UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says

Media captionIS is inspiring home-grown attackers rather than sending them to the front line, Ben Wallace says The UK terror threat is increasing as so-called Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the security minister has said. Ben Wallace said extremists were trying to carry out attacks in the UK because they were either […]

Big Ben’s Ayrton Light to be switched off

Image copyright Getty Images A lamp at the top of Elizabeth Tower – which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting – is to stop shining for the first time in more than 70 years. The Ayrton Light, located above the Great Bell – known as Big Ben – needs to be […]

Jeremy Corbyn Welsh visit ‘on your side’ pledge to voters

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was greeted by large crowds in Wales during the general election campaign Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will tell voters in north Wales they need a UK government “on their side” in his summer campaign tour of marginal seats. He will promise investment in jobs and industry at a rally in Bangor, […]

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says UK stands with Spain against ‘evil’

Media captionTheresa May says the UK stands ‘shoulder-to-shoulder with Spain’ Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK “stands shoulder to shoulder with Spain in confronting and dealing with the evil of terrorism”. She said she had “offered any assistance we can provide” to Spain after the attacks in Catalonia. She also confirmed that British […]

Barcelona reaction: Leanne Wood comments spark outrage

Image copyright Twitter/@LeanneWood Image caption Ms Wood’s tweet sparked outrage on the social media platform Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has said she is “staggered” by the response to her suggestion that the Barcelona attack was “far right” terrorism. Thirteen people died when a van drove into pedestrians in the Spanish city, with so-called Islamic […]

The Sun doesn’t run the Labour Party – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at a report in the Sun newspaper claiming Labour mayors Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan will be “frozen out” of Labour’s conference. The story – which originally appeared in the Huffington Post – says the mayors will be left off the speakers list at the event in September. It says […]

Young people should ‘think twice’ about university – Frank Field

Image copyright PA Image caption Frank Field chairs the Work and Pensions Committee of MPs Students have been “mis-sold” degree courses and should choose apprenticeships, a Labour MP has said. Frank Field warned students receiving their A-level results against pursuing “any old degree” and said vocational training could lead to better jobs. He called for […]

Nicola Sturgeon would change SNP name

Media captionThe first minister would like her party to have a name which reflects its civic nationalism Nicola Sturgeon has said she wishes she could turn the clock back and change the Scottish National Party’s name. The SNP leader admitted the word “national” could be “hugely problematic” during a debate at the Edinburgh International Book […]

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says the UK stands with Spain

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police officers and emergency service workers set up a security perimeter UK Prime Minister Theresa May says her thoughts are with the victims of the “terrible attack” in Barcelona. “The UK stands with Spain against terror,” she added. Officials in the city say at least 13 people were killed and […]

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame ‘entire community’ for abuse

Media caption‘I don’t think you can label a whole community,’ the Labour leader said Jeremy Corbyn has said it is wrong to blame “an entire ethnic community” for child abuse after one of his frontbench team quit over a press article. Sarah Champion faced a backlash after writing in the Sun that “Britain has a […]