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Former Lib Dem peer and ex-MI6 chief used former spies to aid Romanian tycoon

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:25:00 GMT

Businessman used ‘intricate knowledge’ gathered by British intelligence firm to fight extradition over corruption charges

A former MI6 boss and an ex-Liberal Democrat peer used retired intelligence officers to gather “sensitive” information from secret sources in the Romanian government to help a wealthy businessman facing corruption allegations, according to documents seen by the Observer.

Sir John Scarlett’s private intelligence firm, SC Strategy (SCS), which he co-owns with Lord Carlile, disclosed in a report produced for the businessman’s lawyers that it had obtained information from a range of well-placed “confidential sources” in Romania on sensitive issues including diplomatic negotiations and the activities of anti-corruption prosecutors.

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Shamima Begum may have criminalised herself, says senior terrorism officer

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:26:59 GMT

Family calls for her return to UK and considers legal action to stop government blocking it

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has said that Shamima Begum, who left the UK to join Islamic State as a 15-year-old, had “potentially criminalised” herself as her family considers court action to stop the government blocking her return to Britain.

Government and counter-terrorism officials are still considering what to do after Begum, now 19, was discovered in a Syrian refugee camp after fleeing Isis’s last stronghold and said she wanted to return to Britain.

Related: After Isis: what happens to the foreign nationals who went to Syria?

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Sex, ska and Malcolm X: MI6’s covert 1960s mission to woo West Indians

Sat, 26 Jan 2019 13:00:05 GMT

Intelligence service secretly funded Flamingo magazine to fight communist threat

Even by the demanding standards of the 1960s, Flamingo was considered a groundbreaking magazine. Mixing glamour, sex advice, culture and international politics, it was one of the first magazines to target Britain’s African-Caribbean community.

It ran from September 1961 until May 1965 and at its peak sold up to 20,000 copies in the UK and 15,000 in the US. It was also distributed in the Caribbean and West Africa, and published dedicated editions in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. It carried interviews with Malcolm X and advertisements for Island Records, which brought Jamaican ska music to Britain.

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Home Office under fire for blocking new spy watchdog

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:00:17 GMT

Surveillance expert Eric King vetoed from top job at IPCO over past associations

The Home Office has prompted outrage by blocking the appointment of the man tasked with leading investigations into the UK’s spy agencies.

Eric King had been appointed head of investigations at the new government watchdog charged with regulating the intelligence agencies until the Home Office intervened, apparently due to his “previous work and associations”.

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Top-secret Christmas card sent to Bletchley Park codebreakers rediscovered

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:00:05 GMT

Festive wish from family of MI6 boss in 1938 ‘sent with wink’ to those in the know

It’s ranked as one of the least festive Christmas cards ever sent: pipe-smoking men in suits milling around on the immaculately mowed lawn of an English country house.

But the recipients were some of the most secretive people in the country, and only they understood the true message of the card.

Related: Bletchley discloses real intention of 1938 'shooting party'

Related: Meet the female codebreakers of Bletchley Park

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MI6 chief urges Russia: 'Do not underestimate our capabilities' – video

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 16:59:19 GMT

The head of MI6 has warned the Kremlin not to underestimate Britain and its allies after the Skripal poisoning stoked fears about Russian covert activity abroad.

In a rare speech, Alex Younger directly challenged Russia, saying the UK's response to the 'egregious' nerve agent attack in Salisbury should be seen as a warning

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UK is in technological arms race with its foes, warns MI6 chief

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:26:07 GMT

Alex Younger insists Britain must ‘innovate faster’ to stay ahead of threats

The UK is in a technological arms race with hostile states who are using the tools of the information age to pose existential challenges to Britain’s national security, the head of MI6 warned on Monday.

In a rare speech, Alex Younger said British intelligence agencies had to “innovate faster than they can” as the country’s adversaries turn to cyber-attacks, disguised use of military force, misinformation and political obfuscation to probe and undermine Britain’s institutions and defences.

