O2 apologises for major network outage across UK

O2 apologises for major network outage across UK

The telecommunications network O2 has apologised after its service went down on Thursday afternoon, leading to thousands of complaints from customers across the UK who were unable to use their mobile phones. People in the most densely populated areas of all four UK nations reported being unable to use their O2 devices, according to the […]

UK accuses Russia's GRU military intelligence of cyber attacks

UK accuses Russia's GRU military intelligence of cyber attacks

Image copyright Reuters, BBC Image caption Russia’s GRU has been linked to the release of hacked files on cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins The UK government has accused Russia’s military intelligence service of being behind four high-profile cyber attacks. The National Cyber Security Centre says targets included firms in Russia and Ukraine; the US Democratic Party; […]

Brexit uncertainty sees UK patients cut from heart attack drug trial

Brexit uncertainty sees UK patients cut from heart attack drug trial

UK patients have been cut from an international clinical trial to test a new heart attack drug because of uncertainties about registering new medicines after Brexit. The drug, dutogliptin, is being tested to see if it can help regenerate cardiac muscle after a heart attack and patients in Exeter, Leeds and Clydebank in Scotland were due to […]

EU official says 'devil in the detail' of possible UK border plan

EU official says 'devil in the detail' of possible UK border plan

A possible UK version of the “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border is “an interesting idea” but “the devil will be in the detail”, an EU official said. EU negotiators are awaiting a formal proposal from London on the backstop that would become the default option should no trade agreement be reached to […]

Children dealing drugs 'to provide for their families' in UK, report finds

Children dealing drugs 'to provide for their families' in UK, report finds

Children are dealing drugs for violent “county lines” gangs to provide for their families, a new report has found. Research by the St Giles Trust found that youngsters as young as 12 were being drawn into the brutal trade for money, putting themselves at risk of being arrested by police or attacked by rival gangs. […]

Conservatives Should Give Brexit Battles a Rest

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Energy firms demand billions from UK taxpayer for mini reactors

Energy firms demand billions from UK taxpayer for mini reactors

Backers of mini nuclear power stations have asked for billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to build their first UK projects, according to an official document. Advocates for small modular reactors (SMRs) argue they are more affordable and less risky than conventional large-scale nuclear plants, and therefore able to compete with the falling costs of […]

UK sending 800 troops to Arctic in warning shot to Russia

UK sending 800 troops to Arctic in warning shot to Russia

Britain is to step up its military presence in the Arctic significantly amid concerns about growing Russian aggression “in our back yard”, the Defence Secretary reveals today. Gavin Williamson told The Sunday Telegraph that the Government was drawing up a “defence Arctic strategy” with 800 commandos being deployed to Norway next year and the instalment […]

Brexit: No deal could halt production at UK Toyota plants

Brexit: No deal could halt production at UK Toyota plants

Toyota has said that production at its UK factories would be disrupted for weeks or maybe months if Theresa May failed to strike a Brexit deal. The Japanese car manufacturer is the latest in a list of foreign car companies to say there could be temporary stoppages and maybe even job losses if there are […]