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Department for Education news
Hundreds of ‘coasting’ schools to be transformed
Department for Education
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 17:17

Hundreds of coasting schools will be targeted for improvement after Education Secretary Nicky Morgan unveiled a new measure which for the first time will identify those schools which are failing to push every pupil to reach their potential.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Hundreds of ‘coasting’ schools to be transformed
Office for National Statistics news
Economic Well-being, Quarter 1 Jan to Mar 2015
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 17:10

In Q1 2015, gross domestic product (GDP) per head increased 0.2% compared to Q4 2014 but remains 0.6% below pre-economic downturn levels. This was a slightly slower growth rate than the 0.4% quarterly increase seen in GDP.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Economic Well-being, Quarter 1 Jan to Mar 2015
Scottish Government news
Progress on tackling delayed discharge
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 17:05

Health Secretary Shona Robison today praised staff working in the NHS and local authorities for their efforts to reduce the number of patients delayed in hospital, waiting to be discharged.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Progress on tackling delayed discharge
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Simplification of Criminal Law: Public Nuisance and Outraging Public Decency
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 16:48

The Law Commission has published their report on Simplification of Criminal Law: Public Nuisance and Outraging Public Decency.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Simplification of Criminal Law: Public Nuisance and Outraging Public Decency
Ofcom news
Ofcom invites applications for community radio licences
Ofcom
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 16:25

Ofcom is today inviting applications for community radio licences in locations in South East England, excluding the area inside the M25.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom invites applications for community radio licences
EU News news
EU-China summit
EU News
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 16:20

The 17th bilateral summit between the European Union and the People's Republic of China took place in Brussels on Monday 29 June 2015. 

EU News | Official News Release
EU-China summit
Scottish Government news
Young scientists visit CERN
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 16:15

Higgs Prize for Physics winners begin week-long study at the Large Hadron Collider.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Young scientists visit CERN
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Angelina Jolie Pitt joins Baroness Anelay to chart next steps on tackling sexual violence
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 16:10

Baroness Anelay, Angelina Jolie Pitt & Madame Zuma discuss next steps to challenge impunity for sexual violence in conflict.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Angelina Jolie Pitt joins Baroness Anelay to chart next steps on tackling sexual violence
Ministry of Defence news
RAF aircraft leaves UK to help Tunisia effort
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 16:05

A Royal Air Force aircraft has flown from RAF Brize Norton to assist with the Government’s response to the terrorist attack in Tunisia.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
RAF aircraft leaves UK to help Tunisia effort
EU News news
Commission welcomes agreement to end roaming charges and to guarantee an open Internet
EU News
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 15:48

Huge telephone bills ruining your holiday budget, an Internet connection not delivering on its promises: these experiences will be soon old memories. 

EU News | Official News Release
Commission welcomes agreement to end roaming charges and to guarantee an open Internet
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Councils hold the key to solving nation's housing crisis
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 15:40

Cllr Gary Porter will use his first keynote address as the Conservative Chairman of the Local Government Association to say councils hold the key to ending the nation's housing crisis and ensuring the Government's pledge to build 275,000 affordable homes by 2020 is met.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Councils hold the key to solving nation's housing crisis
Wales Office news
First Disability Confident city sets out bold employment ambition for Wales
Wales Office
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 15:25

Swansea’s efforts to promote employment equality for disabled people have been given the official seal of approval, after being named the UK’s first Disability Confident city.

Wales Office | Official News Release
First Disability Confident city sets out bold employment ambition for Wales
Scottish Government news
More people treated than ever before
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 15:15

The NHS in Scotland treated more people than ever before during the first three months of 2015.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
More people treated than ever before
Department for Work and Pensions news
First Disability Confident city sets out bold employment ambition
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 15:11

Swansea’s efforts to promote employment equality for disabled people have been given the official seal of approval, after being named the UK’s first Disability Confident city.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
First Disability Confident city sets out bold employment ambition
Office for National Statistics news
Business Investment, Quarter 1 (January to March) 2015 Revised Results
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 15:05

The estimates in this release are short-term indicators of investment in assets, such as dwellings, transport equipment, machinery, buildings and intangible assets.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Business Investment, Quarter 1 (January to March) 2015 Revised Results
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - The heatwave arrives – Precautions called for by councils as the nation bakes
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 14:40

