The UK and US have announced new carry-on restrictions banning large electronic devices on certain passenger flight, with US media reporting that so-called Islamic State group (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives on to planes by hiding them in electronics.
Mayor of London Saidq Khan has launched a new policing plan, outlining a series of measures aimed at tackling hate crime, supporting victims and boosting the Metropolitan police’s armed anti-terror squad.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced that Jeremy Fleming has been appointed to succeed Robert Hannigan as director of the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), with the agreement of Prime Minister Theresa May.
David Anderson QC has warned that there is a real threat of terrorists crossing from Northern Ireland to Scotland by ferry, in a report written before he stood down as the UK independent terrorism reviewer.
Security officials in Britain are urgently preparing for the return of hundreds of UK nationals who travelled to Syria to fight IS, with Minister of State for International Development Rory Stewart confirming 40,000 foreign fighters from more than 110 countries have joined ISIL.