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Scottish Government news
Scotland can lead on international development
Scottish Government
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 16:25

Countries of Scotland’s size lead league table on tackling poverty.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland can lead on international development
Welsh Government news
Housing Minister welcomes plans to tackle Anti Social Behaviour and Domestic Abuse
Welsh Government
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 16:20

All social housing providers in Wales now have anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse policies in place for both tenants and staff, the Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant, has announced. Wales is the only country in the UK to have full compliance

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Housing Minister welcomes plans to tackle Anti Social Behaviour and Domestic Abuse
Welsh Government news
Housing Minister welcomes plans to tackle Anti Social Behaviour and Domestic Abuse
Welsh Government
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 16:20

All social housing providers in Wales now have anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse policies in place for both tenants and staff, the Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant, has announced. Wales is the only country in the UK to have full compliance

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Housing Minister welcomes plans to tackle Anti Social Behaviour and Domestic Abuse
Big Lottery Fund news
Musical sessions hit the right note to secure National Lottery funding
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 16:10

Concerts for hundreds of care home residents and a social enterprise to help people recovering from alcohol and drug problems are among Welsh projects receiving funding announced today by the Big Lottery Fund. 
 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Musical sessions hit the right note to secure National Lottery funding
HM Treasury news
Winners announced for the Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund
HM Treasury
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 16:05

The Chancellor of the Exchequer named 14 uniformed youth groups that will benefit from the £10 million Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Winners announced for the Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund
Scottish Government news
First tax collection system for 300 years
Scottish Government
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 15:25
Welsh Government news
Report on obesity treatment in Wales published
Welsh Government
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 15:20

All health boards in Wales have made progress in developing specialist services for people with obesity problems, says a report published today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Report on obesity treatment in Wales published
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Apprenticeships - reasons to be cheerful
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 15:10

A major new apprenticeships campaign launches today and there's plenty of proof as to why apprentices are a great route into the workplace.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Apprenticeships - reasons to be cheerful
Cabinet Office news
Winners announced for the Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 15:05

The Chancellor of the Exchequer named 14 uniformed youth groups that will benefit from the £10 million Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Winners announced for the Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund
Scottish Government news
First Minister statement on Iraq
Scottish Government
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 14:25

Commenting on the situation in northern Iraq, First Minister Alex Salmond said:

Scottish Government | Official News Release
First Minister statement on Iraq
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
Photo release: A Spectacular Landscape of Star Formation
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 14:20

This remarkable image, captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
Photo release: A Spectacular Landscape of Star Formation
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary condemns alleged murder of James Foley
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 14:05

Following the release of a video allegedly showing the murder of US journalist James Foley, Philip Hammond made the following comments during media interviews:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary condemns alleged murder of James Foley
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Get In and Go Far with new apprenticeships
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 13:20

In a campaign launched today government and top employers are calling on young people to 'Get In, Go Far' by choosing an apprenticeship.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Get In and Go Far with new apprenticeships
National Archives news
Consultation launched for proposals for PSI Directive
National Archives
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 13:15

Today, on behalf of the UK Government, we are launching anew consultation exercise to gather opinions on proposals to implement the amended Re-use of Public Sector Information Directive

National Archives | Official News Release
Consultation launched for proposals for PSI Directive
Ministry of Justice news
More free mediation sessions for separating couples
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 13:10

Couples should avoid confrontational courtroom battles and use mediation as more free sessions will be funded by Government, Family Justice Minister Simon Hughes has announced.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
More free mediation sessions for separating couples
Wales Office news
Newport Celebrations: Bands, Burgers & Battle of Britain Flypast
Wales Office
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 13:05

More family activities and events have been added to this Saturday's NATO-themed host city celebration to be held in Newport.

Wales Office | Official News Release
Newport Celebrations: Bands, Burgers & Battle of Britain Flypast
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
New public ownership calls as rail fares set to rise 25 per cent since 2010
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 12:25

Rail fares for season tickets and other regulated fares are set to go up by 3.6 per cent on average from January 2015, the TUC and rail unions warn yesterday (Tuesday) as the Action for Rail campaign protests against fare rises and calls for public ownership of our railways at train stations across the country

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
New public ownership calls as rail fares set to rise 25 per cent since 2010
10 Downing Street news
Statement on James Foley
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 12:15

A statement from Number 10 following the release of a video allegedly showing the brutal murder of US journalist James Foley.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Statement on James Foley
Department for Work and Pensions news
Is your town leading the way on older workers?
Department for Work and Pensions
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 12:10

