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The State of Secrecy by Richard Norton-Taylor review – spooks in the spotlight

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:00:31 GMT

In a penetrating and entertaining memoir, the Guardian’s former intelligence reporter exposes the folly of excessive state secrecy

It was the 1960s and Richard Norton-Taylor had just finished Oxford with a third-class degree in history. “What would you like to do?” his tutor asked him. Norton‑Taylor shrugged. A few days later, he found himself arriving at a grand building in Carlton Gardens.

It was the headquarters of MI6. Upstairs a figure with a military bearing in a pin-stripe suit greeted Norton-Taylor. The person said: “Don’t tell anyone you have come here.” Another interview followed. It featured questions on the policy of Harold Wilson’s Labour government towards Southern Rhodesia.

The “fetish” for keeping the public ignorant is absurd and counterproductive, he argues

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Human rights court dismisses MI6 informant Wang Yam's appeal

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:56:57 GMT

Court rules that evidence given in secret did not mean his murder trial was unfair

The European court of human rights has dismissed the appeal by the former Chinese dissident and MI6 informant Wang Yam that he had not had a fair trial because his defence evidence was held in secret on grounds of national security.

In the latest chapter of the long-running case, the court ruled that the exclusion of press and public from his trial for murder in 2008 had not resulted in unfairness.

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Rendition: refusal to hold UK public inquiry to face judicial review

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 06:00:25 GMT

High court judge grants permission for challenge by David Davis and others

The government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into allegations that the security services were complicit in the torture and abduction of terror suspects after 9/11 is to be subjected to a full scale legal challenge.

A high court judge, Mr Justice Hilliard, has granted permission for lawyers representing the former Brexit secretary David Davis, the Labour politician Dan Jarvis and the human rights organisation Reprieve to launch a judicial review of the government’s decision in July not to examine extraordinary rendition claims.

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UK knew in 2016 of Trump's 'suspicious links' to Russia, book claims

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:15:35 GMT

No 10 did not ‘push matter’ to avoid offending US president, say commissioners of Steele dossier

The UK’s intelligence agencies were aware that Donald Trump may have been compromised by the Kremlin but Theresa May’s government – including then-foreign secretary Boris Johnson – chose not to pursue the matter for fear of offending the US president, a new book claims.

According to Crime in Progress, to be published next week in the US and UK, MI6 was “already aware” in 2016 of “suspicious links” between Russia and the Trump campaign. The book is written by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, who co-founded the Washington research firm Fusion GPS.

Related: How Trump walked into Putin’s web

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Tory donor Alexander Temerko calls for Russia report to be published

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:45:33 GMT

Businessman who has given party more than £1.3m denies he is agent for Kremlin

The Conservative donor Alexander Temerko has called for the publication of a parliamentary report on Russian influence in British politics, suppressed by Boris Johnson, and has denied claims he is a Kremlin agent.

In an interview with the Guardian, Temerko said he supported disclosure of the report before next month’s election. “My position is we should publish it. My party says we need to do Brexit because we are democrats but we can’t release the report. It’s clearly a contradiction.”

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Trump-Russia dossier author gave evidence to UK intrusion inquiry

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 16:28:55 GMT

Exclusive: Report allegedly being withheld by No 10 contains submissions from ex-head of MI6’s Russia desk

A report on Russian interference in British politics allegedly being sat on by Downing Street includes evidence from Christopher Steele, the former head of MI6’s Russia desk whose investigation into Donald Trump’s links with Moscow sparked a US political scandal.

Steele made submissions in writing to parliament’s intelligence and security committee (ISC), it is understood. A counter-intelligence specialist, Steele spent his career tracking Russian influence operations around the world and investigated Alexander Litvinenko’s 2006 murder.

Related: Johnson accused of withholding key report on Russia from voters

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MI6 accused of thwarting effort to solve 1961 death of UN chief

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:45:21 GMT

Files on Dag Hammarskjöld plane crash are being withheld, says inquiry

MI6, the secret intelligence service, is under pressure to share its files on the mysterious death of a UN secretary general who was killed in an air crash almost 60 years ago.

