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Welsh Government news
Another boost for post-16 education in Wales as new figures reveal high levels of student satisfaction
Welsh Government
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 14:20

Eighty four percent of learners in further education, work-based learning, adult community learning and Welsh for Adults language centres rate their learning provider as “very good” or “good” overall according to the results of a Welsh Government survey

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Another boost for post-16 education in Wales as new figures reveal high levels of student satisfaction
Big Lottery Fund news
Final call to enter People’s Millions TV competition to win a share of £3.8 million
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 14:15

The deadline for communities across the UK who want a chance to win a Big Lottery Fund grant of up to £50,000 is fast approaching. There is less than a month left to enter The People’s Millions TV competition with the aim of securing funds to help make a difference to the lives of people and communities.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Final call to enter People’s Millions TV competition to win a share of £3.8 million
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary discusses Ukraine with Sergey Lavrov
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 14:10

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about Ukraine on 23 April.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary discusses Ukraine with Sergey Lavrov
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
UK and China sign Film Co-Production Agreement
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 14:05

New treaty will open the door for UK filmmakers to collaborate with Chinese counterparts and contribute to each other’s success.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
UK and China sign Film Co-Production Agreement
Scottish Government news
Fastest growth in Scottish exports since 2008
Scottish Government
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 13:25

Finance Secretary John Swinney today welcomed new figures showing the fastest annual growth in Scottish manufactured export sales since 2008. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Fastest growth in Scottish exports since 2008
English Heritage news
Only one in five will celebrate St George’s Day this year
English Heritage
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 13:20

Only around one in five English adults (19%) plan to celebrate St George's Day this year, a survey by English Heritage has revealed. The organisation is encouraging people to get out and about this weekend to celebrate England's patron saint with events across the country, at sites such as Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, with anyone named George invited to claim free admission

English Heritage | Official News Release
Only one in five will celebrate St George’s Day this year
Competition & Markets Authority news
Opportunities at the CMA
Competition & Markets Authority
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 13:15

The Competition and Markets Authority is currently recruiting a number of posts across the organisation.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Opportunities at the CMA
HM Treasury news
Chief Secretary announces latest step in world leading power infrastructure project at Eurotunnel
HM Treasury
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 13:10

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Rt. Hon. Danny Alexander MP announces latest stage of plans to link the French and UK power grids.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Chief Secretary announces latest step in world leading power infrastructure project at Eurotunnel
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Help to breathe new life into housing developments
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 13:05

New funding will help local areas unlock locally-led housing developments and accelerate local growth.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Help to breathe new life into housing developments
EU News news
Maritime transport: Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage
EU News
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 12:25

Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage and reports on developments in this sector

EU News | Official News Release
Maritime transport: Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO short-listed for environmental excellence award
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 12:20

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been short-listed in the Environment Media Group’s ‘Awards for Excellence 2014’.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO short-listed for environmental excellence award
Monitor news
Mental health trust must take action to improve the quality of its care
Monitor
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 12:15

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has agreed to urgently implement a series of improvements in the quality of care that it provides and to how it is run.

Monitor | Official News Release
Mental health trust must take action to improve the quality of its care
Cabinet Office news
New £2m fund to help older people stay healthy next winter
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 12:10

The new funding will help community and volunteer-led projects provide extra support to older people next winter.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
New £2m fund to help older people stay healthy next winter
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Government unveils eight major new renewables projects, supporting 8,500 green jobs
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 12:05

Eight major renewable electricity projects are unveiled as part of the government’s world leading electricity reforms, giving a massive boost to green growth and green jobs.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Government unveils eight major new renewables projects, supporting 8,500 green jobs
Ofgem news
21 million Brits missing a trick on shopping for better energy bills
Ofgem
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 11:20
10 Downing Street news
St George’s Day 2014: David Cameron’s message
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 11:15

The Prime Minister reflects on England’s role in the United Kingdom in his St George’s Day message.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
St George’s Day 2014: David Cameron’s message
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Should local public services introduce financial rewards for innovation?
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 11:05

Why should local public services not reward individuals or teams whose innovations may save millions of pounds for their organisation with say, 10% of the value from what they have created?

