Amazon UK now has over 100 instant-order Dash buttons – Engadget

As expected, the large majority of new additions are household products. Brands like Bold, Calgon and Cillit Bang now have their own one-click buttons, as do pet food companies like Purina, Wagg, Bakers and Felix. The English Tea Shop, Evian and Vitacoco have also been added for customers who value hydration. Amazon UK’s Dash catalog […]

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK – BBC News

Media captionDr Ursula Brennan: “We are in crisis at the moment in Northern Ireland” The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for […]

UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance – TechCrunch

UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance – TechCrunch

Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people. It has also obtained letters it says show the intelligence agencies’ oversight body had not been informed that UK intelligence agencies had shared bulk databases of personal […]

UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of his 34-year career – CBS News

LONDON — Britain’s domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faces has accelerated at an alarming pace and is worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency, also known as the Security Service, is constantly expanding […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Weather warnings lifted as storm passes – BBC News

Media captionHigh winds caused damage across Ireland Weather warnings have been lifted after the storm caused by the remnants of Ophelia moved away from the UK. Some 50,000 UK homes lost power during the storm – mainly in Northern Ireland – but most have been reconnected. However, in the Republic of Ireland, where three people […]

Sainsbury’s to cut 2000 jobs across UK – The Guardian

Sainsbury’s is axing 2,000 store and back office roles as the supermarket chain looks to slash costs by £500m amid an intensifying price war with Aldi and Lidl. The retailer is restructuring its HR departments, getting rid of 1,400 store-based clerks and another 600 staff based in the back offices that serve the chain as […]

UK facing most severe terror threat ever, warns MI5 chief – The Guardian

Britain is facing its most severe ever terrorist threat and fresh attacks in the country are inevitable, according to the head of Britain’s normally secretive domestic intelligence service in a rare public speech. Andrew Parker, the director general of MI5, said the UK had seen “a dramatic upshift in the threat” from Islamist terrorism this […]