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Britain’s 5G network security review ongoing: PM May’s spokesman

FILE PHOTO: A 5G sign is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s review of its 5G network resilience is still ongoing, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday after the Financial Times reported that security chiefs had concluded they could manage any risks arising from Huawei’s involvement. The FT said on Sunday that Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre had found that the risks arising from the use of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in…

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Sheela-na-gigs: The naked women adorning Britain’s churches

Image copyright Sheela Na Gig project Image caption This sheela-na-gig at Oaksey in Wiltshire boasts “pendulous breasts” and a vulva “extended almost to her ankles” For hundreds of years carvings of naked women have sat provocatively on churches across Britain. But who created them – and why? Look at these, my child-bearing hips Look at these, my ruby red ruby lips… Sheela-na-gig, Sheela-na-gig You exhibitionist The year is 1992 and the singer-songwriter PJ Harvey is performing Sheela-Na-Gig, the most successful single from her critically acclaimed album Dry. But unless you’re…

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Britain’s FT says allegations over Wirecard reporting are false

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Financial Times rejected as “baseless and false” any allegations accusing the newspaper or its reporters of market manipulation or unethical reporting in relation to German payments company Wirecard. On Monday Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said that German authorities have opened an investigation into an FT journalist over reports about Wirecard. The FT has published a series of reports alleging fraud and creative accounting at Wirecard, which the Germany company has rejected as defamatory, saying it would sue the newspaper. Reporting by Rachel Armstrong; Editing by David Goodman…

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Sports 

Boxing: Britain’s Fury signs bumper broadcast deal with ESPN

(Reuters) – British heavyweight Tyson Fury has signed a broadcast deal under which his fights will be shown exclusively on ESPN platforms in the United States. FILE PHOTO – Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester United v Arsenal – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – December 5, 2018 Tyson Fury on the pitch at half time REUTERS/Darren Staples No financial details were disclosed, but British newspaper the Daily Mail reported on Monday that the deal was worth 80 million pounds ($103 million), while the BBC reported that it covered Fury’s…

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Lifestyle 

Britain’s Prince Charles to make first royal visit to Cuba in March

FILE PHOTO: Charles, the Prince of Wales and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall visit the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in Parliament Square to commemorate its 10th anniversary, in London, Britain February 5, 2019. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will become the first members of the royal family to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba in March, in a trip intended to underscore a growing bilateral relationship. The visit will form part of a wider tour that will include…

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It’s complicated, says Britain’s MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue

MUNICH (Reuters) – Britain should avoid relying on a monopoly provider of equipment in new 5G mobile networks, but there are no easy answers to concerns about using Chinese supplier Huawei, the chief of Britain’s foreign intelligence service said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A 3-D printed Huawei logo is seen in front of displayed 5G words in this illustration taken February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and U.S.-led allegations…

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The battle over Britain’s newest student movement

Image copyright Turning Point UK Image caption Turning Point UK’s leaders as pictured on the group’s original website To say that the launch of Britain’s newest right-wing student organisation suffered a few snags is a bit like reporting that Brexit negotiations have not all been plain sailing. Turning Point UK (TPUK) is an offshoot of Turning Point USA, a controversial and staunchly pro-Trump presence on American campuses. The group announced its arrival last week, proclaiming itself a cheerleader for capitalism, free speech and limited government. It was enthusiastically received by…

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Sports 

Bets off for Britain’s bookies after horse flu outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) – A shutdown in British horse racing due to an outbreak of equine influenza is costing the bookmaking industry tens of millions of pounds, Betfair said on Friday, and could get much worse if the outbreak is prolonged. Horse Racing – Kempton Park – Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, Britain – February 8, 2019 General view of a horse being ridden at the racecourse after the meeting is cancelled following the confirmed outbreak of equine flu Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley Race meetings will be postponed in Britain…

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World Marathon Challenge: Britain’s Susannah Gill wins after runs in seven continents

The 34-year-old battled the elements in destinations as diverse as Cape Town, Dubai and Antarctica British runner Susannah Gill has won the World Marathon Challenge after completing seven marathons across seven continents in seven days. Gill ran a gruelling 295km (183 miles) in world record time, burning up to 5,000 calories a day. The 34-year-old crossed the finish line in Miami on Wednesday night in a time of 3 hours 26 minutes 24 seconds. “It was a crazy ambition that I wanted to do. The challenge seemed absolutely irresistible to…

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Britain’s first female black headteacher

In 1969 Yvonne Conolly became Britain’s first female black headteacher. Arriving from Jamaica in the early 60s she had worked her way up the teaching profession. When she was made headmistress of a London primary school she received racist abuse from some people but refused to let them define her relationship with the children she taught. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there. Source link

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