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Crown Commercial Service news
Making it easier to supply
Crown Commercial Service
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 16:25

New bidder pack will make it simpler and easier for businesses to apply to become suppliers through CCS frameworks.

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
Making it easier to supply
English Heritage news
NEW ROMAN CAVALRY EXHIBITION TO OPEN ALONG HADRIAN'S WALL
English Heritage
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 16:20

Hadrian's Cavalry, running from April until September, will explore the role and daily life of the Roman army's cavalry forces in a unique exhibition. 

English Heritage | Official News Release
NEW ROMAN CAVALRY EXHIBITION TO OPEN ALONG HADRIAN'S WALL
BCS news
Innovative Computing Science resource to reach all NI primary schools
BCS
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 16:15

The Minister for the Department of Education, Peter Weir MLA, yesterday launched a new programme to help Northern Ireland primary school teachers bring computer science to life in the classroom.

BCS | Official News Release
Innovative Computing Science resource to reach all NI primary schools
Welsh Government news
“Far more than just a transport scheme” - First Minister makes the case for South Wales Metro on Brussels visit
Welsh Government
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 16:12

The Metro is a catalyst for transforming the Welsh economy - that will be the message from First Minister Carwyn Jones when he meets with the European Commission in Brussels today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
“Far more than just a transport scheme” - First Minister makes the case for South Wales Metro on Brussels visit
National Infrastructure Commission news
Good design is essential for good infrastructure, our recommendations will reflect the quality and character of local communities across the growth corridor – Phil Graham
National Infrastructure Commission
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 16:10
EU News news
Two new studies highlight the significant contribution of EU Agencies to citizens and administrations
EU News
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 16:05

The 45 EU Agencies and Joint Undertakings make a vast contribution to the economic and political development of the EU according to two new studies presented during the EU Agencies Forum at the European Parliament. 

EU News | Official News Release
Two new studies highlight the significant contribution of EU Agencies to citizens and administrations
10 Downing Street news
Prime Minister's speech to the Gulf Co-operation Council 2016
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 15:32

Theresa May addressed the Gulf Co-operation Council and spoke about how the UK will step up its relationship with the GCC countries.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Prime Minister's speech to the Gulf Co-operation Council 2016
Department for International Development news
Joint statement on Aleppo: 7 December 2016
Department for International Development
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 15:25

The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the United States gave a joint statement on the situation in Aleppo.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Joint statement on Aleppo: 7 December 2016
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO investigation reveals how charities have been exploiting supporters
Information Commissioner's Office
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 15:20

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and British Heart Foundation (BHF) secretly screened millions of their donors so they could target them for more money, a comprehensive ICO investigation has found.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO investigation reveals how charities have been exploiting supporters
Scottish Government news
Avian Influenza protection measures
Scottish Government
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 15:15

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared in response to spread of H5N8 in Europe.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Avian Influenza protection measures
Food Standards Agency news
FSA in Northern Ireland reminds food industry of further new labelling rules
Food Standards Agency
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 15:10

From 13 December 2016 businesses selling pre-packed foods are required to display mandatory nutrition declarations.

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
FSA in Northern Ireland reminds food industry of further new labelling rules
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC: In-work poverty figures show that Britain needs a pay rise
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 15:05

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has commented on a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report published today (Wednesday), showing one in eight workers in the UK now live in poverty.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC: In-work poverty figures show that Britain needs a pay rise
Scottish Government news
Designing with the experts
Scottish Government
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 14:25

Communities across Scotland have the opportunity to map out the future of their areas alongside design experts following the awarding of Charrette grants from the Scottish Government.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Designing with the experts
EU News news
Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, subject to conditions
EU News
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 14:20

The EC has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft.  The decision is conditional on compliance with a series of commitments aimed at preserving competition between professional social networks in Europe.

