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Double amputee crash victim begins 150-mile bike ride

Double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter begins 150-mile bike ride Credit: ITV Anglia

A footballer, who lost both of his legs in a hit and run crash near Newmarket, set off on a 150-mile charity bike ride today.

Shaun Whiter joined 100 cyclists representing Ipswich Town Football Club for the ride around Suffolk. He's using a specially designed bike for the two-day tour.

The inspirational 28-year-old, whose Newmarket Town FC career was cut short by the crash, says he is doing the charity challenge to say thank you to the people who have helped him through the trauma.

"One to repay Ipswich Town for what they've done and got me back into sport and in an environment around people again. And we have raised just over three thousand pounds."

– Shaun Whiter

Shaun and his friend Joey Abbs were left for dead at the side of the road near Newmarket on July 1 last year .


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NHS cyber attack aftermath likely to last a number of days

NHS Digital said their engineers are working 'around the clock' to fix the problems. Credit: PA

The aftermath of the "major" cyber attack which has hit the NHS is likely to last for a number of days, experts have said.

A total of 48 NHS trusts in England and 13 NHS health boards in Scotland were crippled in the global attack on Friday when a ransomware virus infiltrated dozens of NHS organisations.

Five NHS England trusts were still not back to normal on Saturday, despite NHS Digital engineers working "around the clock" in a bid to fix the problem.

NHS Digital continued that fewer than five per cent of devices within the health service still use the old Windows XP system.

"We are aware of widespread speculation about the use of Microsoft Windows XP by NHS organisations, who commission IT systems locally depending on population need.

"While the vast majority are running contemporary systems, we can confirm that the number of devices within the NHS that reportedly use XP has fallen to 4.7%, with this figure continuing to decrease.

"This may be because some expensive hardware (such as MRI scanners) cannot be updated immediately, and in such instances organisations will take steps to mitigate any risk, such as by isolating the device from the main network."


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Companies urged to secure networks after cyber attack

A large section of the NHS was hit by the cyber attack Credit: PA

Government bodies and other organisations could also be affected by the malware attack that brought down some NHS services, a cyber security expert has warned.

Companies operating large networks, thought to be particularly vulnerable, are being urged to make sure they are secure in the wake of the attack.

"Absolutely it's highly possible that as the days come forward unfortunately we are going to hear that more organisations and government bodies are going to have been affected," cyber security expert Paul Norris said.

"Unfortunately, it's going to be big names and it's going to be organisations that have got weakened security controls that are going to be mostly impacted by this."

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