General News (Archive)

MoD:  £55.7m infrastructure contract signed for upgrades at Mount Pleasant – (MoD:  Veterans get access to Headley Court ~ MoD:  The Invictus Games has begun with a glittering ceremony in the US ~ MoD:  Rousing ceremony closes the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando ~ MoD:  Royal Air Force Typhoons intercept Russian aircraft near Baltics ~ MoD:  UK & Georgia strengthen defence relationship)

DCMS:  Make your mark on the Path of the Remembered

RUSI:  Research Project into the Military Covenant Scheme Announced

LGA responds to Government announcement on academisation ~ As the Bard would put it; ‘To be Traditional or Academy, that is the Question!’

LGA:  Flexible minimum standard of broadband speed needed to avoid digital twilight zones – (LGA:  Fly-tipping: on-the-spot fines come into force)

DWP:  New Pension Tracing Service Website Launched

BIS:  Life science leaders say UK is better off in a reformed EU

HEFCE:  Revised operating model for quality assessment: Announcement of preferred bidders

Environment Agency:  Views sought on intention to grant a permit for IGas Misson site – (EA:  Buckland Newton Hire waste firm in Dorset ordered to pay more than £40,000)

Natural England:  Wildlife licensing: new newt licence

EHRC welcomes appointment of new Commissioner for Wales

Valuation Office Agency:  Planning blight and your Council Tax

Ofgem response to Mail on Sunday report on SSE sales practices – (Ofgem opens mid-period review into price controls for National Grid Electricity Transmission and National Grid Gas Transmission)

Ofcom:  Plans to speed up the UK’s Wi-Fi connections

Arts Council England:  Norfolk & Norwich Festival back for 2016! – (Culture Secretary extends term of Board Members of Arts Council England ~ ACE:  How arts & culture helps people with dementia in the north ~ ACE:  Situations and BBC Get Creative launch a digital forest for the future ~ Arts Council music investment recognised with Royal Philharmonic Society awards)

CCC seeks new Chair for Adaptation Sub-Committee

TUC: Scaling back the BBC could be “devastating” for the private sector – (TUC: BME workers review must lead to race equality strategy for employment ~ TUC: NAO report shows too many people still being paid less than the minimum wage ~ NAO:  Ensuring employers comply with National Minimum Wage regulations)

FDA:  Vital public services put at risk with civil servants paying a high price for swingeing Government cuts, says FDA union

TfL:  Reminder: Improvement work on Metropolitan line starts 16 May

ESRC:  'Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners' wins Bafta – (ESRC:  Shortlist for prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2016 announced)

STFC:  The 2016 physics season starts at the LHC – (STFC:  UK scientist to head next big European research project)

Unicef:  Syrian teenager calls on government to do more for unaccompanied refugee children

WWF welcomes UK-led drive to root out corrupt practices that fuel international wildlife trade

BCS:  Computer science teachers invited for “Phish ‘N’ Chips” at CAS Conference