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Should local public services introduce financial rewards for innovation?
EU News news
New EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
EU News
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 10:25

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will undertake a joint mission to the Pacific on 23-27 April to further strengthen development cooperation in that region. 

EU News | Official News Release
New EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Decline in part-time study isn’t about degrees
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 10:20

The fall in part-time higher education study since 2009 is overwhelmingly concentrated in undergraduate qualifications other than first degrees. The much smaller reduction in full-time study in 2012-13 is in these qualifications

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Decline in part-time study isn’t about degrees
National Crime Agency  news
NCA unveils campaign to disrupt the use of airfields and light aircraft by organised criminals
National Crime Agency
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 10:15

The National Crime Agency is appealing to people who work in general aviation or live near small airports to join the fight against organised crime and terrorism by reporting unusual activity.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
NCA unveils campaign to disrupt the use of airfields and light aircraft by organised criminals
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Office Minister condemns continued violence in South Sudan
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 10:10

FCO Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds condemns killings in Bentiu and Bor, South Sudan.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Office Minister condemns continued violence in South Sudan
Environment Agency news
Chesterfield scrap metal firm fined £16,000 for illegal fires
Environment Agency
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 10:05

Richard Fletcher (Metals) Ltd sentenced by North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Chesterfield scrap metal firm fined £16,000 for illegal fires
Scottish Government news
More than 5,000 Ryder Cup tickets for good causes
Scottish Government
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 09:20

Junior ClubGolfers and veterans among the first to receive tickets.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
More than 5,000 Ryder Cup tickets for good causes
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
£400,000 grant announced for National Park repairs after winter storms and flooding
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 09:15
Ofgem news
21 MILLION BRITS MISSING A TRICK ON SHOPPING FOR BETTER ENERGY BILLS
Ofgem
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 09:10
EU News news
"Let's Clean Up Europe" on 10 May
EU News
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 09:05

Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in Europe's streets, oceans, beaches, forests and natural areas.

EU News | Official News Release
"Let's Clean Up Europe" on 10 May
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Payday lenders set debt-trap for struggling families
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 08:15

With one in four people coming to Citizens Advice with a debt problem, the charity highlights the financial struggles families are facing.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Payday lenders set debt-trap for struggling families
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Energy Minister sees development of Cygnus Gas Field in action
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 08:10

Michael Fallon visits Nigg fabrication yard, a key construction site for one of the largest Southern gas fields in the North Sea

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Energy Minister sees development of Cygnus Gas Field in action
EU News news
Human rights: North Korea; persecution in Pakistan; vulnerable groups in Syria
EU News
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 08:05

The EP passed three resolutions on Thursday, supporting the recommendations of the UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea; expressing deep concern at the increase in sectarian violence and religious intolerance in Pakistan; and condemning the recent attacks against religious and ethnic communities and the suffering of women and children in Syria.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Human rights: North Korea; persecution in Pakistan; vulnerable groups in Syria
HM Treasury news
Investing in infrastructure in Wales
HM Treasury
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 07:15

David Jones: "We are building a stronger, more resilient economy across all regions and a range of industries in Wales"

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Investing in infrastructure in Wales
Department for Transport news
Transport Secretary visited a major infrastructure investment project in Birmingham
Department for Transport
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 07:10

The work at New Street Station is just one of the schemes benefitting from £14 billion of government investment in the transport network.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Transport Secretary visited a major infrastructure investment project in Birmingham
EU News news
Antitrust: Commission welcomes Parliament vote to facilitate damages claims by victims of antitrust violations
EU News
Wednesday 23 April 2014 @ 07:05

The European Parliament has approved a proposal for a Directive which will help citizens and companies claim damages if they are victims of infringements of the EU antitrust rules, such as cartels and abuses of dominant market positions.

EU News | Official News Release
Antitrust: Commission welcomes Parliament vote to facilitate damages claims by victims of antitrust violations

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