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Senior Tory Pritchard is under investigation by Commons standards committee

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At last, I can have a mid-life crisis, cheers former MI5 boss Sir Jonathan Evans, as he speeds off in a Maserati

James Bond may be unafraid of giving up his spurious undercover identities by being seen in some of the world’s fastest cars, but the UK’s former spy chief has only been able to go public with his love for sports cars now that he has retired.

Meet the real-life spymaster: Andrew Parker announced as new director general of MI5

The deputy chief of MI5, who led the investigation which foiled an al-Qa’ida plot to blow up transatlantic airliners, has been appointed the new head of the service. Andrew Parker will replace the current director-general, Sir Jonathan Evans, who is stepping down next month.

MI5 warns over financial scam

The home security agency, MI5, has taken the unusual step of issuing a public warning after fraudsters pretending to be the service’s head attempted to obtain money from people.

Ibrahim Magag was last seen on Boxing Day

Terror suspect on the run is serial breaker of anti-terror orders

The Government faced further embarrassment after it emerged that a suspected British extremist on the run after eluding a multi-million pound MI5 and police surveillance operation is a serial breaker of anti-terror orders that had seen him previously jailed for 15 months.

Tahrir Square in 2011; the Arab Spring could lead to 'a new backwardness', warns Haddad

MI5 chief warns that Arab Spring aided al-Qa'ida

The bloody upheavals of the Arab Spring have handed a great boost to al-Qa'ida, providing it with fertile ground to reorganise and opportunities for British extremists to undergo terrorist training for attacks at home and abroad, the head of MI5 has warned.

MI5 warning over terror-trained Britons

Britons are increasingly heading to the Middle East for terrorist training in preparation for attacks in the wake of the Arab Spring, the head of MI5 has said.

MI5 named as gay-friendly employer

The Security Service MI5 has been named on a list of Britain's most gay-friendly employers for the first time.

British voice behind a call to arms for Somalia's Islamic terrorists

Video reports of al-Shabaab battles with Somali forces feature jihadist with London accent

Ed Llewellyn: The old school chum in trouble for not communicating

Yesterday was a good day to slip out the news that David Cameron's chief of staff, Ed Llewellyn, is one of three special advisers working in Downing Street on a salary of £140,000 a year.

Spy chiefs to give evidence in public at torture inquiry

The heads of MI5 and MI6 are to be asked to give evidence in public at an inquiry into the alleged torture of British terrorist suspects.

MP 'shocked' at bin Laden Pakistan discovery

The discovery of Osama bin Laden's hideaway in a city at the heart of Pakistan's military establishment today revived questions about alleged links between al-Qa’ida and elements in the country's security forces.

Revealed: the 29 anti-reform MPs who would lose their seats under the AV system

For 29 MPs, opposition to scrapping the first-past-the-post voting system is a matter of raw political survival, an analysis by The Independent has found.

Car bomb leaves Northern Ireland on high alert

Strong waves of anger and fear swept through Northern Irish politics and society after a young policeman was killed in a dissident republican bomb attack – evidence of their growing proficiency in creating such traps.

MI5 ignored tip-off that could have uncovered 7/7 bombing plot

MI5 could have identified one of the July 7 bombers four months before the attacks on London had it acted upon new intelligence.

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