UK Orders Inquiry Into Cladding After Grenfell Tower Fire – New York Times

UK Orders Inquiry Into Cladding After Grenfell Tower Fire – New York Times

The human toll of the fire, which killed at least 79 people, continued to be felt on Tuesday, as the authorities identified a 5-year-old boy, the youngest victim known so far. Photo Isaac Paulous Credit Metropolitan Police The boy, Isaac Paulous, who was identified from his dental records, died from smoke inhalation, the inquest at […]

UK defence secretary threatens military strikes against hackers – BBC News

UK defence secretary threatens military strikes against hackers – BBC News

Image copyright PA The UK could carry out military strikes in response to cyber attacks, the UK defence secretary has said. Sir Michael Fallon told the Chatham House think tank the UK had the ability to respond to hackers “from any domain – air, land, sea or cyber”. Sir Michael also emphasised the UK’s ability […]

UK banks ordered to hold more capital as consumer debt surges – The Guardian

The Bank of England is to force banks to strengthen their financial position in the face of a rapid growth in borrowing on credit cards, car finance and personal loans. The intervention by Threadneedle Street means banks will need to set aside as much as £11.4bn of extra capital in the next 18 months and […]

UK National Cyber Security Centre says it is ‘aware of global ransomware incident’ – The Independent

UK National Cyber Security Centre says it is ‘aware of global ransomware incident’ – The Independent

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre says it is aware of a cyber attack spreading around the world amid fears of disruption to infrastructure including banking and transport. “We’re aware of the global ransomware incident and are monitoring the situation closely,” a spokesperson told The Independent, advising members of the public and businesses to check […]

Amazon UK opens preorders for SNES Classic – The Verge

Nintendo’s SNES Classic mini console, which comes with a more vibrant system and controller color scheme in Europe, is now up for preorder on Amazon’s UK storefront. The page, which says the product is sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L. (the company’s official European trading name), appears to have gone live sometime in the last hour. […]

UK reveals details of post-Brexit offer to EU citizens – CNN

By James Masters and Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN Updated 3:14 PM ET, Mon June 26, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. London (CNN)British Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed details of her proposals for the rights of EU citizens hoping to remain in Britain after […]

UK on track to miss carbon emissions target due to stalled energy … – The Guardian

The UK’s ambitious target of slashing carbon emissions by more than half within 13 years is at risk because of government dithering on energy policy, industry professionals have warned. A survey by the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy sector, has found that four fifths of its members believe the UK is currently […]

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