Firearms instructors play the role of terrorists during a Metropolitan Police training programme for armed officers for the eventuality of a terrorist firearms attack in London. Photograph:  Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Firearms officers called to tackle terrorist gunmen have been ordered to ignore the injured and dying in the event of a UK attack and instead race tow(...)

Khadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase passing through security at Gatwick Airport before flying to Turkey. Photograph: Metropolitan Police via The New York Times

The night before Khadiza Sultana left for Syria the teenager was dancing in her bedroom. It was a Monday during the February school vacation. Her n(...)

Sahima Begum (sister of Shamima Begum) and Abase Hussen (father of Amira Abase ) leave the Houses of Parliament in London, after giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee after three schoolgirls are feared to have joined Islamic State in war-torn Syria. Photograph: PA Wire

Hussen Abase, father of 15-year-old Amira, one of three girls who travelled secretly from London last month to join Islamic State in Syria, is a quiet(...)

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was taking part in a pre-recorded interview with BBC near Bruce Grove station in Tottenham, north London on the issue of budget cuts. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The UK’s most senior police officer broke off from a radio interview to make an arrest today.Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe j(...)

 The President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina departing for their State visit to Britain at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel today. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has arrived in London for the first ever State visit to Britain by an Irish president. Mr Higgins and his wif(...)

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for a change in the law to allow positive discrimination in the police force over a five-year period. Photograph: Jason Bye/EPA

London mayor Boris Johnson has reacted cautiously to a call by the head of the Metropolitan Police for the force to be allowed to recruit one e(...)

British police officer Keith Wallis arrives for sentencing at the Old Bailey in London today. Photograph: Facundo  Arrizabalaga/EPA.

A police officer who lied about witnessing the Plebgate row was jailed for 12 months today.Keith Wallis, 53, of West Drayton, west London, sent an ema(...)

Undated handout photo of Madeleine McCann. Portuguese prosecutors have reopened the investigation into the disappearance of the missing child. Photograph: PA Wire

Portuguese police have reopened their investigation into the disappearance of British child Madeleine McCann six years ago.Madeleine, from Leicestersh(...)

Tessa Phillips, who worked at the Finchley Conservative office between 1977 and 2009, signs a book of condolence at the party headquarters in Finchley yesterday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Operation True Blue got under way yesterday as a special British cabinet office committee was set up to co-ordinate the log(...)