New figures reveal Watford, north Dorset and the Shetland Islands are leading the way against outdated stereotypes of older workers.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Is your town leading the way on older workers?
Department for International Development news
UK delivers tents for displaced families in northern Iraq
Department for International Development
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 12:05

Britain has delivered hundreds of tents and supplies of high nutrition emergency food for displaced families in northern Iraq, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
UK delivers tents for displaced families in northern Iraq
Cabinet Office news
New tool that maps government property
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 11:15

Use the Government Property Finder to see locations of public property and decide whether to challenge its use under the Right to Contest.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
New tool that maps government property
Arts Council England news
Family Arts Festival returns to the UK in October
Arts Council England
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 11:10

Now in its second year, the Family Arts Festival will host a huge variety of arts events right across the UK, from 17 October to 2 November 2014. From World War 1-themed concerts to a giant family picnic, there will be something for all generations of the family to enjoy.

 

Arts Council England | Official News Release
Family Arts Festival returns to the UK in October
Care Quality Commission news
Information sharing must increase to ensure controlled drugs safety, says Care Quality Commission
Care Quality Commission
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 11:05

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published the seventh annual report into the management of controlled drugs, yesterday (Tuesday 19 August). The report examines the governance arrangements for controlled drugs during 2013 and in particular the implementation of the revised regulations which came into being on 1 April 2013

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Information sharing must increase to ensure controlled drugs safety, says Care Quality Commission
EU News news
Mercury: Have your say on the EU implementation of the Minamata Convention
EU News
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 10:25

The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation on issues related to the ratification and implementation by the EU of the Minamata Convention on mercury.  It is a global treaty that aims to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, and aims to phase out many of its current uses.

EU News | Official News Release
Mercury: Have your say on the EU implementation of the Minamata Convention
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC welcomes spread of pension saving as a result of auto-enrolment
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 10:20

Commenting on new research published yesterday (Tuesday) by the Department for Work and Pensions showing that three quarters of the population are aware of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC welcomes spread of pension saving as a result of auto-enrolment
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary statement in support of democracy in Pakistan
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 10:10

UK supports a democratic Pakistan. We urge all to work together through constitutional means to peacefully resolve political differences.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary statement in support of democracy in Pakistan
Department for International Development news
Funding boost for humanitarian workers on World Humanitarian Day
Department for International Development
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 10:05

The UK is providing more than £1 million to improve the personal safety of humanitarian workers who put themselves at risk to help others, International Development Minister Desmond Swayne announced yesterday.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Funding boost for humanitarian workers on World Humanitarian Day
National Crime Agency  news
Persistence pays off as NCA recovers more than $7m of illegal profits
National Crime Agency
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 09:15

Following a Recovery Order first granted by the High Court in May 2013, the National Crime Agency has recovered more than $7m from an alleged international fraudster and money launderer

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Persistence pays off as NCA recovers more than $7m of illegal profits
Office for National Statistics news
House Price Index, June 2014
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 09:10

UK house prices increased by 10.2% in the year to June 2014, down from 10.4% in the year to May 2014.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
House Price Index, June 2014
Department for Transport news
Shortlist for Northern and TransPennine Express rail operators revealed
Department for Transport
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 09:05

Three companies have been shortlisted to run the Northern franchise and 3 are being considered for the TransPennine Express franchise.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Shortlist for Northern and TransPennine Express rail operators revealed
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
WWF - Call on Welsh Ministers to change law as Overshoot Day falls even earlier
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 08:40

It’s taken just eight months for humanity to use the resources that nature provides in a year, according to a global think-tank.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
WWF - Call on Welsh Ministers to change law as Overshoot Day falls even earlier
Scottish Government news
Transforming surgical care
Scottish Government
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 08:10

NHS patients to get pioneering robotically assisted surgery.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Transforming surgical care
Office for National Statistics news
Producer Price Inflation, July 2014
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 08:05

Both annual output producer price inflation and input prices fell in the year to July.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Producer Price Inflation, July 2014
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - More than 100 children released from armed groups in Central African Republic over past week
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 07:40

One hundred and three children age 8 to 17 were released over the past week from armed groups in Bangui following negotiations with armed group leaders. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UNICEF - More than 100 children released from armed groups in Central African Republic over past week
Scottish Government news
More funds for disadvantaged communities
Scottish Government
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 07:10
Office for National Statistics news
Consumer Price Inflation, July 2014
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 20 August 2014 @ 07:05

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 1.6% in the year to July 2014, down from 1.9% in June.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Consumer Price Inflation, July 2014

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