• 7 Apr 2018

    The Russian embassy in London has called for a meeting with the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over the Salisbury poison attack – claiming its dealings with the UK had been “utterly unsatisfactory”. The Foreign Office hit back, saying it was Russia’s response that had been unsatisfactory – accusing them of failing to answer numerous questions…

  • 17 Jul 2017

    Sir Simon Fraser, former chief civil servant at the Foreign Office, says “clearer political leadership” is needed as the UK negotiates with the EU over Brexit. He says the EU wants a “clear, organised approach” from the UK.

  • 17 Jul 2017

    A terminally-ill man suffering from motor neurone disease has begun a high court challenge against the ban on assisted dying. Noel Conway says he feels “entombed” by the disease and wants a doctor to be able to help him bring about a “peaceful and dignified” death at a time of his choosing. Jackie Long has…

  • 19 Jun 2017

    It was the kind of incident that everyone feared. In the wake of a series of Islamist-inspired attacks in London and Manchester, last night came an attack on Muslims – a van hitting a crowd who had just left evening prayers. One man died and 10 were injured. Tonight we’ve learned more about the suspect,…

  • 4 Jun 2017

    We spoke to Jack Applebee who owns a restaurant inside Borough Market, and who suddenly found himself at the very centre of last night’s terrorist attack.

  • 4 Jun 2017

    Conservative Nadhim Zahawi and Labour’s Neil Coyle discuss the impact of last night’s events.

  • 4 Jun 2017

    Theresa May has made a private visit to some of the attack victims and hospital  staff who’ve been treating them. NHS England say that 21 people remain in a critical condition. Of the seven people who died, it’s now known that one was Canadian.  Hospital and ambulance workers rushed to the scene within minutes, volunteering…

  • 4 Jun 2017

    Well normal politics hasn’t quite been suspended today – as the PM confirmed the election will go ahead as planned on Thursday. She used her response on the attack to outline her plans on national security. While Jeremy Corbyn will give a speech in the next half hour addressing the attack and setting out Labour’s…

  • 4 Jun 2017

    We spoke to three people who were right in the midst of last night’s terrifying events Liam Connell, Alex Shellum and Richard Angell.

  • 4 Jun 2017

    Police have been giving more details about their response – saying officers fired an “unprecedented” 50 rounds at the three attackers, fearing they were wearing suicide devices. One member of the public was wounded in the process. Counter terrorism chief Mark Rowley said said detectives were now trying to establish whether others were involved in…

  • 4 Jun 2017

    7 people killed and forty eight injured, twenty one of them in critical condition. A third major attack in three months and four days before polling day will terror change the course of politics?

  • 25 May 2017

    Campaigning for the General Election resumed at a national level today when the United Kingdom Independence Party launched their manifesto – having postponed it yesterday. The document promises significant increases in police and military personnel, billions extra for the NHS and a commitment to reduce net migration to zero. Yet in the light of Monday’s…

  • 25 May 2017

    Amid leaks of information relating to the Manchester attacks, we discuss what might be done with Michael Scheuer the former chief of the CIA’s Bin Laden tracking unit. And with Hugh Orde, the former President of the Association of Chief Police Officers who spent nearly a decade as Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable.

  • 25 May 2017

    The police themselves have been angered by the behaviour of their US colleagues after yet more information from the Manchester investigation was leaked to the American media. Speaking at the Nato summit in Brussels, President Trump promised to prosecute whoever was responsible. That’s before he chastised an assembled group of Nato leaders for not paying…

  • 25 May 2017

    With the UK threat level still set at critical, British Transport Police say for the first time they will put armed officers on trains, while NHS emergency departments have been told to prepare to deal with possible further terrorist attacks.