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Scottish Government news
FM announces study into north-to-south HSR link
Scottish Government
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 16:35

Scotland will not wait until independence day to strengthen Scotland’s relationship with the north of England and celebrate ‘the ties that bind the nations of these islands’ following this September’s referendum on independence

Scottish Government | Official News Release
FM announces study into north-to-south HSR link
Monitor news
Monitor appoints senior patient and clinical representative
Monitor
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 16:30

Health sector regulator Monitor has strengthened its senior team by appointing Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor as Medical Director and Executive Director of Patient and Clinical Engagement.

Monitor | Official News Release
Monitor appoints senior patient and clinical representative
Department for International Development news
British business must do 'everything it can' to improve working conditions in Bangladesh
Department for International Development
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 16:25

One year on from the Rana Plaza tragedy, the UK continues to help British retailers source their clothes from safety-inspected factories.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
British business must do 'everything it can' to improve working conditions in Bangladesh
Department for Education news
Government’s first foster-friendly employer
Department for Education
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 16:20

The Department for Education becomes government’s first foster-friendly employer.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Government’s first foster-friendly employer
HM Treasury news
Cornish granted minority status within the UK
HM Treasury
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 16:15

The government formally recognises the distinct identity of Cornish people.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Cornish granted minority status within the UK
Environment Agency news
Severn Trent Water fined over pollution of Pudding Brook
Environment Agency
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 16:10

Severn Trent Water Limited pleaded guilty at Telford Magistrates’ Court to polluting the Pudding Brook in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire with untreated sewage.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Severn Trent Water fined over pollution of Pudding Brook
Care Quality Commission news
Services run by St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust rated Good by CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals following inspections
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 16:05

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has published his first reports on the quality of the services provided by St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, and St John’s Therapy Centre, Battersea

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Services run by St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust rated Good by CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals following inspections
Scottish Government news
First Minister meets Faroe Islands Prime Minister
Scottish Government
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 15:35

The First Minister welcomed Mr Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen, the Prime Minister of the Government of the Faroe Islands, to Bute House where they discussed issues of mutual interest. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
First Minister meets Faroe Islands Prime Minister
Welsh Government news
Jobs Growth Wales ends its second year on a high: Nearly 10,000 job opportunities filled and counting
Welsh Government
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 15:30

Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, has welcomed latest figures showing Jobs Growth Wales has now created over 12,400 job opportunities, with 9,700 young people filling these jobs

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Jobs Growth Wales ends its second year on a high: Nearly 10,000 job opportunities filled and counting
Think Tanks news
Government reforms to HE finance currently estimated to save little but long-run impact on public finances is hugely uncertain
Think Tanks
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 15:25

The government’s 2012 reforms to higher education (HE) funding in England now look like they will do little to reduce the total taxpayer contribution per student. However, this depends fundamentally on what happens to graduate earnings over the coming decades

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Government reforms to HE finance currently estimated to save little but long-run impact on public finances is hugely uncertain
Ministry of Justice news
Payment by results prison pilot continues to show falls in reoffending
Ministry of Justice
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 15:20

A ground-breaking pilot testing a new way of rehabilitating offenders continues to show marked falls in reoffending.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Payment by results prison pilot continues to show falls in reoffending
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Cornish granted minority status within the UK
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 15:15
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Getting ready for shale gas – supply chain estimated to be worth billions as new environmental measures announced
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 15:10

A shale gas supply chain report showing huge potential economic benefits to the UK economy and measures to minimise the environmental impacts of shale gas have been announced by the Government.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Getting ready for shale gas – supply chain estimated to be worth billions as new environmental measures announced
Big Lottery Fund news
Lottery investment for Ethnic Minorities Law Centre
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 15:05

A one of a kind service providing legal advice and representation for people from BME communities across Scotland today (THURS 24 APRIL) receives £562,985 from the Big Lottery Fund.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Lottery investment for Ethnic Minorities Law Centre
Scottish Government news
Living wage commitment strengthened
Scottish Government
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 14:30

The Scottish Government is to propose two important amendments to the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill that will further strengthen its commitment to the living wage, the Deputy First Minister has announced in a parliamentary debate

