Manchester attack: US leaks about bomber irritating – Rudd

Media captionHome Secretary Amber Rudd tells Today it is “likely” Manchester Attack suspect was not acting alone Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said she is irritated with the US for releasing information about the Manchester bomber before UK police would have liked. Ms Rudd said the British had wanted to control the flow of information […]

UKIP set to resume general election campaign

Image copyright AFP/Getty UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says he is set to resume election campaigning in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. Explaining his decision to launch his party’s manifesto on Thursday, Mr Nuttall said: “We cannot be cowed or allow our life to be undermined by those who wish to do us harm.” […]

Reality Check: How terrorism threat levels work

In the wake of the Manchester Arena attack on Monday, the UK terror threat level was raised to its highest level of “critical”, amid fears that more attacks may be imminent. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that this meant the police would have 3,800 soldiers to call on and equipment […]

Manchester attack: UK terror threat level raised to critical

Image copyright European Press Agency Image caption Thousands attended a vigil in Manchester earlier The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. The move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted […]

Manchester attack: UK threat level raised to highest

Image copyright European Press Agency Image caption Thousands attended a vigil in Manchester earlier The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. The move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted […]

Manchester attack: Jeremy Corbyn on ‘traumatic time’

Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in what Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening, terrorist attack” at Manchester Arena. A lone male suicide attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn […]

Nicola Sturgeon condemns ‘callous’ Manchester attack

Nicola Sturgeon says the attack in Manchester is “cruel in its targeting of children and young people enjoying a music event”. The first minister urged young people to ask questions and to ask for help and said that those who seek to “destroy our way of life will not succeed”. The Scottish government has held […]

General election 2017: One million under-25s apply to vote

Image copyright PA More than a million people under the age of 25 applied for a vote in the general election in the five weeks after the snap poll was called. Of these, 246,487 applied on Monday in the run-up to the 23:59 BST deadline. Social media firms Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook ran campaigns encouraging […]

Manchester attack: NI parties suspend campaigning

Media captionManchester Arena Blast: Moment of explosion Northern Ireland political parties have suspended their election campaigns as a mark of respect to the victims of the Manchester bomb attack. Twenty-two people died and scores were injured in the suspected suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena. Belfast City Council has opened a book of condolence for […]

Manchester attack: PM condemns ‘sickening, cowardly’ act

Media captionTheresa May says “defenceless children and young people” were targeted Theresa May has said the “callous terrorist attack” in Manchester, which left 22 dead, was one of the worst ever experienced in British history. The prime minister said the bombing was an act of “sickening cowardice” with young people having been deliberately and indiscriminately […]