National Security

MI6 agent's cover slips during BBC interview

Alastair Jamieson Telegraph 22.09.2008
MI6 agent's cover slips during BBC interview

In his dangerous job the MI6 spy's identity needs to remain a closely guarded secret. So you can imagine his surprise when, during an interview with the national broadcaster, his carefully chosen disguise of a fake moustache failed him spectacularly.

Brit police reveal terror plot to attack Queen, royal family

London: A terror cell caught with details of bomb making and suicide vests may have been plotting to attack Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal family.

Half of all British servicemen say they want to quit

Michael Evans Times Online 10.07.2008
The research involved more than 24,000 military personnel  (Richard Mills)

Bearing brunt of two wars is hurting family life

Cops chase a UFO over Cardiff

John Coles The Sun 21.06.2008
Cops chase a UFO over Cardiff

STUNNED police gave chase to a UFO after it attacked their helicopter near a military base.

More secret files found on a train

The Press Association 15.06.2008
Secret Government files have been found on a train

The Government is embroiled in a fresh controversy over data security after a second batch of secret government files was found left on a train.

UK Whitehall official suspended for leaving Middle East files on train

A senior civil servant has been suspended after highly classified intelligence documents were left on a commuter train, the Cabinet Office announced today. The unidentified official was questioned in an internal inquiry after the files relating to...

Secret al-Qaida, Iraq files found on British train

LONDON - Secret government documents on al-Qaida and Iraq were left on a commuter train, prompting a major police investigation into the latest in a series of embarrassing security breaches, British officials said Wednesday.

Heathrow airport first to fingerprint

David Millward, Gordon Rayner Telegraph 08.03.2008
Mandatory fingerprinting will be introduced next month

Millions of British airline passengers face mandatory fingerprinting before being allowed to board flights when Heathrow’s Terminal 5 opens later this month. For the first time at any airport, the biometric checks will apply to all domestic passen...

Wind farms a threat to Britain's national security

Magnus Linklater, Dominic Kennedy The Times 04.02.2008
Wind farms a threat to Britain's national security

Ambitious plans to meet up to a third of Britain’s energy needs from offshore wind farms are in jeopardy because the Ministry of Defence objects that the turbines interfere with its radar. The MoD has lodged last-minute objections to at least four...

In 2003 tanks were deployed to Heathrow Airport because of a suspected plot to shoot down an airliner

Train passengers face routine airline-style bag checks and body searches as part of a new counter-terror crackdown announced by Gordon Brown. He conjured up visions of ''Fortress Britain" as he unveiled a succession of security measures at airport...

Army tests James Bond style tank that is 'invisible'

UK - New technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence. In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by...

Britain to recruit spies from video game

LONDON - One of Britain's intelligence agencies will embed advertisements into popular video games this month in a bid to attract new recruits, The Times reported on Thursday.