NatWest customers experienced issues with online and mobile banking between 9am and 10am this morning. The problem has now been resolved and NatWest have apologised for any inconvenience this caused.
An eighteen-year-old man from Huddersfield has been released on bail as part of an investigation in to hacking by the National Crime Agency. Five other men across the country were also arrested for allegedly using 'Lizard Stresser' - a programme that can take websites offline for up to eight hours at a time.
All six men are suspected of maliciously deploying Lizard Stresser, having bought the tool using alternative payment services such as Bitcoin in a bid to remain anonymous. Organisations believed to have been targeted by the suspects include a leading national newspaper, a school, gaming companies and a number of online retailers.
“By paying a comparatively small fee, tools like Lizard Stresser can cripple businesses financially and deprive people of access to important information and public services.
“This multi-agency operation illustrates the commitment of the NCA and its partners to pursuing people who think they can criminally disrupt important public services or legitimate businesses.”
“One of our key priorities is to engage with those on the fringes of cyber criminality, to help them understand the consequences of cyber crime and how they can channel their abilities into productive and lucrative legitimate careers.”
The Seven Seas factory in Hull will close today - after 80 years of production. The last of the 250 fifty workers once employed at the plant will leave this afternoon. The company, which manufactures health supplements, has blamed the decison to shut the site on a drop in sales.
The last lump of coal mined in South Yorkshire was presented to the Mayor of Doncaster at a short ceremony at Hatfield Colliery today.
The pit closed in June with the loss of 430 jobs after almost a century of coal mining.
Next week, the company which runs the mine will be wound up in the High Court. David Hirst reports.
Taken at noon, the picture (above) of the last piece of coal mined at Hatfield Colliery, marks the end of coal mining in Doncaster and South Yorkshire as a whole.
As recently as 1980 there were 10 deep mines in Doncaster employing more than 17,000 men. There were 46 deep mines in South Yorkshire employing nearly 50,000 men.
This Monday, it is expected that Hatfield Colliery Partnership Ltd will be wound up in court and the site handed over to the Official Receiver and the Coal Authority.
The Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, will be presented with a piece of the last coal mined at Hatfield colliery today - to mark the end of coal mining in South Yorkshire.
As recently as 1980 there were 10 deep mines in Doncaster, employing over 17.000 men and 46 mines in South Yorkshire employing 49,000.
On Monday it is expected that Hatfield Colliery Partnership Limited will be wound up in court and the site will then be controlled by the Official Receiver and the Coal Authority.
The NFU is launching a hard hitting campaign to encourage more people to buy British food. The union says if nothing changes by 2045 just 53% of this nation's food needs will be sourced from Britain.
Lincolnshire farmers generate £1.3 billion to the UK economy. Here's Andrew Wilson, County Advisor for the NFU in Lincolnshire.
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Milk farmers say an industry crisis has driven them to extreme measures - from emptying supermarket shelves of milk, to leading cattle through the grocery aisles. But has there been a breakthrough in the relationship between retailers - and the farmers who claim they're being treated unfairly? Today, talks led to Yorkshire-based supermarket Morrisons promising to take action - as Helen Steel reports.
Supermarket Morrisons is to launch a new brand, "Morrisons Milk for Farmers" which will sell at 10p a litre more than usual, with the extra money being passed on to the crisis-hit dairy industry.
The Bradford-based chain has been one of the main targets for protesters from the farming industry who have stripped milk from the shelves before dumping the produce or giving it away for free.
Industry leaders met Morrisons bosses to try to tackle falling milk prices which, the National Farmers Union (NFU) says, will lead to dairy farmers being forced to leave the industry in the next few weeks as they struggle to pay bills and face rising debts.
"We will be launching a milk brand that allows customers to pay a little more if they want to support British farmers. Called Morrisons Milk for Farmers, this product will sell at a 10p per litre premium to the standard Morrisons milk price.
"All of that premium will go directly back to the farmers that supply our processor Arla. It will go into stores in the autumn and is aimed at shoppers who want to directly support dairy farmers ." "Consumers can choose whether they want to pay more to support British dairy.