British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum (on right) at Gatwick Airport in London on February 23rd, 2015, the day they fled the UK to join Islamic State in Syria. Photograph:Ho/AFP/Getty Images

An east London schoolgirl who left Britain as a 15-year-old to join the Islamic State terror group is now heavily pregnant and wants to return home. (...)

Bernard Hogan-Howe: The Metropolitan Police commissioner apologised for the actions of his officers in Operation Midland. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Scotland Yard officers investigating historical accusations of child sex abuse by high-profile figures committed dozens of errors and misled a judge t(...)

A CCTV image from February 2015 showing British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum at Gatwick Airport before flying to Turkey to join Isis. Photograph:  Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

The death in an air strike of a radicalised schoolgirl who fled Britain last year to join Islamic State in Syria should prompt a full review of Preven(...)

Floral tributes rest against railings near the scene of a stabbing in Russell Square, London, in which a woman was killed and five people injured.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

British police yesterday appeared to rule out a terrorist motive for a multiple stabbing in London’s Russell Square, which left one woman dead and fiv(...)

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(...)

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