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FinTech and Fincrime Exchange launches with inaugural meeting at RUSI headquarters

The Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is due to host the first meeting of the FinTech and Fincrime Exchange (FFE), a new initiative orchestrated to promote an increased understanding of financial crime by the FinTech...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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BSI Human Trafficking and Supply Chain Slavery Index reveals UK exposed to increased risk of modern day slavery

According to the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Index, Russia, Slovakia, India and Pakistan are all ‘severe risk’ source countries of ‘modern day slaves’ to the UK. Of the G7 nations, Italy is identified as a ‘high risk’ country partly due to the conflict in Syria....
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Police Federation issues warning that police service is ‘still haemorrhaging officers’

The Police Federation has warned that the police service is continuing to haemorrhage officers as the latest Home Office figures show an alarming drop of nearly 21,500 serving police officers since 2009. Police Federation chairman Steve White explained: “This is a wake-up...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Former NHS England Equality Lead Paula Vasco-Knight CBE and husband plead guilty to fraud

Paula Vasco-Knight (NHS England’s former National Lead for Equality, who was also CEO of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust) and her husband Stephen Vasco-Knight have both pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to fraud against the NHS. Following a thorough investigation...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Wilson James turns to Nissan LEAF vehicles for leading airport security contract

Security, logistics and business services provider Wilson James has added seven all-electric Nissan LEAFs to its vehicle fleet for use as part of the company’s operation at one of the country’s leading airports. The mains-powered models, which have been supplied by...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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New Deputy Chairman and Board members appointed to British Transport Police Authority

The body that oversees the specialist rail policing force in Britain has been further strengthened by the appointment of a new deputy chairman and five new Board members, the Department for Transport has announced. Mark Phillips, who has been a Board member of the British...
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City traders convicted of £141 million banking fraud in wake of four-month trial

Two City traders have been sentenced for conspiring to defraud a Russian bank of more than £141 million in a series of complex frauds following an investigation conducted by the City of London Police’s fraud teams. Georgy Urumov, 37, of Greenberry Street, London NW8 was sentenced...
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Operation Bosphorus on firearms trafficking results in circa 250 arrests during 2016

Nearly 250 arrests and 556 gas and alarm pistols seized are a few of the final results of Operation Bosphorus, a series of international actions conducted in 2016. The actions involved ten EU Member States with co-ordination by Romania as the activity’s leader and were...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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CitizenAID advice supports Government’s ‘Run, Hide, Tell’ counter-terrorism message

Military and civilian doctors have been working together to produce a new app with the aim of saving lives before the Emergency Services arrive on scene to administer help. CitizenAID has been developed by clinicians in the UK who have deep experience of treating blast and...
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PwC Survey: “UK CEOs rate cyber risks as second most significant business threat”

PwC’s latest CEO Survey reveals that three-quarters (76%) of UK CEOs consider cyber risks to be a significant business threat. Indeed, cyber risk is ranked second only to the availability of key skills, and ahead of changing consumer behaviour, the speed of technological change...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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