General News (Archive)

MoD:  Who do you think you are? LIVE – (Defence Secretary announces £40m Cyber Security Operations Centre ~ MoD:  Kuwait joins the Typhoon family ~ Prince Harry unveils the UK team for the Invictus Games 2016 ~ Work gets underway on Longbridge accommodation for Royal Centre for Defence Medicine staff ~ MOD:  DWP announces extra support for armed forces spouses & civil partners to help protect their State Pension)

DCMS:  Call for nation to remember the Somme 100 years on – (DCMS:  Competition opens to host Great Exhibition of the North ~ DCMS:  Put your #Somme100 event on the map)

DfT:  Smarter motorway opens for drivers on the M1 – (DfT:  Trials of wirelessly connected vehicles & driverless cars to hit UK roads as part of innovation push ~ DfT:  Cash for councils to fill almost 1m potholes ~ LGA responds to government funding announcement about potholes ~ DfT:  3 train companies shortlisted to compete for West Midlands franchise)

DCMS:  UK risks losing £1.5m Florentine table tops

MMO:  Next phase of marine planning begins

LGA responds to CLG committee report on national planning policy ~ PC&PE:  Committee calls for a comprehensive review of national planning policy

PC&PE:  Homophobia in Sport inquiry launched – (PC&PE:  Science in emergencies: chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incidents inquiry launched)

WAG:  Minister approves £20m for new school in Cardiff – (WAG:  Medals associated with the Battle of Waterloo accepted for the nation ~ WAG:  Rebecca Evans updates on GB-leading payment performance ~ WAG:  Pupils across Wales can access this year’s Hay festival for free)

HEFCE is looking to appoint new members to its Strategic Advisory Committees

Cabinet Office:  Building flood resilience - minister visits innovative projects in Sheffield

Environment Agency marks 100 days of flood recovery in Yorkshire – (EA:  Electric company to pay £21,000 for release of F-gas ~ Flood heroes -  Environment Agency staff invited to 10 Downing Street ~ EA: Lincolnshire firm to pay £24,300 for polluting local watercourse ~ EA: Restaurants & fish mongers warned over illegal salmon & sea trout sales ~ St Thomas Emergency Flood Plan to be put to the test)

ESRC:  Ignoring air pollution warnings

TfL:  Removal of card fees in London’s taxis

RoSPA award winners to help Great Britain work well – (RoSPA’s new look reflects shift in focus with conversation key in accident prevention)

National Archives:  New insight into Shakespeare’s life revealed through scientific analysis of his will

TUC: Government must give new dads a right to more paid parental leave – (TUC: Brexit could risk “legal & commercial chaos” and would cause years of uncertainty for employers & workers)

UNICEF urges full hearings for refugee & migrant children stranded in Greece

Let’s improve safety on your roads