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MI5 joins Instagram

MI5 has joined Instagram with the aim of lifting the lid on what it's really like to work at the Security Service.

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ITV documentary - 'Inside MI5'

The documentary showing what life is like for those who work at MI5 was first shown on Thursday 27 February on ITV1.

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MI5 celebrates International Women's Day 2021

MI5 is marking International Women's Day with a series of digital events, talks and blogs for staff on this year...

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