Why new anti-terror powers aim to disrupt not prosecute
The government has announced a raft of new counter-terrorism powers to combat what security officials regard as a severe threat from so-called Islamic State fighters returning from Syria and Iraq.
These powers are not necessarily aimed at prosecuting more people - they are aimed squarely at disrupting them.
Over the decade or so since 9/11 the UK's counter-terror legislation has been developed to achieve both of these aims. Parliament has created a long list of terrorism-related crimes to make it easier for the police to charge suspects.
During Northern Ireland's troubles, police could use all the obvious laws relating to murder or conspiracy to commit acts of violence.
Today's permanently-enacted counter-terrorism powers are drawn more widely and cover specifics such as training for terrorism - or possession of information of use to terrorists - or glorification of terrorist acts. Arguably the most useful crime is preparing for acts of terrorism because it allows someone to be charged long before they have started acting on plans for violence - one man was jailed for life last year for preparing for attacks.
Immigration figures show UK is increasingly European
The latest release of migration statistics are part of the story of an open market economy in a globalised world.
But they also reveal the indirect effect of the UK's historic shift in focus from its own former empire to the continent on its doorstep.
Analysis: The Prevent strategy and its problems
Preventing Violent Extremism - also known as Prevent - has been a government priority for a decade.
But despite millions of pounds, initiative after initiative, the strategy remains deeply controversial, virtually impossible to fully assess and, if its critics are right, fatally compromised and incapable of achieving its goals.
Analysis: Deradicalising Brits in Syria
The British fighter stands by some graffiti on a foreign battle-field.
"This Khilafah will have NO Borders... ONLY FRONTS."
Domestic abuse crime considered by ministers
A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans being considered by ministers.
Home Secretary Theresa May is consulting on creating the offence in England and Wales as part of attempts to improve police performance.
Home Office ordered to pay £224m to e-Borders firm
The Home Office has been told to pay £224m to a major US corporation it sacked for failing to deliver a controversial secure borders programme.
Ministers will pay Raytheon £50m in damages, plus other costs.
Votes for prisoners: The zombie case that won't die
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled - yet again - that the UK has again breached prisoners' rights by failing to give them the vote. It's another in a long line of defeats for ministers stretching back over 10 years.
As legal battles go, the spat with Strasbourg over which criminals get to stick a cross on a ballot paper has now outlasted the almighty row over whether it's appropriate for the UK to deport terrorism suspects to regimes that have a habit of torturing people.
How many times did court doors close?
One for spy thriller fans and conspiracy theorists: in the last year, the government has asked judges five times to let it give secret evidence to defend itself in otherwise open court cases.
The figure comes from the government's first annual report on the number of times it has sought to use controversial new powers to close court doors on grounds of national security.
Babar Ahmad: The godfather of internet jihad?
This week has seen the jailing of a man the Americans consider to be one of the most dangerous facilitators of terrorism in the West. But he is likely to be free in less than a year. He was a pioneer when it came to using the web as a tool of jihadist propaganda. So why do thousands of people think that Babar Ahmad is a victim of an injustice?
If you wanted to find the face - and voice - of Generation Jihad, it would be Babar Ahmad.
Hacking probes: What happens next?
What happens now? The conviction of Andy Coulson - and acquittal of Rebekah Brooks and others - is by no means the end of the road for the investigations into criminality - actual or alleged - inside newspapers.
Although The Sun has declared, in a smart, punning headline, that Rebekah Brooks' acquittal was a "great day for red tops", the full picture is rather more complex.