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Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Office Minister welcomes UN General Assembly Resolution on Human Rights in Burma
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 13:25

Hugo Swire welcomes the resolution on the human rights situation in Burma which was again agreed by consensus at the UN General Assembly.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Office Minister welcomes UN General Assembly Resolution on Human Rights in Burma
Scottish Government news
Harnessing Scotland’s wave power
Scottish Government
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 13:20

Scotland is to establish a wave energy technology development body to encourage innovation in the industry Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism Fergus Ewing announced recently (22 November 2014).

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Harnessing Scotland’s wave power
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Leading offshore wind suppliers invest in TAG Energy facility in Teesside
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 13:15

Leading offshore wind suppliers, EEW SPC of Germany and Bladt Industries of Denmark plan to invest up to £20-£25m in TAG energy, creating up to 350 jobs in the local area.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Leading offshore wind suppliers invest in TAG Energy facility in Teesside
Natural England news
Reports identify where wildlife can survive in a changing climate
Natural England
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 13:10

Natural England’s project with the University of Exeter helps to target conservation action.

Natural England | Official News Release
Reports identify where wildlife can survive in a changing climate
EU News news
Reducing use of plastic bags: MEPs strike deal with Council Presidency
EU News
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 13:05

EU countries would have to reduce the use of the commonest and most polluting plastic carrier bags, under draft rules informally agreed between MEPs and the Italian Presidency of the Council on Monday and confirmed by the member states’ permanent representatives on Friday.  Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental problem, as it is known to pollute bodies of water and aquatic eco-systems in particular.

EU News | Official News Release
Reducing use of plastic bags: MEPs strike deal with Council Presidency

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FSCS news
Update for claimants following distribution from Lifemark’s Trustee
FSCS
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 12:25

Claimants who suffered losses in Lifemark investments can expect to receive further payments in the coming months. This follows the Lifemark Trustee’s recent announcement that another distribution to bondholders was paid on 20 November 2014. 

FSCS | Official News Release
Update for claimants following distribution from Lifemark’s Trustee
Insolvency Service news
PPI firm shut down over mis-selling
Insolvency Service
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 12:20

Redress Financial Management Limited, a Bradford-based Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) claims management company, has been wound up by the High Court for misusing clients funds.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
PPI firm shut down over mis-selling
Ministry of Defence news
Defence Secretary visits Canada
Ministry of Defence
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 12:15

During a visit to Ottawa and Halifax, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has paid tribute to the sacrifices made by Canada’s military.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Defence Secretary visits Canada
Department for International Development news
NHS volunteers deployed to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone
Department for International Development
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 12:10

More than 30 NHS staff from across the UK departed for Sierra Leone to join Britain’s fight against Ebola.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
NHS volunteers deployed to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone
Welsh Government news
Launch of 2015 NHS Wales awards!
Welsh Government
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 12:05

Healthcare staff and students from across Wales, who are delivering innovative care that is making a big difference to patients, are being urged to enter the NHS Wales Awards 2015.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Launch of 2015 NHS Wales awards!
Environment Agency news
Weeding out non-native invasive species in Cambridgeshire
Environment Agency
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 11:27

Environment Agency crews have been hard at work along the Ely Ouse and River Cam removing tons of Floating Pennywort.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Weeding out non-native invasive species in Cambridgeshire
Department of Health news
Parents to get complete picture of child development
Department of Health
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 11:20

From September 2015, health and early years practitioners will work side by side to improve outcomes for young children.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Parents to get complete picture of child development
National Crime Agency  news
End of the road for Enfield drug trafficker
National Crime Agency
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 11:15

An Albanian man who tried to evade capture in his Audi A8 when National Crime Agency officers foiled a drug deal has been jailed for 13 years and six months. 

