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13:02 EST, 17 June 2014 4 View comments Anyone twice caught carrying on a knife will be automatically jailed, under tough new laws passed by MPs tonight. Tory and Labour backbenchers joined forces to see off an attempt by the Lib Dems to block the
Katie Collins/PA The justice secretary, Chris Grayling , is expected to delay the introduction of a guideline for minimum six-month jail sentences for those repeatedly caught carrying a knife because of the impact on the rising prison population.
Tragic twist to author Anthony McGowan's stabbing story Arts reporter, BBC News Anthony McGowan's book The Knife That Killed Me has been turned into a film In the 1970s, author Anthony McGowan was taught by Ann Maguire, the teacher who was stabbed in
Theresa May urges tougher knife crime sentences Political correspondent Mrs May said she had a different opinion from some of her colleagues Home Secretary Theresa May has given her public backing to tougher sentences for knife crime. She told the
Nick Clegg said judges should be allowed to decide how to sentence people caught carrying knives. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Nick Clegg has criticised the Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe , for calling for automatic
Liberal Democrats angrily accused the Conservatives of trying to exploit the classroom stabbing of the Leeds teacher Ann Maguire today as the Coalition parties went to war over sentencing for knife crime. Nick Clegg is furious that confidential
Today we talk with Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail's chief political writer, about the new developments in the Senate expenses scandal.
First an irregular spatter from the pub to the minicab office, where, I now saw, an urgent little circle had formed around something on the pavement. "Keep pressure on it," I heard people say as I approached, "You have to stay still"...And then: the
Education 'key' to Scotland's knife crime battle, study suggests The study says young people need credible warnings on the consequences of knife carrying Longer jail terms for carrying a knife will be less effective unless they are accompanied by an
The headteacher of Jessie J's secondary school in Dagenham, east London, has criticised the singer for claiming she faced gun crime as a pupil. The Price Tag singer told Time Out magazine earlier this week: I feel a duty to try to combat gun and