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Home Secretary delivers impassioned speech on counter-terrorism national security

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has provided an update on the UK’s approach to counter-terrorism and safeguarding national security. In an impassioned speech delivered at New Scotland Yard, home to the headquarters of Counter-Terrorism Policing in the UK, the Home Secretary reasserted...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Jonathan Hall QC appointed as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced in a speech at New Scotland Yard the appointment of Jonathan Hall QC as the Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Hall has been a QC for five years and has been involved in complex and high-profile cases involving...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Broadcaster and journalist Jane Moore to present BSIA’s 2019 British Security Awards

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced that broadcaster and journalist Jane Moore will be the lead speaker and presenter at the annual British Security Awards, which take place in London on Wednesday 10 July at the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. Moore...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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Privacy International wins “historic” victory over Government at Supreme Court

After a five-year battle with the Government, Privacy International has won at the Supreme Court, which has ruled that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal’s (IPT) decisions are subject to judicial review in the High Court. The Supreme Court’s judgement is said to be “a major...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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Conservative Government’s Offensive Weapons Act receives Royal Assent

The Offensive Weapons Act has received Royal Assent, bringing in tough new measures that strengthen law enforcement’s response to violent crime. The Act will make it illegal to possess dangerous weapons in private, including knuckledusters, zombie knives and death star knives,...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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NCA: 181,000 UK offenders fuelling “chronic and corrosive” threat from serious and organised crime

There are at least 181,000 offenders linked to serious and organised crime in the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed, as it launches its most comprehensive study yet of the deadliest threats facing the nation. The figure – more than twice the strength of the regular...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Flood Re and Lighthill Risk Network back collaborative project to identify flood hazard research priorities

Research collaboration organisation Lighthill Risk Network Ltd (Lighthill) has announced its support for a major collaborative risk research project together with joint Government and insurance initiative Flood Re. The organisations have launched a report entitled ‘Flood...
Posted On 13 May 2019
City Hall: the GLA's headquarters in the heart of the capital
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Deputy Mayor and Fire Commissioner call on Government for tougher fire safety rules

Fiona Twycross, the Deputy London Mayor for Fire and Resilience, and the London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton are calling on the Government to tighten up Building Regulations in order to prioritise the need for sprinklers and address the shortage of skilled fire engineers....
Posted On 13 May 2019
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Gang of fraudsters jailed for 43 years in wake of Metropolitan Police Service investigation

A gang of fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years for their parts in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad. Following on from a six-month trial, the convictions were handed down between 26 and 28 March for the...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Cost of Government’s new Emergency Services Network set to escalate by £3.1 billion

The all-new communications system being put in place for the Emergency Services will now cost just shy of 50% more than originally expected and is “unlikely” to be ready to be delivered by the target date of 2022. According to the National Audit Office’s (NAO)...
Posted On 10 May 2019