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Human Intelligence in a Digital Age - Speech by Richard Moore, Chief, Secret Intelligence Service
Richard Moore, Chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), makes his first public speech since taking up his role in October 2020. In a brilliant, refreshing and innovating speech, he talks about the seismic changes he sees in the...
Will Meghan's big win change public opinion?
This has been a big win for the Duchess of Sussex, as the appeal court has upheld her claim against the Mail on Sunday for publishing parts of a private letter to her father.
Covid: Javid says snog who you like under mistletoe, contradicting Coffey
As Home Office staff are told to curtail Christmas parties, ministers are accused of mixed messaging
UK approves another antibody treatment for Covid
The UK has approved another antibody treatment for people with Covid that cuts the risk of severe illness.
Science museum bows to trans criticism
The Science Museum in London has agreed to alter an exhibit on human biology and sex characteristics after receiving complaints over a perceived lack of transgender representation and its “non-inclusive narrative.”
Prince Charles’s former aide ‘coordinated with fixers’ over honours
Michael Fawcett also involved in directing money from Saudi billionaire’s charity to another organisation, report finds
Regulator rules on Santa’s Covid passport ad
The UK’s advertisement regulator has concluded that a depiction of Santa Claus showing his vaccination status in Tesco’s Christmas ad does not break rules as it is likely to be seen as a “humorous reference” to travel rules.
Police Scotland pays £1m to family of woman left in crashed car for three days
Lamara Bell was found in critical condition next to dead partner and later died
Meghan Markle wins privacy battle over leaked letter
A British court has upheld a ruling that the Mail on Sunday had no right to publicize a private letter written by Meghan Markle, after a three-year legal battle.
BT union asks minister to ensure any takeover bid protects jobs
Prospect raises concerns about R&D and national interest, days before largest investor is free to make offer
Pub visitors want ‘The Black Bitch’ to stay
The Greene King chain has announced plans to rename a Scottish pub from “The Black Bitch” to “The Black Hound” in keeping with contemporary sensitivities, but locals say they don’t want to lose the historic name.
Cabinet Office fined £500,000 over New Year honours list data breach
Regulator says safety of hundreds of individuals was jeopardised after their addresses were posted online
UK minister gears up against Christmas mistletoe
A British cabinet minister has suggested people should avoid “snogging under the mistletoe” this Christmas, as the government and the NHS battle to keep Covid-19 under control in the run-up to the festive period.
How Meghan took personal risks in Mail on Sunday privacy victory
Analysis: Duchess of Sussex says she faced ‘deception, intimidation and calculated attacks’ and suffered a miscarriage
Norway’s Christmas gift to Londoners leaves some perplexed
The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, an annual gift from Norway to the UK, has raised eyebrows this year with its rather shabby appearance, prompting some to ask whether Britain has offended the Nordic nation.
WHO questions UK booster vaccine policy
A senior WHO official has questioned the UK government’s decision to provide booster Covid vaccine doses to its adult population, cautioning that there was “no evidence” this would offer “any greater protection” to the healthy.
Australia has to realize who's actually undermining it
As Joe Biden’s administration accuses China of launching an economic war against Canberra, guess who is raking in vast profits from this Washington-fuelled spat?
UK spy chief suggests Beijing risks ‘miscalculation’ over west’s resolve
Island’s status and surveillance technology making China ‘single greatest priority’ for MI6
COVID-19: Stranded British travellers face spending Christmas in quarantine hotels
A shortage of rooms designated for isolation on return from red-list countries means Britons having to extend their stays abroad - adding to costs and stress.
PMQs: PM under fire over No 10 lockdown Christmas parties
Boris Johnson says no Covid rules were broken after reports Christmas parties were held in Downing Street at the height of last year's lockdown.
Twitter's new privacy rules aren't there for YOUR privacy
A new policy by Twitter that promises to ban private photos and videos of private individuals is just another attempt by big media to prevent legitimate investigations of prominent people.
Ruthless England hammers Latvia 20-0 in record-breaking World Cup qualifier
England Women recorded their biggest ever competitive victory by hammering Latvia 20-0 in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier.
