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Sadiq Khan: 'I’m a big advocate of part pedestrianising Parliament Square'

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today told Good Morning Britain that he believed part of Parliament Square should be shut to drivers following the recent Westminster incident.

Speaking to Eamonn Holmes and Ranvir Singh, he said: “I’m a big advocate of part pedestrianising Parliament Square. After the incident in Westminster Bridge last March, there have been temporary barriers put into place in many of the bridge across London. We are doing things like designing out the possibility of a hostile vehicle smashing into pedestrians or buildings."

The London Mayor went on to say: "There is other work taking place. City Hall, working with the Palace and local experts, we are seeing if permanent plans can be in place to part-pedestrianise that part of Parliament Square."

Watch the full interview above.

'The suspect is not cooperating' says Met Police Assistant Commissioner

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the suspect arrested on suspicion of terrorism after the Westminster car crash is not cooperating with police.

At 7.30am a silver Ford Fiesta was involved in a collision in front of the Houses of Parliament.

The vehicle collided with cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into the barrier.

Armed police on Victoria Embankment in Westminster.

Eyewitness shares account of moment Westminster terror attack unfolded

Central London was on lockdown this morning as the Metropolitan Police launched a counter-terror investigation into the incident.

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament at 7.37am. The suspect is believed to be in his late 20s and is being held on suspicion of terror offences.

Scotland Yard said: "There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage."

BREAKING: Man arrested by armed police on suspicion of terrorism after car crashes outside Parliament

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament at 7.30am on Tuesday 14th August.

The man arrested is believed to be in his late 20s and is being held on suspicion of terrorist offences.

Scotland Yard said: "There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage."

The force spokesman added: "At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident and the Met's Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation."

Two people were treated at the scene in Westminster for injuries that are not thought to be serious, London Ambulance Service said.

Police activity near the Houses of Parliament

Rail fare hikes are expected to cost passengers hundreds of pounds

Rail passengers are being warned to expect fares to rise by 3.5 percent next year, adding hundreds of pounds to the cost of the average season ticket.

This comes after new research suggests that punctuality and customer service has slumped.

The Government is now being urged to commit to a price freeze on fares until services improve.

Watch the latest from Good Morning Britain reporter Nick Dixon.

Domestic abuse victim tells harrowing story of how his dad killed his mother and sister

Luke Hart grew up in what he thought was a normal family.

With a large house, frequent trips out as a pack of five, Luke and his brother Ryan were two A* students. Sister, Charlotte, was a keen horse rider and best friends with mum, Claire. For a while, the family lived a self-sufficient lifestyle with little money before their mother took a job at a supermarket and they moved to a small village, along with dad Lance.

As far as everything appeared, all seemed as it should be. But it wasn't.

Luke's father, Lance Hart, had a controlling hold on Luke's mother and siblings, exercising a grip on every element of their lives. The regime of fear he maintained over the family was ruthless - there was no step he was unwilling to take to maintain his control.

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Refuge
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Boris to face investigation following burka comments

Former Foreign Secretary and Conservative MP Boris Johnson will face an investigation by his party into comments he made about women in burkas, comparing them to 'letterboxes' and 'bank robbers'.

The politician has been widely criticised for the comments, sparking a fierce row with voices on all sides of politics calling for him to apologise.

Johnson has stood by his comments, refusing to step back and apologise for his words.

Those calling for an apology include Prime Minister Theresa May, the leader of the party of he represents. Earlier this week, she made a statement calling for an apology saying the remarks have "clearly caused offence".