Tag Archives: The Independant

Manchester bombing: First three victims named as vigil held in Lancashire

The first three victims of the devastating suicide bomb attack in Manchester have been named, as the desperate hunt for missing loved ones continues. The youngest was Saffie Rose Roussos, an eight-year-old girl taken with her sister by her mother, Lisa, to watch the concert by former child star Ariana Grande. Her 48-year-old mother is understood to be in intensive care under sedation ...

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Manchester bombing: Missing teenage girl found alive but search continues for her friend

Teenager Laura MacIntyre, who was reported missing after the Manchester bomb attack, has been been found in hospital suffering from serious burns. Laura, 15, and her friend Eilidh MacLeod, 14, had been missing since the deadly attack at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester arena on Monday night which left 22 people dead and around 59 injured. Eilidh is still unaccounted ...

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Seven in 10 Brits support 'world government' to protect humanity from global catastrophes

Nearly seven out of 10 people in the UK support the creation of a form of world government that would be able to force countries to deal with major risks facing the world such as climate change and nuclear weapons, according to a major new survey. And 62 per cent said they considered themselves to be “a global citizen” in ...

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Child labour exploitation referrals surge 63%, figures show

The number of children feared to be victims of labour exploitation in the UK has risen by more than 60 per cent in the past year, an analysis of government statistics has revealed. There were 1,575 referrals for labour exploitation in 2016, among whom 1,107 were adults and a record 468 were children – marking a significant 63 per cent increase. Overall referrals ...

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Senate committee probing Trump-Russia links issues two new subpoenas related to Michael Flynn

Former CIA director John Brennan told Congress he had personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the US presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump’s campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on it.  Meanwhile, a Senate committee issued two additional subpoenas to businesses of ousted Trump national security adviser ...

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World monuments light up with Union Jack as cities mourn Manchester attack

Cities around the world have lit up their iconic monuments in mourning the tragic attack on a concert in Manchester that has left 22 people dead and many other injured. While officials in the UK rushed to identify the suspect of the suicide bombing, and determine the extent of his network in the country that may also carry out an ...

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Critical terror threat: What does it mean, and what is Operation Temperer?

Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the terror threat in the UK to its highest level for the first time in a decade and activated Operation Temperer – allowing military personnel on the streets to free up police resources – for the very first time.  The announcement follows a blast outside a concert in Manchester  which left more than 20 ...

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Salman Abedi: Police probe Libyan links of Manchester bomber who killed 22

Security agencies are investigating whether Salman Abedi, named as the Manchester suicide bomber responsible for the slaughter of 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl, had any links with the Isis group which was set up in Libya. Abedi, 22, who was known to the security authorities, is reported to have been born in Manchester of Libyan parents, Ramadan Abedi and ...

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George Ford's drop in form down to Bath tactics, believes Eddie Jones, as fly-half steps forward to take responsibility

George Ford will not have too much of a change on his hands this summer when he returns to Leicester Tigers four years after leaving Welford Road for Bath, with his new-yet-familiar pastures also suited to his playing style after being forced to play against his natural game over the last few months. That’s the view of the England head coach, ...

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Theresa May upgrades terrorist threat level to 'critical' and puts soldiers on streets

Theresa May has announced the terror threat level in the UK is being raised to “critical” and soldiers will now be deployed on the streets to protect key sites, in a significant escalation of the policing response following the Manchester attack. The Prime Minister said that police in Manchester were working to establish whether or not arena bomber Salman Abedi, ...

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