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Exclusive UK drone launches outlined for IFSEC International at London’s ExCeL

From drone and anti-drone technology through to the latest developments in biometrics, surveillance and storage systems, IFSEC International 2019 (which takes place from 18-20 June at ExCeL in London’s Docklands) will be home to dozens of exclusive product launches. In...
Posted On 02 Jun 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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Crowded places safety app set for launch in wake of £250,000 Home Office funding

A new app specifically designed to keep people safe in crowded places will be used at a major London location after an award of almost £250,000 from the Home Office. The app, which is called The Krowd, is the first project to be launched publicly under a scheme set up in response...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Sword GRC announces trio of GRC Global Conference Series dates for 2019

Sword GRC, the supplier of specialist governance, risk and compliance solutions, has announced the dates for its Sword GRC Global Conference Series in 2019. The first event is being held on 24-25 September in the Hyatt Regency Reston, Washington DC, with the second in London on...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
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BCC: Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without answers in event of unwanted ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a list of 20 critical questions that remain unanswered for the business community in what the organisation describes as the “unwelcome event” of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) on Friday 29 March with no exit deal having...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Home Secretary outlines detail underpinning further action to target youth violence

Chairing the latest Serious Violence Task Force, Home Secretary Sajid Javid set out details of a new youth advocates programme that will see respected members of communities, such as sports coaches and youth workers, receive specialist training in order to have safe conversations...
Posted On 12 Feb 2019
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: The Route Towards Greater Impact

Thursday 31 January witnessed the one-year anniversary of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), which were introduced to help authorities identify and seize property suspected to have been bought by laundered criminal funds. They hit the headlines last year following the arrest of...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Mayor of London and Met Police Commissioner set out plans to tackle violent crime

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and Cressida Dick (Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service) have set out plans to spend £85 million of new City Hall funding to tackle violent crime and burglary in the capital. The news comes as the latest figures issued by the Office for...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
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Police service “cannot fix a broken mental health system” asserts HMICFRS report

Police officers are increasingly being used as the ‘service of default’ in responding to people with mental health problems, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has confirmed. The report, entitled ‘Policing...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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London Mayor calls for separate security agreement with European Union post-Brexit

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has called for a separate security agreement with the European Union away from the politics of Britain’s main post-Brexit deal in order to protect the safety of Londoners and mitigate the risk of a ‘no deal’ scenario. Such a move would...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018