Today’s headlines – 5th September

By 5th September 2017News stories

Bell Pottinger expelled from PR body after South Africa race row
Financial Times- David Bond
Bell Pottinger has been expelled from its industry body, the Public Relations and Communications Association, after being found guilty of four breaches of its code of conduct in South Africa.

University secrets are stolen by cybergangs
The Times- Peter Yeung, Rosemary Bennett
A Times’s freedom of information request has revealed that cybersecurity attacks on institutions, including Oxford, Warwick and University College London, have doubled over the past two years to 1,152 incidents in 2016-17. Experts say hackers are targeting scientific, engineering and medical advances, including information linked to missiles.

Oxford in attack on ‘pay lies’ of ministers
The Daily Telegraph- Kate McCann, Steven Swinford
Oxford University has accused the government of “mendacious” behaviour as universities minister Jo Johnson prepares to announce plans to stop the “upwards-ratcheting” of salaries by linking pay to performance. It follows on from reports that the Prime Minister is preparing to relax the 1% cap on public sector pay.

North Korea is begging for war, warns US
The Guardian- David Smith
The US believes North Korea is “begging for war” and has asked the UN to impose the toughest sanctions possible on the country after Donald Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in agreed that Sunday’s nuclear tests were an “unprecedented” provocation.

North Korea ‘begging for war,’ America tells UN
The Independent – Andrew Buncombe
The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says North Korea is “begging for war” after it tested a thermonuclear device. Switzerland is prepared to act as a mediator to the two countries.

1% public sector pay cap to end
i (The paper for today)- Richard Vaughan
Theresa May is preparing to lift the 1% pay cap limit with ministers due to send letters out for a new remit for the public sector review bodies within weeks. Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to make the 1% restraint, enforced since 2010, the centrepiece of his autumn Budget.

Terror chief’s ‘home-grown Jihadi’ warning
Daily Mail – Chris Greenwood
Senior police chief Neil Basu has warned that isolated communities present the UK with an unprecedented terror threat with illegal Islamic schools and ‘unregulated’ education becoming a breeding ground for home-grown terrorists.

Baby No 3 for Kate and Wills
Daily Express- Richard Palmer
Royal baby fever engulfed Britain yesterday after an announcement was made following Kate’s cancellation of an official engagement due to suffering acute morning sickness.

How many more girls are there, Wayne?
The Daily Mirror- Paul Byrne
Coleen Rooney has demanded for her husband Wayne to tell her the truth about his night with Laura Simpson.

The Warsaw act
The Sun- Jack Royston
Kate and Wills are expecting their third child with suggestions made that the baby was conceived on their recent trip to Poland.

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