General News (Archive)

MoD:  Armed Forces pay tribute on 25th anniversary of Gulf conflict – (Royal Navy's newest sub test fires torpedo using £50m UK-made advanced Combat System ~ UK military personnel train Tunisian forces ~ MOD completes sale of Old War Office ~ Defence Secretary secures progress on Brimstone sales as unmanned aircraft project moves forward ~ Armed Forces Minister visits Scottish troops returning from Afghanistan ~ Defence Secretary announces £642m investment in next generation nuclear submarines ~ MoD:  Improvements to training facilities at New Zealand Farm Camp)

HM Treasury:  Boost for family finances as Easter getaway begins

DfT:  Drug drive arrests on the rise

Defra:  Stop the spread for Invasive Species Week

DCMS:  Iconic Oval Cricket Gasholder Listed

ScotGov:  £25m for affordable homes in rural Scotland – (ScotGov:  £25m to transform communities ~ ScotGov:  New opportunities for farming ~ ScotGov:  Public contract benefits workers ~ ScotGov:  Last inhabitants on St Kilda revealed ~ ScotGov:  Tick tock, chip dogs ~ International School Meals Day ~ A9 Unearths Killiecrankie Battle Relics ~ ScotGov:  Climate ready Clyde)

WAG:  Volvo Ocean Race unveils details of Cardiff stopover)

LGA:  Ban on 'zombie' knives urgently needed, say councils – (LGA:  New powers called for by councils to combat lorry drivers who cause chaos in rural communities ~ LGA:  Councils call for powers to provide all children with secondary school places ~ LGA responds to early intervention funding analysis ~ LGA:  Councils warn against relaxed planning rules for mobile phone masts ~ LGA:  State-of-the-art technology being used by councils to help tackle the big chill)

Ofsted to directly manage early years inspections

HEFCE funds Social innovation learning pilot projects

Ofgem:  Adhir's view - What’s in store for the future retail energy market?

Environment Agency:  Environmental Undertaking agreement secures £39,800 – (EA releases 67,000 fish in Yorkshire rivers)

IEA launch Centre for Study of Liberal Economics

Food Standards Agency:  Man arrested in DNP operation – (FSA:  Tesco recalls flavoured butters due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes ~ FSA:  Views wanted on Chia seeds)

TfL:  Emirates air line to close for annual week of maintenance – (TfL:  Operation "Winchester" tackling motorcycle & scooter fatalities in London ~ TfL:  Metropolitan line journeys to be made quicker & more reliable)

TUC: Progress on pension enrolment must be matched by decent employer contributions

ACE:  DCMS invites applications for next Chair of Arts Council England – (ACE:  Help inform our theatre investment)

STFC:  Call for Applications & Nominations to STFC's Science Board, Committees & Peer Review Panels, 2016 – (STFC:  Fish-eye view could help protect more endangered species)

Ordnance Survey:  Digimap for Schools tops 1,000 secondary school subscribers

FDA welcomes clear guidance from Cabinet Office on EU referendum

Electoral Commission calls for new powers to regulate candidate spending at elections – (Electoral Commission extends scope of investigation into Conservative Party campaign spending returns concerning hotel bills at 3 Parliamentary by-elections in 2014 ~ Electoral Commission report on 1 December 2015 electoral registers in Great Britain)

WWF:  Vital UK police unit given lifeline to tackle wildlife crime – (WWF response to forthcoming Climate Change Committee’s report on investor confidence in the UK energy sector)

Unicef: Child refugees & migrants suffer most by border restrictions – (Statement by Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake following his visit to Syria)

Let’s improve safety on your roads