Michael Skelding
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Powered gate safety under the spotlight in wake of Manchester Crown Court hearing on girl’s death

Safety campaigners are now calling for checks to be carried out on powered gates to ensure they’re absolutely safe. This move follows on from a court hearing held on Tuesday 17 November when a gate company admitted killing a six year-old girl who was crushed to death by...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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2014-2015 statistics issued on reported physical assaults against NHS staff

The 2014-2015 figures for reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England have been issued by NHS Protect based on statistics provided by all NHS Trusts. In total, there have been 67,864 reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England in 2014-2015, representing a...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Michael Fallon: Secretary of State for Defence
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Strategic Defence and Security Review: £178 billion of equipment spending promised by Conservatives

The Government has published the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), outlining its five-year plan for investment in the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the Army to deter threats, protect the UK and its allies and improve on our national ability to respond to crises....
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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Government-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK stages “most realistic civilian cyber attack ever”

On Friday 20 November, the UK’s most promising amateur cyber defenders competed to avert a simulated biological attack on Church House within the Grounds of Westminster Abbey staged by a fictional cyber terrorist group. The competition, known as ‘Masterclass’...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Delegates at the Interpol gathering on border security
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European Union ministers focus on access to Interpol’s databases at border points

Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has welcomed the decision by European Union (EU) ministers for all EU external border control points to be connected to Interpol’s global databases and for automatic screening of travel documents to be introduced by March next year. The...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Baroness Helen Newlove: the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales
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“Tens of thousands” of crime victims denied opportunity to give Personal Statement suggests Victims’ Commissioner

Victim Support has moved swiftly to express “serious concerns” that tens of thousands – and perhaps in excess of one million* – victims of crime every year are being denied the opportunity to make a Victim Personal Statement – not only denying those victims a voice,...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE: CEO of Mitie Group plc
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Mitie Group plc posts “strong” financials for six months ending 30 September 2015

Mitie Group plc, the facilities management organisation delivering a range of end user-centric services across the UK, has announced its results for the six-month period ending 30 September 2015. The FTSE 250 company’s latest set of financials reflect “strong revenue...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
National Counter-Terrorism Security Awareness Week 2015 runs from 23-27 November
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UK police forces launch second national Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week

Monday 23 November sees police forces launching the second National Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week (#CounterTerrorismUK), an initiative specifically designed to remind members of the public that they have a crucial role to play when it comes to helping both prevent and protect...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015