains taboo in India. Around 55 million girls will start their period in the country over the next five years, yet most won’t have been taught anything about this part of growing up. Now graphic designer, Aditi Gupta, has launched a comic to teach girls.

  • Published on 6 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    He was known as “the man in the hat” when he was caught on CCTV ahead of the bombing of Brussels airport in March. Later accused of involvement in the attacks, Mohamed Abrini told Belgian investigators that he had visited Britain in the summer of 2015 to collect money from two contacts.

  • Published on 5 Dec 2016 Sections , ,

    A new report  has said minority groups are segregated from British society at  “worrying levels”. Dame Louise Casey has criticised some immigrant communities for their treatment of women.

  • Published on 23 Nov 2016 Sections ,

    The police said it amounted to an act of terrorism. Thomas Mair, the neo-Nazi who shot and stabbed the MP Jo Cox here in her West Yorkshire constituency exactly one week before the EU referendum, was jailed for life at the Old Bailey today for her murder.