Dag Hammarskjöld died with 13 others in September 1961, when his plane crashed near Ndola, in what was then Northern Rhodesia. There has been speculation that the plane was brought down deliberately. A film released this year, Cold Case Hammarskjöld, a winner at the 2019 Sundance film festival, has continued to stir interest.

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Ex-MI6 chief criticises threat to withdraw security cooperation with EU

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:39:53 GMT

Sir John Sawers says it would be hugely damaging if UK-EU relations collapsed

A former MI6 chief has said Brexit negotiations have got to “an extraordinarily damaging state” because unnamed Downing Street officials have been briefing that the UK might withdraw security cooperation with the EU.

Sir John Sawers, in a briefing to reporters at a technology summit, said any attempt to stop working with EU countries in tackling terrorism “would be an act contrary to our own self-interest”.

Related: Downing Street’s tough-talking ‘memo’ is part of a dangerous game | Gaby Hinsliff

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Collusion with Trump over Russia inquiry 'did not happen', says Raab

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:19:04 GMT

Foreign secretary tells MPs the UK government ‘would never’ collude to discredit intelligence services

No member of the British government, including the prime minister, would ever collude with Donald Trump to try to discredit the work of intelligence agencies uncovering Russian interference in the 2016 US election, the UK foreign secretary said.

Dominic Raab told the Commons that “any such collusion is entirely unacceptable, would never happen, and did not happen”.

Related: US attorney general 'met Italian officials to discuss Russiagate'

Related: William Barr discussed FBI Russia inquiry with UK intelligence

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Confession of British spy for the Soviets made public for first time

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 23:01:48 GMT

Double agent Kim Philby’s confession partially released to National Archives

Extracts from Kim Philby’s official confession to the UK’s security services in which he likens joining the Soviet secret police to signing up to the army, have been made public for the first time.

Philby, one of the Soviet Union’s most notorious British cold war spies, fled to Moscow shortly after his 1963 admission of guilt.

Related: Spy Kim Philby died disillusioned with communism

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Revealed: priest’s role in stemming 1970s IRA violence

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 12:00:17 GMT

New book claims former cleric Denis Bradley helped halt attacks during earliest years of Troubles

In 1993, a year before the IRA first laid down its arms, the existence of a secret “back channel” between Martin McGuinness and MI6 was revealed on the front page of the Observer.

The so-called Derry Link – which connected the British government with the Provisionals’ leadership via a former priest – eventually led to the IRA’s cessation of violence a year later.

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The Guardian view on rendition and torture: a shame that Britain cannot erase | Editorial

Sun, 28 Jul 2019 17:38:13 GMT

Boris Johnson’s decision to discontinue a necessary inquiry is immoral, and against the national interest too

A new prime minister, from the same party as his predecessors, cannot exactly wipe the slate clean. But the transition does at least allow the government to take out some of the more odiferous trash, as the flurry of statements and releases in the days before Theresa May’s departure and Boris Johnson’s arrival indicated.

One of the most serious of these was barely noticed in the general bustle. It marks a betrayal of a pledge to investigate UK complicity in rendition and torture that was made, not from an abstract commitment to evaluate Britain’s role in post-9/11 counter-terrorism operations, but from an understanding that a failure to face up to it – and prevent a repetition – would ultimately damage British interests.

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Ex-MI6 chief: UK going through 'political nervous breakdown'

Sat, 06 Jul 2019 09:40:58 GMT

Sir John Sawers says Brexit has left country divided and damaged its global reputation

The UK is going through a “political nervous breakdown”, with the Brexit debate stirring anxiety in Whitehall, a former MI6 chief has claimed.

Sir John Sawers said the Brexit debate had left the country bitterly divided and damaged the UK’s global reputation.

