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Prime Minister Theresa May gave this message one year after the London Bridge attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May The attack on London Bridge and Borough Market was a cowardly attempt to strike at the heart of our freedoms by deliberately targeting people enjoying their Saturday night with friends and family. Today we remember those who died and the many more who were injured, and also pay tribute to the […]

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Gravesend nightclub: 13 people hurt as car drives into club

Detectives remain at the scene of an incident in Gravesend where a number of people were injured by a car. Kent Police was called at 11.47pm on Saturday 17 March 2018 after a Suzuki Vitara drove into Blake’s nightclub in Queen Street. Officers attended and arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. He is believed to have been […]

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Number of victims of the Grenfell Tower fire formally identified is 70

The total number of people who have now been formally identified, to the satisfaction of the Coroner, as having died as a result of the fire at Grenfell Tower is now 70. A stillborn baby, baby Logan, has also been recorded as a victim of the fire. On Tuesday, 15 November the identities of the […]

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Six injured in east London ‘acid attack’

Police in Newham responded to an incident in Stratford on the evening of Saturday, 23 September involving a noxious substance. Shortly before 2000hrs, an altercation between two groups of males took place inside Stratford Shopping Centre. During this incident a noxious substance was thrown. When the liquid was thrown, both groups ran from the scene. […]

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Uber London licence not renewed

Transport for London (TfL) has today (Friday 22 September) informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September. TfL’s regulation of London’s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger safety. Private hire operators must meet rigorous […]

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Third arrest made in Parsons Green tube attack investigation

Detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack have arrested a man in Wales today, Tuesday, 19 September. The 25-year-old man [C] was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act at approximately 19:08hrs at an address in Newport. The arrest was carried out by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, supported by colleagues from […]

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Grenfell Tower investigation update

Officers from the Grenfell Tower investigation team and the Coroner met the families of those who died or are missing and sadly presumed dead last night in a private meeting to update them. The families were updated on the progress of the search and recovery operation, the identification process, the coronial process and the police […]

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Parsons Green: Second arrest over Tube bombing

The Met’s investigation into the terrorist attack at Parsons Green on Friday, 15 September continues. An 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent Police in the port area of Dover on Saturday, 16 September, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act. A second, 21-year old, man was been arrested by detectives from the Met’s Counter Terrorism […]

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18 in hospital after Parsons Green incident

Natasha Wills, Assistant Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service said: “We can confirm we have taken 18 patients to hospital following the incident at Parsons Green underground station. “We were called at 8:20am today, with the first ambulance crew arriving within five minutes. “We have sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, […]

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Terrorist incident declared at Parsons Green Underground Station

Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are investigating after an incident on a London tube train this morning. Police were called at approximately 08:20hrs on Friday, 15 September to Parsons Green Underground Station following reports of a fire on the train. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for CT policing, has […]

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Investigation into incident near Buckingham Palace -Met Police

Detectives from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are investigating after three officers were injured during a terrorist incident on the Mall last night. Just after 8.30pm, a car deliberately drove at a police van and stopped in front of it in a restricted area on Constitution Hill near Buckingham Palace. The officers, who were unarmed […]

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Statement from Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick from the scene of the incident at Finsbury Park

“We are here as you are well aware because of the terrible, terrible attack that took place last night. We have a number of people in hospital whose lives are turned upside down. We have one person who has died and as you are aware a man has been arrested. “This was quite clearly an […]

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Investigation into the fire at Grenfell Tower – At least 30 fatalities have been confirmed

The investigation team is being drawn together to look at all aspects of how residents tragically lost their lives in this terrible fire at Grenfell Tower. At least 30 fatalities have been confirmed; the bodies of twelve people have been recovered and are at a mortuary, which includes one person who sadly died at hospital, […]

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UK troops arrive in Estonia for major NATO deployment

Soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles Battlegroup (5 RIFLES), including members of an Armoured Engineer Squadron, Military Police Detachment, Artillery Group and Port Task Group, arrived at Amari airbase last night. They were welcomed by Estonia’s Defence Minister Margus Tsahkna, having flown from RAF Brize Norton by Voyager aircraft. The 120 soldiers are fundamental […]

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Ambulance service treats 26 people after London City Airport evacuated

London’s ambulance service said it had treated 26 people for breathing difficulties at London City Airport after an apparent chemical incident. It said two people had been taken to hospital. Assistant Director of Operations Paul Gibson, said: “We were called at 4.11pm to reports of an incident at London City Airport. “We sent a number […]

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UK upgrades diplomatic relations with Iran – Nicholas Hopton appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Tehran

The UK has appointed an Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran for the first time since 2011. Nicholas Hopton, previously British Chargé d’affaires in Tehran, has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador. This comes a year after the reopening of the Embassy in Tehran, and marks an important step forward in the two countries’ diplomatic […]

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Westfield London stabbing: Man in hospital after shopping centre attack

Police were called at approximately 14:00hrs on Friday, 5 August to reports of a man stabbed at Westfield Shopping Centre, W12. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and discovered a man, aged in his 20s, suffering stab injuries. He has been taken to hospital – an initial assessment states this is not life threatening. Two […]

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Woman killed, five hurt in central London knife attack – A man has been arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an attack in north London last night, Wednesday 3 August, which left one woman dead and five others injured. Armed police and London Ambulance Service attended and the woman, who is believed to be in her 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police received […]

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Six billion fewer plastic bags taken home by shoppers in England and over £29 million donated to good causes thanks to 5p charge

Shoppers are set to take home around six billion fewer single-use plastic bags this year following the introduction of the 5p charge, early data published today indicates. This is the equivalent to the weight of roughly 300 blue whales, 300,000 sea turtles or three million pelicans. The charge has also resulted in donations of more […]

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Foreign Office advises Britons in Turkey to stay indoors

There has been large scale military action in Turkey, with the military deployed to the streets and widespread reports of gunfire and explosions in Ankara and Istanbul. The situation now appears quieter in Istanbul, and the bridges across the Bosphorus are re-opening. But there are reports of tank fire and small arms fire in Ankara. […]

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