Related: Don't underestimate UK capabilities, MI6 chief to warn Russia

Related: 'The real Q is a woman': boss of MI6 makes pitch for female recruits

Related: UK spy agencies criticised for lack of black leaders

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Don't underestimate UK capabilities, MI6 chief to warn Russia

Sun, 02 Dec 2018 23:00:04 GMT

Alex Younger will say present era calls for ‘fourth generation of espionage’

The head of MI6 will warn Russia not to underestimate the UK’s ability to retaliate in the wake of the Salisbury nerve agent attack, in a speech in which he will explain why Britain is developing “fourth-generation” espionage for a new and disturbing age.

Alex Younger will also set out how his agency, known formally as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), is preparing to strengthen ties with sister agencies in Europe amid continuing uncertainty over the possible repercussions of Brexit for security.

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Trump dossier author suing engineering firm for alleged unpaid work

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:27:59 GMT

Christopher Steele alleges Germany-based Bilfinger owes his company Orbis £130,000

Christopher Steele, the former MI6 officer who wrote the Trump dossier, is suing one of Germany’s biggest engineering companies for allegedly failing to pay for work carried out by his intelligence firm, Orbis.

Steele and his ex-MI6 business partner Christopher Burrows have taken legal action against Bilfinger, a global industrial group based in Mannheim, south-west Germany. They allege it owes Orbis €150,000 (£130,000) for an investigation into Bilfinger’s activities in Nigeria.

Related: The Trump-Russia dossier: why its findings grow more significant by the day

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Has a crime writer now proved the innocence of ‘Hampstead killer’?

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 08:00:23 GMT

Man jailed for murder amid claims of a cover-up to will have evidence reheard as a result of award-winning book

The brutal murder of an elderly writer in his dilapidated Regency home in north London posed one of the grimmest riddles of 2006. Allan Chappelow was found bludgeoned underneath the manuscript pages of his latest book, and his death remains at the centre of a wider, unsolved mystery. It involves MI6, the playwright George Bernard Shaw, allegations of a serious miscarriage of justice – and an extraordinary British legal oddity: a murder trial that the media was not allowed to attend, let alone report on, during many of its sessions.

Now, with the success of a new book about the case, the man eventually convicted of the killing, a Chinese dissident called Wang Yam, has renewed hope of freedom after serving nine years in English prisons. Arguments for his innocence are due to be heard by the European court of human rights in the new year, and the leading British QC Dinah Rose is taking up his cause.

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GCHQ uses Instagram to 'open up world of espionage' to public

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:18:53 GMT

UK intelligence hub opens account on app that has become growing source of citizens’ metadata

After years of secretly hoovering up metadata about millions of citizens, Britain’s spy agency has made its public foray into one of the growing sources for such information by opening its own Instagram account.

GCHQ’s account on the photo-sharing site claims the agency will provide a glimpse into its secret world. Its first post acknowledges GCHQ’s institutional suspicion about openness by including a photograph of the border fence with a “no photography” sign attached.

Related: Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? | Dylan Curran

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Evidence suggests crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing, says ex-MI6 chief

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:08:45 GMT

Sir John Sawers says theory that rogue Saudi military officers were responsible is ‘blatant fiction’

A former head of MI6 has said all the evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that the theory that rogue elements in the Saudi military were responsible was “blatant fiction”.

Sir John Sawers told the BBC his assessment was based on conversations with senior Whitehall sources and his knowledge of the Turkish intelligence services.

Related: Trump says it appears Khashoggi is dead and consequences could be ‘severe’

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Spy agencies are worst at learning from past, say experts

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 17:32:48 GMT

No profession is as ignorant of its history as the intelligence profession, book festival hears

Intelligence agencies more than any other professional body have “official amnesia” and repeatedly fail to learn the lessons of the past, a panel of espionage experts has said.