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Martin Rowson on Boris Johnson's intelligence briefings – cartoon

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 17:46:08 GMT

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Boris Johnson says No 10 did not withhold intelligence from him – video

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:26:09 GMT

Boris Johnson has hit out at claims that Downing Street sought to restrict his access to some sensitive intelligence information when he became foreign secretary in mid-2016. The Conservative leadership frontrunner told a hustings of party members that ‘he was extremely dubious about the provenance’ of the story

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Boris Johnson denies No 10 tried to block his access to intelligence

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 11:19:56 GMT

Tory frontrunner says reports of an effort to keep sensitive information from him as foreign secretary are untrue

Boris Johnson has hit out at claims that Downing Street sought to restrict his access to some sensitive intelligence information when he became foreign secretary in mid-2016.

The Conservative leadership frontrunner told a hustings of party members that “he was extremely dubious about the provenance” of the story that had led the BBC morning bulletins and that it was untrue.

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James Bond still a strong 'recruitment sergeant' for MI6, says expert

Thu, 30 May 2019 17:55:51 GMT

Dr Rory Cormac tells Hay festival Bond still loved by MI6 despite bearing no resemblance to a real spy

James Bond remains a powerful recruitment tool for MI6, a secret intelligence expert says – despite claims that he is unrealistically posh and violent.

Dr Rory Cormac, associate professor of international relations with a specialty in secret intelligence at Nottingham university, said MI6 loved the positive brand provided by Ian Fleming’s fictional spy.

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Sajid Javid announces overhaul of espionage and treason laws

Mon, 20 May 2019 11:58:38 GMT

New bill needed to tackle hostile activity by Russia and others, says home secretary

Hostile state actors – spies, assassins or hackers directed by the government of another country – are to be targeted by refreshed espionage and treason laws, the home secretary has announced.

In a speech to security officials in central London, Sajid Javid revealed plans to publish a new espionage bill to tackle increased hostile state activity from countries including but not limited to Russia.

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Huawei poses security threat to UK, says former MI6 chief

Thu, 16 May 2019 10:08:15 GMT

Report calling for 5G ban in UK comes as Netherlands said to be investigating Huawei espionage

Huawei should be completely banned from supplying 5G mobile networks in the UK because its operations are “subject to influence by the Chinese state”, according to a report by a Conservative MP and two academics.

They argue that a decision announced by Theresa May last month, after a fraught meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), to allow Huawei to supply “non-core” equipment should be overturned because using the company’s technology presents “risks”.

Related: Huawei 'prepared to sign no-spy agreement with UK government'

Huawei is a Chinese telecoms company founded in 1987. US officials believe it poses a security risk because the Chinese government will make the firm engineer backdoors in its technology, through which information could be accessed by Beijing. Donald Trump has banned US companies from sharing technology with Huawei and has been putting pressure on other nations to follow suit.

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Halloween Brexit is a fitting outcome for the zombie prime minister | John Crace

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 09:53:24 GMT

The EU summit became absurdist performance art as all agreed on something they did not want

I was rather nonplussed to learn that Prince William had been doing work experience with the intelligence services and, according to the GCHQ head of counter-terrorism, identified only as David, “comfortably held his own with highly skilled analysts and operators”.

Related: May tells MPs 'swift decisions' on Brexit will be needed after recess

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Covid-19: European countries withdraw from Iraq

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

European countries have announced the temporary withdrawal of their troops from the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition and NATO Training Mission (NMI) in Iraq. The withdrawals follow an announcement by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) on 20 March that it had ceased

Covid-19: Malaysian military patrolling streets amid coronavirus pandemic

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

Malaysia’s military is conducting patrols on the streets and transporting much needed medical supplies as part of its response to fight the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country. The military has been deployed since 21 March to help enforce a ‘restricted

IrvinGQ develops airdrop cage for THeMIS UGV

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

UK-based aerial delivery equipment and parachute developer IrvinGQ has developed ATAX, an airdrop system that can deliver Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), Estonia’s Milrem Robotics announced on 26 March. The ATAX is a modular, rapid-rig/de-rig,

Raytheon, Quantum Imaging sign deal on SWIR capability for ISR

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

Quantum Imaging, a subsidiary of Israel-based infrared sensing and imaging company Semi Conductor Devices (SCD), has finalised a deal to supply Raytheon with short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras and optical sensor packages for use on the company’s product line of intelligence, surveillance, and

