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Monitor news
Foundation trusts urged to tackle financial challenge
Monitor
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 16:25

NHS foundation trusts need to get better control over contract and agency staffing costs and increase their efficiency savings, says Monitor.

Monitor | Official News Release
Foundation trusts urged to tackle financial challenge
Wales Office news
UK Government pushing ahead with Wales Bill
Wales Office
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 16:20

Stephen Crabb and Baroness Jenny Randerson welcome Wales Bill passing through House of Lords.

Wales Office | Official News Release
UK Government pushing ahead with Wales Bill
Department for Education news
Parents eligible for more than £8,000 in childcare support
Department for Education
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 16:15

Childcare and Education Minister Sam Gyimah urges parents to check the support available for families to help with the cost of childcare.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Parents eligible for more than £8,000 in childcare support
Scottish Government news
New build housing completions at three year high
Scottish Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 16:10

A total of 4,583 new homes were completed in Scotland in April – June 2014, the highest quarterly figure since the final quarter of 2010 and 29% higher than in the same quarter last year. This brought the number of new build completions for the year to end June 2014 to 15,824, up by 15% on the 13,791 completed in the previous year.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New build housing completions at three year high
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary remarks following Iran talks
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 16:05

The Foreign Secretary spoke from Vienna at conclusion of ministerial level talks between E3+3 (US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary remarks following Iran talks
Scottish Government news
Over £40 million to help people in need with housing costs
Scottish Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 15:29

Between April and September 2014, local authorities (LAs) in Scotland made just over 85,000 awards under the Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) scheme, with a total value of over £40 million either spent or committed through to 31st March 2015.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Over £40 million to help people in need with housing costs
Welsh Government news
Evidence wanted for ongoing review of higher education funding
Welsh Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 15:25

People and organisations with an interest in Welsh higher education funding and student finance are being asked to contribute to an ongoing review.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Evidence wanted for ongoing review of higher education funding
EU News news
Lux leaks: debate on motion of censure against Juncker and his team
EU News
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 15:20

A majority of the leaders of the EP political groups expressed support for the European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, in a debate on a motion of censure on the European Commission. The motion was presented by Marco Zanni (EFDD, IT), one of the authors of the text.

EU News | Official News Release
Lux leaks: debate on motion of censure against Juncker and his team
UK Trade & Investment  news
UK Investment Summit Wales 2014: Prime Minister's speech
UK Trade & Investment
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 15:15

David Cameron gave a speech at the UK Investment Summit Wales 2014 on industry, infrastructure and investment in the UK recently.

 

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
UK Investment Summit Wales 2014: Prime Minister's speech
Care Quality Commission news
Chief Inspector of Hospitals asks people to tell him about the care provided by Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Care Quality Commission
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 15:10

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Chief Inspector of Hospitals asks people to tell him about the care provided by Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department of Health news
Hospital cleaning: revised specification published
Department of Health
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 15:05

British Standards Institution (BSI) has published a new version of the standard for planning and measuring hospital cleanliness (PAS 5748).

Department of Health | Official News Release
Hospital cleaning: revised specification published
Environment Agency news
Second consultation on Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood site
Environment Agency
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 14:25

The Environment Agency has launched a second period of consultation on Cuadrilla’s applications for environmental permits for the proposed shale gas exploration site at Roseacre Wood, near Elswick in Lancashire.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Second consultation on Cuadrilla’s Roseacre Wood site
Scottish Government news
Tackling delayed discharge is a top priority
Scottish Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 14:20

The new Health Secretary, Shona Robison, today said that working to reduce the numbers of people waiting to be discharged from hospital would be one of her top priorities going forward.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Tackling delayed discharge is a top priority
HM Treasury news
Billions of pounds to be saved thanks to new What Works Network findings
HM Treasury
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 14:15

Taxpayers’ money could be saved and spent more effectively thanks to findings from the government backed What Works Centres.

 

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Billions of pounds to be saved thanks to new What Works Network findings
Office for National Statistics news
Adult Smoking Habits in Great Britain, 2013
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 14:10

The proportion of the GB adult population who smoke cigarettes has fallen by more than a half in the last 40 years, from 46% in 1974 to 19% in 2013. Not only have fewer people taken up smoking, but more of those who did smoke have quit.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Adult Smoking Habits in Great Britain, 2013
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Update of Changes to Birth and Death registration overseas
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 14:05

Phase three of the transfer to the UK, of overseas birth and death registrations of British Citizens will begin on 11 December.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Update of Changes to Birth and Death registration overseas
Homeless Link news
Safety-net failing the most vulnerable
Homeless Link
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 13:25

New research has found that welfare reform has had a negative impact on the estimated 60,000 adults facing a combination of problems including homelessness, substance misuse, mental ill health and offending behaviour. 
 

Homeless Link | Official News Release
Safety-net failing the most vulnerable
Ministry of Defence news
Contract signed for first production batch of F-35B aircraft
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 13:20

The Ministry of Defence has signed the contract to order 4 Lightning II combat aircraft.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Contract signed for first production batch of F-35B aircraft
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Works of Art saved for the nation
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 13:15

8 ‘National Treasures’ with a total value of £13.85 million saved from export this year.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Works of Art saved for the nation
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
ISCP Report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 13:11

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today published its Report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
ISCP Report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby
EU News news
Schulz condemns Jerusalem synagogue attacks and urges peace talks
EU News
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 13:05

President Schulz condemned the attacks that killed five people and injured many more in a Jerusalem synagogue last week. He called on all parties to halt this “senseless killing” and join in dialogue instead. 