As newspaper editors dust off their heatwave cliches, councils are calling for health precautions as temperatures rise.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - The heatwave arrives – Precautions called for by councils as the nation bakes
Scottish Government news
£4 million investment in cancer care
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 14:37

Health boards across Scotland are being given a £4.05 million boost to help meet cancer waiting times, Health Secretary Shona Robison announced today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£4 million investment in cancer care
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Be part of #CreateUK week
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 14:25

Celebrating the phenomenal success of the UK Creative Industries in a week long digital event from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Be part of #CreateUK week
National Crime Agency news
Crime networks closed down by two-year NCA and police investigation
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 14:20

The head of an organised crime group responsible for sourcing drugs for criminal networks across the UK has been handed a seven year prison sentence.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Crime networks closed down by two-year NCA and police investigation
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Greece has introduced temporary capital controls: guidance for businesses
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 14:15

Greece has introduced temporary capital control measures to limit the movement of currency out of the country.

 

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Greece has introduced temporary capital controls: guidance for businesses
Transport for London news
Prospective London Overground operators shortlisted
Transport for London
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 14:10

Further rail improvements ahead as prospective London Overground operators shortlisted.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Prospective London Overground operators shortlisted
EU News news
TTIP: MEPs pave way for plenary vote by retabling June amendments
EU News
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 14:05

International Trade Committee MEPs on Monday paved the way for a plenary vote on the European Parliament’s draft recommendations for Transatlantic Trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiators, by retabling the June plenary amendments which had been referred back for reconsideration. 

EU News | Official News Release
TTIP: MEPs pave way for plenary vote by retabling June amendments
Scottish Government news
Building trade links with Japan
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 13:43

Scotland’s priorities for strengthening business and trade links with Japan were set out in Tokyo this morning by the Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop.
 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Building trade links with Japan
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Councils could face £3.3 billion funding reduction in 2016/17
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 13:40

Councils in England could face a £3.3 billion reduction in central government funding for local services in 2016/17, the LGA reveals in its latest report.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Councils could face £3.3 billion funding reduction in 2016/17
National Crime Agency news
New initiative to protect Romanian children from travelling UK sex offenders
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 13:25

The National Crime Agency (NCA), in conjunction with the British Embassy Bucharest, is launching a new weapon to combat the exploitation and abuse of children in Romania by travelling British child sex offenders.


National Crime Agency | Official News Release
New initiative to protect Romanian children from travelling UK sex offenders
Home Office news
Home Secretary and Foreign Office minister visit scene of ‘despicable’ terrorist attack in Tunisia
Home Office
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 13:20

Home Secretary Theresa May and Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood have visited the scene of the terrorist attack in Sousse to pay their respects to the victims of Friday’s atrocity.

Home Office | Official News Release
Home Secretary and Foreign Office minister visit scene of ‘despicable’ terrorist attack in Tunisia
Met Office news
Hot week for the UK
Met Office
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 13:15

Met Office meteorologists are forecasting a very warm, occasionally hot and humid, week across the UK for much of this week with temperatures expected to be at their highest on Wednesday.

Met Office | Official News Release
Hot week for the UK
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Speech: Andrea Leadsom’s Speech to the Nuclear Industry Association
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 13:10

Minister of State Andrea Leadsom's speech at the Nuclear Industry Association conference.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Speech: Andrea Leadsom’s Speech to the Nuclear Industry Association
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
‘Wake up’ call as community nurses express concern about new NMC revalidation process
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 13:05

The new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process for community nurses and midwives is a ‘wake up’ call for nurses to prepare the necessary requirements needed to continue to work in health and social care.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
‘Wake up’ call as community nurses express concern about new NMC revalidation process
Welsh Government news
£22m of funding for Environment and Sustainable Development organisations in Wales
Welsh Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 12:52

The Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant, yesterday announced the organisations who will share £21.875m of Welsh Government core funding from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate to support their work.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£22m of funding for Environment and Sustainable Development organisations in Wales
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - LGA responds to latest child poverty statistics
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 12:40

LGA responds to the latest figures on child poverty: "Councils are playing an extremely active role to help tackle the issue".