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Living wage commitment strengthened
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Optimism among manufacturers sees fastest rise since the early 70s - CBI survey
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 14:25
Care Quality Commission news
Homerton University Hospital, Hackney, rated as Good by CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals following inspection
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 14:20

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has published his first report on the services provided by Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at Homerton University Hospital, in Hackney, east London

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Homerton University Hospital, Hackney, rated as Good by CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals following inspection
Department for Work and Pensions news
Scotland analysis: work and pensions paper
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 14:15

What Scottish independence would mean for social security, pensions and helping people into work.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Scotland analysis: work and pensions paper
Department for Transport news
Councils urged to apply for £168 million pothole repair fund
Department for Transport
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 14:10
Environment Agency news
Northumbrian Water Ltd fined £30,000 over pollution incidents
Environment Agency
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 14:05
Scottish Government news
Sensory Impairment Strategy
Scottish Government
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 13:30

The Scottish Government has invested £2 million to implement a new strategy for sensory impairment – the first of its kind in the UK

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Sensory Impairment Strategy
EU News news
New step towards 'wonder material' graphene applications
EU News
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 13:25

Researchers of the AMBER centre @ambercentre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material.  The method – which promises to be simple and affordable – could be used by industries for applications such as highly efficient batteries. 

EU News | Official News Release
New step towards 'wonder material' graphene applications
Big Lottery Fund news
Scottish communities benefit from latest Awards for All grants
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 13:20
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Death of missing man could not have been prevented by police, IPCC investigation finds
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 13:15

The death of a man who was reported missing from a hospital in West Yorkshire could not have been prevented by police responding to a missing person report, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has found.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Death of missing man could not have been prevented by police, IPCC investigation finds
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Industrial strategy: early successes and future priorities
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 13:10

This update on the impact of the industrial strategy comes 1 year on from the first of the sector strategies published in 2013.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Industrial strategy: early successes and future priorities
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Pickles backs campaign to restore Victoria Cross hero graves to former glory
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 13:05

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announces £100,000 towards the restoration of the UK graves of First World War Victoria Cross heroes.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Pickles backs campaign to restore Victoria Cross hero graves to former glory
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC tells employers to ‘pay up now’ for Bangladesh factory collapse victims one year on from Rana Plaza
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 12:25

The TUC is pressing employers to support survivors and families of the victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy today (Thursday) a year on from the Bangladesh factory collapse where almost 1,200 workers – mostly young women – were killed

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC tells employers to ‘pay up now’ for Bangladesh factory collapse victims one year on from Rana Plaza
Think Tanks news
8 out of 10 small business would hire more staff if govt took sick pay risk
Think Tanks
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 12:20

Govt could restore sick pay recovery for ESA claimants at half the cost of previous system

Think Tanks | Official News Release
8 out of 10 small business would hire more staff if govt took sick pay risk
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
COMPASS: provision of asylum accommodation poorly managed
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 12:15

The Public Accounts Committee publishes its 54th report, COMPASS: provision of asylum accommodation.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
COMPASS: provision of asylum accommodation poorly managed
10 Downing Street news
Lewisham peace campaign wins Prime Minister’s Big Society Award
10 Downing Street
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 12:10

Lewisham’s ‘10,000 Hands’ peace campaign was announced as the latest winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award by David Cameron.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Lewisham peace campaign wins Prime Minister’s Big Society Award
Environment Agency news
Environment Agency helping to reduce CO2 emissions in Darlington
Environment Agency
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 12:05
EU News news
NETmundial: EC to take leading role at global conference on internet governance
EU News
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 11:25

The EU is to participate at high level in “NETmundial: the Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Gorvernance”, Sao Paulo on 23-24 April. 

