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The Defence Secretary says RAF airstrikes against IS will continue

RAF airstrikes will continue even after declaring victory over Islamic State in their last stronghold.

Syrian Democratic forces declared victory over the city of Raqqa yesterday.

The RAF played a pivotal role, striking 213 targets in and around Raqqa since the beginning of the battle.

Sir Michael Fallon has confirmed British military action will go on: "There is no room for complacency... We will stay the course as part of the global coalition battling the evil of our time, ensuring the death cult is flushed entirely out of Syria and Iraq."

UK Facing Most Severe Threat Ever

The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, says the UK faces an 'intense' challenge from terrorism and he's working harder to combat it than at any time in his career.

In a speech in London, he said his service is currently handling 500 operations, involving 3,000 individuals - and has foiled 20 attacks over the last four years.

The spy chief said: "That threat is multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly and operating at a scale and pace we've not seen before."

Concerns have increased over MI5’s effectiveness in recognising a range of threats, after four Islamic terrorist attacks slipped under the radar this year.

Man Denies Murder Of Royal Navy Veteran In Botched Burglary 

A widow of a Royal Navy veteran has described how she saw her husband being run over by his own car as a thief stole it from outside their house.

Ryan Gibbons has admitted breaking into the home of Mike and Jess Samwell in Manchester - but denies murder, and the lesser charge of manslaughter.

He insists he had no idea the had reversed over Mike Samwell. However, the court describes the claim as incredible, given that a CCTV camera, some 80 yards away recorded the sound of the victim shouting.