Cyber-attacks: Jeremy Hunt says democratic elections ‘vulnerable’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns that the UK needs to do more to deter cyber-attacks Cyber-attacks could turn elections into “tainted exercises” that undermine Western democracies, the foreign secretary has said. In a speech in Glasgow, Jeremy Hunt said authoritarian regimes view democratic elections as “key vulnerabilities” to be […]

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Anti-Semitism: Labour faces possible human rights probe

Image copyright Getty Images The Labour Party may have unlawfully discriminated against Jewish people, the UK’s human rights watchdog says. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission said it was considering launching a formal investigation into anti-Semitism in the party. The Labour Party said: “We completely reject any suggestion the party has acted unlawfully and will […]


RAF killed ‘4,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria’

Image caption Mosul was hit by bombing raids and retaken from IS The RAF killed or injured 4,315 enemy fighters in Iraq and Syria between September 2014 and January this year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. Yet the MoD says only one civilian was killed in the airstrikes, according to figures released to […]


Graze recalls ‘vegan’ snack that contained milk

Image copyright Graze Snack company Graze has recalled a product it labelled as suitable for vegans that actually contained milk. The Food Standards Agency said the Sea Salt and Vinegar Veg Crunchers also posed a “health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk”. The affected batches have best before dates of 20 […]


Estate agent Countrywide sees Brexit uncertainty hit trade

Image copyright Reuters The UK’s largest estate agent group, Countrywide, has reported widening losses and says the uncertainty surrounding Brexit is hitting business. Losses last year were £218m, compared with a £207m deficit in 2017. It said Brexit uncertainties were “affecting both our sector and consumer confidence as a whole”, and earnings would be hit […]