Staff at the UK’s biggest summer events are to be trained in how to react in the event of a terrorist incident as part of Counter Terrorism Policing’s second annual Summer Security campaign. As the UK prepares to kick off the summer months with a busy May Bank Holiday weekend filled with festivals, concerts and sporting events, police security experts will again be working in partnership with event organisers to ensure that safety and security remains top of the agenda.Launched for the first time last year in response to the terror attacks in both London and Manchester, Summer Security has already delivered advice, best practice and training to thousands of festival workers, staff and security guards across the UK.This year, experts from Counter Terrorism Policing will once again be working in partnership with organisers at major entertainment and sporting venues up and down the country to ensure that thousands more staff will be able to minimise the chance of attacks and … [Read more...] about Counter Terrorism Policing launches security campaign for summer events in the region and UK
FATHER'S DAY is one of those dates you really don't want to forget - but it can prove annoyingly hard to keep track of, because the date changes every year. We've already celebrated our mums this year with Mothering Sunday, and dad's special day is Sunday June 17! Here’s all you need to know... When is Father’s Day and why do we celebrate it? Each year in the UK Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday of June - which falls on June 17 in 2018. According to one tale, Father's Day first began because of a woman named Grace Golden Clayton from Fairmount, West Virginia. Father’s Day 2018 gift guide: 17 great presents you can give to your dad this Father’s Day An orphan, Grace lobbied her local Methodist ministers for a church service to honour fathers in 1908. The story goes that she was inspired to do this after a mining disaster killed 362 local men. Their deaths orphaned more than 1,000 children and Grace wanted to pay tribute to the … [Read more...] about When is Father’s Day 2018 and why is the UK date different to other countries?
A BRITISH mosque put together an informative schedule to help those observing Ramadan remember a very specific set of prayer times. Muslims must fast in the day during Ramadan and so it is important they observe closely the hours of sunset and sunrise. Ramadan timetable 2018 The East London Mosque, which is in Whitechapel, has formed a timetable with all the significant times Muslims in the capital must remember from the beginning of Ramadan on Thursday. The schedule shows the prayer times for each day of Ramadan, which ends on June 15. It highlights the time of sunrise, which is as early as 4.40am in the latter stages of the holy month. Prayer times for other UK cities vary slightly as the prayer times themselves are dictated by the position of the sun. How often do Muslims pray during Ramadan? Muslims are encouraged to pray five times a day during the holy month in what is called salat. These prayers remind Muslims of God and the many opportunities to seek guidance and … [Read more...] about Ramadan timetable 2018 – prayer, fasting and Itfar and Suhur meal times for the UK
UK 26 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44266135 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsIrish abortion referendum A landslide vote in favour of overturning Ireland's abortion ban gives "hope" to Northern Ireland, UK minister Penny Mordaunt has said. The referendum result has sparked calls for the issue to … [Read more...] about UK minister urges NI abortion law change
UK 26 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-44266857 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit Talks between the UK and the European Union need to "speed up" if a deal on a future relationship can be made in time for Brexit, the EU's negotiator says. Speaking in Lisbon, Michel Barnier said the UK needed to … [Read more...] about UK ‘playing hide and seek’ in EU talks