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Amber Rudd: Social media giants must do more in terror fight

Messaging services like WhatsApp must open up their platforms to the intelligence agencies and social media giants must do more to police extremist material as part of efforts to fight terror, the Home Secretary has said.

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Counter-terrorism strategy should not just focus on Muslims, says Corbyn

The Government's Prevent strategy should be broadened and focus on all communities to stop Muslims feeling singled out, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested.

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Chancellor's firm enjoys business rates cut while others suffer massive hike

Chancellor Philip Hammond's property firm has been handed a business rates cut of more than £12,000 over the next five years, as the Government hits thousands of other companies with crippling hikes.

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Dozens injured in suspected gas blast on the Wirral

Two people have been seriously injured and 32 others are in hospital after several buildings collapsed in a suspected gas explosion.

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Martin McGuinness's family touched by gestures of comfort, says widow

The widow of the late Martin McGuinness has said the family were touched by solace and comfort offered to them since his death.

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Will Cheryl and Liam Payne's baby boy be called Alfie or Taylor?

Fans have speculated that Cheryl and Liam Payne will call their newborn son Alfie or Taylor.

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Ukip's role not over by long shot despite party's only MP quitting, says Farage

Ukip's role in British politics is "not over by a long shot" despite the resignation of the party's only MP Douglas Carswell, Nigel Farage has claimed.

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Charities expected to lose £200m in EU funding after Brexit, committee warns

Charities which are "the lifeblood of society" are expected to lose £200 million in European Union funding after Brexit, a parliamentary committee has warned.

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Arundhati Roy: My mother broke me and made me

Booker-prize winning author Arundhati Roy said knew she would be a writer from a very young age because she understood her mother's personal anguish when she was just three years old.

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Thandie Newton joins cast of hit police drama Line Of Duty

Thandie Newton will join the cast of hit police drama Line Of Duty as it returns today.

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Congratulations flood in to new parents Cheryl and Liam

Family, friends and fans of Cheryl and Liam Payne have been offering their congratulations to the new parents.

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Brave MP Tobias Ellwood 'heartbroken' he could not save life of Pc Keith Palmer

"Hero" MP Tobias Ellwood has said he is "heartbroken" that his efforts to save the life of a police officer during the Westminster terror attack were ultimately unsuccessful.

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PM urged by food experts to continue tariff-free trade with EU post-Brexit

Food and drink manufacturers, retailers and farmers have called on Theresa May to ensure they continue to enjoy tariff-free trade with the European Union after Brexit.

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Civil servant working to ensure UK stays together is moved to Brexit department

A senior civil servant who has been working to ensure the UK stays together has been moved to the Brexit department amid fresh calls for Scottish independence.

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Corbyn urges Tories: Stop dithering and start investing

Britain should not be afraid of debt or borrowing money to fund investment, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

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Cheryl announces birth of 'beautiful' baby boy with boyfriend Liam Payne

Former X Factor judge Cheryl has given birth to a baby boy.

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McDonnell urges spirit of solidarity in Labour Party

The Labour Party must show "a new spirit of solidarity" and end internal splits and divisions, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.

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Douglas Carswell facing by-election calls after quitting Ukip

Douglas Carswell is facing calls to trigger a by-election after quitting as Ukip's only MP and plunging the party into fresh turmoil.

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David Furnish calls husband Sir Elton the 'greatest gift' on singer's 70th

David Furnish has wished his husband Sir Elton John a happy 70th birthday, calling their relationship "the greatest gift of all".

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Singer Rag'n'Bone Man backs calls for clampdown on online ticket touts

Brit award winning singer Rag'n'Bone Man has backed calls for a clampdown on online ticket touts who buy tickets to his shows and sell them to fans at inflated prices.

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