The Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, today issued a warning that its secrets must not be compromised if it is to continue protecting the country.
IT is a scene that perfectly captures the intrigue and elegance of the life of a secret agent.
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THE Victorian splendour of the Pimlico flat where Gareth Williams' body was found in the most gruesome circumstances is in stark contrast to the spartan digs he inhabited while working in Cheltenham.
The apparent murder of a British intelligence officer, said to be Gareth Williams, in what appears to be an MI6 service flat in Pimlico, is a tragedy for his family but a serious security problem for the whole of Britain's intelligence community.
POLICE were last night investigating the murder of a British spy whose decomposing body lay for two weeks stuffed inside a large sports holdall in the bath of a smart London flat.
AN ALLEGATION that officers from the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6, were complicit in torture is to be investigated by the Metropolitan Police.
UNITED States intelligence officials kept a file on the "private life" of Tony Blair, a former US Navy communications operator claimed yesterday.
SECURITY chiefs are demanding the right to monitor the movement of bus, train and car passengers in Scotland as part of the battle against terrorism.
MI5 IS to create a team of "Scottish spooks" in a bid to prevent outrages like the Glasgow Airport attack and reduce the radicalisation of young Muslims north of the border.
SURVEILLANCE methods pioneered by MI5 are now being used dozens of times every year by Scottish council staff to snoop on rogue traders, antisocial neighbours and bill posters.
LEADING Scottish criminal lawyers believe their conversations are routinely bugged by the security services and some have resorted to interviewing clients in streets and parks to avoid eavesdroppers, it emerged last night.
GORDON Brown was warned that an MP had been bugged but did nothing about it, shadow home secretary David Davis claimed yesterday.
SCOTLAND Yard's anti-terrorist police secretly bugged a leading Muslim Labour MP during private meetings with one of his constituents, it was claimed last night.
MI5's director-general has warned business leaders China has been carrying out state-sponsored espionage against British banks and financial services firms, it was reported last night.
THE SNP was spied on by British secret service agents, previously classified Government files seen by Scotland on Sunday have finally proved.
MOBILES have everything these days: GPS, SMS, MP3... and now MI5.
THE new head of MI5 takes over today at a time of unprecedented public focus on the Security Service.
THE head of MI5 reportedly told MPs a day before the July 7 bombings in London that the country faced no imminent terror threat.
THE head of MI5 announced last night she is to quit after four and a half years in the job.
THE fate of a Naval hero said to have been the model for fictional spy James Bond was hushed up by the government, secret documents revealed yesterday.