Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Lloyds back in private ownership as government sells out

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LONDON: The high street bank said last week the Government’s stake had been reduced to 0.25% and the UK taxpayer was set to make at least a £500 million profit from the final sale. It is understood the Government’s final tranche of Lloyds shares have now been sold, with an ...

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Trains suspended and road closed after bomb found in Aston

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BIRMINGHAM: Trains to Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield were cancelled and traffic on the A38 was HALTED when an unexploded bomb was found. Nearby homes and businesses were evacuated. The incident, which was ongoing today, was sparked when a World War Two bomb was discovered at Witton, close to Erdington and ...

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Global alert to prepare for fresh cyber attacks

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LONDON: Businesses must brace for further cyber attacks this week on a potentially “significant scale”, British intelligence officials warned on Sunday, less than 48 hours after the debilitating WannaCry infection swept across the world. Current data show more than 1.3m computer systems are still vulnerable to infection by WannaCry, which ...

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Australia’s most wanted Ian John Steele deported from UK

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LONDON: An alleged career criminal who is said to have donned disguises to break out of jail and skipped the country after a string of armed hold-ups has been arrested three decades after the alleged crime spree. Ian John Steele, a man with a well-documented history of evading authorities, has been wanted ...

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Women sold for sham marriages to Asian crime gangs in Glasgow

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GLASGOW: Revelations that victims of human trafficking have been sold to Asian crime groups in Glasgow have been exposed as part of a report showing that it is now the second most lucrative criminal commodity after drugs. with labour and sexual exploitation the most common reasons for trafficking to Scotland. ...

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MP Virender Sharma win Pride of Punjab awards

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LONDON: Britain’s Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, MP Sajid Javid, presented the ‘Pride of Punjab Award’ 2017 to NRIs Virendra Sharma, Labour MP from Ealing and Southall, and Surinder Arora, founder chairman of the Arora Hotels, for their outstanding contribution to the communities in the UK. The ...

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Sadiq Khan first 12 months as mayor of London

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LONDON: Sadiq Khan’s win last year was the biggest of any London mayor to date and the greatest personal mandate of any politician in British history. More than 1.3m Londoners voted for him – that’s almost 57% of those voting – and he quit as Tooting MP straight away to ...

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UK asked to send more troops to Afghanistan

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LONDON: There are currently 500 British troops in the country, offering security in its capital, Kabul, and training at the Afghan Officer Academy. The NATO request was made within the last few weeks. NATO’s secretary general is due to meet Theresa May at Downing Street on Wednesday where they are ...

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Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

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LONDON: Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Facebook has come under intense pressure to tackle the spread of false stories, which ...

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British investigation agency gives PCB green signal to probe Nasir Jamshed

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LONDON: British investigation institute, National Crime Agency, has allowed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to start interrogation against Nasir Jamshed, main suspect of PSL spot fixing scandal. According to sources, PCB contacted Britsh agency and asked for mutual investigation from Jamshed to which it has agreed. PCB can continue its investigation ...

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