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Cash Converters admit to a data breach on their website, the board of governors at a primary school fined after a pupil is injured, 7 steps to a successful staff wellbeing survey and many more articles bought to you from around the web.

Information Security

“High Street pawnbroker Cash Converters has warned customers about a data breach on its website.” Read the full article here.

 

“One of the UK’s cyber-defence chiefs has accused Russia of having attacked Britain’s media, telecommunications and energy sectors over the past year.” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“A wood waste company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker was killed when he fell four metres from a walking floor trailer in South Yorkshire while manually un-sheeting the unit.” Read the full article here.

 

“The board of governors at a primary school has been fined after a pupil’s fingers became trapped in a toilet door.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“Big increases in the price of fish, fats and vegetables have driven food price inflation to the highest level in more than four years.” Read the full article here.

 

“Problems at a major UK chicken supplier forced to suspend operations over hygiene concerns were “not a one-off”, MPs have claimed.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.” Read the full article here.

 

“The Environment Agency and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the North East are carrying out joint visits to check waste sites are abiding by the law.” Read the full article here.


Business Continuity

“When it comes to cyber attacks, Gareth Griffiths says that having a comprehensive business continuity plan is no use if the backups themselves are not secure. Using the example of UK NHS Trusts, Gareth explains why there needs to be more emphasis on the robustness of protection.” Read the full article here.

 

“As organizational preparation for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation gathers speed, Dan Martland and Iain Finlayson highlight an area which can easily be overlooked.” Read the full article here.


Energy

“Centrica has revealed plans to build a single 100MW battery energy storage system in Ireland for delivery by 2022 to take advantage of capacity market and grid services opportunities currently under development.” Read the full article here.

 

“Changes to China’s energy mix amid President Xi Jinping’s push for an “energy revolution” have the potential to accelerate the global transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy sources, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“Choir members, including people with mental health problems, say their wellbeing and connectedness have improved since singing together” Read the full article here.

 

“Too often, staff wellbeing surveys are a waste of time and tell leaders little about the reality of staff happiness, says this senior leader” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road.” Read the full article here.

 

“Ian Sample looks to the future and asks what might the technologies of tomorrow look like? And how might they change our world?” Read the full article here.


Financial Conduct

Finance

“The latest revelations about offshore tax havens have renewed the perception that the rich and powerful are able to avoid tax and escape scrutiny, but there is another problem: they distort the UK’s balance of payments data.” Read the full article here.

 

“London (Reuters) – As the debate over wealth inequality rages, a paradox is expected to play out over the next five years: the share of people in the lowest strata will decline, while the wealth of the world’s richest will grow faster than any other group.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“Record levels of EU nationals are now working in the UK, official figures have revealed.” Read the full article here.

 

“A senior cabinet minister has hinted that Theresa May could back down on her attempt to fix the date of Brexit as 29 March 2019 in the face of a serious Conservative revolt.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side    

“A man who reported his car stolen in 1997 was finally reunited with his motor and had the realisation that the four wheels were never stolen, he had just forgotten where his vehicle was parked.” Read the full article here.

 

“Heart-warming video of a baby hippo enjoying life at Cincinnati Zoo.” Watch the video here.


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