In London, frontline officers were warned of intelligence that suggested terrorists aspired to abduct and murder a policeman. In August the national terror-threat level was raised from substantial to severe, meaning a terrorist attack was ‘highly likely’.A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the men were being held on suspicion of ‘being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism’.He said the arrests were part of an ongoing investigation by the Met’s counter terrorism command, colleagues from other forces and MI5.He added: ‘They have all been taken to police stations in central London and remain in custody. Two of the entries to premises were assisted by firearms officers. No shots were fired.’On Remembrance Sunday in 1987, 11 people were killed and 68 wounded when the IRA bombed the cenotaph in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
This year’s Armistice Day will be used to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War and the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan. They became spellbound with each other on the set of the final Harry Potter film – and were engaged within six months. But two years on, the magic has worn off for young actors Bonnie Wright and Jamie Campbell Bower.Jamie, 23, who played dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, confirmed last night the couple had split up, saying he was ‘heartbroken’. Mariah Carey proved that she was just like millions of other Americans the week before her epic New Year’s Eve meltdown in Times Square as she was photographed doing some last minute shopping just before Christmas.It was not presents for her two young children Mariah seemed to be after however, with the 47-year-old pop star and her entourage spotted heading into a marijuana dispensary in the Colorado resort town of Aspen called The Original Leaf.
Mariah, who wore a green ballgown and sunglasses for the evening outing, smiled at photographers while walking in and out of the store. She topped off her look with a red and black checkered coat and $300 cashmere from Moncler, along with a pair of Santa mittens she elected to hold in her hands rather than wear and sky-high platform heels.Mariah was not seen carrying any bags with her as she left after perusing the store with her crew, which included her manager Stella Bulochnikov.The photos were taken exactly one week before Mariah walked off the stage during a nightmare performance of songs including ‘Emotions’ and ‘We Belong Together.’ Mariah and her team have placed the blame on Dick Clark Productions, who were responsible for the special that aired on Saturday, ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.’