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Sister of beheaded teacher accuses France of failing to protect school staff | France

Sister of beheaded teacher accuses France of failing to protect school staff | France

The sister of Samuel Paty, the French teacher beheaded by an Islamist terrorist in 2020, has accused the authorities of failing to appreciate or act on the continuing threat extremists pose to school staff. Speaking after alleged death threats to a Paris headteacher, who resigned last week, Mickaëlle Paty said the state appeared to have learned little from her brother’s killing. Paty said there had been a “multitude of faults” by the school and education authorities, and ministers needed to study all the loopholes that could have led to her brother’s death. In particular, she accused them of ignoring his fears for his life after he and the school were named on social media, along with calls for violent action against him. “The intelligence service was able to identify all these elements, there was no flaw in the collection of information. But the problem is was what was done with it. It’s as if there was a pause, where they waited to see if there’s going to be an act.” It was “totally obvious that …

Hundreds of Border Force staff at Heathrow Airport to strike in April | UK News

Hundreds of Border Force staff at Heathrow Airport to strike in April | UK News

More than 600 Border Force officials at Heathrow Airport will strike for four days in April. The strike action will take place from 11-14 April, the PCS union announced. The workers, who carry out immigration controls and passport checks at Heathrow, voted by 90% to walk out over a new roster and imposed changes to shift patterns. The union said the changes could see 250 staff at the west London airport forced to lose their jobs by the end of next month. Fran Heathcote, general secretary of PCS, said: “Ministers have 14 days to withdraw these unfair and unnecessary proposals or our members at Heathrow will take strike action. “Consultation with staff has been a farce, with our members having little or no choice about the new arrangements.” Read more from Sky News:Disgraced ‘crypto king’ jailed for 25 yearsMan arrested over Gogglebox star’s death She added: “Ripping up flexible working arrangements is no way to treat staff especially, as the government says, their work is critical to our nation’s security. “Some members are heartbroken that …

Buzzfeed UK staff to move over to The Independent in multi-year licensing deal

Buzzfeed UK staff to move over to The Independent in multi-year licensing deal

Buzzfeed Inc CEO Jonah Peretti (left) and Independent CEO Christian Broughton (right). Pictures: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Buzzfeed Inc (left) and Dominic Ponsford, Press Gazette (right) Editorial and commercial staff at Buzzfeed UK (which includes Huffpost UK) are to move over to The Independent as part of a multi-year licensing deal. Buzzfeed Inc and Independent Digital News and Media Ltd (IDNM) said the partnership will see the businesses combine their publishing, data and advertising platforms “to allow commercial partners to seamlessly buy across their sites”. As part of the agreement The Independent will take over Buzzfeed’s sub-brands in the UK including food vertical Tasty UK, black British identity brand Seasoned and Huffpost UK. The Independent website has a monthly audience of 20 million in the UK, making it the sixth most popular online news brand according to Ipsos iris. None of the Buzzfeed UK brands feature in the top 50 UK news websites. Buzzfeed-Independent deal wants to create UK’s ‘biggest publisher network’ for young audiences Buzzfeed and Huffpost will remain separate brands under The Independent. …

Forest fined for improper behaviour of coaching staff

Forest fined for improper behaviour of coaching staff

Nottingham Forest have been fined 75,000 pounds ($95,000) after failing to ensure proper behaviour from their players and staff during their Premier League game against Liverpool, the FA said on Wednesday. The 1-0 defeat by Liverpool on March 2 ended in chaos after the final whistle when referee Paul Tierney was surrounded by Forest’s coaching team who were angered by his decision not to return the ball to the home side after a restart shortly before Liverpool’s 99th-minute winning goal. Coach Steven Reid, who was shown a red card, received a two-match touchline ban and was fined 5,000 pounds ($6,300) after he admitted in an FA hearing that his language towards the referee was abusive and insulting. “The club admitted that it failed to ensure its players and technical area occupants did not behave in an improper way after the final whistle,” the FA said in a statement. “The Club is advised to take greater responsibility for the behaviour of its players.” ($1 = 0.7918 pounds) Source link

Israel-Hamas war: Investigation launched into allegation two 7 October survivors were questioned by Border Force staff ‘because they were Israeli’ | UK News

Israel-Hamas war: Investigation launched into allegation two 7 October survivors were questioned by Border Force staff ‘because they were Israeli’ | UK News

The Home Secretary has confirmed an investigation is under way into claims two men, said to be survivors of the 7 October terror attack, were singled out by Border Force staff at Manchester Airport because they were Israelis. The Jewish Representative Council (JRC) of Greater Manchester and Region said the pair were at the Nova Music festival during the Hamas attack. In a letter to the Manchester Airport Group and published on X, formerly Twitter, the group said the pair had come to the UK to speak about their experiences, but said that on arrival at Manchester Airport they were told they needed to be questioned. The JRC also released a video of the incident in which a male Border Force officer tells the men to “keep quiet, look at me, are you clear with that?”. He goes on to say: “We are the bosses, not you”. In the letter the JRC says: “We write to address concerns about discriminatory treatment by Border Force officers towards two Jewish, Israeli nationals who arrived at Manchester Airport …