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - LGA responds to latest child poverty statistics
HM Treasury news
Greece has introduced temporary capital controls: guidance for businesses
HM Treasury
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 12:25

Greece has introduced temporary capital control measures to limit the movement of currency out of the country.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Greece has introduced temporary capital controls: guidance for businesses
EU News news
Small claims procedure: Council and Parliament agree on new rules
EU News
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 12:20

On 29 June the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved, on behalf of the Council, a compromise reached with the European Parliament on a regulation amending the European small claims regulation and the European order for payment regulation.

EU News | Official News Release
Small claims procedure: Council and Parliament agree on new rules
AXELOS news
AXELOS uses global crowdsourcing in the development of ITIL® Practitioner
AXELOS
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 12:19

AXELOS is using crowdsourcing - gathering ideas, challenges and advice from IT Service Management (ITSM) professionals from across the world - as part of the development of the new ITIL Practitioner qualification.

AXELOS | Official News Release
AXELOS uses global crowdsourcing in the development of ITIL® Practitioner
Office for National Statistics news
Quarterly National Accounts, Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 12:15

UK Gross Domestic Product in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.4% between Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2014 and Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015, revised up 0.1 percentage points from the previous estimate of GDP published 28 May 2015.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Quarterly National Accounts, Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Historic Logie Baird archive may leave UK
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 12:10

A treasure trove of materials relating to John Logie Baird’s first-ever transmission of trans-Atlantic television pictures is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer can be found to match the £78,750 asking price.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Historic Logie Baird archive may leave UK
Scottish Government news
Scottish golf swings into Japan
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 12:05

One of Japan’s top golfers has been announced as Scotland’s first Goodwill Golf ambassador to Japan ahead of next month’s Open Championship at St Andrews.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish golf swings into Japan
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Momentum in tackling domestic abuse must be maintained
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 11:40

Citizens Advice has said that guidance to help people identify domestic abuse and support victims must be made more widely available to maintain welcome progress in criminal prosecutions. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Momentum in tackling domestic abuse must be maintained
techUK news
techUK Responds to Sir Nigel Sheinwald's Summary of Work to Date
techUK
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 11:25

techUK backs Sheinwald's recommendation for a new international framework for data sharing between nations.

techUK | Official News Release
techUK Responds to Sir Nigel Sheinwald's Summary of Work to Date
10 Downing Street news
Regius Professor of Greek, University of Oxford: Gregory Hutchinson
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 11:20

The Queen has approved that Professor Gregory Hutchinson be appointed Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Regius Professor of Greek, University of Oxford: Gregory Hutchinson
Ofcom news
Call charges clearer from Wednesday
Ofcom
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 11:15

The biggest change to telephone calls in years will take place on Wednesday, affecting 175m phone numbers.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Call charges clearer from Wednesday
HM Treasury news
UK signs founding Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
HM Treasury
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 11:10

Commercial Secretary, Lord O’Neill, signs the founding agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
UK signs founding Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Welsh Government news
Major investment in world class facilities puts Dragon ahead of the game
Welsh Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 11:05

An investment to create a world leading film post-production, restoration and digitisation facility in South Wales is under way with Welsh Government support, creating highly skilled jobs for Welsh graduates.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Major investment in world class facilities puts Dragon ahead of the game
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Debt management companies need to clean up their act
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 10:40

Debt management companies are still exploiting people in dire financial straits, Citizens Advice said recently.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Debt management companies need to clean up their act
Think Tanks news
IFS - Weak productivity growth is not confined to a few sectors of the economy
Think Tanks
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 10:35

Productivity is currently the most talked about topic in town, and for good reason. At the end of 2014, 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - Weak productivity growth is not confined to a few sectors of the economy
Ofcom news
Latest telecoms and pay TV complaints revealed
Ofcom
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 10:25

Ofcom yesterday published data on the volumes of consumer complaints made to Ofcom against the major providers of telecoms and pay TV services.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Latest telecoms and pay TV complaints revealed
EU News news
Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of rotating equipment manufacturer Dresser-Rand by Siemens
EU News
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 10:25

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of rotating equipment manufacturer Dresser-Rand of the US by Siemens of Germany. Both companies supply turbo compressors as well as the engines which drive these compressors ("drivers").

