Ian Cobain

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Ahmed Hassan (18), of Sunbury, Surrey,  planted a home-made bomb on a London tube and has been found guilty of attempted murder. File photograph: EPA

A teenage Iraqi asylum seeker who planted a bomb on a crowded London underground train had been subjected to the government’s Prevent deradicalisation(...)

The advert placed in some UK national newspapers today, saying “Enough is Enough”

Freemasons have been “undeservedly stigmatised”, the organisation’s branch in England has declared as it embarks on a public campaign to prove it is n(...)

Mist at Beachy Head in East Sussex, England on Sunday,  as emergency services warned people near the coast to stay away from beaches and to keep doors and windows closed after people complained of irritation to their eyes and throats after a “haze” appeared. Photograph: James Bennett/PA Wire

The chemical cloud that left beachgoers on the East Sussex coastline with stinging eyes, sore throats and even vomiting on Sunday remains something of(...)

Thomas Mair, who has been found guilty at the Old Bailey, London of the murder of the MP Jo Cox. There is little doubt that he regarded Cox as a “collaborator” against the white race.  One of the last searches he conducted on Birstall library computers was into people who had been executed as traitors. Photograph:  West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

Reclusive, nervous and by his own account gripped by feelings of worthlessness, Thomas Mair struck his neighbours and many of his relatives as odd but(...)

Erol Incedal, formerly known in the case as AB, is on trial at the Old Bailey. Photograph:  Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in the UK may have been planning to target Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie Booth, the Old Bailey central(...)

Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

In Graham Greene’s novel Our Man in Havana, a torturer proposes that there are two classes of people, the “torturable” and the “untorturable”, with(...)