Christopher Andrew, the writer of an authorised history of MI5, said intelligence chiefs ignored or did not know about historical mistakes, and the reason was obvious: the operations were always secret.

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Sergei Skripal initially did not believe Russia tried to kill him – book

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 06:00:17 GMT

Former spy only gradually came to realise he had been Kremlin target, says author

The poisoned former spy Sergei Skripal was initially reluctant to believe the Russian government had tried to kill him, according to a new book, and despite selling secrets to MI6 was an “unashamed Russian nationalist”.

Skripal struggled to come to terms with his situation following the novichok attack on him and his daughter, Yulia, the author and BBC journalist Mark Urban writes.

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Bletchley discloses real intention of 1938 'shooting party'

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:00:17 GMT

With war looming, gathering of about 150 intelligence experts activated codebreaking centre

A shadowy gathering of spies and codebreakers in 1938, under cover of a country house shooting party, has gone down in history as being a rehearsal for the real work of Bletchley Park, but research has revealed a more intriguing story.

The men and women from MI6 and the government’s code and cipher school (GC&CS) were sent there as part of a much bigger and more serious operation than previously thought.

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Ministers accused of issuing 'torture warrants' to spies

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:26:01 GMT

‘James Bond clause’ routinely used to legally protect MI6 officers, rights group claims

Ministers are routinely providing legal cover for the intelligence services where there is a possibility of information being extracted through torture abroad, under a so-called “James Bond clause”, a human rights group has alleged.

Reprieve is planning to launch a judicial review of the practice of repeatedly granting protection – in effect immunity from prosecution – for MI6 or GCHQ officers in cases involving detainees held overseas.

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British government misses own torture inquiry deadline

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:30:22 GMT

Ministers under pressure to launch judge-led inquiry into UK role in post-9/11 abuses

The British government is coming under pressure after failing to meet its own deadline to decide whether to hold a judge-led inquiry into the UK’s involvement in post-9/11 human rights abuses.

Three months ago Theresa May offered an apology for MI6’s role in the kidnap and torture of a Libyan dissident and his wife in 2004.

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Author of Trump-Russia dossier wins libel case in US court

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:02:05 GMT

Suit against Christopher Steele by three Russian oligarchs thrown out by judge

The former MI6 officer Christopher Steele has won a legal battle in the United States against three Russian oligarchs who sued him over allegations made in his dossier about the Trump campaign and its links with Moscow.

The oligarchs – Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan – claimed that Steele and his intelligence firm, Orbis, defamed them in the dossier, which was leaked and published in early 2017. The Russians own stakes in Moscow-based Alfa Bank. All are billionaires.

The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC....

Related: Jeremy Hunt calls for fresh EU sanctions against Russia

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The Guardian view on the Salisbury poisonings: Russia’s responsibility | Editorial

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:59:24 GMT

Moscow is certain to dismiss British requests to extradite two suspects. The truth must be aired all the same

The Salisbury nerve agent attack is about to claim yet another pair of tragic victims. These victims will be the third couple to suffer in the case. The first pair were Sergei and Yulia Skripal, who were found unconscious in Salisbury in March after being exposed to the novichok nerve agent, and who eventually survived. The second pair were Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess, who are thought to have picked up the original bottle containing the novichok that was used to attack the Skripals, as a result of which Sturgess sadly died.

The latest pair of victims are not human – but political. The first of them is UK-Russian relations, which are already difficult and are now certain to be further damaged by the expected UK extradition request, on which we report today, which names two Russians who are suspected of carrying out the Salisbury attack. The other is Russia’s international reputation, which will be diminished both by the investigation that has produced the request and, every bit as bad, by the inevitable scornful dismissal with which the request is certain to be greeted by Moscow and its propaganda machine.

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UK spy agencies criticised for lack of black leaders

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:44:43 GMT

MI6 and MI5 had no one from minority ethnic background in a top post, MPs find

The UK’s intelligence agencies suffer from a lack of black and Asian staff in top posts, according to a report from the parliamentary intelligence and security committee published on Wednesday.

