AS Christmas roars towards us like a festive freight train, it's important to know the last days you can send off your gifts to make sure they get there on time. So when are the last posting dates and what's the latest on the threatened Royal Mail festive strike? What are the last days to send post within Britain? Have you got those Christmas cards written yet? If you’re sending post – letters or packages – to loved ones within the UK, then here are the last dates to get those stamps on. Wednesday, December 18: 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For Friday, December 20: 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48® Saturday December 21: Royal Mail Tracked 24® Monday December 23: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® What are the last days to send post internationally? Royal Mail International Standard (airmail) and International tracking signature services are available until December 18, 2019. Monday, December 9: Africa, Middle East, … [Read more...] about Christmas last posting dates 2019 – when are they and is the Royal Mail December strike still happening?
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The Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is to spend $2bn (£1.5bn) in an effort to alleviate British security services’ concerns about vulnerabilities in its products, capping a torrid week for the firm. In July, a British government centre established to verify the integrity of Huawei’s technology warned that it had security concerns about the company’s technology and could only provide “limited assurance” that risks to national security had been mitigated. On Thursday BT confirmed it was removing Huawei equipment from key areas of its 4G network over concerns about the Chinese firm’s presence in critical telecoms infrastructure. Both Huawei and the government declined to dispute the details of reports in the Financial Times and Reuters that the firm intends to make the investment in an effort to address concerns over national security risks. These included technical problems which limited security researchers’ ability to check internal product … [Read more...] about Huawei pledges $2bn in effort to allay UK security concerns
A dog fouling outside of a house was one of 2,500 alleged hate crimes logged by the Metropolitan Police. The dubious allegations was investigated by the police in 2015 and 2016, including an envelope that had been opened and resealed, a disputed line call in a tennis match and a dead rat found in a garden. Police also logged a man telling library staff he was campaigning for Brexit and an accident involving a car that bore a Remembrance poppy. The 2,507 alleged hate incidents were revealed after a Freedom of Information request by the The Mail on Sunday. In the dog fouling incident, the log read: "An unknown dog has fouled outside of victim address and victim perceived this to be a racial incident." In another case, it was suggested a barking dog was a hate crime. Police wrote: "Suspect's dog barking at victim." Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online One man who felt he had been a victim of racial abuse reported that he "believes a letter addressed to him was opened and then … [Read more...] about Dog accused of racist hate crime for fouling outside a house
A MAN has been stabbed outside a village Christmas fair in Kent this afternoon. The victim was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after he was attacked yards from a family fete in Birchington, near Margate. Armed police raced to the scene at 2pm and a man was arrested. Cops said the attack was not connected to the Birchington Christmas fair. Kent Police confirmed the victim was knifed and airlifted to hospital. His condition is not known. Witnesses said the area was "swarming with police".A witness told Kent Online they heard "shouting and swearing" from what appeared to have been a fight on the street. MOST READ IN NEWSLatest'MUGGING MURDER' Mum, 25, stabbed to death in 'mugging gone wrong' as boy, 13, arrested THE DREAD FLAG From soaring taxes to Brexit chaos, experts give grim view of Corbyn Britain RED ALERT Outbreak of highly contagious scarlet fever hits UK with 480 kids ill in a week ExclusiveNUMBER OF THE BEAST Trader flogs £25k car number plate without saying it … [Read more...] about Man stabbed outside village Christmas fair in broad daylight attack
A visit to Huawei’s HQ in Shenzhen is a glimpse into the way China’s leadership would like to envision its future. About 180,000 workers throng quietly around a pristine campus in the new-build city, which prizes digital expertise so highly that some outstanding engineers are lured with special rent deals to work on a campus that looks more like architect-designed Silicon Valley than the crowded factories that feature in much of urban China. I was whisked around examples of sleek bicycles, remote-controlled fridges telling me when food needed to be consumed and super-fast immersive gaming – all showcasing the speed and flexibility of 5G-honed technology. Huawei is the jewel in China’s tech crown, a subject of pride at home and an export success as the world’s biggest supplier of telecoms equipment. But that jewel is fast turning into a flashpoint between Beijing and western governments, emblematic of deeper tensions about trade, security and a divide over … [Read more...] about With China, we don’t need a trade war but a truce on tech