Darshna Soni , Home Affairs Correspondent

  • 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…

  • 2 Aug 2017

    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…

  • 31 Jul 2017

    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.

  • 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.

  • 7 Jul 2017

    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…

  • 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?

  • 20 Jun 2017

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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