Gulf of Oman: Iran protests to UK ambassador – BBC News

Gulf of Oman: Iran protests to UK ambassador – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/HO/IRIB Image caption Images from Iranian State TV showed smoke billowing from a tanker in the Gulf of Oman Iran has protested to Britain’s ambassador in Tehran after being accused of involvement in attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran has denied involvement, but Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said […]

Sky Views: Let’s hope the UK has a strategy to protect its tech from espionage and rivalry – Sky News

By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor In an era of “great power competition” even commercial deals linked to a rival country can pose a national security risk. That’s not to say in Britain we should read state-sponsored conspiracy behind, for example, every Chinese business transaction with a British company. But the government must have a […]

Trans charity Mermaids UK ‘deeply sorry’ for data breach – BBC News

Trans charity Mermaids UK ‘deeply sorry’ for data breach – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images A charity supporting transgender children and young people has issued an apology after thousands of emails were made public online. Mermaids UK said it was “deeply sorry” for what it called a “historical data breach” after it was first reported by the Sunday Times. The paper claims the correspondence included “intimate […]

Windrush: archived documents show the long betrayal – The Guardian

Windrush: archived documents show the long betrayal – The Guardian

Late one afternoon last month, in a meeting room in the offices where I work in north London, I sat and wept. This is not something I make a habit of. My own tears were provoked by the tears of Judy Griffiths, a central interviewee in The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files, a documentary we […]

UK weather forecast: Temperatures to hit 26C despite flood warnings, thunder and persistent rain – The Independent

High summer temperatures will finally hit the UK next week when it will be hotter than Barcelona, forecasters have said.   But this weekend flood warnings, persistent rain and thundery spells are continuing to plague parts of the country. “Conditions, overall, remain fairly changeable,” said Simon Partridge, a meteorologist at the Met Office. “Saturday’s outbreaks of rain will clear up by nightfall, though […]

5 die in UK listeria outbreak linked to hospital food – ABC News

The British government has ordered a review of hospital food after five patients died in a listeria outbreak linked to sandwiches and salads. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Saturday he wants “a radical new approach” to the food served in hospitals. Officials have linked the outbreak to food from the Good Food Chain, which supplies […]