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Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England

London: Schoolchildren in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks. It is hoped 5,700 pupils aged 14 and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five-year pilot. Classroom and online teaching, “real-world challenges” and work experience ...

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Brexit impact on UK business

London: According to the survey, more than two thirds of those questioned said they had already taken action to respond to the vote, including putting contingency plans in place and analyzing the impact the different relationships Britain could have with the EU following its renegotiation. Of those taking action, 10 per cent said they were moving business outside of Britain. ...

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Victory for Theresa May as UK court

London: The British government welcomed the dismissal on Friday of a legal bid to force parliament to approve any attempt to take Britain out of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the single market as part of its exit from the European Union. The British Influence think-tank had argued that although last June’s referendum had resulted in a “leave” vote, ...

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Green hit by Christmas sales slide at Topshop

Former BHS owner’s flagship brand sees sales plunge 11% in key year-end trading. Topshop’s sales fell heavily over the crucial Christmas trading period, cranking up pressure on its billionaire owner Sir Philip Green as he tries to negotiate a settlement over the BHS pensions scandal. Like-for-like sales at the fast fashion chain dropped by almost 11% over the seven-week period ...

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UK banned Muslim girl

London: Mashuq Ally, a former head of equalities for Birmingham City Council, agreed saying there is no religious requirement for girls of infant school age to wear the hijab. He also pointed out that a faith school is allowed to set its own uniform policy and exempt from discrimination legislation. However, the local authority is supporting the school to ensure ...

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