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Woman suffers serious head injuries in hit-and-run at Asda car park … 0

Woman suffers serious head injuries in hit-and-run at Asda car park …

Woman suffers serious head injuries in hit-and-run at Asda car park in Norwich 16:53 11 March 2016 The Asda store in Hellesdon, Norwich. A woman has suffered serious head injuries following a hit-and-run on Thursday night in Norwich. Share link shares The incident happened in the Asda car park, off Drayton High Road, at about 7.50pm when a silver Vauxhall Corsa was leaving the store, heading towards the Sweetbriar exit when it was involved in a collision with a female pedestrian.

The woman suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke s Hospital in Cambridge for treatment. The Corsa left the scene but was later found and seized by police. A man in his late teens, from the Norwich area, was subsequently arrested for failing to stop at an injury road traffic collision and on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving.

The man has been released on police bail until Saturday, April 9 to allow for further enquiries.

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Spy law needs significant changes, says parliamentary committee … 0

Spy law needs significant changes, says parliamentary committee …

The draft internet monitoring bill needs significant work , a committee of MPs and peers has said. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill will force internet service providers to store all web activity for a year. It will also authorise the bulk collection of personal data and hacking of smartphones by Britain s spies.

Ministers say the changes will help to catch terrorists and tackle organised crime by updating laws to fit the new technology being used by criminals. But the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill said in a report that although the bill was on the right track, the government must address significant concerns if it is to command the support necessary for keeping the records. The committee said it has not been persuaded that enough work has been done to conclusively prove the case for the plans to force communications service providers to collect and store data known as internet connection records.

Ministers must also spell out their plans on encryption to ensure that they will not force tech firms to provide a back door for spies, the parliamentary committee said. The bill was earlier criticised as a dragnet approach and disproportionate by former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Mr Clegg told BBC Radio 4 s Today programme: What the Home Office is in essence proposing is that in order to be able to surveil and analyse something, they re saying they want to collect everything on everyone, and that is a dragnet approach which I ve always felt is disproportionate.

He said an analogy of finding terrorist or criminal activity on the internet as being like a needle in a haystack was comforting , but that the reality is a little different. Implying that everyone may be guilty when millions of innocent people are just going about their everyday business free of any wrongdoing at all is something which is not in keeping with long-standing British traditions, Mr Clegg said. The question is about proportionality.

Is it proportionate in a liberal democracy to retain information on everything from the music you download on Spotify, to the app that you open, to the supermarket website that you visit, in order to go after the bad guys? Very few countries, other than Russia that I m aware of, take this dragnet approach. He said he favoured a narrower approach to data retention, and that other countries concentrate on collecting data on those people who flicker on the radar screen of security services in the first place.

Mass surveillance claims have been hotly disputed by the Home Secretary Theresa May, who says the legislation includes tough new privacy safeguards, such as judicial oversight and warrants. But her proposal to make service providers store internet connection records for 12 months, so that they can be accessed by investigators, have been criticised as vague and confusing. Tech firms have told MPs it might not be possible to separate out domain names such as bbc.co.uk from individual web pages in the way the home secretary wants.

There are also concerns, expressed by Apple and other tech giants, that the bill will force them to adopt weaker encryption standards. Communications firms such as your broadband or mobile phone providers will be compelled to hold a year s worth of your communications data. This new information will be details of services, websites and data sources you connect to when you go online and is called your Internet Connection Record 1 .

For instance, it could be your visit to the BBC website from a mobile phone at breakfast and then how you used an online chat service at lunch. It does not include the detail of what you then did within each service. There is no comparable legal duty to retain these records in the rest of Europe, the USA, Canada or Australia this appears to be a world first.

In simple terms, police say they want to be able to get at these records, going back a year, so that if they get a lead on a suspect, they can establish more about their network or conspiracy. Under existing law, agencies can already ask firms to start collecting this data but they can t access historic information because companies don t keep it. Police argue that this means many investigations into crime with an online element go cold because they can t link activity to specific people or devices.

Read more here. 2 Much of the vast bill is devoted to the activities of Britain s intelligence agencies, and is focused on making clear the legal basis under which they operate, following revelations by US whistleblower Edward Snowden. It proposes equipment interference warrants, allowing spies to hack into suspects smartphones and computers and download data from them. either within the UK or abroad.

