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Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Statement following the decision of the Constitutional Court in Burundi
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 14:20

Reports of intimidation do not give the impression of an independent Constitutional Court that was able to come to an impartial decision.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Statement following the decision of the Constitutional Court in Burundi
Scottish Government news
Illegal pesticide removal
Scottish Government
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 14:15

The scheme to get rid of illegal pesticides which could be used to poison wildlife will close on 29 May 2015, Environment Minister Dr Aileen McLeod announced today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Illegal pesticide removal
Transport for London news
We're on the search for an ad partner
Transport for London
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 14:10

TfL is searching for a media partner to oversee its advertising space and generate around £3.4bn in non-fare revenue.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
We're on the search for an ad partner
EU News news
Tax rulings: “We need a common corporate tax base”, says Commissioner
EU News
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 14:05

Why did the EU Commission take so long to launch investigations into member states’ tax rulings? Is its strategy to go only after small countries, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Ireland? Will the instruments available to it suffice? And if not, what would it take to do away with unfair tax competition? These questions were raised by MEPs in Tuesday’s Special Tax Rulings Committee debate.

EU News | Official News Release
Tax rulings: “We need a common corporate tax base”, says Commissioner

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Welsh Government news
Action promised on Houses in Multiple Occupation
Welsh Government
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 13:25

Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant has yesterday welcomed the publication of an independent report into the effect Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) can have on communities.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Action promised on Houses in Multiple Occupation
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Investigation finds failings in custody staff performance and evidence of a concerning culture
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 13:20

An Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the custody of a 17-year-old who committed suicide two days after being released found failings in staff performance and evidence of a concerning culture within a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) custody unit.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Investigation finds failings in custody staff performance and evidence of a concerning culture
EU News news
The EU-NATO closer cooperation discussed during the EU Military Committee Away Days meeting
EU News
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 13:15

EU-NATO closer cooperation, challenges posed by hybrid war, terrorism and illegal migration were discussed during the EU Military Committee Away Days meeting in Riga.

EU News | Official News Release
The EU-NATO closer cooperation discussed during the EU Military Committee Away Days meeting
NHS England news
Personal Health Budgets are not all about the money – Jo Fitzgerald
NHS England
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 13:10

In a moving and intensely personal blog, mother Jo Fitzgerald explains how a personal health budget helped build relationships with healthcare professionals that enabled her severely disabled son Mitchell to not only lead a good life, but also experience a good death.

NHS England | Official News Release
Personal Health Budgets are not all about the money – Jo Fitzgerald
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Opening of Ahadukes Factory
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 13:05
Scottish Government news
Scottish retail sales grow 0.2 per cent
Scottish Government
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 12:20

Statistics announced today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician in the latest Retail Sales Index for Scotland release, covering the period January to March 2015, show that the volume of Retail Sales in Scotland increased by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2015 and grew by 2.2% annually.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish retail sales grow 0.2 per cent
techUK news
techUK challenges Digital UK’s levy on Freeview Play devices
techUK
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 12:13

New campaign launched to protect viewer access to free-to-view content.

techUK | Official News Release
techUK challenges Digital UK’s levy on Freeview Play devices
Electoral Commission news
It's your vote, don't lose it
Electoral Commission
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 12:10

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the General Election on Thursday 7 May. Local elections are also taking place across England, excluding London, and there are five mayoral elections in England too.

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
It's your vote, don't lose it
EU News news
Safe management of chemicals and hazardous waste to be discussed in Geneva
EU News
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 12:05

From 4 to 15 May 2015, Latvia as the country holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU will represent the EU’s position at the meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs)* to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme of this year’s meetings is “From science to action, working for a safer tomorrow”.

EU News | Official News Release
Safe management of chemicals and hazardous waste to be discussed in Geneva
BCS news
Education on the benefits and perils of big data is essential - BCS Report
BCS
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 11:20

Trust is the key driver for internet usage and without it, the benefits and advantages of big data could be lost - according to a new *report from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

BCS | Official News Release
Education on the benefits and perils of big data is essential - BCS Report
Met Office news
April 2015, the sunniest on record
Met Office
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 11:15

Provisional figures show that April 2015 has been the sunniest in Met Office UK records dating back to 1929.

Met Office | Official News Release
April 2015, the sunniest on record
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
"The Second World War showed us the darkest side of humanity."
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 11:10

Statement given yesterday by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft of the UK Mission to the UN at the General Assembly special solemn plenary meeting in commemoration of all victims of the Second World War.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
"The Second World War showed us the darkest side of humanity."
EU News news
Russia has transformed Black Sea military landscape
EU News
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 11:05

If Russia does not apply the Minsk ceasefire deals in full and return Crimea to Ukraine, the EU should step up sanctions and consider the possibility of providing Ukraine with defensive arms, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Monday. 

EU News | Official News Release
Russia has transformed Black Sea military landscape
Think Tanks news
Latest forecast for UK economy
Think Tanks
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 10:20

Although growth in the first quarter of 2015 was considerably weaker than expected, this is likely to be a temporary deceleration. We expect growth to rebound through the remainder of this year. This will be driven largely by consumer spending, supported by the positive terms of trade effect from the sharp fall in oil prices.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Latest forecast for UK economy
EU News news
Spring 2015 Economic Forecast: Tailwinds support the recovery
EU News
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 10:15

Economic growth in the European Union is benefitting from positive economic tailwinds. According to the European Commission's Spring 2015 Economic Forecast, these short-term factors are boosting an otherwise mild cyclical upswing in the EU.

EU News | Official News Release
Spring 2015 Economic Forecast: Tailwinds support the recovery
Transport for London news
Get in the saddle with one of our cycle guides
Transport for London
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 10:10

With sunny days on the way, why not ride your bike to make the most of the weather?

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Get in the saddle with one of our cycle guides
Consumer Council for Water news
New water watchdog chairman takes charge of first meeting in public
Consumer Council for Water
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 10:05

THERE will be a new man in the hot seat when water watchdog the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) meets in public at its Birmingham headquarters on Tuesday, May 12.

Consumer Council for Water | Official News Release
New water watchdog chairman takes charge of first meeting in public
Scottish Government news
Minimum unit pricing
Scottish Government
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 09:27

The Scottish Government will continue to make the case for minimum unit pricing of alcohol at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Minimum unit pricing
EU News news
Justice needs to be more child-friendly, finds FRA
EU News
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 09:17

Each year hundreds of thousands of children across the EU are involved in legal proceedings.  Justice systems need to do more to cater to the needs of these children, finds the latest report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). 

EU News | Official News Release
Justice needs to be more child-friendly, finds FRA
Welsh Government news
New £1m plan to improve liver disease services in Wales
Welsh Government
Wednesday 06 May 2015 @ 09:08

A new national plan to tackle the increasing number of people suffering from liver disease will be backed by £1m of new funding.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New £1m plan to improve liver disease services in Wales

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