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.
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.
A new report by the Police watchdog has warned of “worrying signs of deterioration” in the performance of some forces.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
So far the efforts to resettle thousands of Syrians here aren’t going to plan.
A seven-year-old girl who died after being severely injured has been named by North Yorkshire Police tonight.
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…
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.