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NHS England news
Securing public confidence is key to unlocking the power of technology to transform healthcare
NHS England
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 16:25

Healthcare leaders agreed yesterday that securing the public’s trust in the safety of their medical data and how it will be used to is vital to maximising the opportunities that technology has to offer in improving care.

NHS England | Official News Release
Securing public confidence is key to unlocking the power of technology to transform healthcare
Scottish Government news
Longannet statement
Scottish Government
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 16:20

UK energy policy was labelled 'totally irrational' by Ministers yesterday as Parliament was updated on the closure of Longannet power station next March.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Longannet statement
Department of Health news
Using technology to improve delivery of health and care services
Department of Health
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 16:15

Life sciences minister George Freeman has spoken on how integrated data and technology can improve the delivery of effective health and care services yesterday.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Using technology to improve delivery of health and care services
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Trade Union Share Owners group calls for Sports Direct Chair to be voted out
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 16:10

The Trade Union Share Owners (TUSO) group has yesterday called on shareholders at Sports Direct to vote against the re-election of company Chair Keith Hellawell – citing long-standing concerns over the company’s governance and treatment of its workforce.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Trade Union Share Owners group calls for Sports Direct Chair to be voted out
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Appointment of Her Majesty’s Ambassador Designate to Lebanon
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 16:05

Hugo Shorter is appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador Designate to Lebanon. He assumes his post initially as Charge D’Affaires.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Appointment of Her Majesty’s Ambassador Designate to Lebanon
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Pizza Express finally sees sense over tips, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 15:38

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has responded to the news yesterday (Thursday) that Pizza Express will remove the administrative fee on staff tips made by card.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Pizza Express finally sees sense over tips, says TUC
techUK news
Payment limit on contactless cards raised
techUK
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 15:25

The per-transaction limit on contactless cards has been raised to £30.

techUK | Official News Release
Payment limit on contactless cards raised
Insolvency Service news
8 year bankruptcy restriction for Leamington man who failed to pay over £150,000 in taxes
Insolvency Service
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 15:20

Christopher James Hiley (52) has given a Bankruptcy Restrictions Undertaking for eight years for failing to pay tax and VAT as required to by law.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
8 year bankruptcy restriction for Leamington man who failed to pay over £150,000 in taxes
National Crime Agency news
High rolling fraudster conned thousands out of vulnerable victims
National Crime Agency
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 15:15

A fraudster who used the cash he conned out of his victims to fund a lifestyle of champagne, luxury apartments and fast cars has been given a seven year prison sentence.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
High rolling fraudster conned thousands out of vulnerable victims
EU News news
EIB loans £102m to Croydon schools in UK
EU News
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 15:10

Europe’s long-term lending institution has agreed to provide £102m to improve schools across the London Borough of Croydon - the first ever loan exclusively for investment in local schools by a UK borough.

EU News | Official News Release
EIB loans £102m to Croydon schools in UK
Scottish Government news
First Minister to host humanitarian summit
Scottish Government
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 15:05

UK must take its fair share of people fleeing persecution and conflict - FM.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
First Minister to host humanitarian summit
Consumer Council for Water news
Water watchdog welcomes swift payment of compensation to customers in Lancashire
Consumer Council for Water
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 14:25

The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has welcomed the swift payment of compensation to over 300,000 United Utilities customers who have been affected by the boil water notice in Lancashire.

Consumer Council for Water | Official News Release
Water watchdog welcomes swift payment of compensation to customers in Lancashire
Transport for London news
Safety first for London's lorries
Transport for London
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 14:20

Heavy goods vehicles are now banned from the Capital's streets if they are not fitted with side guards and specific safety mirrors.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Safety first for London's lorries
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Unistats – official source for info on universities and colleges now updated
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 14:15
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority news
Find out about research contracts
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 14:10

We are holding a supplier information day in Cumbria for organisations interested in supporting the NDA’s Direct Research Portfolio (DRP).

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority | Official News Release
Find out about research contracts
Department for Transport news
Transport minister encourages people to get on their bike for Cycle to Work Day
Department for Transport
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 14:05
10 Downing Street news
Statement on Northern Ireland political situation
10 Downing Street
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 13:25

A Downing Street spokesperson gave a statement on the political situation in Northern Ireland and the need to convene cross-party talks.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Statement on Northern Ireland political situation
NHS England news
Data and patient education are untapped tools in the war against disease
NHS England
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 13:20

One of the world’s leading cancer doctors says avoiding disease is key to lowering healthcare costs – with patient education and data the untapped NHS tools of prevention.

NHS England | Official News Release
Data and patient education are untapped tools in the war against disease
EU News news
Monetary policy decisions
EU News
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 13:15

ECB has decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.05%, 0.30% and -0.20% respectively.

EU News | Official News Release
Monetary policy decisions
Scottish Government news
Named Person
Scottish Government
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 13:10

Court rules policy is in best interests of children and complies with law.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Named Person
Insolvency Service news
Carbon credit scam director banned for 15 years
Insolvency Service
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 13:05

A director whose company was selling non-existent carbon credits has been disqualified for the maximum period of 15 years by the High Court, after taking nearly £200,000.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
Carbon credit scam director banned for 15 years
Transport for London news
Totally Thames fun continues this weekend
Transport for London
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 12:25

The Mayor's month-long river festival continues with a raft of events taking place this weekend.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Totally Thames fun continues this weekend
Sport England news
Rugby clubs ready for World Cup surge
Sport England
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 12:20

The nation is gearing up for the Rugby World Cup, and clubs across the country are getting ready for an expected surge in interest.

