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Crown Commercial Service news
Network Services: supplier tender opportunity
Crown Commercial Service
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 16:30

The contract notice for Network Services (RM1045), which will replace the current PSN Services, PSN Connectivity and Telephony Services agreements, has now been published and is live on Tenders Electronic Daily.

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
Network Services: supplier tender opportunity
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Deputy Prime Minister launches TechNorth
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 16:25

Nick Clegg is visiting Sheffield to announce the creation of TechNorth – a new tech hub for the North of England.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Deputy Prime Minister launches TechNorth
10 Downing Street news
Caring Canines wins a Big Society Award
10 Downing Street
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 16:20

The innovative Bournemouth voluntary group Caring Canines has won the Prime Minister's Big Society Award.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Caring Canines wins a Big Society Award
Monitor news
New action taken at Heart of England to improve services and strengthen leadership
Monitor
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 16:15

Monitor is taking action to improve services and strengthen the leadership of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, so that patients receive better care.

Monitor | Official News Release
New action taken at Heart of England to improve services and strengthen leadership
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Renewable Heat Incentive roadshows
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 16:10

Find out how renewable heating could help you have a warmer home this winter

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Renewable Heat Incentive roadshows
HM Treasury news
£150 million for clinical research infrastructure announced by Chancellor
HM Treasury
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 16:05

23 key projects around the country to benefit from £150 million investment in the UK’s clinical research infrastructure.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
£150 million for clinical research infrastructure announced by Chancellor
Ministry of Justice news
More support for separating couples and parents
Ministry of Justice
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 15:20

Separating couples will be helped by a new £2 million package of support aimed at avoiding expensive and confrontational courtroom battles.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
More support for separating couples and parents
Department for Transport news
HS2 supply chain conference: a new phase for the HS2 programme
Department for Transport
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 15:20

Encourages suppliers about how industry can work together and get involved in the next phase of the HS2 project (23 October 2014).

Department for Transport | Official News Release
HS2 supply chain conference: a new phase for the HS2 programme
Competition & Markets Authority news
Magazines merger could face in-depth investigation
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 15:15

The CMA has found that the completed acquisition by Immediate Media Company Bristol Limited of a number of magazines from Future Publishing Limited could give rise to a substantial lessening of competition.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Magazines merger could face in-depth investigation
Wales Office news
Hydro Industries announces £20 million contract during visit by Welsh Secretary
Wales Office
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 15:10

Secretary of State for Wales congratulates Hydro Industries on a new multi-million pound contract announced during Llangennech visit.

Wales Office | Official News Release
Hydro Industries announces £20 million contract during visit by Welsh Secretary
Department for International Development news
Better global disability data needed to ensure no one is left behind
Department for International Development
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 15:05

The international community needs to do more to stop people with disabilities being left behind, International Development Minster Lynne Featherstone said yesterday.

 

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Better global disability data needed to ensure no one is left behind
Ofgem news
Ofgem's statement on complaintsOfgem's statement on complaints
Ofgem
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 14:25

Ofgem has made it clear that complaint handling by energy companies is frankly awful. We've told suppliers to get their act together and explain to their customers by the end of October what they are doing to improve their procedures.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem's statement on complaintsOfgem's statement on complaints
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Exports decline weighs on manufacturing growth - CBI
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 14:20

The recovery in British manufacturing continued in the three months to October, but the pace of growth slowed as new export orders declined, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Exports decline weighs on manufacturing growth - CBI
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
UK beer - pulling a billion pints for the world
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 14:15

UK is now exporting beer to a record number of countries supporting our long-term economic plan.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
UK beer - pulling a billion pints for the world
Office for National Statistics news
Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, July to September 2014
Office for National Statistics
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 14:10

Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1.0% in the 12 months to September 2014.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, July to September 2014
EU News news
Click and learn with the EMCDDA’s new-look Best practice portal
EU News
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 14:05

Real-life responses to drug problems come under the spotlight yesterday as the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) launches its revamped Best practice portal (1).

EU News | Official News Release
Click and learn with the EMCDDA’s new-look Best practice portal
Department for Education news
New funding will help most disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds
Department for Education
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 13:30

Schools, nurseries and childminders will be given up to £300 for every 3- and 4-year-old from a low-income family to help prevent them falling behind before they have even started school, the government has set out yesterday (23 October 2014).

