• Published on 27 May 2017 Sections

    Annesa Rameh, who lives in Manchester, is of Libyan heritage – and is at university studying to be a doctor.

  • Published on 27 May 2017 Sections

    In Manchester, police say there will be more arrests and more raids as the huge investigation into the suicide bomb attack continues. But the UK’s terror threat level has been reduced and troops will gradually be withdrawn from the streets by midnight on Monday. We are live from the city.

  • Published on 27 May 2017 Sections Politics, World

    Tens of thousands of people are stranded and the UK’s two biggest airports are in chaos – as British Airways announced all flights were being cancelled from Gatwick and Heathrow for the rest of today. All the president’s men – now the FBI probe into Trump’s links with Russia reaches his son-in-law. And Five days…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections

    In the last hour, the American singer Ariana Grande, who was performing at the Manchester Arena on the night of the bomb attack, has said she will perform for a benefit concert in the city to raise money for the attack victims. No date has yet been set. Tonight thousands have attended a vigil in…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections

    Mohamed Abdul Malek, acting imam of the Muslim Youth Foundation in Manchester, who was born in Libya but has lived in the UK for 34 years, and Mohamed Fadil, who is also Libyan and speaks for the Libyan community in South Manchester, discuss the terror attack and bomber Salman Abedi.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections Politics

    Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas says Jeremy Corbyn is right to say Britain can reduce the terror threat through its foreign policy and the country is “to some extent, paying the price now”.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections Politics

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon says Jeremy Corbyn is wrong to link British foreign policy to terrorism, and responds to previous comments from Boris Johnson, who once said that while the Iraq War “didn’t create the problem of murderous Islamic fundamentalists, the war has unquestionably sharpened the resentments felt by such people”.  

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections Business

    The think-tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has said both the Conservatives and the Labour Party aren’t being honest about the economic consequences of their manifesto proposals. It didn’t look at the manifestos of the Lib Dems, Ukip and other parties. The IFS warned that the Tories’ pledges to boost NHS spending may well be…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections Politics

    The election campaign got back into full swing today, with polls showing that the Conservative lead over Labour is narrowing. This morning, Jeremy Corbyn drew a link between the UKs involvement in foreign wars and terrorism at home – arguing that British foreign policy had to change. The Conservatives accused him of a “totally inappropriate…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections Politics

    Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott defends Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to link to Britain’s involvement in wars with the terror threat.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections

    The police have searched 12 locations so far and will continue their operations over the weekend. They say they’ve made ‘immense progress’ in their investigation and eight men are in custody, held on suspicion of terror offences. More is emerging about the bomber, his lifestyle and his movements in the last few months.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections

    The police have identified a “large part of the network” linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. They said some of their arrests – eight since Monday – are significant, as are the materials that have been found in their searches. But the UK terror threat is to remain at critical for the time being,…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections

    More overlaps between May and Corbyn on foreign policy than rhetoric suggests?

    Sources close to Mrs May have long said she thought David Cameron had a buccaneering approach to military involvement and was uncomfortable with some of his judgement calls in foreign affairs.

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections

    Of the 116 people hospitalised after the Manchester attack, 75 are being treated in hospitals around Greater Manchester. Twenty-three of those are in critical care, including five children. A large proportion are being treated at the Royal Manchester Infirmary. I went along to join staff as they observed this morning’s silence and to speak with…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections Politics

    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…