Threat level raised for UK forces in Iraq, amid fears of Iranian attack – Channel 4 News

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that the UK does share the US State Department’s assessment of the heightened threat from Iran – despite statements from a British General earlier this week that contradicted America’s claims. So who’s right? We report from Washington, on the credibility of a series of anonymous briefings by Trump officials […]

UK knife crime: The first 100 fatal stabbings of 2019 – BBC News

UK knife crime: The first 100 fatal stabbings of 2019 – BBC News

One hundred people have been fatally stabbed in the UK so far this year. The first death was 33-year-old mother Charlotte Huggins, who died in London just a few hours after celebrating the start of the new year. The 100th death was John Lewis, 32, who died in Middlesbrough on the evening of 14 May. […]

UK should consider ‘no jab, no school’ policy, Italian study says – The Guardian

The UK should consider a “no jab, no school” policy for all small children, researchers have said after finding that current immunisation rates will not keep measles outbreaks at bay. The research comes from Italy, which brought in mandatory vaccination before primary school in 2017 because of low immunisation rates and measles outbreaks. France did […]

UK to scrap passenger landing cards – BBC News

UK to scrap passenger landing cards – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images All landing cards for international passengers arriving in the UK will be scrapped from Monday. Landing cards are currently filled in by passengers arriving by air or sea from outside the European Economic Area. Border Force director general Paul Lincoln, in a letter to staff, said it would “help meet the […]

UK raises threat level for British forces in Iraq and Gulf – The Guardian

Britain raised the threat level for its forces in Iraq and the Gulf on Thursday, as the UK repaired a breach with the United States which had erupted earlier this week after a British general had contradicted claims made by the Trump administration. The heightened state of alert covers 400 forces personnel in Iraq, who […]

As US tightens H-1B norms, the UK opens up to India – Quartz

As US tightens H-1B norms, the UK opens up to India – Quartz

As the US makes life harder for foreigners looking to work there, the UK is emerging as their beacon of hope. In April this year, Britain introduced two new visas for international talent to set up shop there: Startup visa: Granted for two years to applicants who are endorsed by a business, a higher educational […]

Huawei poses security threat to UK, says former MI6 chief – The Guardian

Huawei poses security threat to UK, says former MI6 chief – The Guardian

Huawei should be completely banned from supplying 5G mobile networks in the UK because its operations are “subject to influence by the Chinese state”, according to a report by a Conservative MP and two academics. They argue that a decision announced by Theresa May last month, following a fraught meeting of the National Security Council […]

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