Neither MI6, which deals with overseas intelligence-gathering, nor MI5 had any people from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background in the top posts in 2016-17. The surveillance agency GCHQ was the only agency listed as having any staff at a senior level from a BAME background.

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Jane's 360

BAE Systems moves forward with AMPV low-rate production

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT

The US Army is moving forward with its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) programme, and has awarded BAE Systems two contract modifications valued up to USD575 million to kick-start low-rate initial production (LRIP). In a 19 February release, the company announced that the dual contracts mark

IDEX 2019: Patriot GEM-T missile with GaN completes flight tests

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:39:53 GMT

Raytheon has completed three flight tests of the Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical Ballistic Missile (GEM-T) with gallium nitride (GaN) in the missile’s transmitter, the company told Jane’s during the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi on 17–21 February. The first live-fire flight test

IDEX 2019: Streit Group unveils new vehicles

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:38:38 GMT

Streit Group unveiled the Salamander 8×8, Shaman 8×8, and Pangolin demining system at the IDEX defence show being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17 to 21 February. The Shaman 8×8 has a 3-litre turbo diesel engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and is fully amphibious. Developed for

Singapore discloses further details of Invincible-class submarines

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:36:47 GMT

Key Points Singapore has given further details on the capabilities of its new Type 218SG submarines The vessels will be equipped with indigenously developed data analytics as well as sense-making systems Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has disclosed further details of its new Type

Iran commissions Fateh submarine

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:09:28 GMT

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) officially commissioned its first indigenously developed Fateh-class submarine on 17 February. The ceremony was held at the Bandar Abbas naval base and was attended by President Hassan Rouhani. Defence Minister Amir Hatami was quoted as saying that the

IDEX 2019: Silent Sentinel launches new long-range surveillance cameras

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:08:07 GMT

UK company Silent Sentinel launched a new range of uncooled thermal imaging cameras at the IDEX 2019 exhibition, being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 17 February. James Longcroft, Silent Sentinel business development director, told Jane’s that the new long-range (LR) family of cameras is designed

Russia completes testing of ‘Poseidon’ thermonuclear torpedo

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:04:25 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced at the beginning of February the successful completion of underwater tests of its ‘Poseidon’ unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). Factory trials are expected to begin in the summer of 2019. First revealed in late 2015, the since named

IDEX 2019: Mirach 40 conducts first live training missions

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:03:23 GMT

Leonardo announced in a press release on 17 February that its Mirach 40 (M-40) target drone had flown its first live missions during a recent training exercise, simulating missile attacks against naval vessels and fighter jets in air-to-air combat scenarios. The exercise involved the Italian Navy

Argentina restarts work on ARA Santa Cruz

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:02:27 GMT

Maintenance work on the Argentine TR-1700-class submarine ARA Santa Cruz has resumed, according to Argentine Defence Minister Oscar Aguad. Work on the boat was halted by the Argentine Defence Ministry following the loss at sea of sister submarine ARA San Juan on 15 November 2017 to determine

IDEX 2019: Tawazun launches defence and security development fund, makes first investment

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:01:24 GMT

The Tawazun Economic Council (TEC) announced the first investment of its newly established Defence and Security Development Fund (DSDF) on 18 February, with the organisation taking a 36% equity stake in Russian automotive brand Aurus. TEC invested AED460 million (USD125 million) in Aurus, which

IDEX 2019: BAE Systems, AMMROC sign agreement on MRO collaboration

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:59:27 GMT

BAE Systems and UAE maintenance and support firm AMMROC signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 18 February to collaborate on aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Through the MOU, the two companies will begin exploring possible projects to collaborate on, ranging from testing and

IDEX 2019: Sudan displays mobile ground surveillance system

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:25:22 GMT

Sudan’s Military Industry Corporation (MIC) unveiled its Al-Kinaniya land surveillance system during the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17–21 February. The system consists of a mast-mounted X-band ground surveillance radar with a planar array antenna and an electro-optical

