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Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 9, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is “unprecedented”, the new head of MI6 has said. Alex Younger said UK intelligence and security services had disrupted 12 terrorist plots since June 2013. He said many of the threats came from ungoverned spaces in the Middle East – namely Iraq and [...]

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Self-harm hospital admissions of children show ‘frightening rise’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 9, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Thinkstock Nearly 19,000 children were admitted to hospital after self-harming last year in England and Wales – a rise of 14% over the past three years, according to the children’s charity NSPCC. It said the NHS figures should be a “real wake-up call” to all those who cared about young people’s wellbeing. Self-harming [...]

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Boris Johnson’s Saudi ‘proxy wars’ comment ‘not UK’s view’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 9, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionBoris Johnson: “We need to have some way of encouraging visionary leadership in that area.” Downing Street has said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments on Saudi Arabia do not represent “the government’s position”. Footage has emerged from an event last week at which Mr Johnson said UK ally Saudi Arabia was engaging in “proxy [...]

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