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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Gaia: ‘Go’ for science
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 16:25

Following extensive in-orbit commissioning and several unexpected challenges, Europe’s billion-star surveyor is ready to begin its mission.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Gaia: ‘Go’ for science
Cabinet Office news
Fraud and scam emails or letters claiming to be from HM Treasury
Cabinet Office
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 16:20

Recent scam correspondence have cited HM Treasury or claimed to be working on behalf of the HM Treasury.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Fraud and scam emails or letters claiming to be from HM Treasury
National Ombudsmen news
New newsletter launched
National Ombudsmen
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 16:15

Our new newsletter, A Case in Point, has been launched.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
New newsletter launched
Highways Agency news
Drivers advised of A1 overnight weekend closures for motorway upgrade work, North Yorkshire
Highways Agency
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 16:10

The A1 in North Yorkshire will be closed overnight on 2 and 9 August in both directions and on 10 August (northbound only) as part of major work to upgrade part of the A1 to a three-lane motorway.

Highways Agency | Official News Release
Drivers advised of A1 overnight weekend closures for motorway upgrade work, North Yorkshire
Welsh Government news
Modernised and streamlined system for Social Services complaints introduced in Wales
Welsh Government
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 16:05

A new streamlined and citizen-centred local authority social services complaints and representations process comes into force today (August 1st 2014), Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas has announced.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Modernised and streamlined system for Social Services complaints introduced in Wales
Welsh Government news
Deputy Minister offers congratulations to Apprentice of the Year
Welsh Government
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 15:30

Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates has taken the opportunity to meet the winner of Bridgend College’s Apprentice of the Year.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Deputy Minister offers congratulations to Apprentice of the Year
EU News news
Customs authorities detain nearly 36 million fake goods at EU borders in 2013
EU News
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 15:25

Customs authorities in the EU detained almost 36 million items suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2013, according to the Commission's annual report on customs actions to enforce IPR. 

EU News | Official News Release
Customs authorities detain nearly 36 million fake goods at EU borders in 2013
HM Treasury news
Fraud and scam emails or letters claiming to be from HM Treasury
HM Treasury
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 15:20

Recent scam correspondence have cited HM Treasury or claimed to be working on behalf of the HM Treasury.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Fraud and scam emails or letters claiming to be from HM Treasury
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) to host public meeting and hold a plenary in Anglesey
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 15:15

Following two successful public meetings so far this year in Cumbria and Caithness, CoRWM will be hosting a public meeting in Anglesey in September, when it visits the Magnox Power Station at Wylfa.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) to host public meeting and hold a plenary in Anglesey
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
Dstl presents full breadth of 2014-15 work to suppliers
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 15:10

Dstl Supplier Day took place on 1 July 2014 giving suppliers the opportunity to find out about how to get involved in Dstl's work.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
Dstl presents full breadth of 2014-15 work to suppliers
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Whistleblowing is important source of intelligence
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 15:05

Public Accounts Committee publishes its Ninth Report of Session 2014-15 into Whistleblowing, HC 593.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Whistleblowing is important source of intelligence
EU News news
EU develops new driverless car parking system
EU News
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 14:25

In the future, more and more people will drive electric cars and will switch from one mode of transport to another – creating the need for more and varied parking options at transport hubs. To prepare for this mobility shift, the V-CHARGE consortium is working on a fully automated parking and charging system for electric cars at public car parks.

EU News | Official News Release
EU develops new driverless car parking system
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Mesothelioma victims deserve fair recompense, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 14:20

Responding to the report published today (Friday) by the House of Commons Justice Committee, which is critical of the government’s review of mesothelioma compensation claims, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Mesothelioma victims deserve fair recompense, says TUC
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Changes to copyright exceptions
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 14:15

Changes to copyright exceptions approved by Parliament this week (29 July 2014).

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Changes to copyright exceptions
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Response to report on HEFCE’s role in learning and teaching enhancement
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 14:10

This report, which was commissioned by the HEA at HEFCE’s request, reflects our commitment to independent review and evaluation of our work.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Response to report on HEFCE’s role in learning and teaching enhancement
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO Minister calls for unfettered aid access in Syria
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 14:05

Tobias Ellwood urges world not to turn its attention from Syria as over 1700 reported dead in a week.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO Minister calls for unfettered aid access in Syria
EU News news
EC adopts French programme to use €499m from Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived
EU News
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 13:35

The European Commission has approved the French Operational Programme to use the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) to support the provision of food aid to those most in need in the country (complemented with €88m from national resources).

EU News | Official News Release
EC adopts French programme to use €499m from Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived
Home Office news
Updated DBS disclosure application form
Home Office
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 13:25

Information for registered organisations about a change to the DBS disclosure application form.

Home Office | Official News Release
Updated DBS disclosure application form
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Cycling in aid of Help for Heroes
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 13:20

The Civil Nuclear Police Authority Chairman Sir Philip Trousdell and new recruits raise money for Help for Heroes.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Cycling in aid of Help for Heroes
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
£9 million available for future of Maritime Autonomous Systems
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 13:15

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is making £9 million available to support the future of Maritime Autonomous Systems.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
£9 million available for future of Maritime Autonomous Systems
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Mesothelioma compensation: Government must consult again following "maladroit" review
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 13:10

The Justice Committee urges the Government to undertake a fresh consultation, in its report into mesothelioma claims.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Mesothelioma compensation: Government must consult again following "maladroit" review
Ministry of Defence news
Head of the army makes final Afghanistan visit
Ministry of Defence
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 13:05

Military personnel in Afghanistan have received praise from General Sir Peter Wall for their efforts.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Head of the army makes final Afghanistan visit
Monitor news
CMA and Monitor publish guidance on the competition review of NHS mergers
Monitor
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 12:20

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Monitor have jointly published a short guide on the competition review of NHS mergers.

