Risk Digest: 21st April 2017

Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 21st  April 2017

Information Security

‘One in five’ British businesses hacked by cyber criminals

One in five British companies has been hacked by cyber criminals over the past year, a new survey has indicated.


Free hacking tools ‘help young into cyber-crime’

Free, easy-to-use hacking tools help many young people slip into a life of cyber-crime, according to a report.

Health & Safety

Why we added ‘security’ to the health and safety team at Tideway

been embedded within the health and safety team at Thames Tideway Tunnel? Steve Hails, director of health, safety and wellbeing at the project, tells SHP about the decision to add security to his portfolio, and what it means for the business.


12 million incident free hours: Building a high-performance safety culture at Bapco

Ahmed Khalil, director of health and safety at the Bahrain Petroleum company (Bapco), is one of the most experienced safety executives in the Gulf. Beginning his career as a fireman, Khalil has worked his way up the ranks and built one of the preeminent safety cultures in the region.

Business Continuity

Debenhams to consider closing up to 10 stores

The department store unveils a plan to improve the online part of its business and to boost its appeal as a “destination”.


Sports Direct breaks into US market

Sports Direct has snapped up the US sports clothing and outdoor equipment chains Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports in a $101m (£79m) deal.


Millions of Native Oysters to be returned to the Solent

New project aims to restore what was once Europe’s largest oyster fishery, off the south coast of England.


Coffee chains trial fully compostable cup and lid

The company that has designed the cup describes the invention made from eucalyptus as a “world first”.

Heat Networks


Big six energy firms braced for government price crackdown

New rules are expected to be implemented as soon as next week, most likely in form of price cap on standard variable tariffs

OPEC oil cuts could continue, Saudi minister suggests

Khalid al-Falih referred to a deal made in November by oil producers to cut production by more than one million barrels per day.

Mental Health


Seeing as it’s National Tea Day, here’s how to make the perfect brew (according to an expert herbalist)

If you’re an avid tea drinker, you probably think you’ve got the method of making a good cuppa nailed.


The 30 best places for afternoon tea, as chosen by Telegraph experts

It’s National Tea Day today and what better way to celebrate than with a top-notch finger sandwiches and dainty pastries, crisp tablecloths and the tinkle of teaspoons on saucers?


Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard.


Mark Zuckerberg confirms Facebook is working on mind-reading technology

Facebook is developing technology to let users communicate using only their thoughts, the internet giant confirmed on Wednesday night.

Summer 2015 Budget


GOING FOR GOLD: political uncertainty in Europe could see metal hit £1050 An Ounce

Nervous investors are continuing their gold spree as political uncertainty continues to drive demand.


IMF says global financial stability has improved

Global financial stability has continued to improve, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund.


EU Parliament chief says ‘UK would be welcomed back if country abandons Brexit’

The president of the European Parliament has indicated that Britain would be welcomed back into the EU fold if the government were to abandon its Brexit bid after the upcoming General Election.


Theresa May restates pledge to cut net migration to tens of thousands

The Tory PM reaffirms her support for the flagship promise, despite failing to achieve it during six years as home secretary.

The Lighter Side     

Mystery surrounds treasure trove of gold coins hidden in piano in Shropshire

The coins are 91.7% gold and would have been worth more than the price of a house at the time they were hidden in the instrument.


Huge herd of cows invade train platform in Kent

Travelers on the London-to-Uckfield train line were probably not that surprised to hear their service faced delays on Saturday afternoon.



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