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Parliament hit by cyber-attack

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA The UK Parliament has been hit by a cyber-security attack. MPs were reportedly informed about the hack on Friday night and later told of difficulties in accessing their emails away from the Westminster estate. A parliamentary spokeswoman said the lack of email access for MPs, peers and their staff was due to [...]

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Camden tower evacuations: Rosie’s story

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Cladding on 27 tower blocks in England have failed fire safety tests. Camden Council was the first authority to evacuate residents of one estate late on Friday. Despite being told the buildings are unsafe, 83 people refused to leave their homes. Rosie Turner was one of them. This is why. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40394432

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Cladding fire tests failed by 27 high-rise blocks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionWatch: Camden resident confronts council chief Cladding on 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government says. This comes after Camden Council became the first authority to evacuate residents over fire safety concerns, asking people living in four high-rise buildings to leave late on Friday. The [...]

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Dan Evans: Great Britain Davis Cup player fails drugs test

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 23, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘I made a mistake’ – Evans admits failed drugs test British number three Dan Evans has announced he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April. The 27-year-old, who has played for Britain in the Davis Cup, learned of the failed test earlier this [...]

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Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 23, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit – with one senior figure claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was “below expectations” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been “no [...]

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Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge-freezer, say police

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 23, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge-freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say. The Metropolitan Police say manslaughter, health and safety, and fire safety charges will be considered. A total of 79 people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington [...]

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Brexit: ‘Dreamer’ Tusk says UK may yet stay in the EU

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 22, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionDonald Tusk: Dreaming of a Brexit ‘miracle’ European Council President Donald Tusk has quoted lyrics from John Lennon’s Imagine to suggest the door remains open to the UK staying in the EU. Ahead of a Brussels summit he said of that prospect: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” [...]

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Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 22, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump and James Comey have given very different accounts of their interactions US President Donald Trump says he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey despite an earlier hint to the contrary. He said in a tweet: “I did not make, and do not have, any [...]

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Grenfell Tower: Seven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 22, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionTheresa May is booed on her latest visit to meet Grenfell Tower residents Seven residential high-rise buildings in four local authority areas have been found to be covered in combustible cladding following safety tests. Landlords are being told and more checks carried out, number 10 said. It comes as further tests are being carried [...]

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Theresa May apologises: Grenfell response ‘not good enough’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 21, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

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