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High taxes could hasten bank moves from Britain after Brexit

“LONDON (Reuters) – Britain risks driving banks overseas if current high levels of taxation on the industry are maintained after Brexit, a bank lobby group said on Wednesday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Banks face higher taxes than other firms in Britain, after an additional corporation tax surcharge and levy on assets were imposed after the crisis.UK Finance, which represents the country’s finance sector, has published research showing a typical bank in London has a higher tax burden than in rival international financial centres.Finance firms paid a record 75…

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Russian Embassy claims UK-based cyber attack launched against its website

“A spokesman for the Russian Embassy said: “According to preliminary assessments by our IT-specialists the hacker attack highly likely originated from UK territory.”” writes Stephen Harper for telegraph.co.uk. The Russian Embassy in London has claimed its website was targeted by hackers based in the UK. Officials at the consul said an investigation into the cyber attack, which took place on Monday, determined it was  “highly likely” to have originated in UK territory.The Kremlin has been accused of waging cyberwarfare against the West and has faced down the UK over accusations it ordered a…

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Arrest After Knife-Wielding Man Filmed Swearing At London Van Driver

“Metropolitan Police officers in Tower Hamlets said the 50-year-old man is being held at a police station in east London” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. MPS Tower Hamlets said: “We are aware of a video circulating on social media in relation to an incident in Tower Hamlets.A 50-year-old man was today (Sunday 16th) arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and a public order offence. “He is in custody at an east London police station.” The clip, released over the weekend, showed a man swearing at a driver…

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Parrot Uses Alexa to Order Watermelon, Lightbulbs While Owner Is Out

“Rocco, who lives with Marion Wischnewski in Berkshire, U.K., has attempted to order everything from kites and lightbulbs through Alexa since moving to her home” reports newsweek.com. A peckish parrot has been caught ordering strawberries, a watermelon and even a water boiler through his foster owner’s electronic personal assistant. Source: newsweek.com Share This:

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Fireworks, knives and microwaves used to attack ambulances, investigation finds

“Regular attacks on ambulances are “consciously inhibiting” the ability of paramedics to do their jobs, it has been claimed” writes Telegraph Reporters for telegraph.co.uk. “They are consciously inhibiting the ability of our enormously hardworking and dedicated paramedics to do their jobs, and it risks taking ambulances off the road.”.  Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Sadiq Khan Urged To Take ‘Drastic Action’ Over Violent Crime

“Wire Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, has been tasked with reducing violent crime” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been told to take “urgent and drastic action” over violent crime, as the number of homicides in the capital this year increased to the highest level in a decade.The scheme aims to use the public health approach to crime, successfully used in Scotland, where police, housing, health and care workers join together. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Why Duchess Meghan’s aide is really leaving

“Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry will bid farewell to private secretary Samantha Cohen this spring, Us Weekly has confirmed” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. After rising in the ranks, she became assistant private secretary to Queen Elizabeth and then press secretary, and Elizabeth appointed her as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 2016. Source: aol.com Share This:

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Uber reportedly wants to offer London bus and Tube data in its app

“Uber is seeking to partner with London’s transport authority to incorporate Tube and bus timetables into its app, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The newspaper said Uber’s long-term ambitions include accepting payments on behalf of TfL and building a journey planner that would integrate public transportation data, including live updates, into the Uber app.The reported partnership would heighten competition between Uber and CityMapper, a London-based public transit app that includes bus, rail and driving directions and schedules. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Uber plans to integrate London bus, Tube timetables into its app: FT

“(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is planning to integrate into its app the bus and Tube timetables of Transport for London, the government body in charge of the capital’s transport network, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The move would put Uber into direct competition with venture capital-backed start-up Citymapper, the report said. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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