Enough Is Enough

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Hazel Speed

‘Run, Hide, Tell’ is the official advice given by the Metropolitan Police should anyone be caught up in a terrorist attack and this seems to work, up to a point it would seem; Police told restaurants and bars to turn off lights and lock down, while they advised others in the streets to run away from the dangerous areas. At one moment in time, according to some eyewitness reports, the terrorists hesitated as to where to go next to kill and injure innocent people.

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In shadow of deadly attacks, election campaign resumes

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Andy Bruce and Alistair Smout

After a militant attack on a nightlife district of London this weekend, British Prime Minister Theresa May will resume campaigning on Monday just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously predicted.

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Victims honoured in London terror attack

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Hazel Speed

The morning after. The United Kingdom is hurting, but the words from all today is that terrorism will not deter democracy, as can be seen by the earlier clip in Parliament.

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Five dead, around 40 injured in Parliament ‘terrorist’ attack

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Toby Melville and William James

Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.

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Terrorist Attack: Evil returns to London

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Hazel Speed

I had planned to write an article about the second day of debate and vote in the Scottish Parliament regarding Nicola Sturgeon’s quest for another Scottish Referendum. No sooner had I switched to BBC TV – Parliament network, when a news flash scrolled across the screen advising of a terrorist attack in Central London. I immediately switched to BBC News and followed the broadcast as facts emerged throughout the day. It was a grim and sad scene.

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Iraq and Afghanistan memorial to mark 25 years of war

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Hazel Speed

When one walks through Central London it is peppered here or there with one type of monument or another; statues of the famous of former centuries, then of more modern times.

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