Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran ‘tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK’

Briton jailed in Iran begins hunger strike Prisoner caught in Iran power struggle Nazanin’s husband tells of jail anguish Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is going on an initial three-day hunger strike in Iran’s Evin prison, alongside prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, but may strike for longer if her demands are not met.

Modern slavery: Are British victims being failed in the UK?

Kevin Hyland, who was the UK’s first anti-slavery commissioner before leaving the role after a disagreement with the government last year, says one of the biggest factors behind low conviction rates is that few police forces have the issue within their policing and crime plans.

National Crime Agency to ‘relentlessly pursue’ organised crime

On the day the NCA was launched, Mrs May also revealed the government’s serious and organised crime strategy, which includes plans to ensure criminal assets cannot be hidden by spouses, that assets are frozen earlier and that prison sentences are increased for criminals who fail to pay confiscation orders.

MI9: The spy agency that inspired James Bond gadgets – including bagpipe flamethrower

The design was only revealed once the blanket had been dipped in a bucket of water containing certain chemicals smuggled in separately in jam pots or dried milk tins.

Truck driver jailed for trying to smuggle almost £2million of cocaine into UK

“They also need the services of people like Kuchowicz to transport contraband across borders, so this serves as a reminder that those who attempt to smuggle drugs face being punished with a substantial prison sentence.”

Pro-EU Former UK Parliament Speaker Reportedly Earns Over £500K for Speeches and Punditry

“After stepping down from Westminster John shares his insights on the future of our politics and the lessons learned about driving change,” reads Bercow’s blurb on the Fedhead website. “He is also a seasoned raconteur with countless stories from the corridors of power and an eye out for anyone ‘chuntering from a sedentary position’.” In […]

Meghan Markle sues picture agency over photos of her walking with son Archie in a park on Vancouver Island

He added that, the day before the pictures were taken, the photographer was ‘at the private home of the claimants’ and said he was ‘casing their home, testing his light meter and taking photos through the security fence, so he was not at the park by accident’.

Russian Mig-29 Fighter Escorts UK Reconnaissance Aircraft Over Barents Sea, MoD Says

Earlier in the day, the Russian National Defence Control Center announced that a Russian MiG-31 fighter flew to “intercept” a Norwegian R-3S Orion patrol aircraft over the Barents Sea, while the MiG-29 was “intercepting” a UK Royal Air Force ‘Raytheon Sentinel’ surveillance aircraft in the same area.

Covid-19: UK introduces new island policy for travellers from Greece as cases rise

The travel advice to the two most visited countries, Spain and France, changed at short notice, prompting many travelers to return to the UK in the middle of their vacations in order to avoid mandatory quarantines. Spain’s Balearic and Canary Islands remain on the UK government’s quarantine list.

Babies among 500 migrants to reach UK crammed in small boats in last three days

The organisation’s refugee and migrant rights programme director Steve Valdez-Symonds said: “What is needed is co-operation with France to share responsibility for providing a place of safety, including the UK Government reuniting families and enabling more people to travel safely to make asylum claims in this country.