GCHQ director: Salisbury nerve agent attack shows ‘how reckless Russia can be’

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GCHQ director: Salisbury nerve agent attack shows ‘how reckless Russia can be’ GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming warns that the UK “must not, and has not, forgotten the old foes” at a cybersecurity conference. By Nick Stylianou, Defence & Technology Producer GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming has warned that the Salisbury nerve agent attack “demonstrates how reckless Russia is prepared to be”. …

‘Dark web’ targeted in crime crackdown by Government

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‘Dark web’ targeted in crime crackdown by Government More cash will be made available to police cyber crime units and strengthen the link with the National Cyber Security Centre. By Nick Stylianou, Defence & Technology Producer Criminals are emboldened by the anonymity of the dark web, which has become a platform for horrific abuse, the Home Secretary will say today. …

Five questions Mark Zuckerberg needs to answer in Congress

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Five questions Mark Zuckerberg needs to answer in Congress Ahead of his appearance on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow, these are the crucial questions that Facebook’s CEO needs to answer. By Nick Stylianou, Technology Producer The Senate will have the first poke at Mark Zuckerberg later today, followed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee tomorrow. As Facebook’s founder and …

UK Government website offline after hack infects thousands more worldwide

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UK Government website offline after hack infects thousands more worldwide Thousands of websites globally have been hijacked by code which made computers run cryptocurrency mining software. By Nick Stylianou, Defence & Technology Producer More than 5,000 websites have been hacked to force visitors’ computers to run software that mines a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. Users loading the websites of the …

‘Approved’ replacement cladding fails fire test

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‘Approved’ replacement cladding fails fire test As a result of the test failure the cladding’s official assessment of fire safety is no longer valid. By Gerard Tubb, Sky News Correspondent, and Nick Stylianou, Sky News Producer Government assurances about fire safety in tower blocks have been thrown into doubt after Sky News discovered a previously approved cladding system has failed …

Grenfell: Fears Government could drag heels over Hackitt review recommendations

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Grenfell: Fears Government could drag heels over Hackitt review recommendations The outcome of a review into combustible plastics and construction must be used to quickly update the law, says one expert. By Gerard Tubb, Sky News Correspondent, and Nick Stylianou, Sky News Producer A leading manufacturer of building cladding systems says he fears the Government will drag its heels over …

Grenfell: Insulation industry awards cancelled following Sky News investigation

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Grenfell: Insulation industry awards cancelled following Sky News investigation Organisers of the National Insulation Industry Awards say sponsors withdrew from the event following Sky News revelations. By Gerard Tubb, Sky News Correspondent and Nick Stylianou, Sky News Producer A prestigious awards ceremony for the £890m building insulation industry has been cancelled following a Sky News investigation into lobbying and fire …

Long read: Grenfell – Britain’s fire safety crisis

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By Gerard Tubb, Sky News Correspondent and Nick Stylianou, Sky News Producer The deaths of 71 people in Grenfell Tower were a defining tragedy in 21st century Britain. That so many people could lose their lives in one block of newly renovated council flats shocked the entire country – shock that turned to anger when it became clear that the …

Government waters down commitment to fire safety testing transparency after Grenfell

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Govt waters down commitment to fire safety testing transparency after Grenfell A pledge to publish previously secret results of fire tests on insulation and cladding has been changed, Sky News learns. By Gerard Tubb, News Correspondent and Nick Stylianou, News Reporter A Government commitment to fire safety testing transparency after the Grenfell Tower disaster has been watered down and less …

Hospital trauma patients in Oxford relocated over ‘serious’ cladding and fire safety issues

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Trauma patients moved over ‘serious’ cladding issues A hospital trauma building is closing for a year due to concerns about fire safety following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The trauma unit at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford is to move from its current site “for up to 12 months” while improvements are made. By Nick Stylianou, Sky News Reporter A hospital …