Monitor | Official News Release
CMA and Monitor publish guidance on the competition review of NHS mergers
Highways Agency news
A11 scheme enters the final months of construction: overnight closures and underpass opening next key activities
Highways Agency
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 12:15

The A11 improvement scheme is in the final months of construction and good progress is being made to upgrade the route between Fiveways and Thetford. 

Highways Agency | Official News Release
A11 scheme enters the final months of construction: overnight closures and underpass opening next key activities
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
DFID and UNICEF host Nairobi Girl Summit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 12:10

DFID and UNICEF hosted the Nairobi Girl Summit on 21st July to galvanize support for an end to FGM and Child, Early Forced Marriage (CEFM)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
DFID and UNICEF host Nairobi Girl Summit
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Cutting red tape to breathe new life into local communities
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 12:05
10 Downing Street news
Pitch 10: digital excellence comes to Downing Street
10 Downing Street
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 11:25

Some of the most promising digital companies in Britain attended an event in Downing Street - hosted by the Prime Minister.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Pitch 10: digital excellence comes to Downing Street
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA and Monitor publish guidance on the competition review of NHS mergers
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 11:20

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Monitor have jointly published a short guide on the competition review of NHS mergers.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA and Monitor publish guidance on the competition review of NHS mergers
Ministry of Defence news
100 years on: Lest we forget
Ministry of Defence
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 11:15

Commemorative events to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
100 years on: Lest we forget
Department for International Development news
DFID and UNICEF host Nairobi Girl Summit
Department for International Development
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 11:10

DFID and UNICEF hosted the Nairobi Girl Summit on 21st July to galvanize support for an end to FGM and Child, Early Forced Marriage (CEFM)

Department for International Development | Official News Release
DFID and UNICEF host Nairobi Girl Summit
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Edward Davey statement on annual energy statistics
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 11:05

Edward Davey's statement following the publication of the annual energy statistics.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Edward Davey statement on annual energy statistics
EU News news
Major milestone for the internal payments market with the migration to SEPA
EU News
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 10:25

A big part of the Single Euro Payments Area has become reality.  In all euro countries citizens have now available a common and simple way to pay at home and across borders: SEPA credit transfers (SCT) and SEPA direct debit (SDD). 

EU News | Official News Release
Major milestone for the internal payments market with the migration to SEPA
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC and CBI agree joint statement on traineeships
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 10:20

The TUC and CBI have today (Friday) marked the first anniversary of the government’s Traineeships programme by signing a joint statement of support for those wanting to take part in the scheme.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC and CBI agree joint statement on traineeships
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Minister for Africa calls for leadership in South Sudan talks
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 10:15

Mark Simmonds calls for immediate ceasefire and lasting peace as South Sudan faces risk of famine.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Minister for Africa calls for leadership in South Sudan talks
Collaborate news
The Unusual Suspects: Unlikely Connections for Social Change
Collaborate
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 10:12

Between 2 – 5 September, we have more than 25 different events, all over London, and more than 50 organisations collaborating with the festival.

Collaborate | Official News Release
The Unusual Suspects: Unlikely Connections for Social Change
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Unlocking private investment will get councils building
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 10:05

Councils should look to the private sector to help make taxpayers’ pounds go further, an independent review has found.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Unlocking private investment will get councils building
Department for Education news
New Ofsted chair announced
Department for Education
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 09:25
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigating MPS contact prior to man’s death in Holloway
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 09:20

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is independently investigating the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) contact with a man prior to his death in Holloway on Sunday morning.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigating MPS contact prior to man’s death in Holloway
Ofcom news
Ofcom invites applications for seven further local TV licences
Ofcom
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 09:15

Ofcom has invited applications for new local TV channels in seven UK locations - Aberdeen, Ayr, Carlisle, Dundee, Forth Valley, Inverness and Stoke on Trent

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom invites applications for seven further local TV licences
10 Downing Street news
Appointment of Lord and Lady Justices of Appeal: July 2014
10 Downing Street
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 09:10

The Queen has approved the appointment of 4 Lord and Lady Justices of Appeal.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Appointment of Lord and Lady Justices of Appeal: July 2014
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Energy trends and prices statistical release: 31 July 2014
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 09:05

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 31 July 2014 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: 31 July 2014
Welsh Government news
More people set to benefit from broadband scheme
Welsh Government
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 08:10

More people across Wales will be able to benefit from the Welsh Government Access Broadband Cymru scheme following changes to the scheme rules.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
More people set to benefit from broadband scheme
Competition & Markets Authority news
Independent Project Board publish update on pension audit
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 08:05

The CMA welcomes yesterday’s progress update from the Independent Project Board.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Independent Project Board publish update on pension audit
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry show their support for children of the Commonwealth with UNICEF
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 07:35

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry today showed their support for children of the Commonwealth during a visit with UNICEF to the athlete’s village at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry show their support for children of the Commonwealth with UNICEF
Scottish Government news
Strengthening Scottish education
Scottish Government
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 07:10

Scottish Funding Council to support gender equality and workforce development.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Strengthening Scottish education
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Statistical press release: Digest of UK energy statistics 2014
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 01 August 2014 @ 07:05

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