- Radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri was jailed yesterday for seven years for inciting murder and racial hatred. The police face criticism over the fact that it took so long to bring him before a court. Although eligible for parole in 2008 he could face extradition to the US on terrorism charges upon his eventual release.
- Also in jail this morning is the mock suicide bomber / crack dealer. The apology for his part in last weekend's protests over the Muhammad cartoons lead to his arrest when it was decided that he breached the terms of his parole.
- There are also reports that the FBI gave prior warning to Britain about 7/7 bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan.
- Tony Blair's favourite school has finally agreed to stop breaking the law. The London Oratory School in Hammersmith has agreed to eventually stop interviewing prospective pupils despite the unreliability of priests' references.
- There is to be an increased police presence on the railways as Ken reveals plans for 89 more police officers to patrol the capital's overground train stations amid mounting fears about passenger safety.
- The cost of extra policing when coupled with the Olympics means that Council tax in London could rise by £33.80 a year.
- If you were late for work this morning is it any consolation that the train services in London aren't quite as bad as the rest of the UK? No, we didn't think so. Across all the UK's networks on average one train is cancelled every five minutes.
- Finally the Kenyan Standard is asking questions as to why exactly the Kenyan Parliamentary Mace has been flown to London for polishing. Apparently our mace polishing fees are sky high.
Last Updated 08 February 2006