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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Moving health visiting services to local government must not be a ‘short term fix’, says Unite
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 16:40

Concerns about plans to move the commissioning of health visiting services for children aged up to five-years-old from the NHS to local government in October 2015 have been raised by Unite, the union.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Moving health visiting services to local government must not be a ‘short term fix’, says Unite
Welsh Government news
Nearly 5,000 companies sign up to Jobs Growth Wales
Welsh Government
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 16:25

Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, has welcomed latest figures showing that nearly 5,000 companies have taken on young people through Jobs Growth Wales since the EU-backed programme began in April 2012.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Nearly 5,000 companies sign up to Jobs Growth Wales
National Ombudsmen news
Northumberland Council to review its complaints procedure
National Ombudsmen
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 16:20

Northumberland Council has been asked to improve its Children’s Services complaints procedure following an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO).

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Northumberland Council to review its complaints procedure
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Guides take on loan sharks
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 16:15

A Girlguiding group has joined the fight against illegal money lenders and been rewarded for making a difference in their community.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Guides take on loan sharks
Food Standards Agency news
Have a sizzling and safe barbecue
Food Standards Agency
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 16:10

With the UK having enjoyed a sunny summer, barbecues have been firmly on the menu. The approaching summer bank holiday weekend signifies the end of the holidays for many of us before we return to work or school. It’s no surprise then that over half of us (54%) are planning to take advantage of what might be the last barbecue of the season.

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
Have a sizzling and safe barbecue
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Flags of the Historic Ridings of Yorkshire fly above DCLG's new home
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 16:05

The flags of the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire celebrating the important role they play in the nation’s cultural heritage.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Flags of the Historic Ridings of Yorkshire fly above DCLG's new home
EU News news
ECB identifies systemically important payments systems
EU News
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 15:25

The European Central Bank (ECB) has identified four key payment systems that are now under the new ECB Regulation on oversight requirements for systemically important payment systems (SIPS), which entered into force on 12 August 2014. 

EU News | Official News Release
ECB identifies systemically important payments systems
Scottish Government news
Practical aid in Africa making difference to thousands
Scottish Government
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 15:20

Help to tackle food security, renewable energy, climate change and water.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Practical aid in Africa making difference to thousands
Monitor news
Monitor secures improvements for patients in Basildon
Monitor
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 15:15

Monitor has ended its enforcement action at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals after it made significant improvements to its patient care.

Monitor | Official News Release
Monitor secures improvements for patients in Basildon
Department for Work and Pensions news
Disabled people in apprenticeships triples in 10 years
Department for Work and Pensions
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 15:10

The number of disabled people in apprenticeships has more than tripled in the last 10 years.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Disabled people in apprenticeships triples in 10 years
Transport for London news
Customer advice on ASLEF strike action
Transport for London
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 15:05

Customer advice during unnecessary ASLEF strike action on Central line and Waterloo & City lines

Transport for London | Official News Release
Customer advice on ASLEF strike action
EU News news
Spreading information on the risks of drug use: a European challenge
EU News
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 14:25

Young Europeans are less informed about the effects and risks of drugs than just a few years ago.  While they widely use the Internet to gather knowledge, a new Eurobarometer survey shows that compared to 2011, respondents are less likely to have received such information from most sources, in particular from media campaigns and school prevention programmes.

EU News | Official News Release
Spreading information on the risks of drug use: a European challenge
Big Lottery Fund news
£3.2 million to help Welsh communities most in need
Big Lottery Fund
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 14:15

Projects to help stop domestic abuse, boost the health of minority groups through cycling and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy are sharing nearly £3.2 million from the Big Lottery Fund. 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
£3.2 million to help Welsh communities most in need
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
UK sets the bar for transparency over oil, gas and mining payments
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 14:10

Mining, gas and oil companies registered in the UK will report on payments they make to governments in all countries they operate in.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
UK sets the bar for transparency over oil, gas and mining payments
Ofgem news
EDF Energy to pay £3 million following Ofgem investigation into the company's complaints handling arrangements
Ofgem
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 14:05

EDF Energy is to pay £3m to benefit vulnerable customers after Ofgem’s investigation found that the company breached complaint handling rules.

Ofgem | Official News Release
EDF Energy to pay £3 million following Ofgem investigation into the company's complaints handling arrangements
Wales Office news
Celebrating Welsh culture & success with The Prince of Wales
Wales Office
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 13:20

HRH The Prince of Wales will bring together world leaders and local people at an event to showcase the best of Wales at the NATO Summit.

Wales Office | Official News Release
Celebrating Welsh culture & success with The Prince of Wales
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
World’s biggest tidal array to bring energy and jobs boost to North Scotland
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 13:15

The world’s biggest tidal array is to be built in North Scotland bringing jobs and energy security to the Pentland Firth region, it’s been announced.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
World’s biggest tidal array to bring energy and jobs boost to North Scotland
Ministry of Defence news
8 benefits to Scotland from the UK’s Defence and Armed Forces
Ministry of Defence
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 13:10

The UK Armed Forces have a proud and distinguished history, here are 8 benefits to Scotland.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
8 benefits to Scotland from the UK’s Defence and Armed Forces
Transport for London news
Last bus garage open day - Dartford
Transport for London
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 13:05

Last in a series of free bus garage open days to celebrate the Year of the Bus

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Last bus garage open day - Dartford
EU News news
Nominate your favourite European Web Entrepreneur for a europioneers Award
EU News
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 12:25

Applications are open until 31 August for the Europioneers 2014 Web Entrepreneur of the Year awards. 