IDEX 2019: UAE confirms EOS weapon station contract

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:24:36 GMT

The UAE Armed Forces confirmed during the IDEX 2019 show, held from 17 to 21 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that it has placed a large contract for remote weapon stations (RWS) with the Australian company EOS Defence Systems. The military spokesperson announced on 17 February that a contract worth

French Rafales conduct first Meteor firings

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:23:57 GMT

French Air Force (FAF) and navy Rafale combat aircraft conducted the first test firings of the Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile on 13 February, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, announced on its website on 15 February.

Lockheed Martin-led team unveils new Falcon mobile air defence solution

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:23:20 GMT

A collaborative industry team led by Lockheed Martin unveiled a new mobile open architecture short-to-medium range air defence solution – designated the Falcon Weapon System – at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi on 18 February. According to the team,

IDEX 2019: SANNI pitching LPD to Saudi navy

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:22:41 GMT

SAMI Navantia Naval Industries (SANNI) has proposed building landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious assault ships for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), the company’s CEO said during the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17 to 21 February. SANNI was formed as a joint venture between

IDEX 2019: UAE updates offset policy

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:21:56 GMT

The UAE has announced an update to the country’s offset policies, allowing indirect offset programmes in a range of sustainability and infrastructure sectors, as well as changing the methods for undertaking investments in the country. “As a framework, the new programme is less complex

Brazilian Army eyes fixed-wing aircraft

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:21:18 GMT

The Brazilian Army is considering two fixed-wing tactical transport aircraft to increase its personnel and cargo airlift capabilities in remote land border areas of the country. The Sikorsky/PZL Mielec M28 and Viking Air DHC-6T Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft were the two aircraft presented, an army

Canada receives first surplus Hornets from Australia

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:20:39 GMT

Canada has received the first of 18 surplus Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornet combat aircraft from Australia, the Department of National Defence (DND) announced on 17 February. The pair of single-seat F/A-18As arrived at Cold Lake in Alberta on the same day as the announcement, for use by the Royal Canadian

Australia outlines support for defence trade law update

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:19:52 GMT

The Australian government has outlined its support for a series of proposals to update the country’s defence trade legislation, which regulates the supply of military and dual-use technology overseas. The Department of Defence (DoD) said on 14 February that it supported all nine

Last-minute postponement of Nigerian election likely to undermine vote’s credibility, provoke widespread rioting from opposition supporters

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:19:08 GMT

Event Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly elections were postponed by a week to 23 February and state elections to 9 March, less than five hours before polling stations were due to open. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) head Mahmood Yakubu said the delay was

Sharp eyes [IDEX19D3]

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:15:00 GMT

Making its public debut at the IDEX show is the Sikorsky UH-60M Armed Black Hawk, the first having been officially unveiled in January during an event attended by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Three of the helicopters are participating in the tactical demonstration, and another is on static display at the NAVDEX waterfront site.

Falcon has the UAE in its sights [IDEX19D3]

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:14:00 GMT

Yesterday at IDEX Lockheed Martin, Diehl Defence and Saab launched a new short-/medium-range ground-based air defence (GBAD) system. Known as Falcon and initiated as a programme in 2016, the system draws on the command and control, missile and radar expertise of the three companies to create an integrated standalone system that offers exceptional capability in its class.

UAE Patriot deals [IDEX19D3]

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:13:00 GMT

At yesterday’s daily UAE General Headquarters press briefing, a contract with Raytheon was announced covering the supply of Patriot launcher systems, worth approximately AED5.73 billion (US$1.56 billion).

Multi-domain training expertise [IDEX19D3]

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 02:12:00 GMT

Around three-and-a-half years ago, Canadian-headquartered training system integrator CAE established its regional office in Abu Dhabi, reflecting increased business in the Gulf region, and in the UAE in particular. The company’s first Middle East business was to deliver flight simulators to the Royal Saudi Air Force in 1982, and in 2002 it began its association with the UAE with the establishment of the joint-venture Emirates-CAE Flight Training facility.





