Two Russians charged over £2m malware attack on UK banks – The Guardian

Two Russian nationals have been charged with money laundering by detectives investigating a £2m computer malware attack on UK banks. Vugar Mollachiev, 37, and Abdurahman Bazaev, 48, both from Winchmore Hill, north London, were arrested by the Metropolitan police Falcon cybercrime unit on Friday. They were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud UK clearing […]

Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims ‘gratuitously damaging’ – The Guardian

The former British ambassador to Washington, Sir Peter Westmacott, has issued a withering criticism of Donald Trump and his inner circle, accusing them of making absurd, unthinkable and nonsensical claims about the UK’s involvement in alleged wiretapping of Trump Tower that he warns could damage close ties between the two countries. Writing in the Guardian, […]

Historical dramas ‘limit UK black actors’ – BBC News – BBC News

Historical dramas ‘limit UK black actors’ – BBC News – BBC News

Image caption Thandie Newton said there are no roles in British dramas, like Call the Midwife, for black and ethnic minority actors Actress Thandie Newton has said she “can’t work” in the UK because there are no roles for black and minority ethnic actors in historical dramas. London-born Newton said the number of costume dramas […]

Historical dramas ‘limit UK black actors’ – BBC News

Historical dramas ‘limit UK black actors’ – BBC News

Image caption Thandie Newton said there are no roles in British dramas, like Call the Midwife, for black and ethnic minority actors Actress Thandie Newton has said she “can’t work” in the UK because there are no roles for black and minority ethnic actors in historical dramas. London-born Newton said the number of costume dramas […]

UK woman jailed in Iran: government ‘should condemn sentence’ – BBC News

UK woman jailed in Iran: government ‘should condemn sentence’ – BBC News

Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe The family of a British-Iranian woman held in Iran has said the UK government should do more to support her. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained while trying to leave the country with her baby daughter in April 2016. Her sister-in-law, Rebecca Jones, a GP who works in Cwmbran, Torfaen, said the Foreign […]

Drinks manufacturer considers leaving UK due to Brexit – The Scotsman

Fentimans, the British soft drinks brand, is considering launching a manufacturing operation in Europe if trade tariffs rise after Brexit. Eldon Robson, the firm’s Brexit-backing owner, told the Press Association he would explore setting up an operation on the continent if exporting became more expensive after Britain’s divorce from the European Union. “If it […]

UK facing ‘real hardship’ after Brexit – The Scotsman

Families and businesses could face “real hardship” after Brexit unless cross-border agreements on civil justice are replaced, a Lords committee has warned. Peers said Brussels regulations play a “significant role” in the lives of UK and EU citizens, providing “certainty, predictability and clarity” over legal disputes in areas such as divorce, child custody and […]