King ‘frustrated’ about speed of cancer recovery and is ‘pushing’ staff to be able to return to duties, says Peter Phillips | UK News

King ‘frustrated’ about speed of cancer recovery and is ‘pushing’ staff to be able to return to duties, says Peter Phillips | UK News

The King is “frustrated” about the speed of his cancer recovery and is “pushing” staff and doctors to be able to return to duties, according to his nephew, Peter Phillips. However, Mr Phillips – the son of Princess Anne, the Princess Royal – says the monarch is in “good spirits” and remains “pragmatic”. He made the comments during a trip to Australia where he took part in a rare televised interview, in which he praised his mother’s “work ethic” and described his family’s “huge affinity” with the country. Image: Peter Phillips. File pic: PA Speaking about the King’s recovery, he told Sky News Australia: “I think ultimately he’s hugely frustrated. “He’s frustrated that he can’t get on and do everything that he wants to be able to do. “He is very pragmatic, he understands that there’s a period of time that he really needs to focus on himself. “But at the same time he is always pushing his staff and everybody – his doctors and nurses – to be able to say ‘actually can I …

Hospital Staff Reportedly Tried to Access Kate Middleton’s Medical Records

Hospital Staff Reportedly Tried to Access Kate Middleton’s Medical Records

After reports that staff at the London Clinic tried to access Kate Middleton’s medical records, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, an independent body for data protection, has announced that they are investigating a potential breach at the hospital. “We can confirm that we have received a breach report and are assessing the information provided,” said an ICO spokesperson on Wednesday. In January, the Princess of Wales checked into the London Clinic, a private hospital in the city’s Marylebone district, for a “planned abdominal surgery” and hospital stay that lasted 13 nights. In its original statement, Kensington Palace declined to share further information about her specific condition, though sources close to the princess said that she may later reveal more information about her experience. In recent weeks, however, the speculation about Kate’s health became the center of a global frenzy and social media conspiracies. On Wednesday, ITV reported that the clinic was investigating three employees after an attempted breach of Kate’s medical records, adding that Kate was informed about the attempts as all patients usually are. …

Kate Middleton in hospital security breach as staff accused of accessing royal’s medical records

Kate Middleton in hospital security breach as staff accused of accessing royal’s medical records

A security breach has reportedly taken place at the private London hospital where the Princess of Wales underwent abdominal surgery in January. An investigation has been launched at the London Clinic after it was claimed that at least one member of staff had tried to access Kate’s private medical records. A hospital insider has told The Mirror: “This is a major security breach and incredibly damaging for the hospital, given its unblemished reputation for treating members of the Royal Family.  “Senior hospital bosses contacted Kensington Palace immediately after the incident was brought to their attention and assured the palace there would be a full investigation. “The whole medical staff have been left utterly shocked and distraught over the allegations and were very hurt that a trusted colleague could have allegedly been responsible for such a breach of trust and ethics.” In response, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “This is a matter for The London Clinic.” Kate spent 13 days in the private hospital following her surgery on 16 January. Details of the Princess’ condition have not been revealed but …

Silverlake staff train in EV dismantling to keep up with electric revolution

Silverlake staff train in EV dismantling to keep up with electric revolution

Colleagues at Silverlake Automotive Recycling in Hampshire have completed an EV dismantling course as the garage continues to process growing numbers of electric vehicles. Last year Silverlake dealt with 172 per cent more high voltage vehicles than in 2022, including a 94 per cent increase in fully electric and 218 per cent increase in hybrid vehicles. The business has therefore been proactive in equipping its staff with the skills needed to keep up with the EV revolution – including the NA International EV dismantling course. Read the March 2024 issue of The Business Magazine, including our feature on skills Participants on the course learned how to make high voltage vehicles safe before removing high voltage components and batteries, earning an Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) certificate upon completion. Tom Harvey, organisation development manager at Silverlake, said: “As of the end of February 2024, there are now over 1,000,000 fully electric cars on UK roads and a further 620,000 plug-in hybrids. “The automotive industry is evolving and we’re investing in our people and our facilities …

Foreign Office staff told to not describe Hamas as ‘terrorists’ | Politics | News

Foreign Office staff told to not describe Hamas as ‘terrorists’ | Politics | News

Foreign Office officials were told describing Hamas as “terrorists” was an “obstacle to peace” during a training session. Civil servants were also told Israel was a “white, settler colonialist nation”, according to whistleblowers. The Foreign Office has said many of the views expressed in the meeting are “wrong” and do not reflect the Government’s position. Academics from King’s College, London, led the training seminar at the Foreign Office’s headquarters in Whitehall, according to The Jewish Chronicle (JC). One expert is reported to have told attendees that there could be “no future without Hamas”, the same publication reports. Hamas is proscribed as a terrorist organisation in Britain as well as in the European Union and in countries including the United States. Membership and expressing support for the group is llegal in the UK and punishable by up to 14 years in prison. The seminar was attended by around 100 government officials, mainly online via a security vetted Microsoft Teams network, according to the JC. Several speakers are reported to have told officials that Hamas’s political wing …