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Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:37:30 +0000

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 to Sunday, September 22, 2019

From June - September 2019 this highly anticipated experience sees Secret Cinema present the critically-acclaimed film Casino Royale (2006), directed by Martin Campbell and starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.

The experience takes place on a secret location in London and will run from Wednesday 5th June to Sunday 22nd September 2019.

Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale

An Audience with Caroline Munro and Martine Beswick

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:17:13 +0000

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

In 2019, Brit Movie Tours hosts a series of James Bond events. Guests are invited to join us on a series of intimate evenings with several James Bond actors from across the years.

On Saturday 16 November 2019 you can meet Caroline Munro (Naomi) from The Spy Who Loved Me and Martine Beswick (Paula) from Thunderball and (Zora the Gyspy Girl) from From Russia with Love.

An Audience with Stefan Kalipha (Hector Gonzales) from For Your Eyes Only

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:12:20 +0000

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

In 2019, Brit Movie Tours hosts a series of James Bond events. Guests are invited to join us on a series of intimate evenings with several James Bond actors from across the years.

On 29 june 2019 you can meet Stefan Kalipha (Hector Gonzales) from For Your Eyes Only.

With a maximum capacity of 35-40 persons, this is a great opportunity to hear the stories from the stars themselves about their experience working in a James Bond film as well as aspects about their career and lives.

An Audience with John Moreno (Luigi Ferrara) and John Wyman (Erich Kriegler) from For Your Eyes Only

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:09:12 +0000

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

In 2019, Brit Movie Tours hosts a series of James Bond events. Guests are invited to join us on a series of intimate evenings with several James Bond actors from across the years.

On 13 april 2019 you can meet John Moreno (Luigi Ferrara) and John Wyman (Erich Kriegler) from For Your Eyes Only.

With a maximum capacity of 35-40 persons, this is a great opportunity to hear the stories from the stars themselves about their experience working in a James Bond film as well as aspects about their career and lives.

Annapurna Pictures and MGM will release Bond 25 with United Artists Releasing label

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:34:23 +0000

Annapurna Pictures and MGM will release Bond 25 with United Artists Releasing label
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Annapurna Pictures and MGM have doubled down on their joint distribution venture, rebranding the operation as United Artists Releasing. Bond 25 will be the first film released through United Artists, in February 2020.

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:26:41 +0000

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Countess Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo (played by Diana Rigg) drives a red 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).

DRIVEN: 007 x SPYSCAPE James Bond Exhibition in New York tickets now available

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:28:27 +0000

DRIVEN 007 x SPYSCAPE James Bond Exhibition in New York tickets now available
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Ticket presale for March 8th 2019 onwards to the first ever official James Bond exhibition in New York, DRIVEN: 007 x SPYSCAPE is now open. You can buy tickets online by applying the exclusive code DRIVEN at checkout.

‘The Real Q’ Nick Finlayson has died

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:40:47 +0000

‘The Real Q’ Nick Finlayson has died
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Nick Finlayson, Special Effects Technician on 10 Bond films, has passed away earlier this month.

Seiko H558-5000

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 13:27:03 +0000

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James Bond (Roger Moore) wears a Seiko H558-5000 digital-analog duo-display watch in the movie A View To A Kill (1985).

The watch is on Bond's wrist in Paris (Eiffel Tower scene) but doesn't get a lot of screen time compared to other Seiko watches worn in previous Bond films.

S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 James Bond 007 Connected Lighter

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:48:02 +0000

S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 James Bond 007 Gold-Black Connected Lighter
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A hidden gem in the S.T. Dupont James Bond 007 Collection is the S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 James Bond 007 Gold Black Connected Lighter, reference number 016115.

