• Officers need to make more use of ‘stop and search’ powers, police chief warns

    Officers need to make more use of ‘stop and search’ powers, police chief warns

    • April 7, 2018

    Stop-and-search powers are not being exercised enough in the fight against violent crime, one of Britain’s most senior police chiefs has warned. Sara Thornton, chairman of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said that a backlash against the controversial powers had gone too far while rates of gun and knife crime have surged. Some 300 extra

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  • Charles made high chief during visit to Vanuatu

    Charles made high chief during visit to Vanuatu

    • April 7, 2018

    Prince Charles might not have the god-like status of his father Prince Philip on Vanuatu, but he was given an honour all of his own on a visit to the island. Donning a grass skirt and a white garland, the heir to the throne was made a high chief in a colourful ceremony on Saturday.

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  • Terror arrest at Gatwick airport

    Terror arrest at Gatwick airport

    • April 7, 2018

    Counter-terror officers have arrested a 55-year-old man at Gatwick Airport. The suspect was held on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications after flying into the UK from Morocco, police said. Scotland Yard said he was arrested shortly after 11am on Saturday and is in custody at a police station in south London.

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  • Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for dialogue with Spain

    Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for dialogue with Spain

    • April 7, 2018

    Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has made a renewed call for Spanish authorities to open negotiations over Catalonia’s secession claim, a day after he was released from a German prison. Mr Puigdemont told reporters he hoped a German court’s decision not to extradite him to Spain on charges of rebellion shows that “dialogue is

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  • More transparent fees planned in UK aviation shake-up

    More transparent fees planned in UK aviation shake-up

    • April 7, 2018

    Plans to improve the flying experience for airline passengers have been unveiled. Measures to make fees more transparent, ease journeys for wheelchair users and tackle disruptive passengers were included in the UK Government’s Aviation Strategy Next Steps document. Making it easier for passengers to claim compensation after delays and cancellations also forms a key part

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  • Defiant Catalan ex-leader released from German prison

    Defiant Catalan ex-leader released from German prison

    • April 6, 2018

    Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has walked out of a German prison after posting 75,000 euros (£65,000) bail, demanding that Spanish authorities release fellow separatists and open a dialogue on his region’s future. Mr Puigdemont was detained by German police on March 25 after crossing the border from Denmark. Spain is seeking his extradition for

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