People's Vote march: 'Hundreds of thousands' attending London protest

People's Vote march: 'Hundreds of thousands' attending London protest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands arrived at the meeting point on London’s Park Lane for the march Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are marching in London for what organisers say will be the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration of its kind. They are heading to […]

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary freed from prison

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary freed from prison

Anjem Choudary has been released from prison after serving half of the five-and-a-half-year sentence he received in 2016 for urging support for Isis and pledging allegiance to the terrorist group. Choudary, 51, who was a key figure for a succession of extremist Islamist groups, emerged early on Friday morning from Belmarsh prison in south-east London. […]

UK and US pull out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi

UK and US pull out of Saudi event over alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Liam Fox, the UK trade secretary, and the US Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, joined key European partners in pulling out out of a major economic forum in Saudi Arabia nicknamed Davos in the desert, in response to the alleged murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Reports of Khashoggi’s gruesome murder at the hands of a […]

Brexit: UK 'may consider longer transition period'

Brexit: UK 'may consider longer transition period'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionConfused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics Brexit-backing MPs have reacted angrily to the idea that the UK’s transition out of the EU could be extended for another year, to the end of 2021. No. 10 refused to rule out an extension after a summit […]

UK could hand back millions from Harrods 'big spender' to Azerbaijan

UK could hand back millions from Harrods 'big spender' to Azerbaijan

Mr Justice Supperstone has ordered that she must comply with the UWO order and explain how she acquired her wealth. Her lawyers, who issued a statement insisting the order did not imply any wrongdoing on behalf of their client, are arguing that she is the wife of a legitimate businessman. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s […]

Donald Trump looks to start formal US-UK trade talks

Donald Trump looks to start formal US-UK trade talks

The Trump administration has told Congress that it wants to start formal trade talks with the UK “as soon as it is ready” after Brexit, a sign that negotiations with London are a priority even as Washington seeks separate deals with the EU and Japan and fights a trade war with China. The notification from […]

Two serving soldiers 'helped smuggle illegal immigrants to UK from Calais'

Two serving soldiers 'helped smuggle illegal immigrants to UK from Calais'

Harris, 29,  said he was to be paid £10,500 by an “unknown male” and hand the stowaways over in Solihull. He admitted people-smuggling earlier this year, blaming alcohol, drug and gambling problems. Walton Hornsby, prosecuting, said a subsequent Home Office investigation revealed that the incident was not a “one-off”, claiming that he was involved in […]

Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades

Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades

Police deployed 24 undercover officers to infiltrate a small leftwing political party over a 37-year period, the Guardian can reveal. The police spies infiltrated the Socialist Workers party (SWP) almost continuously between 1970 and 2007, often with more than one undercover officer embedded within the party. Four of them deceived women into sexual relationships while […]

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