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General election 2024: Sunak says Labour taking victory for granted as Starmer calls on voters to ‘stop the chaos’ on 4 July – as it happened
Prime minister announces early summer election with date putting parties on campaign trail for six weeks

Donna Ferguson (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

22, May, 2024 @10:52 PM

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Grenfell bereaved and survivors must wait until 2027 for suspects to face trial
Families say wait for charges is ‘unbearable’, as police say they must take public inquiry’s final report into account

Robert Booth and Vikram Dodd

22, May, 2024 @12:58 PM

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Now there’s proof: Suella Braverman unlawfully curbed protest. We all have rights – and must protect them | Akiko Hart
Ministers are intent on restricting protest and will flout the law to do it, says Akiko Hart, director of Liberty

Akiko Hart

21, May, 2024 @3:50 PM

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Cold Case Investigations: Solving Britain’s Sex Crimes review – how victims from 50 years ago are finally getting justice
This remarkable documentary goes behind the scenes at a new major crime unit digging into dormant cases – and getting closure for brave survivors who’ve been waiting for decades

Rebecca Nicholson

20, May, 2024 @9:00 PM

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Greater Manchester police chief defends decision to investigate Angela Rayner
Stephen Watson says process will be carried out ‘fairly and impartially’ in his most extensive public comments on the claims

Vikram Dodd police and crime correspondent

19, May, 2024 @12:32 PM

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Met forced to respond to rumours of nails glued to playground equipment
Force says no confirmed incidents in London as rumours spread on social media after nails found at Oxfordshire playground

Harriet Sherwood

16, May, 2024 @2:59 PM

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UK politics: I never called for rainbow lanyard ban, claims Esther McVey – as it happened
‘Common sense minister’ denies plan to Channel 4 News despite saying earlier this week that lanyards should be a ‘standard design’

Andrew Sparrow

15, May, 2024 @5:20 PM

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Young people buying large knives on Telegram and TikTok, police say
Commander says authorities scrambling to keep up with supply trends as knife crimes rise

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

14, May, 2024 @11:00 PM

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Policing minister calls for officers to conduct more stop and searches
Chris Philp says police should not ‘tiptoe around using these powers in an aim to appease’ despite concerns over racial bias

Nadeem Badshah

14, May, 2024 @10:42 PM

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UK police could get Ghostbusters-style backpack devices to halt ebike getaways
Device in development fires electromagnetic pulse that tricks ebikes and scooters into shutting off

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

13, May, 2024 @6:19 PM

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Failing mental health service and courts overwhelm police, says Scottish chief
Police Scotland’s Jo Farrell says other agencies need to ‘step up’ and allow officers to focus on core duties

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

13, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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BAME people about 70% of those held at UK ports under terror laws, data shows
Campaigners say logs since 2021 show disproportionate targeting of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds

Matthew Weaver

12, May, 2024 @3:03 PM

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