Latest British government Stories

ISPs, Parliament Launch Lawsuit Against Britain's GCHQ Over Spying
2014-07-02 10:50:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a twist that seems more fitting of a John Grisham courtroom-based drama than a James Bond adventure the British spy community is reportedly being sued by a number of Internet Service Providers as well as members of Parliament. Last year classified documents released by former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst Edward Snowden revealed a number of American surveillance programs, while also exposing the fact that Great Britain's...

2012-07-10 11:29:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The British government announced it will be throwing in a $186 million investment in the U.K. aerospace industry. The latest investment  is a split between the taxpayer and the private sector, including an investment to help fund the development of low-carbon engines. The money includes an investment of $62 million each in a program steered by Rolls-Royce to develop greener aircraft engines. Joint investments of $23 million...

UK Increasingly Targeted In Cyber Attacks
2011-10-31 09:54:30

The United Kingdom has suffered a series of “disturbing” cyber attacks, including a recent serious, yet unsuccessful, assault on the Foreign Office´s network, Iain Lobban, the director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), said on Monday. GCHQ, the UK´s spy agency similar to the National Security Agency in the US, handles operations such as intelligence-gathering and code-busting and is the heart of Britain´s cyber defenses. Lobban told British...

2011-04-12 05:59:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICL (TASE:ICL), a multinational fertilizer and specialty chemicals company, today announced that geological studies conducted by Cleveland Potash Limited ("CPL"), ICL Fertilizers' British potash mining business unit, indicate that more than a billion tons of polyhalite ore are located in its Boulby mines beneath the potash that it currently mines. CPL, the only potash manufacturer in England, carries out mining activities below...

2011-01-07 00:00:48

The British government has invited organisations to register their interest in forming a technology and innovation centre focused on the area of high value manufacturing. The centre will be the first of an elite £200 million national network of centres, to be established and overseen by the Technology Strategy Board, that will work in partnership with universities and businesses to help commercialise the results of research in specific technology areas where there are potential...

2010-03-23 08:30:00

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) welcomes the British Government's response to Lord Drayson's Space Innovation and Growth Strategy report. This morning, Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills announced a program of support that included the launch of the UK's first national space agency, a small satellite program to showcase state of the art technologies to the world, and the formation of a working group to give serious consideration to a dedicated UK...

2009-09-22 06:35:46

Illegal file sharers are bringing discord among British musicians, as singer Lily Allen voices her disagreement with a statement from a group of artists that includes Annie Lennox and Radiohead. The debate centers around a recent proposal by the British government to stop illegal music downloaders from accessing the Internet, reported Reuters. The proposals outlined last month included demanding that Internet Service Providers take action against those who repeatedly download files illegally,...

2009-09-13 14:46:31

The Department for Culture Media and Sport says the British government will lift its ban on product placement on television to help struggling networks. The Sunday Times of London said the reported regulation change by the government could result in British broadcasters enjoying a boost of nearly $167 million thanks to product placement sales. The ongoing recession has left many British commercial broadcasting groups like ITV facing hard financial times, The Times said. The current rules...

2009-08-27 12:16:43

British nurses are criticized for several alleged cases of mistreatment of more than a dozen older hospital patients in a report released Thursday. The report by the Patients Association, a health watchdog organization, mentions 16 incidents of people said to be left lying in their own feces and urine, having call bells taken away and being left without food, The Times of London reported online. The association urged the British government and the regulating Care Quality Commission to...

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