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Stricter UK laws designed to tackle ongoing terrorist threat come into force

Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent. The management of convicted terrorist offenders has...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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Mother of Manchester terror attack victim calls for protective security improvements at 2019 Step Change Summit

Figen Murray – the mother of Manchester Arena terror attack victim Martyn Hett –  opened the third annual Step Change Summit at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre by stating: “As the mother of a victim of terror, I don’t have the power to prevent other parents or...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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All-new counter-terrorism information sharing platform links Government and private sector businesses

A new multi-million pound counter-terrorism project designed to keep members of the public safe by enhancing collaboration between business, industry and the public sector has been announced by Ben Wallace, Security Minister at the Home Office. This joint initiative will see a...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill receives Royal Assent

New laws affording the UK greater powers to crack down on hostile state activity have received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the crimes, as well as...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Counter-Terrorism policing specialist Paul Barnard joins Board of The Security Institute

The Security Institute has announced the co-option of Paul Barnard MSt MSyI to the organisation’s Board of Directors. Barnard has now filled the one remaining place on the Board following this year’s elections at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid outlines detail underpinning Government’s new Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Reducing the risk posed to the public and preventing the development of safe spaces in which terrorists might operate are at the very heart of an updated Counter-Terrorism Strategy launched this morning by newly-installed Home Secretary Sajid Javid during a speech delivered in...
Posted On 04 Jun 2018
Jeremy Fleming: director of GCHQ
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appoints Jeremy Fleming as next director of GCHQ

With the agreement of Prime Minister Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced that Jeremy Fleming – who has served as deputy director general at MI5 since 2013 – is to succeed Robert Hannigan as director of GCHQ. Hannigan announced in January his...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
Geoff Zeidler: Chairman of the Police and Security Group Initiative
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PaS: The Police Service, Business and Private Sector Security Working Together

The Police and Security Group Initiative was launched back in December 2014 to further the importance of – and actively develop – partnership working between businesses, the police service and private sector security solution providers. Two years on, revisions to the national...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017
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Successful counter-terrorism training exercise tests City of London Police officers and businesses

The City of London Police has successfully tested its readiness in the event of a terror attack in the capital. With the support of City businesses Aon and Lloyd’s, the force – which has responsibility for ensuring the safety and security of the Square Mile –...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
Preventing terrorism is a joint responsibility: that's the view of the North West Counter-Terrorism Unit
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“Preventing terrorism is a joint responsibility” urges North West Counter-Terrorism Unit

The North West Counter-Terrorism Unit has launched a short film to highlight Prevent, part of the national Government’s strategy aiming to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The film portrays what preventing people from being drawn into terrorism means...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015