Macron labels Johnson ‘a clown’ – media
The French president has reportedly called British PM Boris Johnson “a clown” and said it was a shame to see such a great country, which France could cooperate with, run by a knucklehead.
UK advises on Christmas plans with Omicron spreading
The British health secretary has warned that the Omicron strain will continue to spread, with 22 cases of the Covid variant already identified in the country. The minister says Christmas should continue as planned.
EU fines banks including Barclays, NatWest and HSBC £293m over 'Sterling Lads' currency cartel
The European Commission imposes another round of penalties on banks relating to trading activities almost a decade ago.
Storm Arwen power cuts: 30,000 still waiting to be reconnected
Some of those who lost power due to Storm Arwen will have to wait at least two more days to be reconnected, electricity companies have said.
Lord Rothermere raises offer for Daily Mail owner after investor backlash
The deal increases the value of the take-private bid to £871m after a previous proposal failed to convince a number of key shareholders.
Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26
Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan has died at the age of 26, Stirling County rugby club confirmed on Tuesday.
The nape bob is sexy, understated, and so easy to maintain
Everything You Need to Know: Limewash Paint - A Beginner's Guide + DIY Tutorial for Interior Walls
A beginner’s guide to Limewash for Interiors.
Treasury to kick off search for new Bank of England Court chair
Ministers will advertise in the coming weeks for a new chair of the Court of the Bank of England, one of the City's most influential positions, Sky News learns.
Quote of the Day
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Christmas shoppers warned about fake online reviews - here's how to protect yourself
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is leading an investigation into fake reviews, which includes a formal probe into Amazon and Google over concerns they have not been doing enough to combat false write-ups left on their sites.
Why the EU no longer wants to expand east
The rise of Euroscepticism has led some Western governments to question the wisdom of enlarging the European Union. Having witnessed Brexit, they will now find it much easier to turn down Eastern European states.
Covid: Will Scotland hit its January booster jabs target?
Accelerating the booster vaccination programme has become the UK's main line of defence against the Omicron variant.
Up to 740,000 missed cancer referrals in UK due to Covid-19
As many as 740,000 urgent cancer case referrals have been missed in the UK since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic due to backlogs and growing waiting lists, a new report has warned.
Will AI turn humans into 'waste product'?
A tech guru warns that robots that think for themselves may take over the world and use weapons of mass destruction to wipe out mankind. Is it time to worry?
Why are kids with gender dysphoria being treated like lab rats?
A damning investigation in Sweden has found that doctors are ignoring the physical harm and irreversible damage caused by giving puberty blockers to primary school children diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
French say ‘non merci’ to nonbinary pronouns
France is choking on ‘le wokisme,’ as speakers of the New Normal’s argot struggle to convert their fellows – forcing them through linguistic hoops that are not compatible with French language or culture.
US expected to require stricter testing protocols for international travelers
Concern over Omicron variant may lead to required test within one day of travel, possible post-travel testing and self-quarantine
Germany reports highest daily COVID-19 death toll in nine months
The grim record comes as four fully vaccinated people in southern Germany test positive for the Omicron variant.
Ghislaine Maxwell accuser says she met Trump at 14 and flew with Prince Andrew
‘Jane’, who did not accuse Trump or duke of misconduct, testifies in court she was introduced to former president by Jeffrey Epstein
WHO member states will work on a global agreement to deal with future pandemics
The coronavirus outbreak exposed flaws in the global health system but also showed a willingness among countries to work together, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director-general, says.
Spotify hides shuffle button after Adele says albums should ‘tell a story’
Singer highlights importance of track listing and says albums should be listened to as artists intended
Covid Is "Borderless": UN Chief Slams "Unfair", "Ineffective" Travel Bans
Omicron Covid Variant: Dozens of countries imposed restrictions on travel from southern African states after the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was first reported in the region last week.
UK Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Trespassing In Parliament
It came amid heightened security in the UK after lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents in October and a botched homemade bomb attack last month.
Health experts question Biden's new travel bans: 'Their role in public health is minimal'
Biden previously insinuated Trump's travel ban on China was 'racist' and 'xenophobic'
Russia planning ‘aggressive moves’ against Ukraine, Blinken says
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Washington ‘will be prepared to act’ if Russia invades Ukraine.
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