Department for Education | Official News Release
New funding will help most disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds
National Ombudsmen news
Mother has terminal breast cancer following Trust’s failures
National Ombudsmen
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 13:25

A 41-year-old mother with terminal breast cancer was let down by her hospital who failed to detect and treat her cancer an investigation by The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Mother has terminal breast cancer following Trust’s failures
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO warns CCTV operators that use of surveillance cameras must be necessary and proportionate
Information Commissioner's Office
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 13:20

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned operators that surveillance cameras must only be used as a necessary and proportionate response to a real and pressing problem.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO warns CCTV operators that use of surveillance cameras must be necessary and proportionate
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Making the Assembly a more welcoming place for women
Northern Ireland Assembly
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 13:15

The Assembly and Executive Review Committee yesterday (Thursday 23 October) hosted a special round table event as part of its Inquiry into 'Women and Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly'.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Making the Assembly a more welcoming place for women
EU News news
Human rights: closing down of Russian Memorial NGO; Uzbekistan; Mexico
EU News
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 13:10

Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling on the Russian authorities not to close down the Memorial civil rights NGO; urging the Uzbek authorities to take immediate action to protect human rights; and calling for the immediate arrest of all those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Human rights: closing down of Russian Memorial NGO; Uzbekistan; Mexico
HM Treasury news
Growing female employment in highly skilled jobs across the economy
HM Treasury
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 13:05

New analysis by the Treasury shows growing female employment in highly skilled jobs across the economy.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Growing female employment in highly skilled jobs across the economy
Department for Communities and Local Government news
New investment will provide thousands more affordable homes
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 12:30

Housing associations can bid for a share of around £800 million of government funding to provide more affordable homes.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
New investment will provide thousands more affordable homes
Transport for London news
Out and about for half term fun
Transport for London
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 12:25

If you're struggling to find something to keep your children entertained this half term, look no further than the London Transport Museum and the mighty River Thames for fun, inspiring activities suitable for all ages.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Out and about for half term fun
Arts Council England news
Resilient museums: Panel discussion and workshops
Arts Council England
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 12:20

Over the next three years, the Arts Council’s focus will be on supporting museums to become more sustainable and resilient businesses and to maximize the benefits they have in their communities.

Arts Council England | Official News Release
Resilient museums: Panel discussion and workshops
Ofcom news
Ofcom completes Channel 5 sale review
Ofcom
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 12:15

Ofcom yesterday published its ‘change of control’ review following the sale of Channel 5 to Viacom.

 

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom completes Channel 5 sale review
Care Quality Commission news
Chief Inspectors recognised for clinical leadership
Care Quality Commission
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 12:10

Our Chief Inspector of General Practice, Prof Steve Field and our Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Prof Sir Mike Richards, have been recognised in the Health Service Journal's top 100 Clinical Leaders.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Chief Inspectors recognised for clinical leadership
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government asks for views on its radioactive waste disposal policy
Welsh Government
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 12:05

The Welsh Government is asking for views on its policy for the disposal of higher activity radioactive waste.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government asks for views on its radioactive waste disposal policy
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
WWF calls for warm homes, not just warm words to tackle climate change
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 11:40

WWF’s latest energy report ‘Warm homes, not warm words’  highlights how the opportunity to create warm, affordable low-carbon homes and workplaces is at risk unless the Government takes action to tackle the carbon emissions from heating our homes and businesses. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
WWF calls for warm homes, not just warm words to tackle climate change
Think Tanks news
'Make the case for drones as a key part of an integrated UK security policy', urge leading practitioners and academics
Think Tanks
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 11:30

Drone technology, both civil and military, under proper legal regulation, can continue to deliver ‘significant benefits’ for the UK’s national security policy and economy in the coming decades. That is the conclusion of a new University of Birmingham Policy Commission Report launched this week. But the Government, and especially the Ministry of Defence (MoD), should do more to reach out to the public over what the Commission sees as the globally inevitable use of drones in armed conflict and in domestic surveillance.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
'Make the case for drones as a key part of an integrated UK security policy', urge leading practitioners and academics
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Culture Secretary hails progress on London 2012 Legacy
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 11:25

The legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games reached another milestone in East London yesterday with all the affordable rental homes in East Village now fully occupied. The achievement was hailed by the Cabinet Minister responsible for Olympic Legacy, Sajid Javid during a visit to the development, formerly the Athletes’ Village, where he met tenants who have recently moved into E20, one of London’s newest postal addresses.

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Culture Secretary hails progress on London 2012 Legacy
Met Office news
Getting ready for winter - whatever the weather
Met Office
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 11:20

The Met Office will once again be hosting the 'Get Ready for Winter' web pages on behalf of a range of Government Departments and voluntary organisations.

Met Office | Official News Release
Getting ready for winter - whatever the weather
10 Downing Street news
Press briefing: morning 22 October 2014
10 Downing Street
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 11:15

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson answered questions on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, the extremism taskforce and foreign offenders.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Press briefing: morning 22 October 2014
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Forces Ombudsman should have further powers, says Defence Committee
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 11:10

The Government must establish a more truly independent complaints process in the Armed Services, says the Defence Committee in its report, published yesterday. The report is a response to the Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Forces Ombudsman should have further powers, says Defence Committee
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
A life abroad is more than bricks and mortar
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 11:05

FCO urges British nationals planning to retire abroad to learn more about their destination before moving.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
A life abroad is more than bricks and mortar
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA hosts forum to make occupational road risk a priority
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 10:40

