Terrorism

Assessing Prevent

05/05/2022

The voices of Prevent’s detractors have become louder. But for those with experience of the initiative within local government, cutting councils out of the loop will fail to solve the problems. Paul Marinko reports.

Westminster council defends decision to install anti-terrorism bollards

08/03/2022

Westminster CC reiterates its support for anti-terrorism measures after losing a court battle over the position of bollards near the Royal Albert Hall.

Councils warn funding will be needed to protect venues from terrorism attacks

11/01/2022

Councils will need 'significant' funding to ensure public places are prepared and protected from terrorist attacks, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Manchester memorial for terror victims opens

05/01/2022

A memorial for those who lost their lives in the 2017 Manchester terror attack officially became accessible to the public today.

New measures to protect public spaces from terror attacks

24/02/2020

Councils could be required to protect public spaces from terror attacks under new proposals announced by the Government.

Manchester to implement Martyn’s Law

08/01/2020

Manchester City Council is set to Martyn’s Law to improve security at all public venues.

Council accused of ‘negligence’ over Parsons Green bomber

08/03/2019

Surrey has been accused of ‘negligence’ by the foster parents of the Parsons Green bomber who claim the authority failed to warn them he had been radicalised.

Council denies ‘litany of failures’ in Shamima Begum case

19/02/2019

The lawyer representing the family of Shamima Begum has accused the borough of Tower Hamlets of a ‘litany of failures’ leading up to the teenager's decision to join ISIS.

Councils take key Prevent strategy role

30/05/2018

Councils have been handed administrative control of the controversial Prevent counter-terror strategy, The MJ has learned.

Terrorism insurance increases more than 300% in one year

04/01/2018

The value of public sector awards and frameworks for insurance services that included terrorism cover increased by over 300% in one year, new research reveals.

Safeguarding the public at Christmas markets

14/11/2017

Gavin Hepburn explores what measures councils can implement to safeguard the festive markets.

Putting the Our Manchester strategy into practice

07/11/2017

After six-months as Manchester’s new chief executive, Joanne Roney talks to William Eichler about her 'brutal' introduction to the job.

Stepping up to the plate

21/09/2017

The Manchester Arena attack showed local government at its best. Mark Whitehead spoke to the city council’s leader Joanne Roney.

A radical rethink of emergency plans

11/09/2017

Local government is examining its approach to emergency planning following a string of horrific incidents, as Mark Whitehead finds out.

Anti-radicalisation programme accused of Islamophobia

30/08/2017

The Government has criticised a report into its controversial anti-radicalisation programme for spreading what it describes as ‘falsehoods’ and ‘myths’.

Prevent ‘toxic’ brand in need of repackaging, councillor says

05/07/2017

Prevent has become a ‘toxic’ brand and needs repackaging, councillor says during a discussion on how to promote integration.

Muslims targeted in north London ‘terrorist attack’

19/06/2017

A man has been killed and 10 others injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque last night.

The public sector's response to extremism is still too disjointed

16/06/2017

Tracie Evans suggests better pooling of resources would allow the public sector to identify and deal with potentially dangerous behaviour faster.

Cancel Trump’s state visit to the UK, Sadiq Khan tells May

06/06/2017

The Mayor of London has called on the PM to cancel Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK after the president criticised his response to the London Bridge terror attack.

Mayor Khan to hold vigil for victims of ‘cowardly’ terror attack

05/06/2017

The Mayor of London will hold a vigil today in memory of those killed in the weekend’s terrorist attacks as local leaders from across the country offer their support to the capital.

Public raise £4m for Manchester terror victims

26/05/2017

Leaders in Manchester have thanked the public and the city’s two major football clubs for raising over £4m to support survivors of the Manchester Arena attack.

Councils express horror at Manchester Arena explosion

23/05/2017

Council leaders have expressed their horror following the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena.

Hundred year old tree to be axed in fight against terrorism

12/01/2017

Birmingham City Council is chopping down a one hundred year old tree as part of its new counter-terrorism measures.

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