Metropolitan police sharing footage with Facebook to counter terrorism

Metropolitan police sharing footage with Facebook to counter terrorism

London police will work with the social media giant Facebook to combat the live-streaming of terrorist attacks. From December, the Metropolitan Police will share footage from body-worn cameras used during training by its firearms unit. Facebook will use this video to develop artificial intelligence that can identify live-streamed gun attacks....

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First Tuesday Networking

First Tuesday Networking

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel Tuesday 1st October 6.30pm to 8.30pm KCCC networking events are known for their fun, relaxed atmosphere and we have a good mix of regular members and new guests. The evening will take place in the Scoff & Banter Bar and Restaurant at the historic Radisson...

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Disabled people to benefit from better journeys thanks to service station funding

Disabled people to benefit from better journeys thanks to service station funding

Toilets at 22 Motorway Service Areas are to be made more accessible for an estimated quarter of a million disabled people under new plans announced by the government. The new facilities which are expected to be completed in the early 2020s will be improved with more space and new equipment....

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Hundreds fined in crackdown on ‘cup and ball’ gaming

A ban on street gambling and ‘cup and ball’ games on the Lambeth side of Westminster Bridge is set to be extended into 2022, as the authority fines hundreds of offenders. Police and Lambeth Council officers have been enforcing the rule since February – despite it being in place since...

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In the Dark—95% of SMEs unaware of the legal rights of disabled employees

In the Dark—95% of SMEs unaware of the legal rights of disabled employees

Despite ambitious government policies to get a million disabled people into work over the next ten years, the latest ONS data shows a miniscule 5% increase since the 2017 goal, which would only see a total of merely 5,800 disabled people in work by 2027 if the pattern continues. In...

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Grenfel environmental results delayed due to volume

Grenfel environmental results delayed due to volume

Full results of tests to find out if soil around Grenfell Tower are contaminated will be shared with the community next month (October). Initially the results of tests carried out by environmental scientists working for AECOM were due to be shared with residents living around the Tower this month (September)....

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Rise in school exclusions linked to SEN funding and gang violence

Rise in school exclusions linked to SEN funding and gang violence

Teenagers with special-educational needs are being “cynically” excluded from schools and put in danger of being groomed by gangs, because there’s not enough money to support them. That’s the claim made by education consultant and former head teacher Tony Meehan, who says schools increasingly feel “tempted” to expel children who...

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New day centre in Lambeth for adults with learning disabilities

New day centre in Lambeth for adults with learning disabilities

A new £12m day centre with flats for adults with learning disabilities could be open in Lambeth from November 2020 in Coburg Crescent. This follows fears “for the future of the project in the current economic climate,” a council  report said. Building the resource centre was in the Labour administration’s...

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K&C residents encouraged to lead the way this Recycle Week

K&C residents encouraged to lead the way this Recycle Week

As thousands took to the streets on Friday to take part in the Global Climate Strike protests, London Recycles is calling on all Kensington & Chelsea residents to take action this Recycle Week and help protect our environment. New data released by WRAP shows that 62% of Londoners now recycle more...

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‘Extinction-Rebellion’ Banksy artwork in Westminster placed behind protective case

‘Extinction-Rebellion’ Banksy artwork in Westminster placed behind protective case

AN ARTWORK by internationally renowned graffiti artist Banksy which appeared during the Extinction Rebellion protest has been covered with a protective case to protect it. The artwork at one of the capital’s busiest roundabouts at Marble Arch features a kneeling child planting a tree and the words “From this moment...

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