Crime is falling in Britain, but with police numbers under threat as budgets are squeezed, how will that affect the rate?

And while crime is falling, hate crimes have risen, especially since the EU Referendum. This section will cover the main crime and policing stories across the UK.

Crime & Police

Australia fires: Sydney warned 'worst is yet to come' as smoke shrouds city

London fire chief to step down early after pressure from Grenfell families

London Bridge killer Usman Khan was convicted terrorist recently freed from jail

Urinating mayor 'caught short' by police may face an investigation

Hillsborough: Match commander David Duckenfield found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter

UK taking back 42 containers of plastic waste from Malaysia after being 'illegally shipped'