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Counter-terrorism exercise in London

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Training at Tube station: 2012 saw the last major exercise Police officers, soldiers, emergency services and intelligence officials are taking part in London’s largest counter-terrorism exercise to date. The simulation of a terrorist attack has been six months in the planning. The exercise – codenamed Strong Tower – involves 1,000 police officers at locations across [...]

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Tsipras ‘will quit if Greek vote lost’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Thousands supporting a no-vote protested outside the Greek parliament on Monday Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has threatened to resign over the result of a snap referendum on Greece’s debt crisis due on Sunday. Mr Tsipras said a clear vote against austerity would help Greece negotiate a better settlement to the crisis. Otherwise, he warned, he [...]

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Injured Tunisia Britons flown home

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 30, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

The plane carrying injured Britons landed at Birmingham Airport before flying on to RAF Brize Norton Four British tourists seriously injured in the Tunisian beach attack have been flown back to the UK by the RAF. It is feared that about 30 UK citizens were killed, though only 18 have so far been confirmed among [...]

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Lionel Richie delights Glastonbury

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Lionel Richie looked like he was struggling to believe the size of the crowd Lionel Richie has drawn the biggest crowd of this year’s Glastonbury Festival, with at least 100,000 people estimated to have watched the singer. The Pyramid Stage field was packed to see the star play hits like Dancing on the Ceiling, Hello [...]

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Greek banks to stay shut all week

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

The Greek government has confirmed that banks will be closed all week, after a decision by the European Central Bank not to extend emergency funding. In a decree, it cited the “extremely urgent” need to protect the financial system due to the lack of liquidity. Cash withdrawals will be limited to €60 (£42; $66) a [...]

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IS fight ‘struggle of our generation’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Holidaymakers and locals continue to pay their respects at the beach where the attack happened David Cameron has said the fight against Islamic State is “the struggle of our generation”, as it emerged the British death toll in the Tunisian attack will rise above 30. Home Secretary Theresa May will travel to Tunisia on Monday [...]

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England Women 2-1 Canada Women

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

England to face holders Japan on 2 July Two early goals put Lionesses through Canada boss Herdman apologises to nation England have joined 1966 1990 club – Sampson England reached a World Cup semi-final for the first time in their history as victory over hosts Canada set up a tie with reigning champions Japan. Please [...]

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Greek MPs back referendum on bailout

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Alexis Tsipras (first row, right) urged the Greek people to say a “resounding ‘no’ to an ultimatum” by the creditors Greece’s parliament has backed plans for a referendum on its international creditors’ terms for a new bailout. The 5 July referendum was called by PM Alexis Tsipras, who urged voters to reject the proposal, which [...]

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Tributes paid to UK Tunisia victims

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 28, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Tributes are being paid to victims of the Tunisia beach attack which left 38 dead, including at least 15 Britons. No British victims have been officially identified but the names of some were confirmed by friends and family. It comes as the relatives of others still missing since the gun attack near Sousse desperately await [...]

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Second Alton Towers victim loses leg

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 27, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

A 20-year-old woman injured in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has had her leg amputated, her lawyer says. Vicky Balch, from Lancashire, had her right leg amputated below the knee following seven rounds of surgery. She was injured when the theme park’s Smiler ride crashed into an empty carriage in front of it on 2 [...]

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