National Crime Agency to ‘relentlessly pursue’ organised crime

On the day the NCA was launched, Mrs May also revealed the government’s serious and organised crime strategy, which includes plans to ensure criminal assets cannot be hidden by spouses, that assets are frozen earlier and that prison sentences are increased for criminals who fail to pay confiscation orders.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran ‘tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK’

Richard Ratcliffe, who met Mr Hunt on Monday afternoon, described how his wife was told by members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard that she would be “safer afterwards” if she spied on the UK Department for International Development and London-based organisation Small Media.

Modern slavery: Are British victims being failed in the UK?

Kevin Hyland, who was the UK’s first anti-slavery commissioner before leaving the role after a disagreement with the government last year, says one of the biggest factors behind low conviction rates is that few police forces have the issue within their policing and crime plans.

MI9: The spy agency that inspired James Bond gadgets – including bagpipe flamethrower

The design was only revealed once the blanket had been dipped in a bucket of water containing certain chemicals smuggled in separately in jam pots or dried milk tins.

Truck driver jailed for trying to smuggle almost £2million of cocaine into UK

“They also need the services of people like Kuchowicz to transport contraband across borders, so this serves as a reminder that those who attempt to smuggle drugs face being punished with a substantial prison sentence.”

Pro-EU Former UK Parliament Speaker Reportedly Earns Over £500K for Speeches and Punditry

“After stepping down from Westminster John shares his insights on the future of our politics and the lessons learned about driving change,” reads Bercow’s blurb on the Fedhead website. “He is also a seasoned raconteur with countless stories from the corridors of power and an eye out for anyone ‘chuntering from a sedentary position’.” In […]

Madison Digital wins SEO mandate for Indira IVF

Madison Digital, the digital advertising agency from Madison Media, has won the SEO mandate for Indira IVF, the fertility clinic chain in India.The account was won in a multi-agency pitch and the agency will handle all SEO-related work for Indira IVF.Nitiz Murdia, director, Indira IVF, said, “Infertile couples looking for fertility treatments these days are […]

UK waste incinerators three times as likely to be in deprived areas

“Their operation is approved by Public Health England and permitted by the Environment Agency, and each plant is only granted a permit if the agency determines it is in an appropriate location; any and all appropriate risk mitigation is in place; and the plant can meet its permit conditions. In particular, very strict emissions limits […]

Toxic pesticides banned for EU use exported from UK

Doug Parr, chief scientist at Greenpeace UK, said selling the pesticides was “exploitative hypocrisy” and urged ministers to end the practice. “The UK is at the heart of a European pesticide scandal that allows chemical giants to flood other countries – many of them poorer nations – with toxic chemicals on a major scale,” he […]

Two UK-built nanosatellites the size of a shoebox will be launched into orbit this month to track global ship movements thanks to £6 million government grant

The ‘hoover’ on a mission to clear up space: CleanSpace One… Did space junk destroy a Russian satellite? Experts sound… British project launches MOBILE PHONE into orbit – and… UK to launch first-ever satellite controlled by a mobile…