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First UK ePassport gates opened in Gare du Nord, Paris by Border Force director general

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn, and the director general of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery, have opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport gates. In a ceremony held at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord Station, the Ambassador hailed the positive...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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Individuals traumatised in terrorist attacks “falling through gaps in support system” states Victim Support

The lack of a widely recognised definition of a ‘victim’ of terrorism is putting at risk survivors receiving the emotional and practical help they need after being caught up in an attack. This is according to new research conducted by Victim Support. While families bereaved by...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016
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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM to retire from Commissioner’s role at Metropolitan Police Service

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM has announced that he is to retire after five years as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. Sir Bernard will remain in post until February next year to allow the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, and Sadiq Khan (the Mayor of London) to appoint...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM: Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner
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Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner reflects on “very real threat” from terrorism in wake of recent atrocities

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM has issued a detailed statement on the “very real threat” now posed by acts of terrorism, and observed that defeating terror is as much about refusing to be afraid as anything else. In ...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
Lord Toby Harris of Haringey
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Mayor of London appoints Lord Harris of Haringey to lead full terror preparedness review

Sadiq Khan, the newly-elected Mayor of London, has appointed Lord Toby Harris of Haringey to undertake a full and independent review designed to ensure London is as prepared as possible for responding to a major terrorist incident. Lord Harris has a long and distinguished career...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016
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Interpol’s global network actively supporting security operation at UEFA Euro 2016

An Interpol Major Events Support Team (IMEST) has been deployed to Paris as part of the world policing body’s support to the security framework currently surrounding the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament in France. With the potential for criminals to enter the host nation using...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016
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Information Security Solutions Europe Conference and Exhibition set for Paris return in 2016

EEMA, the leading independent European Think Tank focusing on identification, authentication, privacy, risk management, cyber security, the Internet of Things and mobile applications, has just announced that Paris will be the host city for the Information Security Solutions...
Posted On 27 May 2016
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UK officers supporting French police to help ensure trouble-free Euro 2016

With less than 20 days to go until the start of Euro 2016, football fever is beginning to kick in. Fans are travelling to France to enjoy the football and mix with fellow supporters from across Europe, but there’s always a chance that a minority will engage in disorder. On...
Posted On 24 May 2016
John Hayes MP
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‘What is Real is Reasonable’

There are those set on destroying our values, radicalising our young people and killing indiscriminately across the globe. Out of such adversity, though, comes an opportunity for the Government to provide real leadership, and absolutely grasp the fact that our certainty must...
Posted On 19 May 2016
Helen Down: Director of StaySafe
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The Human Element of Disaster Management

In early January, Risk UK published a really interesting post by VEEAM’s Ian Wells on disaster management from an IT perspective about how IT can be used to reduce downtime following a man-made or natural disaster. With the majority of assets stored online and the ability...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016