Brazil discards the Barroso corvette upgrades

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT

The Brazilian Navy dropped its initial plan to modernise one of its frontline surface combatants, the corvette CV Barroso (V34) as part of the offset package for acquisition of four Tamandaré-class frigates, it told Jane’s on 20 March. The technical risks involved in the compensation

Covid-19: More sailors test positive for virus on carrier Roosevelt

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT

More personnel aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) have been found to be infected with Covid-19, the US Navy (USN) reported on 26 March. "As testing continues, additional positive cases of Covid-19 have been discovered aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt ,” Admiral

Covid-19: UTC slashing costs to outlast virus

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is “aggressively” reducing costs because the steep drop in global air travel caused by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is hurting its commercial aerospace business, according to the head of the US-based company. Specific cost-cutting measures

Draken begins flying refurbished Mirages in Aggressor role

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT

Draken International has begun flying its Dassault Mirage F1M/B aircraft recently acquired from the Spanish Air Force, the company announced on 26 March. The contractor-based training company is now utilising the aircraft for ‘Red Air’ aggressor flying against US military and allied

Brazil selects Raytheon to perform Condor Mk3 upgrade to legacy radar systems

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 GMT

The Brazilian Air Force has contracted Raytheon to upgrade several of its legacy Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) systems to the company’s latest variant of the system, dubbed the Condor Mk3, company officials announced on 24 March. The MSSR upgrade deal is the latest example of

French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle deploys to North Sea region for first time in 10 years

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 GMT

Key Points The French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle is conducting its first deployment to the eastern North Sea region in a decade As part of the deployment, the carrier strike group exercised with Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 The French Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS

Malaysia receives first batch of donated ScanEagle UAVs from US

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 GMT

Malaysia has taken delivery of the first 6 of 12 Insitu ScanEagle 2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – along with associated equipment – that were gifted by the United States under Washington’s Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) programme. The first batch of platforms and equipment

USCG contracts eight shipbuilders for fresh round of Offshore Patrol Cutter studies

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:00:00 GMT

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has tasked eight shipbuilding companies to develop proposals to help reboot its hurricane-delayed Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) programme. Worth up to USD22 million, the industry studies could lead to significant design changes for 21 of the 25 planned Heritage-class OPCs

Brazil to receive Bofors 40 Mk4 weapon systems

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT

Two 40 mm BAE Systems Bofors 40 Mk4 naval gun systems are scheduled to be shipped to Brazil in August, the Brazilian Navy told Jane’s . The weapon systems, together with special tools, spares, and training, were purchased in 2013 worth EUR8.3 million by the Navy Weapons Systems Directorate

EU delays decision on Boeing-Embraer joint ventures

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT

The European Commission has delayed a decision on two proposed joint ventures (JVs) between Brazil-based Embraer and US-based Boeing, Embraer said on 26 March. The commission, which had been slated to complete its anti-trust review in February, is now expected to finish its work sometime after 23

HII closes Hydroid acquisition

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT

Huntington Ingalls Industries confirmed on 26 March that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of Hydroid, a leading provider of advanced marine robotics to the defence and maritime markets, from Kongsberg Maritime. In conjunction with the transaction, HII and Kongsberg Maritime have

US Navy prepares for possible Columbia delay, GAO reports

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT

While the US Navy (USN) still considers the timely acquisition of its Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to be its priority programme to ensure there is no gap in strategic patrols, the service is hedging against a potential delay in the delivery of the new submarine, according to the

USMC begins AESA upgrade for ‘classic’ Hornets

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun the process of replacing the radars of some its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornet combat aircraft with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system, with the first procurement contract awarded on 26 March. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded

USMC solicits industry to provide mobile air-defence system for JLTV vehicles

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has formally begun its search for a ground-based air-defence system (GBADS) for integration aboard its Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs). A request for information (RFI) issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) on 26 March called for the means to effectively defeat

US Air Force sets April deadline for 3DELRR replacement

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 02:00:00 GMT

US Air Force officials want defence companies to submit prototype proposals for the revamped Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) system by April, as part of the service’s effort to get the beleaguered programme back on track. The industry proposals for the 3DELRR effort

