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Thin blue line challenge to police minister

Policing minister Brandon Lewis says forces have the resources they need, after being challenged about the “thin blue line”. The day after the attack in Westminster, he told a BBC Question Time audience tough decisions had been made on spending but resources needed to “keep us safe” were in place. But he was told by […]

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Quentin Letts: Eyewitness to London attacks

Quentin Letts recalls the 48 hours after a terror attack in Westminster which left three people dead and dozens injured, where he saw the “ghastly events unfold” from his office window. The man from the Mail on Sunday said in a personal film for BBC1’s This Week, looking back over a week in politics: “Terrorism […]

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Former Castle Point MP charged with electoral fraud

Image copyright PA Image caption Bob Spink has been accused of submitting false signatures on nomination papers A former Conservative MP who defected to UKIP has been charged with electoral fraud. The allegations against Bob Spink are related to the local election campaign in Essex for Castle Point Borough Council in 2016. Essex Police said […]

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Homelessness Reduction Bill to become law

Image caption Homelessness went up by 16% last year A new law which will require earlier intervention by councils to prevent homelessness has passed its final parliamentary hurdle. The Homelessness Reduction Bill also requires councils to provide advice and help to all affected, not just those protected under existing laws. The private member’s bill, introduced […]

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How Wednesday's attack on Westminster unfolded

On Wednesday 22 March, an attacker drove a car into people on Westminster Bridge before reaching the Houses of Parliament. He stabbed a police officer before being shot dead by police. The Daily Politics’ Adam Fleming looks back at a day on which four people were killed, including the attacker, and at least 40 were […]