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Keir Starmer  was backed by Unison, one of the UK’s largest unions, which described him as the best candidate to ‘bring the party together’. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has gained the initiative in the race to become the next leader of the UK’s main opposition Labour Party after he was endorsed by Unison,(...)

Police and emergency vehicles gather near London Bridge in England,  after what was described as a  terrorist incident in the area. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP via Getty Images

British political leaders have cancelled election campaign events scheduled for Saturday after two members of the public were killed in a knife attack(...)

Michael Gove, British environment secretary, delivers a speech at the launch of his Tory leadership campaign  in London. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Launching his leadership campaign in a lounge near the top of Millbank Tower on Monday, Michael Gove demonstrated his strengths as a Conservative lead(...)

Britain’s former secretary of state for defence Gavin Williamson: has denied that he was behind the leak, claiming that a police investigation would exonerate him. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Theresa May has rejected opposition calls to refer former defence secretary Gavin Williamson’s alleged leak from the National Security Council (NSC) t(...)

Protesters and police during  Extinction Rebellion climate change protests on Waterloo Bridge in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

More than 750 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London’s most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said(...)

Labour Party MP Yvette Cooper was one of the leading backers of the amendment to the finance Bill. File photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has suffered a major defeat on Brexit after MPs voted to restrict the government’s taxation powers if Britain leaves the European Union wi(...)

Tory MP Anna Soubry:    accused the Metropolitan Police of ignoring the abuse. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Police officers around the British parliament have been told to “intervene appropriately” after the Conservative MP Anna Soubry accused them of ignori(...)

Boris Johnson said Muslim women in face-covering veils looked like letterboxes and bank robbers. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson is to a face a disciplinary investigation following a string of complaints that his comments about (...)

Flowers and tributes were left for Israel Ogunsola (18) who was stabbed to death this week while cycling to a friend’s house in Hackney, London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA.

Some 300 extra officers are being deployed in London in response to a recent spike in violent crime in the city with the chief of the Metropolitan Pol(...)

Forensic officers search Chalgrove Road in Tottenham, north London, where a 17-year-old girl died after she was shot on Monday evening. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

London’s mayor has condemnded a “violent scourge” that has hit the city recently with statistics showing police in the English capital investigated mo(...)

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