New strategic direction established for ESN

The Home Office has set a new strategic direction for the ESN following an in-depth review, which will save the public £200 million a year.

Fears raised over Choudary release

The imminent release from prison of Anjem Choudary and other supporters of the banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun has raised security concerns.

Public consultation into all forms of extremism

The independent Commission for Countering Extremism has confirmed that it will launch a public consultation and study into all forms of extremism.

Chemical detection robots and drones to be tested

A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents and identify casualties have been trialled.

Fall in arrests doesn’t change terror threat

Police are warning that the terrorist threat facing Britain remains severe despite a drop in terror arrests.

ISIS threat remains despite Middle East demise

Major General Felix Gedney says the fall of remaining ISIS strongholds in Syria will not mean that the danger of ISIS is over.

Image from: Bloomsbury Squares & Gardens

A memorial at Tavistock Square Gardens is set to be unveiled in memory of the 13 people who died on the number 30 bus.

Project Servator launches at Birmingham Airport

West Midlands Police will be adopting new specialist tactics aimed at tackling criminal activity and terrorism at Birmingham Airport.

Westminster terror attack inquest begins

An inquest into the deaths of the five people killed in the Westminster terror attack last March is due to start at the Old Bailey.

Government proposes amendments to counter terror bill

The government has proposed a plan which could see people imprisoned for up to 10 years if they enter ‘designated areas’ abroad.

GCHQ warns of very real threat from Russia

Jeremy Fleming has warned that the threat from Russia to the international community is ‘real’ and ‘active’.

Two Russian nationals suspects in Novichok poisoning

Two Russian nationals have been named as suspects in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Amesbury poisoning confirmed as Novichok substance

The substance that killed a woman in Amesbury was the same Novichok nerve agent that poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

London Bridge attack PC returns to work

PC Wayne Marques, who was seriously assaulted during the London Bridge terrorist attack, has returned to work at BTP.

UK to train Nigerian forces against Boko Haram threat

The UK and Nigeria have signed their first ever security and defence partnership, in an attempt to help Nigeria defeat Boko Haram.

Woman arrested on suspicion of terrorist funding offences

Detectives from the National Terrorism Financial Investigation Unit have arrested a woman on suspicion of terrorist funding offences.

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