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 UK terror threat akin to 1970s IRA bombings

Max Hill, the newly appointed independent reviewer, has warned that Britain is facing a level of threat from Islamic State militants not seen since the IRA bombings of the 1970s.

Net migration to UK drops by 49,000

Net migration to the UK has reduced by 49,000 with 273,000 people migrating to the UK in the year to September, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

Cressida Dick becomes first female Met chief

Cressida Dick has been appointed as the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, becoming the first woman to take charge of London's police force.

Five teenagers arrested under suspicion of terror offences

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Counter Terrorism Command have arrested five teenagers in London on the suspicion of preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

Islam ‘not the source of terrorism’, says Merkel

Speaking at the annual Munich Security Conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Islam is ‘not the source of terrorism’.

Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation appointed

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the appointment of Max Hill QC as the government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation.

Returning 'jihadists' carry heightened terrorist threat

Returning Britons who had travelled to fight with ISIL may be on their way home posing a heightened terrorist threat.

UK urges for continued momentum against ISIL

Michael Fallon has urged the UK’s Coalition partners to maintain the momentum that is defeating ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

According to a survey by the Metropolitan Police Federation (MPF), 43.6 per cent of metropolitan police believe there should be more firearm personnel.

Britain, coalition and Iraqi forces sustain momentum against ISIL

Speaking in Iraq, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has welcomed the progress made in defeating Daesh (ISIL) in Iraq.

 Features

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