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Government seeks to end automatic early release of terrorist offenders

Emergency legislation introduced in Parliament will end the automatic early release of terrorist offenders as the Conservative Government takes decisive action to protect the public and keep our streets safe. The urgent laws, unveiled by Justice Secretary Robert Buckland QC MP,...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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UK risks talent shortage as fewer overseas skilled workers apply to private sector

The number of skilled workers from overseas applying to enter the UK’s private sector has fallen by 9% since the Brexit vote, raising fears over an increasingly severe talent shortage after the UK leaves the EU. Figures from UK Visas and Immigration show that over 4,000 less...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
Sir David Liddington
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Sir David Lidington nominated as next chair of Royal United Services Institute

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the nomination of the Rt Hon Sir David Lidington KCB CBE as the next chair of the organisation from July 2020 when Lord Hague of Richmond steps down after completing his five-year term in office. The Council of Trustees...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
Simran Baghara
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Policing cyber crime review welcomed by National Business Crime Solution

A high-level review which admits existing police technology is struggling to fight industrial levels of cyber crime and recommends recruiting ‘modern’ teams from other sectors to tackle the avalanche of cases has been welcomed by the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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UK Drone Delivery Group issues urgent ‘Call to Action’ for business leaders

One of the UK’s leading drone experts has urged British property owners and business leaders to leverage the opportunity of their under-used land for drone testing in order to help accelerate the rate of growth of the UK’s drone industry in the face of what he describes ...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Campus Fire Safety and Security: Making The Grade

In the wake of recent events at Bolton University, where a student accommodation tower went up in flames, Karen Trigg looks into how campus management teams must improve their fire safety and security strategies in an ongoing bid to keep students safe. University management teams...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Best Practice in Managing and Reducing False Fire Alarms

The proliferation of false fire alarms places a huge burden on the Fire and Rescue Service. Understanding false fire alarm causes and taking steps to prevent them can help reduce false dispatches, as Jim O’Dwyer explains.  The threat of fire is known to all. There’s...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
Yvette Cooper: chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee
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Labour’s Yvette Cooper re-elected as chair of Home Affairs Select Committee

Yvette Cooper has been re-elected chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee in Parliament following an unopposed election for the position. Cooper is the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. Commenting on her re-election, Cooper said: “I’m very pleased...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Government launches public consultation on pre-charge bail to protect victims

Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced the launch of a consultation on pre-charge bail to protect victims and ensure the police are supported to investigate crimes. Pre-charge bail allows the police to release a suspect from custody, usually subject to conditions, while...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Fire Sector Federation acknowledges promise of step change on building fire safety

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has acknowledged and welcomed the announcement made by the Government in advance of a debate in Parliament on the Grenfell Tower fire. The delay in positive action has been a deep cause of concern to Federation members so the outlined steps,...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020