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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"
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.
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.
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News from the past week...(91)
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 16:05
In its last plenary session before the May 2014 European elections, the European Parliament gave its strong backing (507 in favour of the Regulation, 37 against and 33 abstentions) to the Commission's proposal to tackle rapidly emerging new psychoactive substances used as alternatives to illicit drugs(IP/13/837 and MEMO/13/790). The new rules will equip the EU with a quicker and smarter system to protect the more than 2 million citizens in Europe taking pills or powders sold to them as ‘legal’.
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 15:20
Genpower is expanding operations, has moved into the former Cambrian Windows site and is set to create up to 35 new jobs in the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone with financial support from the Welsh Government.
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 14:10
April 22nd 2014 - Dr Anita Zeidler (University of Bath) has been awarded the prestigious '2014 B.T.M. Willis Prize' for neutron scattering in recognition of her studies of a wide range of materials including water, and their interactions at the atomic and molecular level.
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 14:05
The European Parliament last week endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible.
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 13:10
Cancer researchers have discovered a new ‘dustman’ role for a molecule that helps a drug kill cancer cells according to a study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 13:05
The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition. The lucky winners will have exclusive access to Europe's most prestigious startup events and will pitch to the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Chad Hurley and Niklas Zennström.
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 12:25
Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced funding to trial new, more efficient methods of delivering public transport to improve access to jobs and services, particularly in rural areas.
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 12:20
From local currencies to time banks, more and more people and organisations are setting up new forms of exchange in a bid to tackle thesocial, economic and environmental problems they see in their communities.
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 12:10
Conservation organization WWF is issuing a call to UK oil company Soco International PLC to respond to allegations revealed tonight in a documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 12:05
On 15 April 2014, the Plenary of the European Parliament approved the Report on the proposal for a Directive of the EP and the Council on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of intra-corporate transfer presented by the competent Rapporteur and member of the LIBE Committee, Salvatore Iacolino.
Tuesday 22 April 2014 @ 11:20
The European Central Bank (ECB) last week launched a Eurosystem cooperation programme with the Bank of Albania (BoA), the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBRK) and the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia (NBRM). The European Union (EU) has allocated €500,000 to the programme from its Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance.
Sunday 20 April 2014 @ 08:10
Operating rules for European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) aid to help fishermen to comply with new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) requirements were endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. EMFF aid will help fishermen to observe the discard ban, e.g. by buying more selective fishing gear, but will also be used to improve safety and working conditions, data collection and port infrastructure.
Sunday 20 April 2014 @ 07:10
EU aid to EU and EU candidate countries hit by flooding or other natural disasters should be delivered faster and more efficiently thanks to EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) rule changes approved on Wednesday.
Food Standards Agency
Sunday 20 April 2014 @ 07:05
The FSA has announced an additional programme of priority testing of lamb dishes from takeaway restaurants across the UK following evidence of ongoing substitution of lamb for cheaper meats such as beef and chicken. Businesses could face prosecution if food is found to have been deliberately mislabelled.
Saturday 19 April 2014 @ 08:10
A new evaluation published this week confirms that the smaller a firm, the larger the likelihood that its credit application might be declined by a financial institution. In particular, smaller companies are struggling to obtain feedback from banks on their declined credit applications even if they have the right to ask for it.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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).
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.
Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 11:25
The European Parliament voted in favour of a Commission proposal to streamline and simplify the rules for pressure equipment products enhancing the internal market and make life for business easier at the same time.
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
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)
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.
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.
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