Ewbank's Bond & Beyond auction to offer James Bond props, toys and posters

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:10:32 +0000

Ewbank's Bond & Beyond auction to offer James Bond props, toys and posters
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On February 7th 2019, Ewbank's auction house will offer James Bond props, toys, memorabilia and posters at their Bond & Beyond auction.

S.T. Dupont James Bond 007 Collection 2018-2019

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:11:09 +0000

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In June 2018, S.T. Dupont released a new James Bond 007 Limited Edition series of smoking and writing accessories. Later that year, more items were added to the collection.

The collection includes lighters, cigar cutters, pens, cufflinks, wallet, cigar case, a keychain, in gold, black and palladium editions.

Jaguar C-X75 SPECTRE stunt car for sale

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:59:06 +0000

Jaguar C-X75 SPECTRE stunt car for sale
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One of four Jaguar C-X75 SPECTRE stunt cars is offered for sale at Kaaimans in the UK.

Secret Cinema announces further tickets for Casino Royale

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:34:05 +0000

Secret Cinema announces further tickets for Casino Royale
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Secret Cinema has today announced that further tickets have been added for the previously sold out production: Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale. The experience will now run from Wednesday 5th June to Sunday 22nd September 2019. The additional tickets and show nights go on sale on Friday 25th January 2019 at 12pm (GMT).

Tom Ford JB Cufflinks

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:41:45 +0000

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James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears cufflinks engraved with his initials JB in the movie SPECTRE (2015). He wears a lapis lazuli (blue) pair and pair in mother-of-pearl. The cufflink panels are engraved with monogram J B for James Bond, to single-link connections, and signed Tom Ford.

Aston Martin DB5 James Bond 007 model car for sale on eBay

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:51:37 +0000

Aston Martin DB5 James Bond 007 model car for sale on eBay
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An Aston Martin DB5 James Bond 007 tribute model car in 1:1 scale is currently offered for sale on eBay.

S.T. Dupont cufflinks Die Another Day

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:19:50 +0000

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James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) wears a pair of S.T. Dupont cufflinks in the movie Die Another Day (2002).

LEGO Creator Expert 10262 James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5‎

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:46:15 +0000

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Set out on a mission to discover the LEGO Creator Expert 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 one of the world’s most famous vehicles.

The model was revealed in July 2019 in the LEGO Flagship store at Leicester Square by Ms. Moneypenny herself (actress Naomie Harris).

SPYSCAPE announces partnership with EON and MGM Studios to create James Bond 007 Exhibition

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:38:11 +0000

SPYSCAPE announces partnership with EON and MGM Studios to create James Bond 007 Exhibition
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Spyscape, the experiential spy museum in New York, EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) have now officially announced that they will collaborate to launch a new 007 exhibition at the SPYSCAPE headquarters in New York.

Pierce Brosnan stars in 2018 Spar commercial

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:34:09 +0000

Pierce Brosnan stars in 2018 Spar commercial
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Pierce Brosnan stars in the latest Spar Premium commercial in Austria.






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LES ENFANTS OTAGES DE DJIBOUTI

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:51:23 +0000

7 heures du matin, à Djibouti, le 3 février 1976. Un car de ramassage scolaire transportant trente et un fils et filles de militaires français fait halte dans la banlieue de la ville. Sept Africains, arme au poing, font irruption à l’intérieur. Ils forcent le chauffeur à conduire le véhicule jusqu’au-delà de la frontière. Le… En lire plus...

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CELLE QUI L’A CHANGÉ EN ASSASSIN

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:51:07 +0000

Qu’est-ce qui ne va pas ? Simone observe attentivement son jeune cousin. Visiblement, il a quelque chose à lui annoncer, mais il hésite : — Tu sais, je vais me marier avec la fille dont je t’ai parlé, finit-il par dire de sa voix sur­aiguë. En face de lui, Simone Gendreau, sa vieille cousine, reste...… En lire plus...

