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Customers Angry Carphone Hack Kept ‘Secret’

Customers Angry Carphone Hack Kept ‘Secret’

Some customers say they should have been informed of a huge hack when it was first discovered on Wednesday, not three days later.

Carphone Warehouse customers are asking why the company took three days to inform them of a data breach that may have compromised the personal details of up to 2.4 million people.

Users took to Twitter to vent their frustration that customers were not immediately made aware when the breach was first discovered on Wednesday.

“How timely of carphone warehouse to delay announcement of hacking to weekend when banking services are most difficult to contact,” Menna Flavell tweeted. read more

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Lancashire Homes Forced To Boil Water Due To Cryptosporidium Bug

Lancashire Homes Forced To Boil Water Due To Cryptosporidium Bug

More than 300,000 households in Lancashire have been told to boil drinking water after contamination with a microbial parasite.

Routine tests by United Utilities found traces of cryptosporidium at Franklaw water treatment works outside Preston.

Some customers said they were not alerted quickly enough but the company said it had done “everything possible”.

Traces of the parasite, which can cause gastrointestinal complaints, were reducing, said a spokesman. read more

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Man thought to have walked entire Channel tunnel

Man thought to have walked entire Channel tunnel

Suspected illegal immigrant, a Sudanese national, detected inside tunnel less than 1km from Folkestone terminal.

A suspected illegal immigrant is understood to have walked almost the entire length of the 31-mile (50km) Channel tunnel from France before being apprehended by Kent police close to the tunnel exit at Folkestone.

The man, who is a Sudanese national, was detected inside the tunnel less than 1km from the Folkestone terminal at 6.13pm on Tuesday.

Kent police said in a statement: “Kent police officers investigating an incident where a man was located in the Channel tunnel near to its exit at the Folkestone terminal at 6.13pm on 4 August have charged a man. read more

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A new Train Signalling System Being Tried Out In The UK Could Be Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

A new Train Signalling System Being Tried Out In The UK Could Be Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

A new railway signalling system being trialled in the UK could be vulnerable to a cyber attack which could cause a train crash, a government adviser has warned

Professor David Stupples told the BBC the European Rail Traffic Management System, a new digital system aimed to make lines safer, could be exposed to malicious software, or malware, used to cause a “nasty accident”.

The internet security expert at City University said government ministers feared the possible threat of hacking and the biggest could come from an insider.

“It’s the clever malware that actually alters the way the train will respond. So, it will perhaps tell the system the train is slowing down, when it’s speeding up,” he said. read more

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12 Months To Go To The Rio Olympics

12 Months To Go To The Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro will be one-year away from the 2016 Olympics Games opening ceremony.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – You can already feel the emotion and excitement building up. On August 5.

Just imagine Rio de Janeiro packed with thousands of fans from around the World, cheering their athletes and enjoying this magnificent city.

Within a year, Brazil will be welcoming 10,500 Olympicathletes representing 205 countries. Seven-and-a-half million tickets will be sold for 28 different sports and 42 disciplines. read more

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First new Thameslink Train Arrives At Three Bridges Depot

First new Thameslink Train Arrives At Three Bridges Depot

The first of 115 new trains for the Thameslink network has arrived in West Sussex to begin tests.

The Class 700 Desiro City fleet is intended to ease overcrowding on the north-south route from Bedford to Brighton through central London.

Initial testing will be carried out at Three Bridges depot, then on the Brighton line before the train carries the first passengers next spring.

Thameslink said the new trains would transform the service for passengers. read more

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The Night Tube Start Service in London in September

The Night Tube Start Service in London in September

Night Tube Start Date Postponed As Talks Continue

When the night tube is suposed to start the RMT has confirmed that they still plan to strike on these dates.

In the early hours of 12 September we will launch our night time Tube service.

The Night Tube will support London’s 24-hour lifestyle by offering a round-the-clock service on Fridays and Saturdays, on five lines: the Jubilee, Victoria, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines. read more

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Tube Strike 5 August

Tube Strike 5 August

The strike is going ahead  from 18,30 on wednesday

On Wednesday, Tube services will stop running at 18:30, so please complete your journey by then and travel earlier if possible. Tubes are expected to be exceptionally busy between 16:30 and 18:30.

DLR, London Overground, tram and TfL Rail services will be running as normal. All of these services are expected to be much busier than usual.

To see more information on what services are affected click here

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Cilla Black Dies Aged 72

Cilla Black Dies Aged 72

Singer and TV star Cilla Black, who enjoyed a 50-year showbusiness career, has died aged 72, police in Spain say.

The 1960s singing star became a popular TV celebrity on such shows as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

Born Priscilla White in Liverpool, Black changed her name to launch a singing career with hits such as Anyone Who Had a Heart and You’re My World.

She made her TV debut in 1968 with her own BBC One primetime series and went on to host a number of shows for ITV. read more

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The Migrant Crisis in Calais

The Migrant Crisis in Calais

The British and French governments are coming under increasing pressure to deal with the migrant crisis in Calais from where thousands of people have tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to get to the UK.

Thousands of migrants who are camped in Calais are attempting to reach the UK by crossing the Channel.

Some try to stow away on lorries bound for cross-Channel ferries. During recent strikes by French ferry workers, which closed the Channel Tunnel, migrants openly tried to board lorries stuck in traffic on the roads leading to the port. There have also been some reports of migrants attempting to stow away in people’s cars. read more

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