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EU News news
Basic bank accounts for all
EU News
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 16:25

Anyone legally residing in the EU would have the right to open a basic payment account, and no-one could be denied this right on grounds of nationality or place of residence, under a new law passed by Parliament on Tuesday. 

EU News | Official News Release
Basic bank accounts for all
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO enquiries into Virgin Media email
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 16:20

The ICO has received a number of calls today from people concerned about an email recently sent out by Virgin Media. The email appears to allow individuals to reply to all of the other customers who received the same email by clicking on the ‘reply all’ response

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO enquiries into Virgin Media email
Ofcom news
Ofcom awards new community radio licences in Huddersfield and Pocklington
Ofcom
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 16:15

Ofcom has today announced the award of new community radio licences in Huddersfield and Pocklington

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom awards new community radio licences in Huddersfield and Pocklington
Scottish Government news
WWI commemorations on the Western Isles
Scottish Government
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 16:10

The First World War commemorations on the Western Isles, led by the Gaelic Arts Agency will be given a funding boost of £10,000 First Minister Alex Salmond announced today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
WWI commemorations on the Western Isles
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary offers condolences on South Korean ferry tragedy
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 16:05

The Foreign Secretary has offered his condolences following the sinking of the Sewol ferry off South Korea yesterday.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary offers condolences on South Korean ferry tragedy
Scottish Government news
£4 million boost for home energy efficiency
Scottish Government
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 15:58

A further £4 million for the Home Renewables Loan Scheme to help householders cut their energy bills was announced by First Minister Alex Salmond today

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£4 million boost for home energy efficiency
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government support for ex- Remploy workers extended
Welsh Government
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 15:56

The Welsh Government has extended the deadline for employers looking to apply to a highly successful support package that helps former Remploy workers find new jobs, it was announced today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government support for ex- Remploy workers extended
EU News news
EP vote ‘milestone’ in the roll out of clean fuels for transport
EU News
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 15:25

The European Parliament has given its final approval to new EU rules to ensure the build-up of alternative refuelling points across Europe with common standards for their design and use, including a common plug for recharging electric vehicles. 

EU News | Official News Release
EP vote ‘milestone’ in the roll out of clean fuels for transport
Big Lottery Fund news
Big Lottery Fund to invest in network of Scotland food banks
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 15:15

Plans to develop the network of food banks across Scotland have been given a boost of £944,708 from the Big Lottery Fund. The news came on the same day (16 APRIL) as the UK wide charity, The Trussell Trust, releases new figures confirming that 71,428 Scots relied on food banks to feed themselves over the last year.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Big Lottery Fund to invest in network of Scotland food banks
Care Quality Commission news
Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes report on the quality of care provided by Central Essex Community Services C.I.C.
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 15:10

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, has published his first report on the quality of care provided by Central Essex Community Services C.I.C. (now known as Provide)

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes report on the quality of care provided by Central Essex Community Services C.I.C.
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Nick Roberts confirmed as President
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 15:05

Nick Roberts, IT Group Manager for Surrey County Council, has been confirmed as the new Socitm President at Socitm’s Spring Conference, which took place in London on April 10.

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Nick Roberts confirmed as President
EU News news
European Parliament votes for more modern inland waterway transport
EU News
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 14:25

The European Parliament has voted in first reading on two proposals by the Commission regarding inland waterway transport: a proposal to facilitate the use of the Reserve fund and another relating to technical requirements for inland waterway vessels.

EU News | Official News Release
European Parliament votes for more modern inland waterway transport
Ofcom news
Statement on Next Generation Text Relay
Ofcom
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 14:20

In response to the delay to the launch of the Next Generation Text Relay Service, Claudio Pollack, Ofcom’s consumer director said:

Ofcom | Official News Release
Statement on Next Generation Text Relay
Home Office news
Gang violence: Young women protected by government-backed project
Home Office
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 14:15

Minister visits Safer London Foundation to see how lives of hundreds of vulnerable girls and young women are being transformed.

Home Office | Official News Release
Gang violence: Young women protected by government-backed project
Department for Transport news
Further boost for sustainable transport schemes
Department for Transport
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 14:10

Local authorities receive a further £2 million under Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Further boost for sustainable transport schemes
National Archives news
Closure dates over Easter
National Archives
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 14:05

Over the Easter period we will be closed to the public from Friday 17 April until Monday 21 April inclusive. We will re-open on Tuesday 22 April at 09:0

National Archives | Official News Release
Closure dates over Easter
EU News news
Key things small investors should be told
EU News
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 13:25

New EU rules on the information that small investors must be given before they sign a contract were approved by Parliament on Tuesday.  This information will be set out in a mandatory, three-page A4 Key Information Document (KID).

EU News | Official News Release
Key things small investors should be told
Department for Education news
Headteacher standards review
Department for Education
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 13:20

Standards for headteachers will be updated for the first time in a decade.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Headteacher standards review
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Eric Pickles takes action to defend the independent free press
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 13:15

Five councils have a fortnight to explain Publicity Code breaches before the Secretary of State issues legal directions.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Eric Pickles takes action to defend the independent free press
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Small businesses given boost to generate bioenergy from wetlands
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 13:10

British companies get innovation funding to demonstrate new ways of turning plant-based material into renewable heat and electricity

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Small businesses given boost to generate bioenergy from wetlands
Care Quality Commission news
Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes his findings on Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 13:05

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has published his first report on the quality of care provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes his findings on Devon Partnership NHS Trust
EU News news
The process of drafting a broader EU Maritime Security Strategy
EU News
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 12:25

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos presented before the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) in Strasbourg the developments in the process of drafting an EU Maritime Security Strategy.

