Ban on laptops sparked by IS threat

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.

Cufflink terrorist admits IS charges

Samata Ullah, 34, has admitted to five charges of terrorism, including using a USB cufflink to store extremist data.

Khan’s police plan targets hate crime and terrorism

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.

Fleming announced as new GCHQ director

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.

Met Police test counter terror response on River Thames

The Metropolitan Police Service, along with emergency service partners, has carried out the first joint major live-play exercise to test their response to a terrorist threat on the River Thames.

 Anderson warns over ferry terrorism risk

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.

 Returning jihadis pose a considerable challenge

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.

EU report indicates terror attacks aided via security failings

A leaked report by the European commission’s security union taskforce, obtained by the Guardian, which examines the terror attacks in Berlin, Paris and Brussels has warned of holes in the ability of the security services to monitor movements in and out of Europe.

Stripping terror suspects of British citizenship lawful

Judges at the European court of human rights (ECHR) have ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May’s policy of stripping British terror suspects of their citizenship while abroad to bar them from returning to Britain is lawful.

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has urged the public to help communities defeat terrorism with the new Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign, encouraging them to act on their instincts to help tackle terrorist threats.

CNC supports Action Counters Terrorism campaign

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary has voiced it support for the national Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign.

North Korea fires ballistic missiles into sea

North Korea has launched four ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan, creating the possibility of a ‘new stage of threat’.

EU should avoid recreating Nato structures

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned against undermining NATO by recreating its military structures.

13 terror attacks prevented in UK since 2013

Mark Rowley has revealed that the UK security services have prevented 13 potential terror attacks since June 2013.

Police 'rationing' putting public at risk

Police forces struggling with cutbacks are putting the public at risk by rationing their responses, HMIC has warned.

Two British men jailed on terrorism charges

Two British men have been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism offences.


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