Sport England | Official News Release
Rugby clubs ready for World Cup surge
National Ombudsmen news
Council did not tell purchasers about restrictions when they bought their ex-council homes
National Ombudsmen
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 12:15

Two homeowners faced a struggle to sell their homes after South Oxfordshire District Council failed to give them full information about a restriction on their properties, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has found.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Council did not tell purchasers about restrictions when they bought their ex-council homes
Land Registry news
Change to documents required for a First Registration
Land Registry
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 12:10

From 7 September we are changing the documents we require when a customer applies to register a First Registration.

Land Registry | Official News Release
Change to documents required for a First Registration
Scottish Government news
FM comments on MUP
Scottish Government
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 12:05

The First Minister comments on yesterday’s opinion from the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice on the proposals for minimum unit pricing of alcohol.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
FM comments on MUP
Office for National Statistics news
Deaths Involving MRSA in Wales, registered in 2014
Office for National Statistics
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 11:25

There were 25 death certificates mentioning Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in 2014.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Deaths Involving MRSA in Wales, registered in 2014
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE issues draft guidance on apremilast for psoriatic arthritis
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 11:25

NICE has published final draft guidance yesterday which does not recommend apremilast (Otezla, Celgene) for adults with active psoriatic arthritis that has either not responded to disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy, or where such therapy is not tolerated.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE issues draft guidance on apremilast for psoriatic arthritis
Home Office news
Internet experts share new techniques to battle online child sexual exploitation
Home Office
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 11:20

Industry chiefs met in London yesterday (Thursday 3 September) to discuss innovative methods for tackling online child sexual exploitation.

Home Office | Official News Release
Internet experts share new techniques to battle online child sexual exploitation
National Crime Agency news
Most Wanted fugitive hands himself in
National Crime Agency
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 11:15

A man wanted on suspicion of attempted murder has handed himself into a police station in Gibraltar.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Most Wanted fugitive hands himself in
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
40,000 UK businesses have their broadband boosted
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 11:10

Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey urges businesses to apply for £3,000 broadband grants before it’s too late.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
40,000 UK businesses have their broadband boosted
Welsh Government news
Festival No6 part of North Wales’ world-class visitor experiences
Welsh Government
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 11:05

Festival No6, in the unique location of Portmeirion, is one of the world-class visitor experiences in North Wales, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones said on a visit to the festival’s site.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Festival No6 part of North Wales’ world-class visitor experiences
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) news
Commission welcomes report showing benefit of new national living wage to female workers
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 10:20

Deputy Chair at the Equality and Human Rights Commission has commented in response to the Resolution Foundation's report published yesterday, which says that three in every ten female workers are to benefit from the new national living wage, Caroline Waters.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Official News Release
Commission welcomes report showing benefit of new national living wage to female workers
Wales Office news
Over 2000 Welsh businesses have their broadband boosted
Wales Office
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 10:15

Alun Cairns: "If we want Welsh businesses to innovate and prosper, we need to help them secure access to the best communications technology"

Wales Office | Official News Release
Over 2000 Welsh businesses have their broadband boosted
Department of Health news
Sign up to Stoptober with friends, family and colleagues
Department of Health
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 10:10

Research shows smokers are 67% more likely to quit if their partner also stops smoking and 36% more likely to quit if a friend stops.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Sign up to Stoptober with friends, family and colleagues
Scottish Government news
Value of fish landings on the rise
Scottish Government
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 10:05

isheries Secretary welcomes increase in volume and value of fish landings in 2014.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Value of fish landings on the rise
Land Registry news
Withdrawal of Land Registry fax channel for lodgement
Land Registry
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 09:25

From 14 September, Land Registry is withdrawing fax as a lodgement channel.

Land Registry | Official News Release
Withdrawal of Land Registry fax channel for lodgement
Care Quality Commission news
CQC response to story in The Independent
Care Quality Commission
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 09:20

A story has been published in The Independent yesterday (Thursday 3 September) focussing on CQC’s response to Regulation 28 reports, which are issued by the Coroner and aimed at preventing future deaths.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
CQC response to story in The Independent
Ofcom news
Ofcom appoints new members to Advisory Committee for Scotland
Ofcom
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 09:14

Ofcom yesterday announced the appointment of two new Advisory Committee for Scotland members. The new members are Amanda Bryan, a rural development consultant, and John Trower, an advisor to the private equity industry and founding member of staff at Scottish Telecom.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom appoints new members to Advisory Committee for Scotland
HM Treasury news
Major boost to UK car industry
HM Treasury
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 09:10

Nissan announces £100 million investment to build the next phase of its Nissan Juke in Sunderland.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Major boost to UK car industry
Welsh Government news
Wales’ Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey to retire
Welsh Government
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 09:05

Dr Ruth Hussey yesterday announced her plan to retire next year after nearly four years as Wales’ Chief Medical Officer and medical director of NHS Wales.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Wales’ Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey to retire
Department for Education news
New practical maths lessons to prepare teens for world of work
Department for Education
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 08:10

16-year-olds taught to apply business-backed maths knowledge, including working out interest rates and profit margins.

Department for Education | Official News Release
New practical maths lessons to prepare teens for world of work
NHS England news
Obesity data challenge innovators claim £30k prize
NHS England
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 08:05

NHS England is pleased to announce the winners of a £30,000 international challenge prize to publish or present data on obesity in a new, exciting and useful way.

NHS England | Official News Release
Obesity data challenge innovators claim £30k prize
EU News news
Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell
EU News
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 07:10

The transaction was cleared as it will not grant Shell market power in oil and gas exploration, LNG liquefaction or LNG wholesale supply.  Shell will also not be able to prevent competitors from using its gas infrastructure in the North Sea.

EU News | Official News Release
Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell
Scottish Government news
Making Maths Count
Scottish Government
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 07:05

Efforts to drive maths attainment in schools and refocus Scotland’s attitude to maths learning are being stepped up.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Making Maths Count

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