EU News | Official News Release
NETmundial: EC to take leading role at global conference on internet governance
Economic and Social Research Council news
Language isn't what it used to be (British Sign Language - that is)
Economic and Social Research Council
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 11:20

Awareness about the changing use of language isn't just limited to speakers of English, who may lament the loss of old words and the inclusion of new words like 'selfie' in the Oxford English Dictionary. Users of British Sign Language (BSL) are being faced with unprecedented change in their language, with some loss of regional variations in signs, and a gap between the older and younger generations emerging

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Language isn't what it used to be (British Sign Language - that is)
FSCS news
Indemnity and Return of Premium claims update for Millburn customers
FSCS
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 11:15

FSCS is working towards being in a position to compensate Millburn policyholders

FSCS | Official News Release
Indemnity and Return of Premium claims update for Millburn customers
National Crime Agency  news
Brothers jailed in £49m heroin plot
National Crime Agency
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 11:10

Two brothers have been sentenced to a total of 37 years in prison for their part in trafficking 245kg of heroin into the UK concealed in a consignment of towels. The drugs would have had a street value of around £49 million.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Brothers jailed in £49m heroin plot
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Vehicles of the future get £130 million investment
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 11:05

Projects that will put Formula 1 technology into buses and diggers are the first to receive money from £1 billion government-industry fund.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Vehicles of the future get £130 million investment
Think Tanks news
More people needing social care than family carers available from 2017
Think Tanks
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 10:25

UK social care ‘gap’ of more than a million without adult children to care by 2030

Think Tanks | Official News Release
More people needing social care than family carers available from 2017
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Clarifying the legal framework for social investment by charities
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 10:20

Social investment provides financial returns while at the same time generating social benefits. It is an important and developing area for charities, enabling them to meet their charitable objectives by combining investment and spending. In a consultation opening today the Law Commission is seeking views on the law that governs how charities make social investments.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Clarifying the legal framework for social investment by charities
Environment Agency news
Fisheries and rod licensing - More anglers caught fishing illegally in the north east
Environment Agency
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 10:15
10 Downing Street news
PM meeting with Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek: April 2014
10 Downing Street
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 10:10

David Cameron met with the Slovenian Prime Minister to discuss economic reform and Ukraine.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM meeting with Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek: April 2014
Department for Work and Pensions news
More and more disabled people following their career dreams
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 10:05

The number of disabled people taking advantage of support to get or keep a job is up by over 10% on last year.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
More and more disabled people following their career dreams
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA appoints two new senior advisers focused on competition and investment banking
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 09:20

David Saunders and Gunner Burkhart have been appointed as senior advisers at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA appoints two new senior advisers focused on competition and investment banking
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC issues findings from investigation into arrest of 16-year-old boy in Bloxwich
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 09:15

An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has found two West Midlands Police officers acted with an appropriate level of force when arresting a 16-year-old boy in Bloxwich last year.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC issues findings from investigation into arrest of 16-year-old boy in Bloxwich
Health and Safety Executive news
Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions
Health and Safety Executive
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 09:10

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West

Health and Safety Executive | Official News Release
Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions
Office for National Statistics news
Public Sector Finances, March 2014
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 09:05

This is the first provisional estimate of the complete financial year 2013/14, this will be revised as more data becomes available.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Public Sector Finances, March 2014
Buckingham Palace news
New appointments to the Order of the Garter
Buckingham Palace
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 08:10

The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint the Rt. Hon. The Baroness Manningham-Buller, DCB to be a Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and The Baron King of Lothbury, GBE, to be a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter

Buckingham Palace | Official News Release
New appointments to the Order of the Garter
Scottish Government news
Scottish insolvency numbers down again
Scottish Government
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 08:05

Uptake of Scottish Government Debt Arrangement Scheme shows ten-fold increase.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish insolvency numbers down again
Office for National Statistics news
ONS publishes results of consultation on marriage and divorce statistics
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 07:10

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the findings from a consultation on user requirements for marriage, divorce and civil partnership statistics for England and Wales. With the introduction of marriage of same sex couples, ONS wanted to understand user requirements to ensure future statistical releases meet user needs

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
ONS publishes results of consultation on marriage and divorce statistics
Scottish Government news
Summit to tackle payday lending
Scottish Government
Thursday 24 April 2014 @ 07:05

Plans to reduce the numbers of payday lenders on the high street was discussed at Scotland’s first Payday Lending Summit in Glasgow yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Summit to tackle payday lending

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