Huge security operation under way for Manchester music gig

A huge security operation is under way as the first major event is held in Manchester since the suicide bombing.

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Polls show Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as vote approaches

A clutch of new General Election polls have shown the Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as the June 8 vote approaches, including one which put Theresa May’s party just six points clear.

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Shoppers evacuated amid ‘knifeman’ alert at supermarket

A man has been arrested after a major police operation following the evacuation of a supermarket.

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Terror threat level reduced as police unravel attacker’s bomb-making methods

The UK’s terror threat level has been reduced as police unravel the bomb-making methods of the Manchester suicide attacker and close in on suspected co-conspirators.

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Amber Rudd to represent Tories in General Election debate on live TV

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is to represent the Conservatives in a live TV General Election debate with leaders of some of the other parties, after Theresa May refused to take part.

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CCTV images of Manchester bomber on night of attack released

Security images of the Manchester bomber on the night he committed mass murder have been released by police.

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Today on the campaign trail: Tim Farron takes the cake on 47th birthday

From birthday cakes to questionable football skills, here’s a round-up of the day’s election coverage.

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Mother tells of her efforts to bring comfort to daughter’s last moments

The mother of Manchester terror attack victim Georgina Callander has spoken of her desperate efforts to bring comfort to the teenager’s final moments.

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Music fans thank police after huge security operation at Manchester gig

Police were high-fived by grateful music fans as they left the first major event held in Manchester since a suicide bomber targeted a pop concert in the city.

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Nicola Sturgeon promises to put young people at centre of SNP manifesto

The SNP manifesto will focus on opportunities and support for young people, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Election day ahead: Jeremy Corbyn to campaign in Scotland

On the campaign trail today Jeremy Corbyn will accuse the Scottish National Party of “passing on Tory austerity” as he takes Labour’s General Election campaign to Glasgow on Sunday. With Labour trailing behind the SNP and Conservatives in Scotland, Mr Corbyn is hoping to boost his party’s chances of improving on their solitary seat north of the border in the 2015 election.

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Ukip would hold local referendums on fox hunting: Nuttall

Ukip would put the issue of fox hunting to a referendum if people wanted it, party leader Paul Nuttall has said.

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BA says ‘power supply issue’ behind IT failure that grounded flights

Thousands of holidaymakers were stranded after British Airways suffered a global IT crash, grounding scores of planes.

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Tories criticise Jeremy Corbyn’s record on terror laws as polls gap narrows

Conservatives have launched a direct onslaught on Jeremy Corbyn’s fitness to be prime minister, as polls suggest Labour is eating deep into Theresa May’s lead as the June 8 General Election approaches.

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Political football as Labour vows to make sport ‘for the many, not the few’

Jeremy Corbyn will use FA Cup final day to commit to developing a “flexible football ticket” to help fans travel to matches which are moved for television coverage with minimum disruption.

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Manchester attack victim’s family urge Government to ‘open its eyes’

Manchester bombing victim Georgina Callander’s family has hit out at the Government over her death, saying it must “open its eyes” or more parents will lose children to terror.

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BA could face huge compensation bill over stranded passengers

British Airways could be facing huge compensation costs after thousands of passengers were stranded by a global IT crash.

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BA aims to resume most flights after IT crash chaos

British Airways has said it is aiming to operate a “near normal schedule” at Gatwick and the “majority of services” from Heathrow on Sunday after a global IT crash crippled the airline.

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Tories criticise Jeremy Corbyn’s record on terror laws

Conservatives have launched a direct onslaught on Jeremy Corbyn’s fitness to be prime minister, as polls suggest Labour is eating deep into Theresa May’s lead as the June 8 General Election approaches.

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Obama offers condolences to Manchester bomb victims in talks with Harry

Former US president Barack Obama has offered his condolences to victims of the Manchester terror attack during a meeting with Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.

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