An Aberdeen man has appeared in court charged with making or possessing an explosive

Richard Smith, 26, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with the matter. It comes after chemicals were seized at a property in Aberdeen. A cordon was put in place around a property on King Street and residents Read More …

Manchester incident: Men arrested on suspicion of ‘planning terror attack’ as bomb squad examines car

Police have arrested two men in Manchester on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism, as bomb disposal experts examine a car. Greater Manchester Police said the pair were seen “acting suspiciously” on Chapel Street in Salford at around 2.30pm on Wednesday. They Read More …

Grenfell Tower fire: ‘Systemic failures’ in fire brigade’s response

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has been condemned for “serious shortcomings” and systemic failures in its response to the Grenfell Tower fire, in a report after the first phase of an inquiry. Fewer people would have died in the 2017 Read More …

Essex lorry deaths: Three bailed as work to identify 39 victims goes on

Three people arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found dead inside a lorry in Essex have been released on bail. The suspects, two men and a woman, had been held on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to Read More …

UK govt launches Counter-Drone strategy to tackle drone misuse

The UK government has launched a new strategy, Counter-Drone, to safeguard the public from malicious or criminal use of drones. As part of the strategy, the government will tackle the misuse of drones by developing a new mobile counter-drone unit. Read More …

Extinction Rebellion plans to shut down London City airport this week

Extinction Rebellion is planning to shutdown London City airport for three days later this week. The climate activists, who have been protesting in Central London, said they planned to occupy both the departure and arrivals hall of the airport with the aim of blocking security. Read More …

Manchester Airport train station evacuated over ‘suspicious package’

Manchester Airport train station has been evacuated and a man detained after reports of a suspicious package. Greater Manchester Police said bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion and a cordon had been put in place. All trains, trams Read More …