Committee raises concerns over Counter Terrorism bill

Committee warns that proposed new powers are too vaguely defined and do not have sufficient safeguards to protect human rights.

Value of UK defence sector to economy highlighted

Gavin Williamson has urged for extra defence spending by emphasising an independent report on defence contributions to the economy.

NaCTSO advise for those holidaying abroad

Counter Terrorism Policing has encouraged those travelling abroad this Summer to stay safe and be familiar with its guidance.

Couple exposed to Novichok nerve agent

Detectives unable to say if the recent Novichok poisoning is the same that struck down a former Russian double agent and his daughter.

New competition for vehicle checkpoint screening at airports

The Defence and Security Accelerator has launched a new competition focusing on vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports.

Met prepares policing security for Wimbledon

Project Servator officers will be deployed in and around Wimbledon to deter and detect criminal activity at this year's championships.

Remove extremist material within 24 hours

A Labour MP has urged for media sites to be required by law to take down extremist material within 24 hours of receiving a complaint.

UK to seek further chemical weapons powers

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is set to table proposals for the UK to gain further powers against chemical weapons.

Taliban bomber guilty of Westminster plot

Khalid Ali has been found guilty of planning a terror attack in Westminster and making bombs for the Taliban.

Spending demand for three per cent of GDP calls renewed

The Defence Committee says that the UK can only retain its influence in NATO and in Washington if its Armed Forces are properly resourced.

Rolling Stones concerts strong against security breaches

Two Rolling Stones concerts became the latest high profile events to receive the highest level of protection against potential terror attacks.

UK suffered more terror attack deaths than any other EU country

The UK suffered more deaths caused by terror attacks than any other country in Europe in 2017.

GCHQ head stresses need for security co-operation after Brexit

Jeremy Fleming, director of the GCHQ, has emphasised the importance of European partnerships and the benefits of collective security.

Parsons Green bomber assessed weeks before attack

A panel set up to assess his risk of being drawn into terrorism assessed Ahmed Hassan’s case before the attack at Parsons Green.

Terrorism arrests rise 17 per cent in past year

The number of arrests being made by counter terrorism officers in the UK has risen by 17 per cent in the past year.

NHS paper reflects on terrorist tragedies of 2017

A new NHS Confederation paper considers the learning from the NHS’s response to the terro