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Welsh Government news
‘Girls Make a Difference’: Minister encourages girls to make their voice heard
Welsh Government
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 16:20

The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, whose portfolio includes responsibility for equality, will speak of her determination to ensure more women are in decision making roles and in public life at an event in Cardiff today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
‘Girls Make a Difference’: Minister encourages girls to make their voice heard
Scottish Government news
Substance misuse support for families
Scottish Government
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 16:15

Funding announced to provide services to families affected by drugs and alcohol

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Substance misuse support for families
National Archives news
Findmypast.co.uk publishes National School Admission Registers, 1870-1914
National Archives
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 16:10

Findmypast has today published the National School Admission Registers from 1870 to 1914, which capture a snapshot of school life prior to the First World War

National Archives | Official News Release
Findmypast.co.uk publishes National School Admission Registers, 1870-1914
Department of Health news
Healthcare UK leads delegates on digital health mission to China
Department of Health
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 16:05

Healthcare innovators improve their opportunities to develop business in China by attending 2 major events backed by Healthcare UK.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Healthcare UK leads delegates on digital health mission to China
Welsh Government news
Welsh NHS to fund new drug for patients with pancreatic cancer
Welsh Government
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 15:20

Patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer in Wales will have access to the drug Abraxane on the NHS, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh NHS to fund new drug for patients with pancreatic cancer
Competition & Markets Authority news
Market for commercial use of public information: CMA seeks views
Competition & Markets Authority
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 15:15

The CMA is seeking views on the current state of the market from public sector information holders and users.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Market for commercial use of public information: CMA seeks views
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners news
Statement on the future of PCCs
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 15:10

Across the country, PCCs are delivering better scrutiny of police forces. Day by day they are building the strongest possible partnerships between police and the agencies and volunteers who work to keep communities safe.

Association of Police and Crime Commissioners | Official News Release
Statement on the future of PCCs
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
HMA Sir John Jenkins speech for Saudi National Day
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 15:05
Economic and Social Research Council news
Employing private military and security companies causes deeper problems that can't be tackled by regulation
Economic and Social Research Council
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 14:20

In recent years, private military and security companies have been used to bolster state troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Though supposed to cut the costs of war, both financially and personally, new research has revealed a number of moral problems that arise from their use, and that regulating the industry may miss the point entirely.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Employing private military and security companies causes deeper problems that can't be tackled by regulation
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Industry negotiations result in Channel scallop deal
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 14:15

More than 700,000 extra days at sea have been secured for UK fishermen in Western Waters in 2014.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Industry negotiations result in Channel scallop deal
Cabinet Office news
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2015: last chance to nominate
Cabinet Office
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 14:10

Nominate a volunteer group for the 2015 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by 30 September 2014.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2015: last chance to nominate
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Businesses encouraged to claim £3000 grants for better broadband
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 13:20

Government grants of up to £3000 for better internet connectivity are available to small businesses in 22 cities across the United Kingdom

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Businesses encouraged to claim £3000 grants for better broadband
Big Lottery Fund news
New study calls for better awareness of drug problems in older people
Big Lottery Fund
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 13:15

The issue of drug misuse in older people is being systematically ignored according to a report published by the Big Lottery Fund today. The scoping study indicates that while the number of older people with drug problems in the UK is on the rise they fail to get the same attention as young people.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
New study calls for better awareness of drug problems in older people
Ministry of Justice news
Next Clink restaurant announced in women’s prison
Ministry of Justice
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 13:10

A fourth prisoner training restaurant will open its doors in 2015 at HMP Styal in Cheshire.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Next Clink restaurant announced in women’s prison
Information Commissioner's Office news
BBC and Essex Police rise to FOI challenge – while four councils monitored over delays
Information Commissioner's Office
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 13:05

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has praised the efforts of two organisations previously monitored over the timeliness of their responses to freedom of information (FOI) requests. 

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
BBC and Essex Police rise to FOI challenge – while four councils monitored over delays
EU News news
Better volcano forecasting boosted by EU funding
EU News
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 12:25

Volcanic eruptions are notoriously difficult to predict.  With increased seismic activity at Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano, and lava flowing at nearby Holuhraun, experts are carefully monitoring and analysing large amounts of data being collected from the area.

