Ireland shuts down health IT system after ransomware attack by malicious hackers

Ireland’s health authority has had to shut down its computer systems today after being targeted by malicious hackers.  The attack comes just one week after a fuel network in the US had to shut down its systems until a $5million ransom was reportedly paid. The Irish attack was blamed on international criminals and was said … Read more

Walsall Council is blasted for blowing taxpayers’ money on ‘Super Mario Brothers’ green plant pots

A council has been blasted for blowing taxpayers’ cash on ‘garish’ giant green plant pots that left the town centre ‘looking like something from Super Mario Brothers’. Walsall Council forked out thousands of pounds on around 15 massive planters to ‘promote a feeling of wellbeing and safety’ in the Black Country town.  But residents have … Read more

Campaigners lose fight to save 450-year-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry in East London

The government has approved plans for American developers to turn the 450-year-old bell foundry that cast Big Ben into a boutique hotel.   The Whitechapel Bell Foundry in east London has made some of the most famous bells in history, including those in St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the original Liberty Bell – an icon of … Read more

Council is blasted for blowing taxpayers’ cash on ‘Super Mario Brothers’ green plant pots

A council has been blasted for blowing taxpayers’ cash on ‘garish’ giant green plant pots that left the town centre ‘looking like something from Super Mario Brothers’. Walsall Council forked out thousands of pounds on around 15 massive planters to ‘promote a feeling of wellbeing and safety’ in the Black Country town.  But residents have … Read more

Peregrine falcon found dead near Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ Downing Street home

Peregrine falcon found dead near Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ Downing Street home may have been shot, police fear Peregrine falcon found with ‘blood spot’ on its abdomen in Whitehall, London  Conservationists believe the bird may have been shot and killed with an air rifle  Wild birds protected under UK law and there are 1,500 pairs … Read more

Ireland shuts down health IT system after ransomware attack

Ireland shuts down its healthcare IT system following ransomware attack, a week after hackers hit US fuel pipeline  Ireland’s Health Service Executive has confirmed the systems closure today The hacking comes a week after a US company had to pay out $5mill in ransom Non-emergency patients have been  told to stay at home as heathcare … Read more