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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
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The coming collapse of the ‘Five Eyes’ club of nations
The United Kingdom, the United States and Canada may be far more unstable than China.
Victims lose average of £45,000 in investment scams
Victims lost an average of £45,242 last year after investing with fraudsters imitating genuine investment firms.
Goldman Sachs boss gets $10m pay cut for 1MDB scandal
Goldman Sachs' chief executive David Solomon will get a $10m (£7.3m) pay cut for the bank's involvement in the 1MDB corruption scandal.
Grindr faces £8.5m fine for selling user data
LGBT dating app Grindr faces an £8.5m fine for illegally selling user data to advertisers.
Beware fake Covid vaccination invites, NHS warns
The NHS has warned people to be vigilant about fake invitations to have the coronavirus vaccination, sent by scammers.
Facebook News feature launches in UK
Facebook News, the social network's dedicated section for news content, is launching in the UK.
Rape prosecution changes by CPS unlawful, court told
Changes were made to rape prosecution policy that led to a "shocking" fall in offences before courts in England and Wales, the Court of Appeal has heard.
Insurers defend covering ransomware payments
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has defended the inclusion of ransomware payments in first-party cyber-insurance policies.
Covid: Archbishops call for daily prayer after 100,000 UK deaths
The Church of England's archbishops have urged the public to reflect on the "enormity" of the pandemic, after the official number of coronavirus deaths in the UK passed 100,000.
No way for border officers to validate if Covid tests are legitimate, UK Immigration Service warns
The Immigration Service Union has warned that Covid-19 border restrictions are ineffective at combating the spread of the virus, as officers have no way of validating tests or ensuring travellers self-isolate on entry to the UK.
MI5 can 'authorise informants to murder, torture and kidnap'
There are ‘no limits’ to the crimes MI5 can authorise its informants to commit, potentially including murder, kidnap and torture, the Court of Appeal has heard.
Dozens of police officers fined £200 each for getting haircut at station
A group of 31 Metropolitan Police officers are set to be fined after having their hair cut while on duty.
Covid-19: UK deaths likely to come down slowly, Whitty warns
The number of daily coronavirus deaths in the UK is likely to come down "relatively slowly", England's chief medical officer has warned.
Don’t book summer holidays, minister says ahead of new border controls
‘It’s far too early for us to even speculate about the summer’
1 in 3 UK small firm owners say COVID rules harm more than help society
Small businesses are pessimistic about prospects for the UK economy.
Boris Johnson Takes "Full Responsibility" As UK Covid Deaths Cross One
"As prime minister, I take full responsibility for everything that the government has done," he said at a Downing Street news conference.
Covid-19 has killed 100,000 people in the UK. Experts say the government is still getting it wrong
In March last year, the UK government said it was hopeful the country could cap its coronavirus deaths at 20,000. It was a bleak target to set, but one the nation came to begrudgingly accept.
English and Scottish are biggest drunks, new international ranking says
People from England and Scotland get drunk the most in the world, according to a new study.
Nearly 80% of over-80s have received first Covid jab dose
Nearly four in five of all over-80s in the UK have now received a coronavirus jab, the Health Secretary has said.
First 'sex for rent' charges following documentary investigating landlords
A landlord is the subject of the first ‘sex-for-rent’ charges in England and Wales after a documentary alleged some accommodation providers are asking for sex in return for housing.
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