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) recently hosted a forum of key stakeholder representatives and experts to help re-energise the management of occupational road risk (MORR) as a key risk management priority for UK plc. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA hosts forum to make occupational road risk a priority
Scottish Government news
Roaring on Scotland’s women
Scottish Government
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 10:31

FM urges crowds to turn out for Scotland Women’s National team World Cup play-off.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Roaring on Scotland’s women
Transport for London news
Small steps promise big changes
Transport for London
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 10:25

TfL is now offering learning-disabled adults aged 16 or over the opportunity to gain practical experience of the workplace in its Steps into Work scheme.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Small steps promise big changes
Office for National Statistics news
Annual Small Area Population Estimates, 2013
Office for National Statistics
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 10:20

This release marks the first time that all small area population estimates have been published together in a single release. It includes estimates for lower and middle layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs and MSOAs), Westminster parliamentary constituencies, electoral wards and National Parks in England and Wales and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Annual Small Area Population Estimates, 2013
UK Trade & Investment  news
Trade Minister urges British business to boost exports to Singapore
UK Trade & Investment
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 10:10

Lord Livingston has recently (22 October 2014) banged the drum for more trade between the UK and Singapore.

 

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Trade Minister urges British business to boost exports to Singapore
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA publishes Decision Notice against Paul Reynolds deciding to ban him and fine him £290,344
Financial Conduct Authority
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 10:05

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has yesterday published a Decision Notice against Paul Reynolds (formerly known as Paul Brian Reynolds).

 

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA publishes Decision Notice against Paul Reynolds deciding to ban him and fine him £290,344
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - Being a woman, being older and working part-time all increase your chances of becoming ‘stuck’ in low pay
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 09:40
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
GMP officers told they are no longer under criminal investigation
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 09:25

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers alleged to have mishandled a rape complaint have been told that they are no longer under criminal investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
GMP officers told they are no longer under criminal investigation
Big Lottery Fund news
Lottery funding to help England’s voluntary sector access European funding
Big Lottery Fund
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 09:20

The Big Lottery Fund has yesterday awarded £630,000 of Lottery funding to 36 organisations across England to raise awareness within the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector of the opportunities available through the European Social Fund (ESF).

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Lottery funding to help England’s voluntary sector access European funding
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
Stop restricting IVF treatment, NICE urges NHS
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 09:15

The NICE quality standard on fertility reminds the NHS that IVF treatment is a core part of NHS services and should not depend on where you live.

 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
Stop restricting IVF treatment, NICE urges NHS
English Heritage news
HERITAGE AT RISK 2014
English Heritage
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 09:10

Eastbourne Pier, industrial treasures and the shipwreck Hazardous have been added to the Register. 15 years on from the first Register, we have the most comprehensive view of the state of our heritage to date, but there's more to be done.

English Heritage | Official News Release
HERITAGE AT RISK 2014
Welsh Government news
New figures show a big rise in the number of affordable homes in Wales
Welsh Government
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 09:05

Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Lesley Griffiths, has welcomed new figures which show the Welsh Government is on course to meet its ambitious target of providing 10,000 additional affordable homes by May 2016.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New figures show a big rise in the number of affordable homes in Wales
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - “Strong support” needed to deliver Universal Credit successfully
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 08:40
Think Tanks news
Policy Exchange - Electoral Commission is not fit for purpose, says think tank
Think Tanks
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 08:35

The administration of elections in the UK remains dangerously inefficient and seriously open to fraud according to a new study which accuses the body responsible for overseeing fair and democratic election in the UK as failing to focus on its basic regulatory purpose.  

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Policy Exchange - Electoral Commission is not fit for purpose, says think tank
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
The Big Energy Saving Network on your doorstep
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 08:10

We've launched our Big Energy Saving Network map. Find out if there’s a volunteer group near you offering advice on how to save energy and money.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
The Big Energy Saving Network on your doorstep
Ministry of Defence news
Moving Cenotaph vigil launches 2014 Poppy Appeal
Ministry of Defence
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 08:05

Armed Forces personnel joined members of the public taking part in "The Watch" - a vigil to launch The Royal British Legion’s annual appeal.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Moving Cenotaph vigil launches 2014 Poppy Appeal
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Payday lenders need to point people towards debt advice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 07:40

Payday lenders should seize the opportunity to point people they have turned down for a loan towards debt advice says Citizens Advice. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Payday lenders need to point people towards debt advice
Think Tanks news
IPPR - England's housing not keep pacing with aging population
Think Tanks
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 07:35
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Ambassador's speech to Confucius Institute Scotland
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 07:10

Sir Sebastian Wood, British Ambassador to China, delivered a speech to Confucius Institute Scotland (23 October 2014).

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Ambassador's speech to Confucius Institute Scotland
Scottish Government news
385 jobs for Glasgow
Scottish Government
Friday 24 October 2014 @ 07:05

In what is his 385th week in office, First Minister Alex Salmond yesterday (Thursday, October 23) announced 385 new jobs for Glasgow from business management company, Geniac.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
385 jobs for Glasgow

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