Other warrants will cover the downloading of bulk databases of personal data, which could include medical records, and the sweeping up internet traffic passing through the UK for future analysis by GCHQ. Some of these techniques were not known to the public until recently and were covered by disparate and obscure pieces of legislation, some of which predated the internet. The draft bill also proposes: Giving a panel of judges the power to block spying operations authorised by the home secretary A new criminal offence of knowingly or recklessly obtaining communications data from a telecommunications operator without lawful authority , carrying a prison sentence of up to two years Local councils to retain some investigatory powers, such as surveillance of benefit cheats, but they will not be able to access online data stored by internet firms The Wilson doctrine preventing surveillance of Parliamentarians communications to be written into law Police will not be able to access journalistic sources without the authorisation of a judge A legal duty on British companies to help law enforcement agencies hack devices to acquire information if it is reasonably practical to do so Former Appeal Court judge Sir Stanley Burnton is appointed as the new interception of communications commissioner 3 Setting out the draft bill in November, Mrs May said it was a significant departure from previous plans, dubbed the Snooper s Charter by critics, which were blocked by the Lib Dems.

She said it would provide some of the strongest protections and safeguards anywhere in the democratic world and an approach that sets new standards for openness, transparency and oversight . But the Intelligence and Security Committee, chaired by Conservative MP Dominic Grieve, said earlier this week it did not do enough to protect privacy and appears to have suffered from a lack of sufficient time and preparation . The Home Office will take the scrutiny committee s report and that of the ISC and two other committees into account when drawing up the final legislation to be published later this year.

Source By: BBC References ^ Internet Connection Record (www.gov.uk) ^ Read more here. (www.bbc.co.uk) ^ appointed as the new interception of communications commissioner (www.gov.uk)

Sperm whale stranded on Hunstanton beach 0

Sperm whale stranded on Hunstanton beach

Efforts are under way to rescue a sperm whale that has become stranded on a beach in Norfolk as the tide comes back in. The UK Coastguard received a call just after 07:30 GMT to say the 14m (46ft)-long bull had been washed up. It was spotted about two miles east of where another sperm whale became stranded and died on 22 January.

The mammal is partly submerged in the sea and has been moving, but an expert said it was unlikely to survive . Live: Updates on the stranded whale 1 Stephen Marsh, operations manager for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, said: The tide may well lift it but we don t think it would survive another stranding if it came back in. There s nothing we can do, it s likely to be between 25 and 30 tonnes.

We can t lift it, we can t roll it, the vets can t put it out of its misery. The body will be breaking down and releasing toxins, causing organ failure. At the scene Jill Bennett, BBC Radio Norfolk I m standing on the beach between Old Hunstanton and Holme, about 50yds (45m) away from the whale.

At the moment the tide is coming in and it is about three-quarters submerged. Its tail is moving but it is still on its side, but the question is whether the mammal can turn itself before it drowns. Crowds have gathered to watch if it can re-float.

Earlier I spoke to Kieran Copeland from the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and he said unfortunately the situation does not look good. The whale became beached about 1.5 miles out on the sand and Jeremy Littlewood from UK Coastguard said it was the sixth beached whale the agency had dealt with in the area. It is obviously a very distressing scene and we would advise members of the public, for their own safety, to keep at a safe distance, he said.

Town councillor Kate Dunbar said although the whale was not moving, it was breathing but she did not think it stood much of a chance . Ms Dunbar added she was keeping well back as she did not want to distress it. It is not yet known whether this whale is from the same bachelor pod as five others that became stranded and died 2 on beaches in Skegness, Lincolnshire, and Hunstanton last month.

Ben Garrod, an evolutionary biologist from the Zoological Society of London, said the whale would be very distressed right now . The moment they start beaching, their bodies go into shutdown to support their organs and cardiovascular system whales get washed up, it s a very cruel part of nature, he said. The Receiver of Wreck and the Zoological Society of London have been informed of the stranding.

Source By: BBC References ^ Live: Updates on the stranded whale (www.bbc.co.uk) ^ five others that became stranded and died (www.bbc.co.uk)