UK Police Charge Man With Knife Outside Palace
The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. Metropolitan Police said David Belmar, 44, was charged with trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. He will appear in court on Tuesday. Belmar was apprehended as he tried to run through security at a palace gate that serves both pedestrians and vehicles. Police who stressed in a statement that the suspect was apprehended “immediately” searched him and found a knife. In September, an intruder was discovered prowling around the palace after scaling a fence, and an alleged accomplice was also arrested. That was judged to be one of the most serious incidents since a man managed to sneak into the queen’s private chambers in 1982. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
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ETOA said: What we have been doing to our visitors has been extraordinarily damaging; and so the announcement from George Osborne is good news for potential visitors and so good news for Britain. Its significance is wider: by making Britain more attractive (or, more correctly, less unattractive) the Chancellor has strengthened Continental Europe as a destination too. The disparity with Britains European neighbors is striking, said ETOA. France welcomed 1.28 million Chinese visitors in 2012. Britain had 149,000 in the same period. The total loss to the UK economy of these missing people has been estimated at 1.5 billion. To this end, ETOA posited that some searching questions have been asked about the system. Why was it that other countries in Europe were satisfied with a three page form, when the UK form was eight pages long? Were all those questions really necessary? The answer is that they were not. In a snide remark, ETOA said: We are told that Schengen forms will be now acceptable with the addition of a relatively short addendum form. It would be interesting to know if this will include such mandatory questions as: Have you engaged in any other activities that might indicate that you may not be considered a person of good character? The less controversial counterpart of ETOA, Tourism Society, also released a statement welcoming the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne this morning regarding the simplification of Visa applications for Chinese visitors to the UK. Tourism Society applauded the new application process saying it should go a long way to encouraging a large number of the one million Chinese tourists who currently visit other European destinations while avoiding Britain to now include us on their itineraries. Tourism Society Chairman David Curtis-Brignell commented: France alone receives in excess of 25% more Chinese visitors than we do. Todays announcement is a significant step towards increasing the number of visitors to Britain from this important market and although it has been a long-time coming the industry must say a collective thank you to DCMS [Department for Culture, Media & Sport], the Home Office and the Chancellor for making it a reality today. To the UK government, ETOA, however, has a stronger message. It said: Much more needs to be done to rectify the debilitating competitive position that UK border security places on Britain as a destination.
UK police charge man who tried to enter Buckingham Palace with a knife
14, 2013. British police arrested a man with a knife after he tried to dart through a gate at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday. The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. CAPTION By Associated Press, LONDON A man with a knife is facing charges after he tried to dart through a gate at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, police said. The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. The land of Juan Valdez prepares for arrival of Starbucks Marina Villeneuve Coffee chains in Colombia brace for the arrival of the Seattle giant, which plans to open 50 stores there. Jason Rezaian This year alone, car production has plunged 40 percent after the U.S. targeted the state-run industry. Metropolitan Police said David Belmar, 44, was charged with trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. He will appear in court on Tuesday. Belmar was apprehended as he tried to run through security at a palace gate that serves both pedestrians and vehicles. Police who stressed in a statement that the suspect was apprehended immediately searched him and found a knife.
Tesco sold 35,000 Hudls in two days following its Sept. 30 launch – the fastest-selling tablet launch ever seen at the retailer. Argos is keen to tap into this growing segment as part of its reinvention from a catalogue-led to digitally-led business. Home Retail has posted five straight years of profit decline and hopes the change of direction for Argos will result in a 15 percent rise in sales to 4.5 billion pounds by 2018. Like Tesco’s Hudl, which is priced at 119 pounds, Argos’ MyTablet has a seven-inch screen, runs Google’s Android operating system, comes with pre-loaded apps and is enabled for internet browsing, TV, music, video streaming and social networking. However, MyTablet only has 8 gigabytes of standard memory compared to 16 on the Hudl. It also has a lower resolution screen, an inferior battery life and is only available in two colours versus the Hudl’s four. Both devices will compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which retails for 99 pounds, Google’s Nexus 7, which costs 199 pounds and Apple’s iPad mini, which sells for 269 pounds. “Millions of people have bought tablets during the last year but there is still around 75 percent of the UK population without one,” said Argos managing director John Walden. Market research company EMarketer estimates there are 19.7 million tablet users in the UK, up 39 percent year-on-year. Both Argos and Tesco sell a range of branded tablets. Sebastian James, CEO of Dixons Retail, Europe’s second biggest electricals retailer, said last month that although there is a market in Britain for cheap, basic tablets, consumers were often left disappointed by purchases.