EU News | Official News Release
Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, subject to conditions
Ministry of Defence news
PM to boost defence and security co-operation with Gulf allies
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 14:15

Prime Minister Theresa May announces a new package of joint measures with the Gulf that will tackle terrorism and bolster security.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
PM to boost defence and security co-operation with Gulf allies
Department for Transport news
Government invests over £2.5 million in new technologies and ideas to futureproof UK’s transport sector
Department for Transport
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 14:10
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI: OECD PISA England education results 2015
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 14:05

The CBI has responded to the OECD’s PISA 2015 England results, which focus on 15-year-old attainment in science, reading and mathematics in 72 countries and economies.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI: OECD PISA England education results 2015
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
New measures to protect poultry against Avian Flu
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 13:25

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
New measures to protect poultry against Avian Flu
Welsh Government news
Environment Secretary sets out ambitions for Wales to become nation renowned for clean energy
Welsh Government
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 13:20

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has yesterday set out the steps the Welsh Government will take to reduce the amount of energy used in Wales and move from its traditional association with fossil fuels to a nation renowned for its clean energy.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Environment Secretary sets out ambitions for Wales to become nation renowned for clean energy
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Address for Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme Workshop: Indian Ocean
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 13:15

British High Commissioner Caron Rohsler opened Indian Ocean Regional Workshop in Seychelles, recently (5 December 2016).

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Address for Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme Workshop: Indian Ocean
Ofcom news
Ofcom plans for a full-fibre future
Ofcom
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 13:10

Companies will be able to build ultrafast, ‘full-fibre’ broadband networks more cheaply and easily, using infrastructure owned by BT, under initial plans set out by Ofcom yesterday.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom plans for a full-fibre future
EU News news
EC welcomes Member States' agreement on extension & reinforcement of the Investment Plan for Europe
EU News
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 13:05

EU Member States have agreed their position on a EC proposal to extend, expand and reinforce the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Juncker Commission's Investment Plan for Europe.

EU News | Official News Release
EC welcomes Member States' agreement on extension & reinforcement of the Investment Plan for Europe
Department of Health news
Food matters
Department of Health
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 12:25

Looking to the future of food in the fight against childhood obesity.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Food matters
HM Treasury news
Financial Secretary's remarks on the ninth edition of the Total Tax Contribution of UK Financial Services
HM Treasury
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 12:20

Jane Ellison yesterday addressed the City of London Corporation following publication of the latest figures examining the complete range of taxes paid by the Financial Services industry in the year to March 2016. 

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Financial Secretary's remarks on the ninth edition of the Total Tax Contribution of UK Financial Services
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
FRC: Business Model reporting – top tips for disclosure
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 12:15

Key attributes and approaches to reporting business models that investors want to see in companies’ reports have been published by the Financial Reporting Council’s Financial Reporting Lab (the Lab).

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
FRC: Business Model reporting – top tips for disclosure
Big Lottery Fund news
Young People in Northern Ireland are transforming their lives thanks to Lottery funding
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 12:10

Acceptable Enterprises, Women’s Aid ABCLN and Upper Andersonstown Community Forum have been awarded a total of £1,798,008 yesterday under Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland’s Empowering Young People programme.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Young People in Northern Ireland are transforming their lives thanks to Lottery funding
Scottish Government news
NHS staffing at new record high
Scottish Government
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 12:05

Staffing in Scotland’s NHS has increased by over 1,000 in the last year, taking workforce levels to a new record high. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
NHS staffing at new record high
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to PHE alcohol review
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 11:40

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to Public Health England's comprehensive review of the evidence on alcohol harm.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to PHE alcohol review
EU News news
The EU and the United States Sign Military Logistical Assistance Agreement
EU News
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 11:25

The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, Federica Mogherini and the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry have signed an EU-U.S. Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA).

EU News | Official News Release
The EU and the United States Sign Military Logistical Assistance Agreement
Sport England news
Precious playing fields are protected
Sport England
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 11:20

New data shows playing fields across the country are being protected against development.

