The underground command centre in Whitehall will act as a base of operations to deal with requests for Ministry of Defence support from other departments as well as directing the troops. File photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

The British armed forces have set up a command centre in a bunker under the ministry of defence as part of contingency plans for the UK crashing out o(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman:  alleged to have been stripped of some of his  authority. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

The heir to the Saudi throne has not attended a series of high-profile ministerial and diplomatic meetings in Saudi Arabia over the last fortnight and(...)

  Northern   Secretary Karen Bradley made her  comments in the House of Commons   in advance of next week’s decision by the North’s Public Prosecution Service  as to whether any former British soldiers will be charged over the Bloody Sunday killings. Photograph:   Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has said killings by the British army and police during the Troubles were “not crimes”. Ms Bradley made her comm(...)

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Construction firm Cairn Homes has appointed three new independent non-executive directors, following a review of the board. The company also said its(...)

Gatwick Airport was repeatedly forced to close between December 19th and 21st due to reported drone sightings, affecting about 1,000 flights. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Police are to be handed extra powers to combat drones after the mass disruption at Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas. Gatwick was repeatedly(...)

Paul Gait and Elaine Kirk speaking outside their home in Crawley, West Sussex. Photograph:   Sky News/PA Wire

The couple questioned by police over the drone disruption at Gatwick airport that caused Christmas travel chaos for thousands of passengers have said (...)

Medical staff treat a boy after a suspected chemical attack on his town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: SANA/AP.

Russia on Sunday accused insurgents in Syria of bombarding the city of Aleppo with shells filled with chlorine gas. It claims the gas poisoned 46 peo(...)

UK chancellor Philip Hammond said “austerity is finally coming to an end” as he hailed a significant improvement in the country’s public finances. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA UK chancellor Philip Hammond said “austerity is finally coming to an end” as he hailed a significant improvement in the country’s public finances

Technology giants Google, Facebook and Amazon will face a new digital services tax in Britain from 2020 under plans announced by chancellor of the exc(...)

A workman restores a memorial listing the names of people killed on Bloody Sunday in the Bogside area of Derry. FilePhotograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

More than £900,000 (€1,016,000) damages is to be paid out in a further 14 compensation claims brought over the Bloody Sunday shootings. Nine actions(...)

 ‘It seems MI5 seriously believed that disaffected ‘coloured people’ could be recruited by the KGB to spy on Britain. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty Images

Senior MI5 officials believed black people could not be trusted in high-level spying roles as they could be a security risk, according to documents un(...)

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