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MPs could be given police protection while they carry out constituency surgeries, the Home Secretary has told Sky News. Speaking to Trevor Phillips on Sunday, Priti Patel said the measure was under consideration in the wake of the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess. The Southend West MP was stabbed multiple times at a […]

The terror suspect arrested following the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess is the son of a former senior Somali government official, Sky News understands. Ali Harbi Ali’s father, Harbi Ali Kullane, declined to comment when asked by Sky News about his son, a 25-year-old British national, in an exchange of written messages on […]

The man behind the theme songs for TV shows Grange Hill and Countdown has died at the age of 84. Alan Hawkshaw was admitted to hospital with pneumonia last week and died in the early hours of Saturday morning. He also had a fourth stroke in July. DNA Music Ltd called Hawkshaw “one of the […]

The name the police have of the terror suspect arrested on suspicion of murder following the stabbing of a senior Conservative MP is Ali Harbi Ali, Sky News understands. The 25-year-old, who is a British citizen, with Somali heritage, is not thought to have been previously known to the security services. However, the investigation into […]

Saturday in Southend is quiet, and lacking in the usual buzz of a seaside town on a weekend. Local MP, Sir David Amess, has been murdered and everyone is talking about it. People here seem to be seeking solace, or someone to share their grief, or better still someone to tell them this nightmare isn’t […]

A former parliamentary adviser has said she is “not surprised” by the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess because she saw her MP receive around 50 death threats each week. Jade Botterill, who worked for Labour’s Yvette Cooper, said death threats against politicians have become “normalised”. Sir David was stabbed to death at a […]

The UK has recorded a further 148 COVID-related deaths and 43,423 new cases in the latest 24-hour reporting period, government figures show. It is the fourth consecutive day the number of new coronavirus infections has exceeded the 40,000 mark. Some 39,351 people had their first vaccine dose on Friday, while 28,258 got their second, bringing […]

A 32-year-old man has been charged with impersonating a police officer and sexual offences over the alleged kidnap of a teenage girl. David Peter Young, a chef from Crawley, in West Sussex, was due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court after the 14-year-old girl was approached on her way to school, in the Three Bridges […]

Matt Hancock’s new job offer from the United Nations helping African economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic has been withdrawn, Sky News understands. Just four days ago, the former health secretary announced on social media his new role as a United Nations special representative, saying he was “honoured” to have been appointed to the position. […]

Leading politicians and local figures are among those who have left moving tributes to Sir David Amess, following the death of the 69-year-old. Those paying their respects to the Southend West MP at the scene of his killing include Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, […]