News A group of Free Syrian Army fighters carry a wounded comrade to cover; over 16 people have been arrested since the beginning of the year amid rising fears of Britons being linked to fighting in Syria

More than 16 people have been arrested since the beginning of the year amid rising fears of Britons being linked to fighting in Syria, it was reported.

Theresa May said the powers were necessary to protect the public

Theresa May's claims to justify 'snoopers' charter' anger campaigners

The Home Office say the moves are essential to keep pace with criminals using new forms of communication

Olympic Games' security firm CPUK may face watchdog investigation

Theresa May confirmed the Security Industry Authority has written to CPUK

We're getting closer to new inquiry, says Doreen Lawrence

Doreen Lawrence said only another public inquiry would provide answers about alleged police corruption during the original botched investigation of her son's murder.

Theresa May reveals 'community trigger' to replace ASBOs and target anti-social behaviour

A new ‘community trigger’ is to be introduced to replace the discredited ASBO scheme, and make it quicker and easier for police to investigate complaints of anti-social behaviour.

Missing children website relaunched

An official website to help find missing and abducted children from the UK has been relaunched by the police's specialist child protection agency.

Theresa May faces calls to resign after being booed offstage at Police Federation address

Home Secretary endured sustained mocking as she sought to defend the Government’s cost-cutting agenda during a hostile meeting of rank-and-file police officers.

Rebekah Brooks denies making threats to MPs

Rebekah Brooks today denied using her clout to get her own way with Government ministers.

Strasbourg to consider Abu Qatada case

Abu Qatada’s last-minute attempt to appeal against deportation will be considered today by the European Court of Human Rights.

Judges to consider Abu Qatada appeal next week

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg will meet next week to consider whether the Jordanian cleric Abu Qatada can appeal against deportation from Britain.

Failed attempts to deport Qatada have cost nearly £1million

Repeated failed attempts to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada have cost nearly £1million in legal fees, the Government confirmed.

Qatada as he was driven back from a Special Immigration Appeals Hearing at the High Court yesterday

David Cameron says Abu Qatada’s deportation appeal deadline was ‘repeatedly checked’

The Home Office “repeatedly checked” the deadline for Abu Qatada’s appeal against deportation with the European Court of Human Rights, David Cameron claimed today.

Government must 'raise game' says David Cameron

David Cameron conceded today that his Government must “raise our game” as he sought to fight back after a “difficult” month of intense criticism of key policies and its handling of a series of controversial situations.

Theresa May (l) and Abu Qatada. The Home Secretary is again under fire for her handling of the deportation of the radical cleric.

Government vows to 'vigorously' resist any Qatada bail application

Qatada could be back on British streets within two or three weeks if bail is allowed

Mary Dejevsky: 'It is not hard to discern a good deal of political opportunism behind all the noise'

Mary Dejevsky: You can mislead a minister, but don't make her a laughing stock

It is not hard to discern a good deal of political opportunism behind all the noise about Abu Qatada

London Mayor Boris Johnson has joined Stephen Lawrence's family in calling for an inquiry into the case

Mayor demands Lawrence police corruption probe

Boris Johnson joins family's calls for inquiry following investigation by The Independent

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