Identifying and preventing criminal activity on British railway lines relies on more than just vigilance. The British Transport Police discusses Project Servator, a new approach to deploying officers to detect crime and deter terrorism.

New measures to tackle radicalisation and protect the public against extremism were announced in the Queen’s Speech on 18 May.

Representatives at the Police Federation annual conference have called for a national roll out of tasers for frontline officers.

Rural police officers in England fear they lack capability and would be left ‘sitting ducks’ in the event of an armed terrorist attack, according to a Police Federation chair.

Counter-terror police have confirmed that three arrests have been made, linked to Syria, in a number of raids across London and Birmingham.

The UK Government Communications Headquarters (HCHQ) has officially joined Twitter, with its first tweet reading ‘Hello, world’.

Greater Manchester Police has apologised for having a ‘suicide bomber’ shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ during a terrorist training exercise.

Two Afghan men suspected of plotting jihadist attacks in the UK, Italy and France have been arrested and held in the Italian port city of Bari.

A man has been killed after an attack by a knife-wielding man near Munich, with police investigating a possible Islamist connection.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has asked for clarification on using drone strikes outside of armed conflict.

The Trafford Centre in Manchester, one of the country’s largest shopping centres, is due to stage a mock terror attack on Tuesday 10 May.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has met with counter-Daesh Coalition counterparts to consider accelerating efforts against Daesh.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced the creation of a new task force aimed at assessing the risk of collision between drones and aircraft.

A group affiliated with ISIL, named Islamic State Hacking Division, has claimed to have planted a mole in the Ministry of Defence and is threatening to leak secret British intelligence data.

New powers aimed at tackling extremism within the UK are expected to be included in the Queen’s speech, according to reports from the Guardian.

UK Armed Forces have arrived in Somalia to help build tackle the threat posed by extremist group Al-Shabaab.

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