EU News | Official News Release
Schulz condemns Jerusalem synagogue attacks and urges peace talks
Scottish Government news
Further protection for spring salmon
Scottish Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 12:31

Early-running spring salmon are being further protected through mandatory catch and release measures.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Further protection for spring salmon
Welsh Government news
Consultation on Draft Rules for Welsh Language Tribunal opens
Welsh Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 12:26

A consultation on the Draft Rules for the operation of the Welsh Language Tribunal opened yesterday, with views being sought by 19 January 2015.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Consultation on Draft Rules for Welsh Language Tribunal opens
National Crime Agency  news
Cats used in heroin smuggling attempt
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 12:20

A man has been arrested by National Crime Agency investigators after 15 kilos of heroin were discovered hidden in three crates which were being used to transport live domestic cats from South Africa to the UK. 

 

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Cats used in heroin smuggling attempt
Department for Transport news
Transport Minister visits Boulby Mine to see salt stocks as winter planning continues
Department for Transport
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 12:15
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Steady growth for service sector
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 12:10

The services sector grew steadily in the three months to November and robust growth is expected to continue into early 2015, according to the latest quarterly CBI Service Sector Survey.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Steady growth for service sector
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Office Minister for Human Rights visits Oslo
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 12:05

Baroness Anelay visited Oslo for discussions on advancing women’s rights in Afghanistan and met First Lady Rula Ghani.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Office Minister for Human Rights visits Oslo
Cabinet Office news
Billions of pounds to be saved thanks to new What Works Network findings
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 11:25

Taxpayers’ money could be saved and spent more effectively thanks to findings from the government backed What Works Centres.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Billions of pounds to be saved thanks to new What Works Network findings
10 Downing Street news
UK Investment Summit Wales 2014: Prime Minister's speech
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 11:20

David Cameron gave a speech at the UK Investment Summit Wales 2014 on industry, infrastructure and investment in the UK recently.

 

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
UK Investment Summit Wales 2014: Prime Minister's speech
Ministry of Defence news
British personnel leave southern Afghanistan
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 11:15

UK service personnel have left southern Afghanistan after completing the most challenging military redeployment operation for a generation.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
British personnel leave southern Afghanistan
EU News news
Pope Francis to address the European Parliament
EU News
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 11:10

Pope Francis arrived this morning at 10.30 for an official visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. 

EU News | Official News Release
Pope Francis to address the European Parliament
Welsh Government news
New steps to improve how Welsh NHS handles complaints
Welsh Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 11:05

Action is being taken to improve the way the NHS in Wales deals with complaints, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford announced yesterday (Mon 24th Nov).

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New steps to improve how Welsh NHS handles complaints
Department of Health news
Mental Health Taskforce announced
Department of Health
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 10:25

The Deputy Prime Minister announces that he will establish and chair a new Mental Health Taskforce.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Mental Health Taskforce announced
Scottish Government news
Response to Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry
Scottish Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 10:20

Health Secretary Shona Robison has apologised to the patients and families affected by the Vale of Leven outbreak as she accepted all recommendations in the inquiry report.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Response to Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA awarded ICPEN presidency
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 10:15

The CMA will be taking up the presidency of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN) from July 2015 to June 2016.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA awarded ICPEN presidency
Ofgem news
Ofgem announces £46m of funding for eight innovation projects to improve Britain’s energy networks
Ofgem
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 10:10
Home Office news
Serco re-appointed to manage Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Home Office
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 10:05

Serco Ltd has been re-appointed by the Home Office to operate, maintain and manage Yarl’s Wood IRC for a further eight years.

Home Office | Official News Release
Serco re-appointed to manage Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Arts Council England news
Free digital research trial for museums and cultural attractions
Arts Council England
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 09:20

A new digital research project called Insight which aims at increasing the financial performance in Museums and other cultural attractions is looking for cultural organisations nationwide to take part in a free trial.

Arts Council England | Official News Release
Free digital research trial for museums and cultural attractions
Transport for London news
Changes at London Bridge
Transport for London
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 09:15

New changes to services at London Bridge will come into force late December as the next stage of the rebuilding work is carried out by Network Rail.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Changes at London Bridge
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
British Embassy hosts UK Skills Expo to develop talent in UAE
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 09:10

The second UK Skills Expo will be held at the British Embassy Dubai. Bringing UK players in the training sector to showcase their expertise.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
British Embassy hosts UK Skills Expo to develop talent in UAE
Welsh Government news
More people surviving, fewer people dying from stroke in Wales – new report reveals
Welsh Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 09:05

More than 3,000 fewer people died from the effects of stroke between 2010 and 2012 than in 2002-04 thanks to improvements in Wales’ stroke services, a new report published yesterday (Monday 24th November) by the Welsh Government revealed.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
More people surviving, fewer people dying from stroke in Wales – new report reveals
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 08:10

73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now, according to a new Populus survey.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change
Ministry of Defence news
Royal Navy warship in Caribbean drugs bust
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 08:05

HMS Argyll has dealt another blow to drug smugglers after seizing more than 850 kg of cocaine in a high speed midnight chase.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Royal Navy warship in Caribbean drugs bust
Innovate UK news
£7.5 million in funding to support urban living
Innovate UK
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 07:10

Opportunities for businesses to help local councils and communities improve quality of life in urban areas through innovative use of data.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
£7.5 million in funding to support urban living
Scottish Government news
£14 million to transform communities
Scottish Government
Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 07:05

A £14 million cash boost to transform disadvantaged areas in Scotland has been announced by Housing and Welfare Minister Margaret Burgess and Cllr Stephen Hagan, COSLA Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£14 million to transform communities

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