The organisation still had a ban in place on recruiting gay people as recently as the early 1990s
'From a national security perspective this is unacceptable'
Agencies including the FBI have previously created a range of cryptic puzzles
Admission came as the Home Secretary announced the Investigatory Power Act
Exclusive: Security services would be relocated into existing Whitehall buildings as part of ongoing economy drive
Andrew Parker made his job sound as exciting as being a bank manager
Andrew Parker argued that new technology meant current legal powers were making it more difficult for police and spies to monitor extremists
Organisations to receive recognition from the charity include an NHS Trust, and a housing company
Head of MI6 whose achievements included bringing the double agent Oleg Gordievsky out of the Soviet Union
This week's big questions are answered by political campaigner Peter Tatchell
First night: Aldwych theatre, London
The secret services were aware of both Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale
Radical plans created by Britain’s security services will see school leavers recruited as “trainee spies” to form a new generation of espionage experts.
MP receives fees from US intelligence firm while holding security positions in Parliament
Well-known guest editors taking over BBC's Today show is a Christmas tradition – an escape from the 24-hour news cycle. But the scheme may have had its time, says Ian Burrell
They’ll just be promoting their pet schemes and ideas - not editing in any real sense