Bitesized Blighty: May 12, 2017

Immy Ransom,  Ligia Vela-Reid

  • Earlier today, the NHS was hit by an 'unprecedented' hack that shut down computers and cut off phone lines in a cyber-attack that doctors say could 'endanger lives.’ More than 16 NHS organisations in England and Scotland, including hospitals and GP’s surgeries, were hit. Staff have claimed ransomware pop-up messages have appeared on their screens saying the PC is 'under control' and they must pay a ransom to stop all the files being deleted. Very scary!
  • As the Labour leader arrived at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London for a party meeting to discuss the draft general election manifesto, his car ran over Giles Wooltorton, a BBC cameraman. Luckily, Giles Wooltorton has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Police have interviewed witnesses and a senior Labour source said the party was "looking into" the incident.
  • On Sunday, Emmanuel Macron was elected France’s youngest head of state since Napoleon after beating his far-Right rival Marine Le Pen in an emphatic result that will have far-reaching consequences for Brexit and Europe. Projections gave 39-year-old Mr Macron almost two thirds of the vote, showing a clear path to the Élysée Palace for the pro-EU centrist who was a political unknown until three years ago. 

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