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Westminster Bridge terror attack: ‘Chaos’ as pedestrians tried to escape

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Pedestrians tried to escape the "chaos" of the 2017 Westminster terror attack but never stood a chance, a witness has told the inquest into their deaths.Kylie Smith, a teacher accompanying a group of children, described seeing Khalid Masood's car hit people."It was very clearly a deliberate act. The way he turned the car to change the direction," she told the Old Bailey.Four people were killed
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Westminster car crash: Man charged with attempted murder

[ad_1] Image copyright PA A man has been charged with attempted murder after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament.Salih Khater, 29, from Birmingham, is alleged to have swerved his car into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST on 14 August.The case is being treated as terrorism, a spokesperson for the Met Police added.He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.Three people were injured in
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Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption Salih Khater has been named as the man being held by police The man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament has been named as Salih Khater by government sources.The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, has also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Met Police said.He came to the UK as a refugee and
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Westminster crash: Raids after suspected terror attack

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrierPolice are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police.A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST before crashing into a barrier
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Khalid Ali: British Taliban bomber guilty of Westminster plot

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKhalid Ali was arrested in Whitehall on 27 April 2017A British plumber has been convicted of planning a terror attack in Westminster and making bombs for the Taliban.Khalid Ali, 28, was arrested on 27 April 2017 in Parliament Street, where he was caught carrying three knives. Prosecutors said Ali, from Edmonton in north London, had planned a "murderous attack" on politicians
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Windrush anniversary celebrated at Westminster Abbey

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Windrush generation members and their families were invited to the Westminster Abbey service More than 2,000 people attended a thanksgiving service marking 70 years since the arrival of Caribbean migrants on the Empire Windrush ship to the UK.Hymns including Amazing Grace were played on steel drums as guests, including families of the Windrush generation, entered Westminster Abbey.The migrants were among the first to be
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Stephen Hawking’s memorial service to be held at Westminster Abbey

[ad_1] Image caption The physicist was a fellow at Cambridge University for more than 50 years A memorial service for renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking is due to be held at Westminster Abbey.During the ceremony his ashes will be buried alongside other great scientists like Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton.The service on Friday will feature readings from people including Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a BBC drama, and astronaut
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Holyrood set to reject Westminster Brexit powers bill

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The consent vote is the latest step in the powers row between the Scottish and UK governments MSPs are set to formally refuse to give Holyrood's consent to the UK's main piece of Brexit legislation.The Scottish and UK governments are at odds over the EU Withdrawal Bill and what it could mean for devolved powers.Labour, Green and Lib Dem MSPs are expected to