 

Sport England | Official News Release
Precious playing fields are protected
National Crime Agency news
New NCA CEOP Director announced
National Crime Agency
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 11:15

The new Director of the NCA’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command was confirmed yesterday as Will Kerr, currently Assistant Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
New NCA CEOP Director announced
Department for Transport news
Transport secretary puts passengers at the heart of the railway
Department for Transport
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 11:10

New East West rail operation and closer industry cooperation for better services for passengers.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Transport secretary puts passengers at the heart of the railway
Welsh Government news
Tourism boom continues through Autumn – with further awards for Wales
Welsh Government
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 11:05

Latest figures show the summer tourism boom on day visits has also extended into the autumn - with more people taking a day trip to Wales and spending more on their trips.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Tourism boom continues through Autumn – with further awards for Wales
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA - Water Safety Scotland promoting messages through updated website
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 10:40

Members of the public can find out what is being done to tackle drowning prevention in Scotland through a new website.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA - Water Safety Scotland promoting messages through updated website
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Advisory Group launched to look at how individuals can make a social impact with their investments.
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 10:25

The Advisory Group will research ways to provide socially themed investments more easily available to individuals and mobilise industry to help achieve this by Summer 2017.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Advisory Group launched to look at how individuals can make a social impact with their investments.
Children’s Commissioner news
Northern regeneration offers once in a generation opportunity to reshape prospects for children
Children’s Commissioner
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 10:20

Regeneration underway in the North of England provides a once in a generation opportunity to reshape the prospects for all children in the North and put their prospects on a par with those in the South, according to Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England.

Children’s Commissioner | Official News Release
Northern regeneration offers once in a generation opportunity to reshape prospects for children
Met Office news
Rainfall patterns shift with increasing global warming
Met Office
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 10:15

A scientific study looking at how rainfall patterns across the world might respond to rising average global surface temperature has revealed an interesting result: regional rainfall patterns won’t change by the same amount per degree of global warming.

Met Office | Official News Release
Rainfall patterns shift with increasing global warming
EU News news
Eurogroup statement on Greece
EU News
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 10:10

The Eurogroup welcomes the progress that has been made in reaching full staff-level agreement between Greece and the institutions in the context of the second review of the ESM programme. 

EU News | Official News Release
Eurogroup statement on Greece
Scottish Government news
Statistical news release - Fuel Poverty
Scottish Government
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 10:05

In 2015 fuel poverty rates declined by about 4 percentage points equivalent to around 97,000 fewer households living in fuel poverty compared to 2014. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Statistical news release - Fuel Poverty
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to ONS suicide statistics
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 09:40

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the number of registered deaths in the UK from suicide in 2015.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to ONS suicide statistics
Environment Agency news
Environment Agency report shows how £21 million of rod licence money helps angling
Environment Agency
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 09:25
AXELOS news
The IT Service Management Professional in 2030: A future full of opportunities
AXELOS
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 09:20

A major new study* examining how the IT service management (ITSM) industry will look in 2030 shows a high level of optimism for the future as service management frameworks become applied across organizations in support of a wider adoption of technology.

AXELOS | Official News Release
The IT Service Management Professional in 2030: A future full of opportunities
NHS England news
New NHS leadership framework – Developing people improving care
NHS England
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 09:15

NHS England and NHS Improvement have been working with the other health Arms Length Bodies (ALBs) to develop the new NHS leadership framework – Developing people improving care.

NHS England | Official News Release
New NHS leadership framework – Developing people improving care
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA proposes stricter rules for contract for difference products
Financial Conduct Authority
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 09:10

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday proposed stricter rules for firms selling ‘contract for difference’ (CFD) products to retail customers to improve standards across the sector and ensure consumers are appropriately protected.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA proposes stricter rules for contract for difference products
Welsh Government news
Wales will have the courage to deliver national mission of education reform – Kirsty Williams
Welsh Government
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 09:05

Wales will have the courage to deliver its national mission of education reform, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams yesterday vowed as the latest PISA results were published (Tues 6th Dec).

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Wales will have the courage to deliver national mission of education reform – Kirsty Williams
Department for Education news
Study reveals a quarter of schoolchildren hope to work in science
Department for Education
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 08:10

The government announces more than £12 million to support science teaching in schools.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Study reveals a quarter of schoolchildren hope to work in science
Scottish Government news
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015: Highlights from Scotland’s results
Scottish Government
Wednesday 07 December 2016 @ 08:05

Scotland’s Chief Statistician yesterday published Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015: Highlights from Scotland’s Results. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015: Highlights from Scotland’s results

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