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English Heritage news
BACK WITH A BANG - RESTORED FIRST WORLD WAR GUN TO FIRE AGAIN
English Heritage
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 16:25

One hundred years after guns on the White Cliffs first successfully repelled a German Zeppelin raid, Dover Castle will once again resound to artillery fire following the restoration by English Heritage of a rare anti-aircraft gun used in the First World War, thanks to a grant of £272,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

English Heritage | Official News Release
BACK WITH A BANG - RESTORED FIRST WORLD WAR GUN TO FIRE AGAIN
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Alarm bells ring over future of housing staff pensions
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 16:20

The increased contributions to the pension fund for social housing staff should not be used as an excuse for housing association bosses to provide inferior pension provision for employees, says Unite. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Alarm bells ring over future of housing staff pensions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Young people given a voice in future of National Park
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 16:15

The creation of the country's first National Park Youth Cabinet will give young and local people an active role in their National Park.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Young people given a voice in future of National Park
NHS England news
CCG Bulletin: Issue 91
NHS England
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 16:10

NHS England is leading a Department of Health funded project to backfill 12 Violence Reduction Nurses, to work one day a week during 2015/16.

NHS England | Official News Release
CCG Bulletin: Issue 91
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 16:07

Dr Peter Tibber has been appointed the UK Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia
Ofcom news
Ofcom fines Unicom for misleading customers
Ofcom
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 16:05

Ofcom has yesterday fined Universal Utilities Ltd, trading as Unicom, £200,000 for mis-selling landline telephone services.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom fines Unicom for misleading customers
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Short Guides to Departments
National Audit Office Press Releases
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 15:25

The National Audit Office (NAO) works on behalf of Parliament and the taxpayer to hold government to account for the use of public money and to help public services improve performance.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Short Guides to Departments
Natural England news
Advice on how to deal with problem seagulls
Natural England
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 15:20

Natural England recognises that a number of problems with gulls in urban areas have been highlighted in recent weeks.

Natural England | Official News Release
Advice on how to deal with problem seagulls
Monitor news
Monitor secures improvements for patients of Peterborough and Stamford
Monitor
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 15:15

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has agreed further steps with Monitor to improve its financial sustainability and cut waiting times for A&E patients.

Monitor | Official News Release
Monitor secures improvements for patients of Peterborough and Stamford
Environment Agency news
Warning to landowners: Don’t get stung by illegal waste operations
Environment Agency
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 15:10

Investigations ongoing into large-scale tipping of waste in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Warning to landowners: Don’t get stung by illegal waste operations
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Councils ‘share digital’ insights captured in Socitm briefing
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 15:05

Council managers who missed the ‘ShareDigital 2015’ event in July have another opportunity to benefit from peer experience in Socitm’s latest briefing Catch-up on ShareDigital 2015: too useful to have missed?

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Councils ‘share digital’ insights captured in Socitm briefing
Ofgem news
Ofgem consults on proposals to allow additional costs to network companies
Ofgem
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 14:25

Ofgem has today published three consultations on its draft decisions to allow additional efficient costs for National Grid gas and electricity transmission and two gas distribution network companies under pre-defined RIIO uncertainty mechanisms.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem consults on proposals to allow additional costs to network companies
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE issues standard on improving maternal and child nutrition
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 14:20

A quality standard to help improve maternal and child nutrition was published yesterday by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE issues standard on improving maternal and child nutrition
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Additional £129 million boost for nationwide broadband rollout
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 14:15

High take-up rates of superfast broadband means BT will now return up to £129m to the public purse to help rollout superfast speeds even further.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Additional £129 million boost for nationwide broadband rollout
Transport for London news
Confidential safety reporting scheme set to be extended to bus network
Transport for London
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 14:10

Transport for London (TfL) announced today a new measure to further increase bus safety, with London's bus network set to become the first in the UK to adopt a scheme allowing employees to confidentially report any health and safety concerns to a third party.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Confidential safety reporting scheme set to be extended to bus network
EU News news
Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended
EU News
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 14:05

Safety net measures for the European dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors will be extended into 2016.  The European Commission is currently finalising the last details with a view to formally adopting the relevant legal decisions in the coming weeks as a matter of formality.

EU News | Official News Release
Safety net measures for dairy, fruit and vegetables to be extended
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO Minister comments on Israeli announcement of new settlement units
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 13:25

Baroness Anelay underlines the UK's position on Israeli settlements and condemns Israel's latest announcement.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO Minister comments on Israeli announcement of new settlement units
Department for Transport news
New Director General of Rail Executive announced
Department for Transport
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 13:20

Bernadette Kelly has been appointed as DfT’s new Director General for the Rail Executive.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
New Director General of Rail Executive announced
Ministry of Defence news
Work to prepare for aircraft carriers well underway in Portsmouth
Ministry of Defence
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 13:15

Work by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to ready Portsmouth Naval Base for the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers is well underway.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Work to prepare for aircraft carriers well underway in Portsmouth
Insolvency Service news
Jail and disqualification for Middlesbrough taxi hire directors
Insolvency Service
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 13:10

Two company directors, Mr Arfan Ali Khan and Mr Gerard Burns both from Middlesbrough have been sentenced following the insolvency of a taxi hire company - Thornaby Cars Limited trading as Royal Cars - that they ran.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
Jail and disqualification for Middlesbrough taxi hire directors
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Pension reform must not be limited to government pet projects, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 13:05

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has responded to proposals published yesterday (thursday) that could lead to a cap on charges for withdrawing pensions.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Pension reform must not be limited to government pet projects, says TUC
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 30 July 2015
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 12:25

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 30 July 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 30 July 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
17,000 British nationals abroad supported by Foreign Office last year
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 12:20

New report reveals the difficulties British nationals faced abroad in 2014/15 and offers advice on staying safe this summer.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
17,000 British nationals abroad supported by Foreign Office last year
Monitor news
Regulator investigates planned care commissioning in North London
Monitor
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 12:15

Monitor has launched an investigation into the way a healthcare provider was selected for elective care services at a treatment centre in North East London.