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CE TRÉSOR QU’IL NE VOULAIT PAS PERDRE

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:50:51 +0000

Sans quitter des yeux la maison de la petite place, il enfile une cagoule, prend un marteau, un couteau… Il est 7h30. Cernay-la-Ville, petite commune des Yvelines, est encore plongée dans l’obscurité. Seule la boulangerie a ouvert ses portes. Dans les rues glaciales de ce 24 janvier, quelques parents, d’un pas rapide, conduisent leurs enfants… En lire plus...

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EN PLEIN TRIBUNAL L’AVOCATE TOMBE RAIDE DINGUE DE SON CLIENT

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:52:27 +0000

La voix de l’avocate de la défense vibre dans le tribunal. Passionnée, pleine de fougue. D’amour ? Quel talent ! Quelle aisance ! L’avocate de la défense, Me Rebeca Santamalia, connaît son boulot. Il faut voir avec quelle ardeur, cette femme menue aux longs cheveux blonds déroule sa plaidoirie dans le décor solennel de la...… En lire plus...

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UNE LONGUE NUIT COMMENCE…

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 07:52:05 +0000

Arrêt « Pérols », terminus. Les portes du tramway s’ouvrent. Lunettes sur le nez, Vanessa* se lève de son siège, pas trop rassurée… Il est plus de 21 heures, la rame est presque vide, et la jolie étudiante de 19 ans n’a pas l’habitude de s’aventurer si loin de chez elle. Au dehors, une lune… En lire plus...

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LE GENTIL VOISIN PLANQUAIT UN CADAVRE

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:50:45 +0000

Ainsi, ce serait lui qui aurait tué la jeune femme. Un ancien bon copain… Un lotissement avec des jardins tirés au cordeau, des enfants qui jouent au ballon dans les rues et des mères de famille qui rentrent du supermarché. A Saint-Just-Chaleyssin, dans le nord de l’Isère, l’ambiance fait penser à la série Desperate Housewives,...… En lire plus...

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« 6 000 EUROS OU ON TE BUTE ! »

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:50:21 +0000

Il a refermé la porte de l’hôtel Formule 1. Le voilà seul avec cette ravissante brune. Pas pour longtemps… Situé dans le grand centre commercial de Plan-de-Campagne, entre Marseille et Aix-en-Provence, l’hôtel Formule 1, avec sa façade blanche et son logo d’un orange agressif, n’a rien d’une auberge de charme. Ce jeudi 25 août 2016,… En lire plus...

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LA POUPÉE S’EST TRANSFORMÉE EN DÉMON

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:52:06 +0000

Tout a dérapé parce que l’adolescente avait décidé de teindre en noir ses cheveux blonds… Cela fait cinq ans qu’elle attendait ce moment. Cinq années de démarches administratives, de déceptions et d’acharnement pour arriver ici, dans la salle d’attente de cette maternité de Moscou, à plusieurs milliers de kilomètres de sa Catalogne natale… Ce matin...… En lire plus...

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LA MISSION DES POLICIERS : « RECOLLER LES MORCEAUX »

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:51:40 +0000

Des canalisations puantes dans un salon de coiffure, c’est gênant. Mais il y a beaucoup plus incommodant… Peut-on imaginer un endroit plus tranquille qu’un salon de coiffure, au cœur de la petite ville d’Issoire, Puy-de-Dôme ? Un endroit plus sûr, plus à l’abri des événements stressants ou violents ? La patronne – appelons-la Françoise –… En lire plus...

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« IL A TUÉ MA MÈRE… IL VOULAIT ME BUTER AUSSI »

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:48:23 +0000

Nicolas a 12 ans. Choqué, il a dû être hospitalisé. Devant l’officier, il raconte.. Rarement audition aura été plus délicate. En passant les portes du centre hospitalier d’Évreux, ce 15 octobre 2014, l’adjudant Estelle P. appréhende un peu la rencontre qui va suivre. Elle doit entendre un enfant de 12 ans, Nicolas*, dont le père...… En lire plus...

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