There is only one piece of news that I could possibly touch on this week and it is the confirmation of planning permission for Britishvolt’s battery gigafactory. The investment at £2.6bn is one of the UK’s largest ever industrial investments and the most significant in the North East since Nissan established itself in Sunderland in the 1980s.
A special service was held to bless a boat which will carry a blind veteran on his journey across the Atlantic. As revealed in last week's News Post Leader, Steve Rees is aiming to set three world records as part of a bid to row across the Atlantic.
This week the Government has announced an extension to the COVID Local Support Grant which will see Northumberland residents benefit from an additional £934,132 of funding. This takes the total funding to more than £2.5million for a scheme that was introduced last December and will now run until this September.
The political map in Northumberland is set to be torn up, with the county expected to lose one of its MPs. England’s biggest local authority is currently represented in Westminster by four constituencies – Berwick-upon-Tweed, Blyth Valley, Hexham and Wansbeck. But under the latest proposals put forward by the Boundary Commission for England, this could be reduced to three, with Blyth and Wansbeck merged and a host of changes for the remaining two.
One 'boring but really important' change could improve your security posture significantly.But not everyone does it.If there's one thing an organisation should do to protect its network from cyber attacks, it's turn on automatic updates for security patches so cyber criminals and other malicious hackers can't exploit vulnerabilities which have already been fixed.
COVID-THEMED cyber crimes have driven the number of scams taken down by the UK's security agency up 15-fold.Among those crimes have been 43 fake NHS COVID-19 apps.The NHS COVID-19 app offers people in England and Wales a fast way to see if they’re at risk from coronavirus.
Huge surge in coronavirus-related cybercrime including fraudsters using fake NHS Covid apps to dupe victims causes 15-fold surge in scam takedowns during the pandemic
Cyber security experts have taken down more scams in the last 12 months than the previous three years combined - as coronavirus and NHS-themed cons rocketed during the pandemic.Experts oversaw a 15-fold rise in the removal of online campaigns compared to 2019, according to the National Cyber Security Centre.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has removed more scams from the internet last year than in the previous three years combined Fake NHS apps are among the covid-themed cyber crimes that have driven the number of scams taken down by the UK’s security agency up 15-fold.
The UK’s cyber security agency has taken down more scams in the last year than in the previous three years combined, with coronavirus and NHS-themed cyber crime among the surge.Experts oversaw a 15-fold rise in the removal of online campaigns compared to 2019, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
The revelation came from spooks at the National Cyber Security Centre ahead of a two-day conference Scammers exploited the coronavirus vaccine rollout to dupe victims into giving away personal information, spy chiefs revealed today.Fraudsters used the unprecedented inoculation scheme to try and harvest data by luring unsuspecting Britons to hand over details with emails and text messages.
The UK’s cybersecurity agency has warned that connected infrastructure could be targeted in cyberattacks and urged councils to better prepare themselves.Connected places – often called smart cities – use devices and sensors linked over a network to improve the efficiency of services, for example, configuring traffic lights to cut congestion.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced eight freeports and the Treasury says there won't be any more The North East will not get a second chance to bid for a freeport that could create 60,000 jobs, Treasury Ministers have revealed.
They want to see more frequent services between Newcastle and Berwick A bid is being made for more frequent train services at stations up and down Northumberland.
The third lockdown was the worst, says Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy People have paid "a very high price" during lockdowns, with damage to their mental health and an increase in those contemplating suicide, a North East MP has warned.