New Book: Beggars Cheats & Forgers


Beggars Cheats & Forgers
A History of Frauds Through the Ages
David Thomas

Not a story of everyday Westminster politicians.

Beggars, Cheats and Forgers is made up of new research into a neglected area of British history: the stories of historical scams, cheats and forgeries. Former Director of Technology at the National Archives, David Thomas has delved into the archives to uncover unusual tales, from Tudor identity theft to the Spanish Prisoner letter scam of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book provides an fresh take on criminal history and the roots of identity theft, email scams and pyramid schemes still employed by criminals today.

ISBN 9781781593271
161 pages
RRP ?12.99

Teenager locked in the Crosby mud rescued by RNLI Hovercraft crew

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At 4pm yesterday RNLI New Brighton were advised that a person was stuck up to the chest in mud on the Crosby shore. In response our rescue hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit with a crew of four was launched and quickly crossed the Mersey estuary.

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NENA i3 compliant NextGen-911 system uses cloud technology to provide high-quality information faster and enables seamless call transitions among first responders.


FAIRFAX, Va., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has implemented a NextGen-911 emergency service solution for Morgan County, Ohio. The NextGen-911 solution enables Morgan County to easily accept emergency information from a variety of sources and provides first responders with faster, more accurate details to aid in response. Morgan County’s NextGen-911 system is one of the first to be compliant with the National Emergency Number Association’s (NENA) i3 architecture standards, which facilitate local and nationwide interoperability.

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