EU News | Official News Release
Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of rotating equipment manufacturer Dresser-Rand by Siemens
CESG news
Guidance from CESG on Security Operations and Management now available on GOV.UK
CESG
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 10:20

An alpha version of CESG guidance on security monitoring and management has been published on GOV.UK. The guidance is for public and private sector organisations and describes the key aspects to consider when designing their approach to security operations and management.

CESG | Official News Release
Guidance from CESG on Security Operations and Management now available on GOV.UK
National Archives news
1.9 million historic criminal records published online for the first time
National Archives
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 10:15

Over 1.9 million crime and punishment records, held by The National Archives, have been digitised and made available online by family history website Findmypast.co.uk. This joins Findmypast’s online collection of almost three million crime and prison records available to search and download.

National Archives | Official News Release
1.9 million historic criminal records published online for the first time
Department for Work and Pensions news
Universal Credit in 17 more jobcentres in Wales, Yorkshire, Wessex and Gloucester
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 10:10

As of yesterday 17 more jobcentres start offering Universal Credit – the new benefit that makes work always pay.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Universal Credit in 17 more jobcentres in Wales, Yorkshire, Wessex and Gloucester
Scottish Government news
Onshore wind summit
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 10:05

Key representatives to meet in Glasgow to discuss impact of UK Government decision.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Onshore wind summit
Think Tanks news
JRF response to HBAI figures
Think Tanks
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 09:40

Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation responded to HBAI figures

Think Tanks | Official News Release
JRF response to HBAI figures
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Nottingham children protected from cleaning product injuries in RoSPA campaign
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 09:35

Nottingham families are being urged to take action to protect their children from the risks of household cleaning products in a new initiative.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Nottingham children protected from cleaning product injuries in RoSPA campaign
Transport for London news
Bus speed safety trial starts
Transport for London
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 09:25

New technology designed to reduce speeds will be trialled on London's buses from next month, as part of work to halve the number of people killed or injured on the city's roads.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Bus speed safety trial starts
Big Lottery Fund news
Run-down UK parks and cemeteries in National Lottery windfall
Big Lottery Fund
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 09:20

Yesterday, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund invested £34m in some of the UK’s most precious, yet tired green spaces.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Run-down UK parks and cemeteries in National Lottery windfall
Office for National Statistics news
The Effects of Taxes and Benefits on Household Income, Financial Year Ending 2014
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 09:15

Before taxes and benefits the richest fifth of households had an average income of £80,800 in 2013/14, 15 times greater than the poorest fifth who had an average income of £5,500.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
The Effects of Taxes and Benefits on Household Income, Financial Year Ending 2014
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
New approach to ensure high-quality learning and teaching in universities and colleges
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 09:10

The funding bodies for higher education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as part of their statutory responsibilities, are consulting on a new approach to quality assessment to meet the future needs of students, employers and the sector.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
New approach to ensure high-quality learning and teaching in universities and colleges
Welsh Government news
£10m to improve NHS care for major health conditions
Welsh Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 09:05

A £10m investment to improve NHS services for major health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke has been announced by Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£10m to improve NHS care for major health conditions
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
DECC sets out its Capacity Market parameters for 2019/20 auction
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 08:10

The Government has yesterday published the parameters for the next Capacity Market auction to ensure the UK has sufficient capacity to meet electricity demand for 2019/20.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
DECC sets out its Capacity Market parameters for 2019/20 auction
Ministry of Defence news
Information for those who left the armed forces between December 2008 and September 2011
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 08:05

If you had administrative action taken against you as a result of a police caution it may be that you have grounds for a complaint.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Information for those who left the armed forces between December 2008 and September 2011
EU News news
Statement on behalf of the European Commission by Jonathan Hill on the capital controls imposed by the Greek authorities
EU News
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 07:10

The European Commission takes note of temporary restrictions on the free movement of capital which were announced by the Greek authorities on Sunday evening and have now been published in the official gazette.

EU News | Official News Release
Statement on behalf of the European Commission by Jonathan Hill on the capital controls imposed by the Greek authorities
Scottish Government news
Tackling social problems
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 June 2015 @ 07:05

Scottish businesses that help in tackling social problems are being showcased as part of an international conference being held in Italy this week.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Tackling social problems

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