BAE touts Sceptre fast jet mission management tool for multidomain applications

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

BAE Systems is pitching its Sceptre mission management tool for fast jets as a core campaign planning tool for multidomain operations. Speaking to Jane’s on 26 March, Louise Aiken, head of Mission Planning Programmes, and John Loader, Operational Requirements Specialist, said that the Sceptre

Covid-19: Czech IFV contract threatened by budget cuts

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

The Czech Republic is preparing big cuts in defence spending and strategic contracts in its state budget as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. “I do not think we need the new tracked infantry fighting vehicles [IFVs] immediately but we need other items for this war [against Covid-19],”

Covid-19: India involves DRDO and OFB in fight against the coronavirus pandemic

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has pressed the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) into making assorted medical supplies and equipment to battle the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in the country. Officials told

Covid-19: Pentagon halts overseas troop movement for 60 days

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is ratcheting up its coronavirus response with a new 60-day stop movement order for all overseas troops and civilians. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper enacted the order on 25 March in a bid to protect personnel from the virus and maintain “operational

Covid-19: Piaggio Aerospace extends deadline for Expressions of Interest in company

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

Italian aviation technology firm Piaggio Aerospace announced on 24 March that is was extending a deadline for Expressions of Interest (EoI) in acquiring the company to 4 May. The extension comes in response to the current Covid-19 crisis, with the original closing date for the EoI being 3 April.

Covid-19: Spain’s military lab to manufacture drugs to counter pandemic

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 01:00:00 GMT

The Spanish government is reported to have ordered a Ministry of Defence (MoD) laboratory to start producing drugs for civilian use during the Covid-19 crisis. Paracetamol, antiviral drugs for injections, and disinfectants are on the list to “guarantee the supply of essential products”,

Bond Lifestyle - clothes, gadgets, guns, cars and lifestyle in the James Bond movies and novels

Globe-Trotter launches 007 Limited Edition Carbon Fibre Case

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:46:29 +0000

Globe-Trotter launches 007 Limited Edition Carbon Fibre Case

Globe-Trotter has launched a 007 Limited Edition Carbon Fibre Carry-on Trolley Case. This or very similar case might appear in No Time To Die, although it's not 100% confirmed.

Tasco Folding Opera Glasses Binoculars

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:29:30 +0000


In the first (post-credits) scene of The Living Daylights (1987), James Bond (Timothy Dalton) uses a pair of Tasco Folding Opera Glasses Binoculars.

Jim Beam

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:41:37 +0000


Jim Beam has two James Bond connections (if you don't count that they share the same initials JB!): Sean Connery appeared in Jim Beam ads and Timothy Dalton as James Bond drinks Jim Beam Bourbon whiskey in The Living Daylights (1987).

Nokia in No Time To Die and ad campaign featuring Lashana Lynch

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 02:06:12 +0000

Nokia in No Time To Die and ad campaign featuring Lashana Lynch

Nokia has launched new phones and a 007 Kevlar Case, but the full ad campaign to promote the brand’s partnership with No Time to Die (2020) will be delayed until November. And will any of these new Nokia phones be seen in No Time To Die?

Hamilton reveals PSR watch inspired by James Bond's Pulsar P2

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:25:43 +0000

Hamilton reveals PSR watch inspired by James Bond's Pulsar P2

Hamilton has announced the upcoming release of the Hamilton PSR, a watch inspired by the first ever digital watch, the Pulsar LED watch, one of which was worn by Roger Moore as James Bond in Live And Let Die (1973).

The new Hamilton PSR watch will be available in steel and a limited edition gold plated version.

Orlebar Brown postpones third instalment of the 007 Collection

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:51:33 +0000

Orlebar Brown postpones third instalment of the 007 Collection

Orlebar Brown has announced that the 007 Collection, that was supposed to launch tomorrow, will be postponed. Read the full official message.

Sunspel releases Sea Island Cotton version of Riviera polo shirt

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:36:35 +0000

Sunspel releases Sea Island Cotton version of Riviera polo shirt

To mark the release of Daniel Craig’s final Bond film No Time to Die (later) this year, Sunspel has released two exclusive versions of the iconic Riviera Polo Shirt.

