Professor Dame Carol Black
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Professor Dame Carol Black appointed as Independent Reviewer of Drugs

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has appointed Professor Dame Carol Black to lead a major Government review that will look into the ways in which drugs are fuelling serious violence. First announced in Javid’s speech at the Conservative Party’s Annual Conference last...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
The MiTec Technology Hub in Northern Ireland
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Mitie links with Connect Group to win new five-year FM contract worth £7.5 million

Mitie has won a five-year contract with specialist distribution and logistics company Connect Group following a competitive tender process. Through an integrated facilities management (FM) arrangement, Mitie will manage a host of services including security, engineering,...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
Karen Trigg
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Are Funding Levels Actively Harming Public Safety and Security?

When restricted by budgets, safety and security standards can waver. Here, Karen Trigg discusses how to overcome financial challenges and outlines precisely why large budgets should not legitimise complacency when it comes to security provision.  Addressing budgetary restrictions...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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Modern slavery ‘Week of Action’ proves successful for City of London Police

The City of London Police’s week of activity took place from 28 January to 1 February. A number of construction sites were visited during the course of the week. Officers engaged with construction workers to raise awareness about the latters’ rights and entitlements...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
Nittan's EV-PYS smoke detector
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Nittan launches enhanced photoelectric smoke detector featuring integral sounder

In line with the business’ ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, fire detection product manufacturer Nittan has launched its EV-PYS photoelectric smoke detector complete with integral sounder. Building on the success of the EV-PS, the EV-PYS features a new advanced...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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Revised British Standard 8580 on legionella risk assessments issued by BSI

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has released British Standard BS 8580-1:2019 Water Quality, Risk Assessments for Legionella Control – Code of Practice. This is a significant revision to the 2010 British Standard providing further guidelines for...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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UK mass surveillance challenge “will go to Europe’s highest Human Rights court”

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hear Big Brother Watch and others’ case against mass surveillance by the UK Government. In September last year, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the UK’s mass interception programmes breached the...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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Nottingham Building Society renews contract with Incentive FM for three-year term

Nottingham Building Society (NBS) has renewed its contract with Incentive FM for a further three-year term which includes the remit to include its recently expanded network. The deal is worth in excess of £4 million and builds on a 16-year partnership that has consistently...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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“Big firms set to feel pain of Levy” warns apprenticeship provider Develop Training

Big firms will feel the pain of the Apprenticeship Levy in the coming months when the first wave of payments will be wiped from their accounts unless they’ve invested the monies in training apprentices. Apprenticeship provider Develop Training Limited, whose customers...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Mayor of London calls for improved efforts to tackle scourge of violent extremism

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, is calling for improved and renewed efforts to tackle violent extremism in the capital after new research found that nearly two-thirds of Londoners would not know how to seek support from the authorities if they were worried about an individual...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019