General News (Archive)

MoD:  Britain & Belgium mark 360th anniversary of the Grenadier Guards – (Defence Secretary speaks at Université d’été, Paris ~ MoD:  Case study: Lt Col Irena Dzisiewska ~ Defence Secretary launches Reserves day 2016 ~ MoD;  Case Study: Sqn Ldr Neame ~ MoD sell off land for thousands of new homes to be built ~ MoD:  UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: London Communiqué ~ Opening Speech at UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: London 2016 ~ MoD:  UK bolsters support to peacekeeping in South Sudan)

DfT: Meritorious service rewarded with new Merchant Navy medal

Home Office:  Immigration Minister opens new passport office in Durham

DfE:  Thousands of children back to school in 21st-century facilities

DfT:  More drivers choose ultra-low emission vehicles – (DfT:  £2m available for community minibuses)

Defra:  First £1m paid to help recovery of flood-hit farmers

DCMS:  Great Exhibition of the North

ScotGov:  Record new schools this year – (ScotGov:  £450,000 to support Scottish libraries ~ ScotGov:  Successful first year for Revenue Scotland)

WAG:  Do YOU have the enthusiasm, the interest and the skills to encourage more and more people to enjoy our cultural treasures? – (WAG:  New tips to take away maths fear factor for parents ~ WAG:  New wave energy scheme comes to Pembrokeshire with EU funding ~ WAG:  Fancy a new adventure?)

LGA:  Call to ban ‘Golden Hellos' in fostering

LGA responds to drug misuse death stats ~ DH:  New recommendations to address deaths from drug misuse published

LGA responds to the publication of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill ~ CLG:  New Bill will boost growth and housebuilding

LGA responds to the publication of the National Flood Resilience Review report ~ CCC welcomes National Flood Resilience Review, but says further action needed)

Environment Agency Chief Executive visits Boston Barrier site – (EA:  Investigation after waste illegally dumped)

CEFAS:  Koi herpesvirus disease outbreak confirmed in Cambridgeshire

Ofsted:  Sir Michael Wilshaw's speech at the London Councils education summit

Ofgem:  Energy customer switches rise by 30%, as millions of customers change supplier in the first half of the year

Electoral Commission response to allegations raised by Scottish Conservatives – (Electoral Commission highlights concerns about risks of combined polls in 2020 ~ Electoral Commission calls for more public information ahead of Police & Crime Commissioner Elections)

EHRC:  Disabled children almost twice as likely to be the target of crime

TfL:  Signalling cabin an item of national historic interest – (TfL:  All aboard for Totally Thames)

ESRC:  Where credit's due: paying for high-cost credit – (ESRC:  More support needed for separated migrant children ~ ESRC:  Understanding the diversity and impact of transnational organised crime)

EHRC:  Investigation into Met police reveals significant weaknesses in handling discrimination

STFC:  UK announces latest spectacular stargazing sites free from light pollution

Natural England:  Buzzard licensing applications

Arts Council England:  Transforming Dorset’s landscape with extraordinary outdoor arts – (ACE:  Creativity & Recovery Go Hand-in-Hand for the New Note Orchestra)

NDA and Sellafield Ltd statement on Panorama

CBI: Response to misleading Sunday Times Scotland article – (CBI Scotland: Hugh Aitken responds to the Programme for Government)

TUC: 1 in 8 people are too ill or disabled to work by state pension age – (TUC condemns appointment of employer to worker’s representative seat on Health & Safety Executive ~ TUC: Unions want to play a full part in Brexit talks ~ TUC: Sports Direct still needs an independent review ~ TUC: Record-breaking shareholder uprising against Sports Direct management over working conditions​ ~ TUC: Zero-hours contracts have become an easy way to employ staff on the cheap)

National Archives:  Journey back to the Home Front with new online resource

CCS:  If you buy goods or services from us, we want to hear from you

Unicef: half a million children have risked exploitation as refugee & migrant crisis turns into big business for smugglers – (Statement: UNICEF UK response to Home Office Questions)

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