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Shots fired outside Houses of Parliament

It has been reported that a man has launched an attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London, with politicians and journalists tweeting about hearing loud crashes outside the building.

Ban on laptops sparked by IS threat

The UK and US have announced new carry-on restrictions banning large electronic devices on certain passenger flight, with US media reporting that so-called Islamic State group (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives on to planes by hiding them in electronics.

Cufflink terrorist admits IS charges

Samata Ullah, 34, has admitted to five charges of terrorism, including using a USB cufflink to store extremist data.

Khan’s police plan targets hate crime and terrorism

Mayor of London Saidq Khan has launched a new policing plan, outlining a series of measures aimed at tackling hate crime, supporting victims and boosting the Metropolitan police’s armed anti-terror squad.

Fleming announced as new GCHQ director

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced that Jeremy Fleming has been appointed to succeed Robert Hannigan as director of the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), with the agreement of Prime Minister Theresa May.

Met Police test counter terror response on River Thames

The Metropolitan Police Service, along with emergency service partners, has carried out the first joint major live-play exercise to test their response to a terrorist threat on the River Thames.

 Anderson warns over ferry terrorism risk

David Anderson QC has warned that there is a real threat of terrorists crossing from Northern Ireland to Scotland by ferry, in a report written before he stood down as the UK independent terrorism reviewer.

 Returning jihadis pose a considerable challenge

Security officials in Britain are urgently preparing for the return of hundreds of UK nationals who travelled to Syria to fight IS, with Minister of State for International Development Rory Stewart confirming 40,000 foreign fighters from more than 110 countries have joined ISIL.

EU report indicates terror attacks aided via security failings

A leaked report by the European commission’s security union taskforce, obtained by the Guardian, which examines the terror attacks in Berlin, Paris and Brussels has warned of holes in the ability of the security services to monitor movements in and out of Europe.

Stripping terror suspects of British citizenship lawful

Judges at the European court of human rights (ECHR) have ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May’s policy of stripping British terror suspects of their citizenship while abroad to bar them from returning to Britain is lawful.

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Preventing terrorism and protecting the world’s civilians

Leading security figures will discuss changing terrorist threats at the World Counter Terror Congress in May

Tackling terrorism in the drone zone

With the potential for criminals and terrorists to exploit technology advances, CTB analyses the potential use and misuse of UAVs

Securing UK borders from terrorist threats

Counter Terror Business looks at how border security will help ease the migration flow to the UK and keep terrorism at bay

The significance of counter terrorist security at major events

Counter Terror Business looks at the importance of contingency planning at large events

Putting crime under the microscope

Forensics Europe Expo is the leading annual event for the entire forensic sector and supply chain

Putting security first - counter terrorism training

CTB analyses the current offering of counter terror training in the UK, and how it can be provided to a wider audience

Social media and the protection of crowded places

Professor Jon Coaffee discusses the use of social media in counter terrorism operations

Designing out terrorism: achieving a proportionate response

Jon Coaffee addresses the impact of terrorism and other security concerns on the design of urban areas

Border security: Getting back to basics

Tony Smith looks at how technology is both aiding and challenging border security efforts within the UK

Euro 2016 – a summer of security success?

Mike White revisits the state of event security at this summer’s European Championships

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