EU News | Official News Release
The process of drafting a broader EU Maritime Security Strategy
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Census should not be scrapped
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 12:20

The Public Administration Select Committee publishes their report urging the Government not to scrap the 2021 Census.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Census should not be scrapped
Ministry of Defence news
UK business buoyed by £5 million Royal Navy refit
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 12:15

A Plymouth-based company has been awarded a £5 million contract to overhaul the interiors of all the Royal Navy's ships and submarines.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
UK business buoyed by £5 million Royal Navy refit
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Business Secretary considers evidence for tougher regulation of arms exports
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 12:10

A call for evidence about establishing a new register of arms brokers is published today (17 April 2014) by Vince Cable.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Business Secretary considers evidence for tougher regulation of arms exports
10 Downing Street news
Easter 2014: David Cameron’s message
10 Downing Street
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 12:05

The Prime Minister talks about Easter as a time for our whole country to reflect on what Christianity brings to Britain.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Easter 2014: David Cameron’s message
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE Pathways: mapping our guidance
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 12:00

More than 90 per cent of NICE guidance can now be viewed through NICE Pathways - the fastest and easiest way of accessing NICE guidance and resources

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE Pathways: mapping our guidance
EU News news
EC welcomes EP's approval of new rules for pressure equipment
EU News
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 11:25

More than 90 per cent of NICE guidance can now be viewed through NICE Pathways - the fastest and easiest way of accessing NICE guidance and resources

EU News | Official News Release
EC welcomes EP's approval of new rules for pressure equipment
Care Quality Commission news
Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes his findings on Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 11:15

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has published his first report on the quality of care provided by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Chief Inspector of Hospitals publishes his findings on Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Ministry of Justice news
Divorce myths to be dispelled
Ministry of Justice
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 11:10

Separating couples will be given clear new guidelines setting out what they should expect when property and income is distributed by the courts, Simon Hughes has announced.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Divorce myths to be dispelled
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary condemns abduction of school girls in northern Nigeria
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 11:05

Foreign Secretary appalled by the abduction of up to 100 school girls in northern Nigeria, offers UK help.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary condemns abduction of school girls in northern Nigeria
EU News news
Modern marine equipment rules for safer EU ships
EU News
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 10:25

The European Parliament has adopted the Commission's proposed new Directive on marine equipment.  

EU News | Official News Release
Modern marine equipment rules for safer EU ships
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Workplace compensation claims have dropped by 50 per cent in the last decade
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 10:20

Workplace compensation cases have fallen by more than 50 per cent in the last decade, reveals a new joint report published yesterday (Wednesday) by the TUC and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Workplace compensation claims have dropped by 50 per cent in the last decade
Ministry of Defence news
F-35 Lightning II jet to make maiden British flight
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 10:15

The combat aircraft will fly in Britain for the first time this summer at 2 airshows.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
F-35 Lightning II jet to make maiden British flight
10 Downing Street news
EE win Prime Minister’s Big Society Award for ‘Techy Tea Parties’
10 Downing Street
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 10:10

EE is the latest winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award for helping local communities with their tech challenges.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
EE win Prime Minister’s Big Society Award for ‘Techy Tea Parties’
Skills Funding Agency news
ESF social enterprise Fifteen Cornwall wins international award
Skills Funding Agency
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 10:05

This month Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall won a top award at the Europe wide RegioStars 2014 run by the European Commission.

Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
ESF social enterprise Fifteen Cornwall wins international award
EU News news
Small investors to be shielded against reckless risk taking by investment funds
EU News
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 09:25

Small investors will be better protected against investment funds that take excessive or unnecessary risks with their money, under rules approved by Parliament. These rules clarify who is liable for mismanagement of funds and tailor fund managers' remuneration rules to encourage them to take reasonable risks and a long-run view.

EU News | Official News Release
Small investors to be shielded against reckless risk taking by investment funds
Office for National Statistics news
Life Expectancy at Birth and at Age 65 by Local Areas in the United Kingdom, 2006-08 to 2010-12
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 09:20

The inequality in life expectancy at birth and at age 65 between the local areas with the highest and lowest figures decreased for males and females between 2000–02 and 2010–12.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Life Expectancy at Birth and at Age 65 by Local Areas in the United Kingdom, 2006-08 to 2010-12
Environment Agency news
Fisheries and rod licensing - Two County Durham anglers banned for illegal fishing methods
Environment Agency
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 09:15
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Office Minister meets President of Somalia
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 09:10
Department for Education news
Chair of School Teachers’ Review Body to step down next month
Department for Education
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 09:05

Dame Patricia Hodgson announces that she is stepping down from the chair of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB).

Department for Education | Official News Release
Chair of School Teachers’ Review Body to step down next month
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government to fund Welsh Health workers to volunteer in Africa
Welsh Government
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 08:10

Ten exciting and innovative projects run by NHS staff and health charities have been awarded grants from the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa Health Links grant scheme.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government to fund Welsh Health workers to volunteer in Africa
EU News news
More transparent and safer financial markets
EU News
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 08:05

European Commission welcomes European Parliament vote on updated rules for Markets in Financial Instruments (MiFID II)

EU News | Official News Release
More transparent and safer financial markets
Office for National Statistics news
Regional Labour Market Statistics, April 2014
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 07:10

The employment rate in Great Britain was highest in the South East (76.3%) and lowest in the North East (69.1%).

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Regional Labour Market Statistics, April 2014
Scottish Government news
Wide variation in life expectancy between areas in Scotland
Scottish Government
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 07:05

Life expectancy at birth varies considerably for areas in Scotland, according to a report published today by the National Records of Scotland which breaks down by administrative area the Scotland level estimates published on 21 March

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Wide variation in life expectancy between areas in Scotland

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