Category Archives: UK

G4S spokesman: ‘We’re taking swift action following Rainsbrook Ofsted report’

G4S spokesman: ‘We’re taking swift action following Rainsbrook Ofsted report’ Paul Cook  Thursday 21 May 2015 6:20 pm Young offenders are escorted by staff at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre in Willoughby (Picture: PA) Earlier this week Frances Crook of The Howard … Continue reading

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G4S-run youth jail criticised over degrading treatment of detainees

G4S-run youth jail criticised over degrading treatment of detainees Ofsted report says some staff at G4S-run Rainsbrook behaved ‘extremely inappropriately’, causing distress and humiliation A G4S logo on a security van. Photograph: Jeff Blackler/Rex Alan Travis Home affairs editor Wednesday … Continue reading

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Filthy hospital ward ‘cleaned’ by private firm fuels fears Tory privatisation putting public at risk

Filthy hospital ward ‘cleaned’ by private firm fuels fears Tory privatisation putting public at risk 22:33, 28 April 2015 By Dan Warburton G4S, handed a new contract at Lister Hospital, vowed to “rectify the issues” highlighted in our photos showing … Continue reading

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Confronting Britain’s military-industrial complex

Confronting Britain’s military-industrial complex Harry Blain 1 May 2015 The “special relationship” between the defence establishment and private arms companies is not an election issue. We need to make it one. A flyover of BAE Hawk fighter aircraft. Flickr/PJR. Some … Continue reading

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Nepali men have been fighting for Britain for 200 years. One photographer shows what it means to be the Gurkhas.

Nepali men have been fighting for Britain for 200 years. One photographer shows what it means to be the Gurkhas. By Anup Kaphle April 30 at 6:00 AM Follow @AnupKaphle Physical training session for new Gurkha recruits, India, circa 1950s. … Continue reading

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The Use of Private Security by the United Kingdom and the Subsequent Impacts on Operational Planning

The Use of Private Security by the United Kingdom and the Subsequent Impacts on Operational Planning Monograph ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES Scott, Ryan J Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA612321 Report Date … Continue reading

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Asylum Seekers Protest Mitie Management of U.K. Detention Center

Asylum Seekers Protest Mitie Management of U.K. Detention Center by Pratap Chatterjee, CorpWatch Blog March 13th, 2015 Undercover footage from Harmondsworth. Footage: Corporate Watch. U.K. asylum seekers have gone on hunger strike to protest living conditions at Harmondsworth immigration detention centre, which … Continue reading

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Pilgrims opens £5m corporate safety training ‘Centre of Excellence’

Pilgrims opens £5m corporate safety training ‘Centre of Excellence’ Posted on February 18, 2015 by Tom Reeve A new 45,000sqft state-of-the-art training centre, representing a multi-million pound investment by global security and risk management specialist, Pilgrims Group Limited, has opened … Continue reading

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Bank of England’s former head of security joins Pilgrims Group

Bank of England’s former head of security joins Pilgrims Group Don Randall MBE, the Bank of England’s former head of security and chief information security officer, has joined global security and risk management specialist, Pilgrims Group as senior advisor.

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Herefordshire security firm’s global success

Herefordshire security firm’s global success Hereford Times 11 December 2014 A HEREFORDSHIRE company playing a key role in the fight against pirates in the Indian Ocean and other global troublespots, has become one of the fastest growing companies in the … Continue reading

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