 

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
End of the road for Enfield drug trafficker
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Universities and colleges step up support for social entrepreneurs
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 11:05

Higher education institutions (HEIs) are working together to build a national ‘ecosystem’ of support for social entrepreneurs through a series of new partnerships announced by HEFCE and UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Universities and colleges step up support for social entrepreneurs
Wales Office news
Prime Minister hails 1,800 jobs in Britain at UK Investment Summit
Wales Office
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 11:05

Prime Minister David Cameron announces more than £240 million of new investment across the UK and 1,800 new and safeguarded jobs.

 

Wales Office | Official News Release
Prime Minister hails 1,800 jobs in Britain at UK Investment Summit
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Secretary of State welcomes launch of interfaith website
Department for Communities and Local Government
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 10:25

Eric Pickles welcomes launch of new website dedicated to promoting tolerance and understanding of faith and the work of interfaith organisations.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Secretary of State welcomes launch of interfaith website
Office for National Statistics news
Public Sector Finances, October 2014
Office for National Statistics
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 10:20

Public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks (PSNB ex) from April to October 2014 was £64.1 billion, an increase of £3.7 billion compared with the same period in 2013/14.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Public Sector Finances, October 2014
Cabinet Office news
Parliament Week Spending Challenge: students' perspective
Cabinet Office
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 10:15

Four students share their experience of the Spending Challenge, part of Parliament Week at the Cabinet Office.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Parliament Week Spending Challenge: students' perspective
Ministry of Justice news
£45,000 new funding for victims to use restorative justice
Ministry of Justice
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 10:10

Victims of crime will be supported by £45,000 of funding designed to help them repair the harm caused by their experiences.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
£45,000 new funding for victims to use restorative justice
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Ukraine’s road to reform: one year on from EuroMaidan
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 10:05

On the anniversary of the Maidan protests, Minister for Europe, David Lidington reflects on Ukraine's future.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Ukraine’s road to reform: one year on from EuroMaidan
UK Trade & Investment  news
Prime Minister hails 1,800 jobs in Britain at UK Investment Summit
UK Trade & Investment
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 09:25

Prime Minister David Cameron announces more than £240 million of new investment across the UK and 1,800 new and safeguarded jobs.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Prime Minister hails 1,800 jobs in Britain at UK Investment Summit
Big Lottery Fund news
Investing in Scotland’s communities with £6.6 million Lottery boost
Big Lottery Fund
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 09:20

Vulnerable older people, young carers and people facing barriers to work are amongst thousands of Scots to to benefit from the latest Big Lottery Fund awards announced recently.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Investing in Scotland’s communities with £6.6 million Lottery boost
National Audit Office Press Releases news
The effective management of tax reliefs
National Audit Office Press Releases
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 09:15

HM Treasury and HMRC do not keep track of tax reliefs intended to change behaviour, or adequately report to Parliament on whether tax reliefs work as expected.

 

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
The effective management of tax reliefs
HM Revenue and Customs news
Government strengthens safeguards for direct action to recover debts
HM Revenue and Customs
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 09:10

Plans to recover tax and tax credit debts directly from the bank accounts of people and businesses who refuse to pay what they owe will include strong safeguards to protect vulnerable taxpayers, the government announced recently.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Government strengthens safeguards for direct action to recover debts
Welsh Government news
BBI Healthcare’s move to new premises will facilitate expansion plans
Welsh Government
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 09:05

BBI Healthcare’s move into larger premises has been welcomed by Economy Minister Edwina Hart who said it would secure the long term future growth of the business on Pencoed Technology Park.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
BBI Healthcare’s move to new premises will facilitate expansion plans
Department for Education news
Wyken Croft Primary School moves into brand new building
Department for Education
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 08:10

Pupils and teachers in Coventry benefit from £7.1 million rebuild as part of the government’s Priority School Building Programme.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Wyken Croft Primary School moves into brand new building
Scottish Government news
New Cabinet unveiled
Scottish Government
Monday 24 November 2014 @ 08:05

The Scottish Government's new Cabinet has recently been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, subject to the necessary parliamentary approval.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New Cabinet unveiled

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