Standing ovation: Tessa Jowell after speaking about her fight with cancer in the House of Lords in January this year. Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty

Theresa May and Tony Blair have led the tributes to Tessa Jowell and her achievements, ranging from her time in the British government through to her (...)

Reporters  outside flats in west London believed to be where Mohammed Emwazi used to live. Photograph: PA

The British man named as the extremist glorying in the beheading of journalists and aid workers had been known to intelligence agencies for five years(...)

 A composite image showing two still frames from video released by the Islamic State (IS) showing an unidentified IS militant who was pictured threatening US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff and British journalist David Cawthorne Haines before they were killed at an unknown desert location. Media reports suggest the masked militant known as ‘Jihadi John’ may have been identified as  Mohammed Emwazi, born in Kuwait and who lived for much of his life in London. Photograph: EPA

The family of Steven Sotloff, a journalist murdered by the Islamic State group last year, said they want to see his killer “Jihadi John”, identified (...)

 Former British prime minister Gordon Brown with his wife Sarah and children James Fraser and John during a press conference to announce he is standing down as an MP, at The Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust this evening in Kirkcaldy Scotland. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown has announced that he will stand down from the House of Commons next May and has ruled out taking a place in(...)

Prime minister David Cameron will make a statement on anti-terror legislation in the Commons this afternoon, but talks between officials from the Tory and Lib Dem sides of the Government have so far failed to finalise the package. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA Wire

Negotiations between the two coalition parties in the UK over controversial plans to extend anti-terrorism powers continue today, in an effort to reac(...)

Scotland’s referendum on independence shares a singular feature with our recent poll on abolishing the Seanad, one that strongly favours their (...)