The Folio Society's illustrated edition of The Spy Who Loved Me

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:27:25 +0000

The Folio Society illustrated edition of The Spy Who Loved Me

The Folio Society has released another illustrated Ian Fleming novel: The Spy Who Loved Me.

Orlebar Brown teases third instalment of 007 Heritage Collection

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:25:33 +0000

Orlebar Brown teases third instalment of 007 Heritage Collection

Orlebar Brown started teasing the upcoming 007 Heritage Collection, which will be launched on 18 March 2020.

Globe-Trotter launches new No Time To Die Luggage collection

Sat, 07 Mar 2020 13:38:28 +0000

Globe-Trotter launches new No Time To Die Luggage collection

To celebrate the 25th Bond film No Time To Die, Globe-Trotter has announced the launch of the No Time To Die Vulcanised Fibreboard Luggage collection.

No Time To Die will be postponed until November 2020

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 17:33:06 +0000

No Time To Die will be postponed until November 2020

MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of No Time To Die will be postponed until November 2020.

Benson & Clegg Plain Slim Rhodium Tie Slide

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 02:32:59 +0000


James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears a Benson & Clegg Plain Slim Rhodium Tie Slide with his Tom Ford suits and ties in No Time To Die (2020).

The tie slide can be seen on one of the first official promo image from the film, of James Bond in London walking from his Aston Martin V8 Vantage to a government building in central London.

Bollinger Tribute to Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 19:54:32 +0000


Champagne Bollinger is celebrating its 40th year in partnership with James Bond with the launch of two special editions: the Moonraker 2007 magnum in a unique Eric Berthes-designed gift box, and a 2011 Millésimé.

The Bond and Bollinger partnership began with the movie Moonraker, released forty years ago, in 1979.

Tom Ford Linen Belted Field Jacket

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 20:55:44 +0000


Nomi (Lashana Lynch) wears Tom Ford Linen Belted Field Jacket in Lily White Viscose.

The jacket is designed with sharp shoulders, tonal suede details and patch pockets. Crafted of viscose linen and half lined in silk twill.

The jacket with patch pockets and epaulettes is probably product number GI2584-FAX330 although the jacket worn by Nomi might have been adjusted for the film.

Tom Ford officially announces No Time To Die collaboration

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 20:22:29 +0000

Tom Ford officially announces No Time To Die collaboration

It was officially announced today that Tom Ford has dressed James Bond and Nomi in No Time To Die. This is the fourth consecutive time that Ford has dressed Daniel Craig as the iconic character of James Bond.

James Bond 007 coin collection including a largest gold coin ever produced by Royal Mint

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 19:02:07 +0000

Royal Mint releases James Bond 007 coin collection including a 7 kilo gold coin

Royal Mint celebrates 007 with a new James Bond Collection, featuring a 7 kilo (!) gold coin, a range of three coins in gold or silver with interconnecting designs, an Inspired Innovation range, which include micro-text and a hidden message, and Special Issue editions.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M 38mm

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:49:48 +0000


Nomi (Lashana Lynch) wears an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150mm watch in No Time To Die (2020).

Swatch Q watch

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:55:36 +0000


In No Time To Die, Q (Ben Whishaw) wears a watch (on his right wrist) and it's a special watch from Swatch, aptly named the Swatch Q, model number SS07Z100.

The Q model is a limited edition of 7007 copies worldwide and has been designed by Swatch in collaboration with No Time To Die costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb.

Marni Pink and Navy Striped Sweater

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:35:28 +0000


Q (Ben Whishaw) wears a Marni striped sweater in No Time To Die (2020).

We can already spot sweater in the No Time To Die trailers when Q 'welcomes' Bond and Moneypenny to his apartment, and also in a promotional video for Village Cinema's where Q sits behind his personal desk at his apartment.

McLaggan Smith Educational Periodic Mug

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:38:58 +0000


Q has another mug! After the now famous Q Scrabble mug from SkyFall (2012), in No Time To Die we can spot a McLaggan Smith Educational Periodic Mug on his desk.

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