Terror victim PC Keith Palmer honoured in ‘full-force’ funeral

Terror victim PC Keith Palmer honoured in ‘full-force’ funeral

More than 5,000 police officers lined the 2.6 mile funeral cortege route of PC Keith Palmer, the 48-year-old husband and father, who was killed by Khalid Masood in the Westminster terror attack. The Queen had given special permission for PC Palmer’s body to rest in Westminster’s Chapel of St Mary...

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Hammersmith Station evacuated due to suspect package

Hammersmith Station evacuated due to suspect package

Hammersmith tube station was evacuated this afternoon following the discovery of a suspicious package just after 14:30. Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police attended the scene and secured the package, which was thought to have been placed in a bin. Local streets were placed on lockdown and, according to...

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The Snoopers Charter is a terrible idea

There are lots of reasons why the Investigatory Powers Bill is terrible. There is debate over how effective it will be in combating terrorism, and the old ‘Freedom versus Security’ one, which is always dumbed downed (you can’t have one without the other – freedom to be robbed isn’t really...

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Life’s a beach and then…

If you close your eyes you can almost instantly imagine it. It’s the distant laughter of children, the rhythmic breaking of the waves and the soft hiss of the sea as it retreats across the sand; it’s the gentle rustle of the wind flicking the pages of your novel, it’s...

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No offence, but…

A vicar was booking into a hotel. “I hope,” he said to the concierge, “the porn on the TV is disabled.” “Nah,” replied the man at the desk, “it’s just the normal stuff you filthy pervert.” Now, there’s bound to be a few, maybe some Christians, the ability challenged, people...

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