EU News | Official News Release
Better volcano forecasting boosted by EU funding
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Businesses encouraged to claim £3000 grants for better broadband
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 12:20

Government grants of up to £3000 for better internet connectivity are available to small businesses in 22 cities across the United Kingdom

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Businesses encouraged to claim £3000 grants for better broadband
Cabinet Office news
Cabinet Office launches £1 million fund to support family carers
Cabinet Office
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 12:15

Inspiring social action projects that support unpaid family carers will be helped to grow through a new fund worth up to £1 million.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Cabinet Office launches £1 million fund to support family carers
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
STFC researcher wins highly competitive Fellowship award
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 12:05
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond offers condolences following terrorist attack against the Egyptian police.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 11:20

Commenting on a terrorist attack against the police near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo yesterday, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond offers condolences following terrorist attack against the Egyptian police.
10 Downing Street news
Agreement to form a Government of National Unity in Afghanistan
10 Downing Street
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 11:15

Downing Street has issued a statement welcoming the signing of an agreement to form a Government of National Unity in Afghanistan.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Agreement to form a Government of National Unity in Afghanistan
HM Treasury news
Britain leads clamp down on international tax avoidance
HM Treasury
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 11:10

The UK is the first of 44 countries to formally commit to implementing the new country-by-country reporting template.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Britain leads clamp down on international tax avoidance
Home Office news
Sir Nigel Sheinwald appointed Special Envoy on intelligence and law enforcement data sharing
Home Office
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 11:05

The Prime Minister has appointed Sir Nigel Sheinwald as Special Envoy on intelligence and law enforcement data sharing.

Home Office | Official News Release
Sir Nigel Sheinwald appointed Special Envoy on intelligence and law enforcement data sharing
EU News news
New €10 banknote starts circulating
EU News
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 10:25

The €10 banknote of the Europa series will enter into circulation on 23 September 2014.  “It’s essential that everyone who uses euro banknotes can continue to do so with complete confidence. That’s why we’re introducing the Europa series”, said Yves Mersch, the ECB’s Executive Board member responsible for banknotes.

EU News | Official News Release
New €10 banknote starts circulating
Department for International Development news
Ebola vaccine fast-track trials underway
Department for International Development
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 10:15

With the help of UK aid, 60 volunteers are being tested with a potentially life-saving vaccine.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Ebola vaccine fast-track trials underway
Ministry of Defence news
Employers briefed on the benefits of Army Reserves
Ministry of Defence
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 10:10

Some of the UK’s top engineering companies gathered at an event in London to learn about the benefits of employing Army Reserves.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Employers briefed on the benefits of Army Reserves
Cabinet Office news
Sir Nigel Sheinwald appointed Special Envoy on intelligence and law enforcement data sharing
Cabinet Office
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 10:05

The Prime Minister has appointed Sir Nigel Sheinwald as Special Envoy on intelligence and law enforcement data sharing.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Sir Nigel Sheinwald appointed Special Envoy on intelligence and law enforcement data sharing
Monitor news
Hospitals in Morecambe Bay to get extra support to improve services
Monitor
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 09:20

An experienced former NHS chief executive will help University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust to improve the care it provides.

Monitor | Official News Release
Hospitals in Morecambe Bay to get extra support to improve services
Monitor news
Hospitals in Morecambe Bay to get extra support to improve services
Monitor
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 09:20

An experienced former NHS chief executive will help University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust to improve the care it provides.

Monitor | Official News Release
Hospitals in Morecambe Bay to get extra support to improve services
Crown Commercial Service news
ICT Procurement and Software Licensing event
Crown Commercial Service
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 09:15

In conjunction with YPO, we are hosting a free event on 20 October from 10am to 1pm at Quarry House in Leeds to provide an overview of our activity to support efficient software licensing policy.

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
ICT Procurement and Software Licensing event
Scottish Government news
Queen’s Counsel appointment
Scottish Government
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 09:10
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Vince Cable appoints Siemens UK chief executive Juergen Maier to BIS Board
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 09:05

Juergen Maier apointed as a Non-Executive Board member at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Vince Cable appoints Siemens UK chief executive Juergen Maier to BIS Board
EU News news
Requirement for airlines to carry checked-in baggage without a surcharge, infringes EU law
EU News
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 08:10

Spanish law requiring airlines to carry checked-in baggage without a surcharge, infringes EU law.  The price in respect of carriage of checked-in baggage is not an unavoidable and foreseeable item in the fare for air travel, but may be an optional price supplement.

EU News | Official News Release
Requirement for airlines to carry checked-in baggage without a surcharge, infringes EU law
Office for National Statistics news
MQ5: Investment by Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Trusts, Q2 2014
Office for National Statistics
Monday 22 September 2014 @ 08:05

Total net investment by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts is estimated at £15 billion in the second quarter of 2014, slightly below the five-year quarterly average for this series (£16 billion).

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
MQ5: Investment by Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Trusts, Q2 2014

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