Archive for June, 2017

Bankers face fraud charges

Bankers face fraud charges

Barclays bank, along with several high profile bankers have been arrested on fraud charges. John Varley, the former boss of Barclays faces a maximum 22 year prison sentence after he and three other ex-directors of the lender became the first British bankers to face penalties for actions taken during the financial crisis. The arrest comes after an investigation by the[Read More...]

Grenfell Tower block: The Great Fire of London Revisited

Grenfell Tower block: The Great Fire of London Revisited

Fire Brigade checked Grenfell Tower block days before the blaze broke out More than 30 people have been confirmed dead in a blaze that ripped through a West London tower block shortly before 1am on June 14th. Many more are reported as missing, and survivors say they only escaped after hearing neighbours banging on their door. More than 500 people[Read More...]

Man convicted over Facebook like

Man convicted over Facebook like

A court has convicted a man for merely ‘liking’ a Facebook post, it has been reported. In the first case of its kind in Switzerland, the 45-year-old unnamed defendant from Zurich was found guilty after he ‘liked’ several posts on Facebook accusing Erwin Kessler, the president of an animal rights group, of racism and anti-Semitism. A discussion over which animal[Read More...]