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London attack: Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker – BBC News

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Mr Rowley said work was continuing to understand more about the attackers, “their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else”. TV Jihadist Butt featured in a Channel 4 documentary last year about Islamist extremists with links to the jailed preacher Anjem Choudary. The married father-of-two could be seen in the programme arguing with police officers in the street, after displaying a flag used by IS in a London park. Two people in Barking, east London, had also raised concerns about Butt, the BBC’s home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani said. One man called the anti-terrorism hotline in […]

Sir David Attenborough regrets missed family time – BBC News

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Animal kinship A month after celebrating his 91st birthday, Sir David told interviewer Louis Theroux that he thinks about his own mortality “all the time”, because “it’s more and more likely that I’m going to die tomorrow.” Asked if he expects anything to happen afterwards, he said simply: “No.” On the subject of global warming, Sir David warned: “We should be very, very worried about it…. the land is being scorched, deserts are spreading, and the seas are warming – all those factors cause great changes in our fortunes.” When asked which animal he felt a kinship with, Sir David […]

Obituary: Peter Sallis – BBC News

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Image caption Peter Sallis (third from right) as Snug in a 1958 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream When hostilities ceased he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada). His first professional appearance came in 1946 and for the next six decades he was rarely out of work. Throughout the 1950s he made a name for himself as a reliable character actor playing everything from Shakespeare to Chekhov. Arguments I’d never had a political thought in my life Peter Sallis His first play with a star cast was a production of Three Sisters, where he appeared alongside Ralph […]

EY report: Scottish economy ‘stuck in slow lane’ – BBC News

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However, manufacturing output is predicted to grow in line with the overall economy for the first time since 2013, as weaker sterling and a pick-up in global demand “ultimately provide a boost to exports”. Image copyright PA Image caption Many Scottish infrastructure projects, including the Queensferry Crossing, are nearing completion He added: “Consumer spending, which last year proved surprisingly resilient and helped buoy the economy, is fading. “A weak labour market and rising inflation is putting further pressure on incomes and recent research reveals that households expect worsening economic conditions. “All of this means consumers are likely to be more […]

Oculus founder plots surveillance tech startup to help Trump build border wall

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Oculus co-founder Palmer LuckeyImage: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Dell If you thought the pioneering founder of virtual reality company Oculus, Palmer Luckey, was just going to fade into the shadows with his Facebook money, think again. While recent reports indicated that his second act might be a gaming company, it turns out that he’s also working on a security company that has an ominously familiar mission: policing immigration border walls. SEE ALSO: Oculus founder thinks this wild anime film is the likely future of AR Details about Luckey’s new startup were revealed on Sunday night in a report from the […]