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An NHS Health Trust in south London warned earlier this year that its IT
system could be exposed to "catastrophic implications".
St George's NHS Foundation Trust hasn't been affected
by the current cyber attack, but BBC London has seen papers
from the 'Board Trust' that shows it had concerns
It survived the great Fire, two world wars and the possibility of
closure. But it is a very modern threat which has caused disruptions
across the hospital trust. The biggest cyber attack in the history
of the NHS. Unfortunately we have postponed clinics and procedures and
we are extremely sorry for the disruption this will have caused
people. Even though the events took doctors and nurses by surprise, one
place is already aware of whole vulnerable it could be. Including
they escaped the attack but as they escaped the attack but as
recently as a fortnight ago there were warnings that the rise in the
number of so-called ransomware attacks was on the rise. There are
serious financial problems across the NHS. Probably not the top
priority. It is not about viruses and cyber attacks. Papers dating
back from their stay there has been a failure to invest in technology at
the hospital. This has resulted in an end of life infrastructure that
is likely to fail and they warned it is likely to result in catastrophic
implications for the trust. There is a real risk that it could go wrong.
They told us they are aware of the risks and have taken steps to reduce
the load on the systems. They say they are developing a long-term
strategy to deliver improvements to the IT systems. The Home Secretary
says there is always more to be done to protect us against computer
viruses. Services are not back to normal yet and the full effect of
this silent attack are never to be known.
The funeral has taken place of the Romanian woman thrown
into the River Thames during the Westminster Bridge
Andrea Cristae became the fifth victim,
after extremist Khalid Masood drove his car into pedestrians
before stabbing and killing a police officer.
The 31 year-old was pulled from the River, but died two weeks later.
A boy from Afghanistan - found alone at Heathrow airport -
has been ordered into 'council care' by a High Court judge
The youngster, thought to be aged about 12,
said his travel had been "planned" by his mother - who thought
he'd have a "better and safer" life in Britain.
The Home Office will decide on his immigration status.
Asian men - and the issues they face over identity and a belief that
they're often marginalised in society,
It's by London photographer Mahtab Hussain who's concerned
about Asian men being typecast as "terrorists" or
There's been a plethora of labels: these men and I want to try and talk
about how much of a victim these people are. We are always told the
under threat, I don't think it is, I think they are under an intense
amount of pressure and struggling with it.
Prince William received a special award last night at the LGBT Awards.
It was for his support for the community -
The ceremony took place in Holborn with guests
including Olympic diver, Tom Daley, Sports
presenter Claire Balding - and former Olympian,
The Prince used the opportunity to underline his key message
It is 2017 and nobody should be bullied for their sexuality or any
other reason. It is important to be proud of the person you are. I am
very proud to receive this award. Nothing really heavy. It will feel
fresh as the temperature reached a high of 20 Celsius. You can keep
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