THERE have been more than 8,600 possible sightings of Madeleine McCann since she disappeared in 2007, figures show. The tragic youngster, whose face was splashed across newspapers around the world when she vanished, is considered the world's most well-known missing child. As a result there has been 8,685 sightings of her in 101 different countries since she vanished on May 3, 2007. The credibility of the sightings vary, though some were considered reliable enough to spark local police investigations. These have come from countries as far away as Bolivia, New Zealand and even Papua New Guinea, figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show. There were six reported sightings between May 4-17 in Portugal, including CCTV footage that showed a girl matching Maddie's description with two men and a woman at a petrol station in the town of Nelas. Another of the most serious potential sightings in Amsterdam was revealed when Portuguese police released their case files in August … [Read more...] about How Madeleine McCann cops have probed thousands of reported sightings in 101 countries around the world since she disappeared
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SPOOKS have launched a drive to entice more young women into becoming spies at GCHQ as they fight to protect the UK from cyber threats and terror plots. The top secret spy agency is hoping women aged between 18 and 24 will apply for intelligence analyst roles with an attractive starting salary of £26,743. GCHQ - the Government’s intelligence, security and cyber organisation - currently employs more than 6,000 people. But they are hoping their campaign, called Journey into the Known, will encourage women into signing up for a job at the Government Communications Headquarters’ network of UK sites. They will feature stories from five female employees over the coming weeks on their Instagram page. The women, whose names have been changed for security reasons, all work as linguists, analysts and communication security specialists. What is GCHQ?The Government Communications Headquarters began as the Government Code and Cipher School in World War One. In World … [Read more...] about GCHQ drive for more young women to become intelligence agents – keeping country safe from global dangers and cyber threats
Quiz PUBLISHED: 12:00 31 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00 31 December 2018 Shoppers out in force. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant It’s a well-documented fact that businesses have had a tough time this year. The high street has seen stalwarts of the retail economy collapsing beneath the pressure of online competitors and lower footfall. Likewise, the restaurant industry has been hit with low consumer confidence as major chains shut up shop across the country.And business across the board have been battling on despite the uncertainty surrounding the future trade agreements between Britain and the European Union. But despite this, Norfolk has braved the storm and has plenty of success stories to shout about as 2018 draws to a close. Try your hand at our Biz Quiz, and let us know in the comments below what you believe 2019 will hold for the business world. … [Read more...] about The Big Biz Quiz of the Year: How much have you been paying attention?
News are flooded with the negative impact of plastic on ecosystems and wildlife. A dead sperm whale was recently found dead with nearly 6km of plastic waste in its stomach. Approximately 80 percent of ocean plastics come from land-based sources, and 20 percent from marine, according to Our World in Data. Are you familiar with the scale of mismanaged plastic waste? Is your country in the blacklist? Test your knowledge with the quiz below. … [Read more...] about QUIZ: So you think you know about plastic pollution? Test your knowledge now
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1917: The National Hockey League was formed in Montreal. 1922: St Albans' Billy Minter scored seven goals in an FA Cup tie against Dulwich, but ended up on the losing side as the match finished 8-7. 1986: Mike Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion when he beat Trevor Berbick at the age of 20 years and six months. 2003: Jonny Wilkinson's extra-time drop-goal gave England a dramatic 20-17 win over Australia in the rugby union World Cup final. 2007: Steve McClaren was sacked as England manager after the team failed to qualify for Euro 2008. 2008: New Zealand won the rugby league World Cup final 34-20 against Australia in Brisbane. 2010: The Scottish Football Association drew up contingency plans to deal with a proposed strike by referees, including "sourcing match officials in other countries". The strike went ahead, with officials brought in from Israel, Malta and Luxembourg. 2011: South African Mickey Arthur was appointed as the new … [Read more...] about On this Day, November 22 2015: Rory McIlroy took victory in the DP World Tour Championship