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UK spy chief sorry for failing to stop Manchester concert bombing – inquiry

Richard Scorer, principal lawyer of law firm Slater and Gordon, reads out a statement representing 11 victims' families, outside Manchester Magistrates' Court, on the day the Manchester Arena Inquiry report is released, in Manchester, Britain, March 2, 2023. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

London, UK Reuters The head of Britain’s security services said on Thursday he was profoundly sorry his spies had missed a “significant” opportunity to prevent a deadly 2017 suicide bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande pop concert in Manchester. Twenty-two people – the youngest aged eight – died and more than 200 were […]

Rough sleeping falls in England – but “damning” rise in London

Thomson Reuters Foundation The number of people sleeping rough in England fell in 2018 for the first time in a decade to 4,677, the British government said on Thursday, after pledging to end the problem by 2027. Yet numbers were up 16 per cent in England’s three largest cities – Birmingham, Manchester and London – […]

Outrage grows among church leaders over Manchester attack

Outrage continues to grow over Monday night’s suicide bomber attack at a Manchester stadium with the Conference of European Churches and the World Council of Churches issuing a joint statement strongly condemning the explosion which left 22 dead and scores more wounded. Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, described the attack […]