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Day: March 17, 2018

UK won’t tolerate threat to life
Featured, United Kingdom

UK won’t tolerate threat to life

    Theresa May has used her party conference speech to warn Russia that the UK will never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens, as the crisis around the Salisbury nerve attack deepens. The Prime Minister said Moscow was in flagrant breach of international law over the incident which saw a Russian-made nerve agent release in the city. She said: Many Russians have made this country their home. And those who abide by our laws and make a contribution to our society will always be welcome. But we will never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens and others on British soil from the Russian Government. Saying that she had anticipated the move, the Prime Minister went on: The rule of law. Freedom of speech. The toleration of dissenting and minority vi...
Jam or cream first? Queen settles great scone debate
Featured, United Kingdom

Jam or cream first? Queen settles great scone debate

    few issues carry the contentions of the great scone debate: should the cream or the jam be spread first? Cream tea has been served in the UK since the 11th century and arguments surrounding the order of spreading the scone’s traditional toppings have ruminated ever since. While those in Devon typically spread the clotted cream first followed by jam, the Cornish tradition is to spread jam first followed by cream. Finally, we have some clarity on the issue, as it’s revealed how the Queen takes her scones. Jam first at Buckingham Palace garden parties Darren McGrady wrote on Twitter. The Queen always had homemade Balmoral jam first, the chef and author added in a subsequent tweet, with clotted cream on top at Buckingham Palace garden parties in the royal tea tent an...
UK National Lottery online accounts hacked again
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UK National Lottery online accounts hacked again

    Editorial Millions of National Lottery players were being told to change their passwords on Friday after accounts were hacked. Up to 150 accounts were attacked, with a handful falling victim to some limited activity, according to Lotto operator Camelot. The firm insisted no players had lost money. Cyber spooks were tonight probing the incident, which has been referred to the information watchdog. A Camelot spokesman said: ​​As part of our online security monitoring, we became aware of suspicious activity on a very small proportion of our players’ online National Lottery accounts. We reported this matter to the police and the Information Commissioner’s Office, and are liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre. We would like to make clear that there has been...