Defence and security

A man has firebombed a centre for Channel migrants in Dover before killing himself. Police said the man threw up to three incendiary devices at the reception of a processing centre for asylum seekers - the Western Jet Foil facility at the Port of Dover. Two people suffered minor injuries while the attacker – a middle-aged white man in a blue...

Truss’s phone hacked by Russia – calls for urgent investigation

“Extremely serious” and “concerning” reports that Liz Truss’s phone was hacked by Russia must be investigated say Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Truss’s personal phone was allegedly hacked by Russian agents during the summer Tory leadership campaign. They accessed details...

£3bn HMS Prince of Wales breaks down on ‘landmark mission’ to US

Britain’s £3 billion warship, the HMS Prince of Wales has broken down within hours of embarking on its “landmark mission” to the US. The Royal Navy's 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier...

Shapps says ‘no’ to Labour’s call for fuel rationing plan

Labour has called for the government to take contingency measures in case fuel rationing is needed in the UK as Russia’s war in Ukraine deepens. Shadow business secretary Jonathan Reynolds...

Farage calls MP a ‘total liar’ for telling Commons about Russia payments

Nigel Farage has called Labour MP Chris Bryant “a total liar” for claiming he received almost £550,000 from Russia Today in 2018. The former UKIP and Brexit parties leader challenged...

Johnson paves way for fracking ban U-turn

Boris Johnson “has paved the way” for another major policy U-turn with speculation the recently announced fracking ban is to be reversed. The prime minister has suggested that sealing the UK’s two shale gas wells...
Roman Abramovich pictured with a trophy won by his football team.

Abramovich puts Chelsea up for sale after being named in PMQs

Russian oligarch billionaire Roman Abramovich has put Chelsea FC up for sale and written off £1.5 billion in loans to the club after being named by Sir Keir Starmer during Wednesday’s (March 2) PMQs. In...
Liz Truss with Ben Wallace, photographed at a desk in front of the Ukraine and Union flags.

Truss hits back at Kremlin; Shapps bans Russian ships from UK ports

Foreign secretary Liz Truss has fired back at Kremlin claims her rhetoric and actions led to Vladimir Putin’s order to escalate nuclear operations. The Russian leader instructed his “deterrent forces” - including nuclear weapons -...
An energy supply pipe stretches across a snowscape, tinted by a pink sun, illustrating the impact of the conflict on gas and oil prices.

FTSE falls while gas and oil prices soar after Russia invades Ukraine

London’s FTSE 100 fell 4% while the price of gas, oil and other commodities soared as spooked financial markets reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. UK households will be facing even higher costs for energy,...
The UK's prime minister announcing sanctions on Russia from the Common's dispatch box

MPs call for tougher UK sanctions on Russia

MPs are calling for Boris Johnson to impose tougher sanctions on Russia after the prime minister announced the UK’s “first barrage” of strikes in response to the Ukraine crisis. Johnson told the Commons today (February...