Monitor | Official News Release
Regulator investigates planned care commissioning in North London
10 Downing Street news
PM leads the charge to make the UK a global financial technology hub
10 Downing Street
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 12:10

On a trade mission to south-east Asia, David Cameron is promoting the UK's quest to become the leading FinTech centre in the world.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM leads the charge to make the UK a global financial technology hub
Scottish Government news
Call to prioritise Channel food exports
Scottish Government
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 12:05

Practical steps the UK Government could take to ease pressure on Scottish firms caught up in Channel Tunnel delays have been set out by Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Call to prioritise Channel food exports
techUK news
UKTI’s export figures show a 15% increase for a vibrant UK cyber security sector
techUK
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 11:25

techUK welcomes this achievement but more needs to be done to hit UK government’s £4bn cyber security export target by 2020.

techUK | Official News Release
UKTI’s export figures show a 15% increase for a vibrant UK cyber security sector
HM Revenue and Customs news
National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed
HM Revenue and Customs
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 11:20

Yesterday (30 July 2015) Business Minister Nick Boles has named 75 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed
National Ombudsmen news
Councils urged to ensure complaints about contractors are handled properly
National Ombudsmen
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 11:15

Councils need to assure themselves that complaints investigations carried out by their contractors are conducted rigorously, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) is advising.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Councils urged to ensure complaints about contractors are handled properly
Cabinet Office news
Bill Crothers moving to a new role for next phase of commercial reform
Cabinet Office
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 11:10

Bill Crothers, Government Chief Commercial Officer, is moving to a new role.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Bill Crothers moving to a new role for next phase of commercial reform
Welsh Government news
£2.9m flood scheme will benefit 205 Barry homes and three schools
Welsh Government
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 11:05

Welsh Government funding for a £2.9 million flood alleviation scheme in Barry, has been announced by the Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£2.9m flood scheme will benefit 205 Barry homes and three schools
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Improving policing through HE research: Successful bidders for fund announced
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 10:25
Ministry of Defence news
£125 Million investment in new armoured vehicles sustains 40 skilled Scottish jobs
Ministry of Defence
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 10:20

A £125 million contract to provide the British Army’s next generation Armoured Vehicles with a high tech sighting system will sustain 40 jobs in Scotland.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
£125 Million investment in new armoured vehicles sustains 40 skilled Scottish jobs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
1.7 million people missing out on their paid holidays, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 10:15

New figures published yesterday (Thursday) by the TUC indicate that 1,669,000 employees are missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
1.7 million people missing out on their paid holidays, says TUC
Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs news
Same, but different: a common international approach to digital government
Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 10:10

A few weeks ago, we welcomed some friends from America to our office in London, members of the United States Digital Service (USDS) and 18F. Combined, their work is an approximate equivalent of what we're doing at GDS in the UK.

Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs | Official News Release
Same, but different: a common international approach to digital government
Scottish Government news
Decisions on resuscitation
Scottish Government
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 10:05

Work to update the NHS Scotland policies for CPR towards the end of life is nearing completion.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Decisions on resuscitation
UK Trade & Investment news
PM leads the charge to make the UK a global financial technology hub
UK Trade & Investment
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 09:25

On a trade mission to south-east Asia, David Cameron is promoting the UK's quest to become the leading FinTech centre in the world.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
PM leads the charge to make the UK a global financial technology hub
Crown Commercial Service news
Bill Crothers moving to a new role for next phase of commercial reform
Crown Commercial Service
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 09:20
National Archives news
Calls for papers for First World War conference
National Archives
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 09:15

We are inviting researchers to contribute to a lively exchange of ideas at a three-day event at The National Archives in September 2016.

National Archives | Official News Release
Calls for papers for First World War conference
HM Treasury news
Government takes action to support pension savers
HM Treasury
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 09:10

The government has kicked off an investigation yesterday (30 July 2015) to ensure more people can take advantage of new pension freedoms introduced in April.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Government takes action to support pension savers
Welsh Government news
Launching Saundersfoot Harbour to international success
Welsh Government
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 09:05

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates recently officially opened phase 1 of the redevelopment of Saundersfoot Harbour, which marks a major step forward in developing a high quality international destination for marine tourism.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Launching Saundersfoot Harbour to international success
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 08:10

Yesterday (30 July 2015) Business Minister Nick Boles has named 75 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Singapore
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 08:05

The Prime Minister was in Singapore as part of a regional trip in which he is also visiting Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Singapore
EU News news
The EU and Belarus hold a dialogue on human rights
EU News
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 07:10

On 28 July 2015, the European Union and the Republic of Belarus held a dialogue on human rights in Brussels, Belgium

EU News | Official News Release
The EU and Belarus hold a dialogue on human rights
Scottish Government news
Allt Duine wind farm
Scottish Government
Friday 31 July 2015 @ 07:05

Refusal due to unacceptable impact on the Cairngorms National Park and wild land.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Allt Duine wind farm

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