Cyber-attack on UK parliament: Russia is suspected culprit – The Guardian

The Russian government is suspected of being behind a cyber-attack on parliament that breached dozens of email accounts belonging to MPs and peers. Although the investigation is at an early stage and the identity of those responsible may prove impossible to establish with absolute certainty, Moscow is deemed the most likely culprit. The disclosure follows […]

UK electricity grid cyber-attack risk is ‘off the scale’ – The Guardian

Concerns over the threat posed by cyber-attacks on power stations and electricity grids is “off the scale” in the UK energy sector, according to a leading industry figure. No other country in the world has an energy industry as worried about the risk from cyber threats, such as the WannaCry ransomware attack that recently hit […]

UK public are more dissatisfied than ever with NHS, poll shows – The Guardian

More people are unhappy with the NHS than satisfied for the first time in a poll of the public run by Britain’s doctors, and 70% say they think the health service is going in the wrong direction. The growing public concern will be revealed by Dr Mark Porter, leader of the British Medical Association, who […]

UK heart disease deaths fall by over 20% since indoor smoking ban – The Guardian

Deaths from heart disease and strokes caused by smoking have fallen dramatically since lighting up in pubs, restaurants and other enclosed public places in England was banned 10 years ago. New figures have shown that the number of smokers aged 35 and over dying from heart attacks and other cardiac conditions has dropped by over […]

Brexit: Juncker says UK rights offer ‘not sufficient’ – BBC News

Brexit: Juncker says UK rights offer ‘not sufficient’ – BBC News

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Efforts to reassure EU citizens in the UK about their future after Brexit are “a first step but not sufficient”, a top EU official has said. Under plans announced by Theresa May, EU nationals living in the UK for five years would get “settled status”, with […]

Sterling weakness strengthens case for UK rate rise: BOE’s Forbes – CNBC

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Woody Johnson: Trump picks NFL tycoon as UK ambassador – BBC News

Woody Johnson: Trump picks NFL tycoon as UK ambassador – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Johnson is a major Republican Party fundraiser US President Donald Trump has announced he will formally nominate NFL tycoon Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to the UK. The billionaire philanthropist and heir of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant, who is 70, has known Mr Trump for many […]

Facebook launches drive in UK to tackle online extremist material – The Guardian

Facebook is to step up its attempts to tackle extremist material on the internet by educating charities and other non-government organisations about how to counter hate speech. The technology company will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK on Friday, which includes training organisations about how to monitor and respond to extremist content […]

Nick Clegg says threat of wealthy Brexit elite and populism damages UK – The Guardian

A Brexit elite of hedge-fund managers, footloose multi-billionaires, rightwing politicians and newspaper proprietors have led the UK into diplomatic and economic margins, Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister, said on Thursday. Clegg who lost his Sheffield Hallam seat in the general election, also suggested for the first time that neglect of public services, including […]

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