Evening top 5: 21 people remain in "critical condition" following London attack; Thousands attend Manchester benefit gig

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21 people remain in "critical condition" following London attack

Britain's NHS (National Health Service) has warned that 21 of those injured in last night's terror attack in London are currently in a "critical condition."

At least seven people were killed and 48 injured in central London after attackers drove a van into pedestrians before stabbing others nearby.

In a statement this afternoon, London Met Police Chief Mark Rowley said 36 people currently remain in hospital receiving treatment.

He said authorities are "increasingly confident" the attack was conducted by three individuals although he cautioned that "clearly we need to establish whether there are any associates or anyone else involved in the planning."

Theresa May calls tighter internet controls following London terror attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said there is too much tolerance of extremism in the UK adding that it is time to take a more robust approach in tackling it.

Mrs May was speaking in Downing Street following the van and knife attack that killed seven people and injured 48 in London last night.

Britain's NHS (National Health Service) has warned that 21 of those injured in the attack are currently in a critical condition.

Mrs May said that Britain is now facing a "new trend in the threat we face."

"We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are," she said.

Varadkar aiming to establish COBRA style committee in Ireland

The new Fine Gael leader has indicated his intention to establish a COBRA style committee in Ireland in the coming months.

The special meetings are used in the UK to respond to national emergencies – and have been to forefront over recent weeks as authorities respond to the terror attacks in London and Manchester.

In the UK, the meetings involve a cross-departmental committee and are aimed at coordinating the central government’s response to crisis situations.

In a statement this evening, a spokesperson for Leo Varadkar said he intends to establish a similar Cabinet-level committee on national security within the first 50 days of government.

Thousands attend 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert

Former Oasis front-man Liam Gallagher has delighted the crowds with a surprise appearance at the One Love Manchester benefit concert.

Gallagher followed the likes of Coldplay and Ariana Grande at the benefit gig broadcast all around the world.

The concert opened this evening with the words "let's not be afraid."

Armed police are surrounding the Old Trafford cricket ground as thousands of fans attend the event.

Gardaí investigating death of woman in Galway

A woman in her 60s has died after sustaining fatal injuries at a house in Galway this afternoon.

Gardaí in Salthill are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

Emergency services were called to the house just after 3pm this afternoon.

The woman was pronounced dead at scene and her body has since been removed to University Hospital Galway.