British Security Services Engaged in Almost 700 Active Terror Investigations
UK security services are investigating almost 700 live terror probes, Downing Street has revealed, as Theresa May described Tuesday’s apparent terror incident as an attack on “our precious values of tolerance and freedom”.
>The figures showing the number of live terror investigations surged to 676 at the end of June from more than 500 just three months earlier, were confirmed by the Prime Minister after a Sudanese origin immigrant ploughed a car into cyclists and pedestrians outside Parliament. The event is being treated as a terror incident by London police.
>Warning that the threat from terrorism is “one of the starkest we have faced”, officials also reported that Britain saw the highest number of terror arrests since records began in the year to December — 412 out of a total of 2,029 arrests made since 2010.
>May described the incident, which took place 15 months after six people were killed and 50 injured in the Westminster Bridge attack, as “appalling”, but urged Britons to “carry on as normal” claiming “the aim of extremists … is to divide us”.
UK rail fares to rise by 3.2% as commuters voice frustration
Call for freeze on train fare increases after year of mass cancellations and strikes
>Rail fares will increase by up to another 3.2% in January, the government has confirmed, with the cost of some season tickets to rise by hundreds of pounds.
>The figure is below the 3.6% increase to regulated fares in January this year, the steepest in five years, but continues the trend of fare Post too long. Click here to view the full text.