EU News | Official News Release
Nominate your favourite European Web Entrepreneur for a europioneers Award
Home Office news
Government consults on specific offence of domestic abuse
Home Office
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 12:20

Home Secretary Theresa May asks whether a new criminal offence could drive culture change and help protect victims

Home Office | Official News Release
Government consults on specific offence of domestic abuse
Cabinet Office news
Involve Swindon celebrates 10 year anniversary with Prime Minister’s Award
Cabinet Office
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 12:15

Involve Swindon, a network of organisations that encourages employees to volunteer in the local community, wins the Big Society Award.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Involve Swindon celebrates 10 year anniversary with Prime Minister’s Award
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
£30 million project set to reduce flood risk in Kent
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 12:10

More than 1,400 properties between Camber and Lydd will benefit as work begins on the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme in Kent.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
£30 million project set to reduce flood risk in Kent
EU News news
EC adopts strategy and action plan for better customs risk management
EU News
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 11:25

A new strategy to improve customs risk management, together with a detailed action plan, was adopted by the Commission this week. 

EU News | Official News Release
EC adopts strategy and action plan for better customs risk management
10 Downing Street news
Involve Swindon celebrates 10 year anniversary with Prime Minister’s Award
10 Downing Street
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 11:15

Involve Swindon, a network of organisations that encourages employees to volunteer in the local community, wins the Big Society Award.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Involve Swindon celebrates 10 year anniversary with Prime Minister’s Award
Environment Agency news
£30 million project set to reduce flood risk in Kent
Environment Agency
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 11:10

More than 1,400 properties between Camber and Lydd will benefit as work begins on the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme in Kent.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
£30 million project set to reduce flood risk in Kent
Department for International Development news
Glasgow charity appeal to be doubled by UK Government
Department for International Development
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 11:05

Britain will match every pound donated to Glasgow charity SCIAF's 50th anniversary ‘WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE’ appeal

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Glasgow charity appeal to be doubled by UK Government
EU News news
New launchers to support independence of EU's satellite navigation programme
EU News
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 10:25

The EU's satellite navigation programme Galileo has signed a €500 million agreement with Arianespace to provide three Ariane-5 launchers, which will bring an operational Galileo service much closer. 

EU News | Official News Release
New launchers to support independence of EU's satellite navigation programme
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wages recovery reaching too few people, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 10:20

Responding to new analysis published today (Friday) by XpertHR of recent data on pay awards, TUC General SecretaryFrances O’Grady said

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Wages recovery reaching too few people, says TUC
Ministry of Justice news
Lasting powers of attorney applications to be made simpler and easier
Ministry of Justice
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 10:10

Lasting powers of attorney will be easier and simpler for people to make, Justice Minister Simon Hughes announces.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Lasting powers of attorney applications to be made simpler and easier
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Councils must clarify commitment to independent free press
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 10:05

Seven councils asked to ensure publication of their newssheets will be in line with publicity rules designed to protect the free press.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Councils must clarify commitment to independent free press
Department for Education news
Higher standards as thousands more take GCSEs at the right time
Department for Education
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 09:20

Results for 15-year-olds soar after policy change and the overall A* to C rate also increases.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Higher standards as thousands more take GCSEs at the right time
Sport England news
Women's Rugby World Cup winners praised
Sport England
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 09:15

England women’s triumphant win on Sunday in the Rugby World Cup Final over Canada has been praised by Sport England after they secured their first World Cup title in 20 years

Sport England | Official News Release
Women's Rugby World Cup winners praised
Ministry of Defence news
Ministerial visit to reserve unit
Ministry of Defence
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 09:10

Minister for Reserves finds out about the Army's recruitment efforts during his visit to Wiltshire.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Ministerial visit to reserve unit
Transport for London news
Locals back Elephant & Castle roundabout redesign
Transport for London
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 09:05

More than 80 % of respondents backed the five key design elements to transform the area around the northern roundabout

Transport for London | Official News Release
Locals back Elephant & Castle roundabout redesign
Scottish Government news
Key Scottish Environment Statistics
Scottish Government
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 08:10
Welsh Government news
The Welsh Government is investing in Rhondda Cynon Taf’s most deprived communities in these tough times
Welsh Government
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 08:05

The Welsh Government is investing almost £11 million to support Rhondda Cynon Taf’s most deprived communities, the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Jeff Cuthbert highlighted when he visited the county (21 August)

Welsh Government | Official News Release
The Welsh Government is investing in Rhondda Cynon Taf’s most deprived communities in these tough times
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Audit Commission - 12 per cent more children in council care at an overall cost of £3.4 billion
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 07:40

The number of children in the care of councils in England rose by 7,210 (12 per cent) over a four year period ending on 31 March 2013. 68,110 children were in care on this date, including 42,228 in care as a result of abuse or neglect. In 2012/13, councils in England spent a total of £3.4 billion caring for these vulnerable young people, who represent 0.6 per cent of all children in England under the age of 18.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Audit Commission - 12 per cent more children in council care at an overall cost of £3.4 billion
Scottish Government news
£2m boost for supported business initiative
Scottish Government
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 07:10
Ministry of Defence news
58 new apprentices to work on naval ships
Ministry of Defence
Friday 22 August 2014 @ 07:05

Launch of new apprenticeship campaign celebrates benefits of being an apprentice at British companies like BAE Systems.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
58 new apprentices to work on naval ships

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