Britain to toughen security at stations, airports

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LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) Britain will boost security at rail stations, airports and other major targets for militants under plans to be unveiled by Prime Minister Gordon Brown today.

Other possible targets, such as restaurants, cinemas, schools and hospitals will also be instructed to improve security arrangements, Brown will also say, according to the paper.

''Terrorism can hit us anywhere from any place,'' Brown wrote in the newspaper.

The latest security measures follow a review by Lord West, the minister for security and counter terrorism, initiated after the attack on Glasgow Airport and the discovery of car bombs in London in June.

''The report he will publish today makes key recommendations for the protection of our national security,'' Brown wrote.

The Sun said the measures would include boosting the use of properly-trained door staff who could identify possible threats at potential targets.

The BBC said constructing access roads to stations and airports so that vehicles could not build up speed, was another of West's recommendations.

Brown was also due to unveil details of a unified border force he announced in July.

In that statement, Brown said the aim was to have new electronic screening of all passengers and tougher biometric visa requirements.

REUTERS SV RK1335

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