‘Terrorist ideology’ behind migrant center firebombing demonstration in Trafalgar Square – your evening briefing

Today’s news curated by Upday.


According to the Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE), the firebombing of a Border Force migrant center in Dover last Sunday was motivated by right-wing “terrorist ideology”. The 66-year-old suspect, Andrew Leak, is believed to have committed suicide at a nearby petrol station after throwing two or three “rough” incendiary devices at the Western Jet Foil site in Kent. Two staff members were reportedly slightly injured. Read more “

Thousands joined the austerity protest in Trafalgar Square to demand a general election amid the worsening cost of living crisis. The People’s Assembly organized a central ‘Britain is broken’ protest joined by a coalition of unions and community organizations. Read more “

Travelers continue to face disruption despite the cancellation of rail strikes by the RMT union, which were previously due to start this weekend. Network Rail’s chief negotiator said the announcement came too late to restore services on Saturday. Read more “

The NHS will offer amputees as young as nine life-changing bionic arms that can mimic real hand movements. The technology is controlled by brain signals with multi-grip capabilities, allowing for a greater range of motion for amputees. Previously, the NHS only offered these prostheses to military veterans injured in service. Read more “

An eye surgeon at Britain’s largest eye hospital has warned people against attempting DIY fireworks after a number of local authorities canceled their staged displays due to funding. Moorfields Eye Hospital consultant Badrul Hussain said nighttime bonfire injuries tend to range from scratches on the eyes from sparkler debris to open eyeballs in scenes “much like a horror movie”. Read more “

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