Video grab showing  migrants on a boat during a Triton rescue operation. The head of EU border agency Frontex has said that  the border patrol mission cannot become a search and rescue operation. Photograph: Guardia Costiera/AFP/Getty Images

The head of the EU border agency has said that saving migrants’ lives in the Mediterranean should not be the priority for the maritime patrols he is i(...)

Kincora Boys Home, in Belfast, was excluded from  a public investigation, announced last July, into whether paedophiles were sheltered in government, the national health service, police, the courts and the BBC. Photograph: Pacemaker

The Labour Party in Britain has said it will include the sexual abuse of boys in the Kincora home in Belfast in the 1970s in a UK-wide inquiry if it g(...)

Stephen Lawrence (18), a would-be architect, was stabbed to death by a group of up to six white youths in an unprovoked racist attack. Photograph: Handout/PA Wire

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord Stevens is to be investigated in connection with the inquiry into Scotland Yard’s handling of the murder (...)

The three London schoolgirls who used Twitter to contact other women involved with Islamic State before travelling to Turkey. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Britain will introduce new laws on Tuesday to try to stop airlines carrying passengers who may be travelling to join Islamic State militants in Syria (...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) Mr John Walker, Mr Paddy Hill, Mr Hugh Callaghan, Mr Richard McIIkenny, Mr Gerry Hunter and Mr William Power. Photograph: Joe St Leger

The British Attorney General has been requested by the families of the 21 people killed in the IRA’s 1974 Birmingham pub bombings to reopen the inques(...)

CCTV still shows (L-R) British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum walking with luggage at Gatwick Airport, south of London, on February 17th. Photograph: Metropolitan police/AFP/Getty Images

Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus st(...)

British home secretary Theresa May accepted the findings of a review that strongly criticised the way that police had used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act  to access journalists’ communications data. Photograph: Oli Scarff/PA Wire

New instructions are to be issued to UK police requiring them to seek authorisation from a judge before they can gain access to a journalist’s phone r(...)

SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell: the party has altered its stance on the NCA following concessions gained after “hard negotiation”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The SDLP has reversed a previous party position and decided to support the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), dubbed as Britain’s FBI.The SDLP said it ha(...)

Rabbi Miriam Berger, London: “We spend a huge part of the synagogue’s budget on security. That’s ludicrous. We do what every Jewish organisation does. Nobody is going to be the one to say, ‘No, we shouldn’t do that’.”

The guard opens the gate to the grounds of the Finchley Reform Synagogue on Fallow Lane and greets Rabbi Miriam Berger and her three-year-old son.The (...)

British prime minister  David Cameron: said agencies must have access, backed by a warrant from the home secretary, to records. Photograph:   Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

British intelligence agencies must have powers, if necessary, to intercept all internet traffic in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, prime min(...)