General News (Archive)

Mod:  First Sea Lord’s defence & security lecture to the City of London – (MoD:  Britain’s global role: stepping up ~ General Sir James Everard appointed most senior UK officer in NATO ~ MoD:  Armed Forces Day 2017 to be hosted by Liverpool ~ MoD:  Red Arrows to promote prosperity with major Asia tour ~ New ministerial appointments at the MOD: July 2016 ~ MoD:  World War 1 Black Watch hero finally laid to rest ~ £183m deal for new gun on Type 26 Global Combat Ship sustains 43 skilled UK jobs ~ Defence Minister makes reassurance visit to RAF Marham)

DfT:  Major roundabout improvements boost for Gloucester commuters

ScotGov:  Edinburgh’s Festivals worth £313m to Scotland – (ScotGov:  Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry ~ ScotGov:  Sheep support)

WAG:  Decline & Fall TV drama to be filmed in South Wales with Wales Screen fund backing – (WAG:  Safety campaign launched to raise awareness of M4 Variable Speed Limit Enforcement ~ WAG:  Children encouraged to join the Big Friendly Read this summer)

LGA:  High street coffee chains must go 'further & faster' in developing recyclable cups – (LGA:  Extra powers and lower machine stakes are needed to tackle betting shop clustering ~ LGA: Government approves Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) to become new audit body ~ LGA:  Councils urge Government to re-affirm its Broadband commitment)

TfL:  Standing together to tackle hate crime – (TfL:  Cycling grants up for grabs)

techUK:  House of Lords Select Committee to carry out enquiry into Financial Inclusion

Ofcom:  Plans to make digital communications work for everyone ~ DCMS:  Ofcom's proposals for Openreach

Ofwat publishes climate adaptation report

Ofgem launches investigation into SSE’s pre-payment meter processes

STFC seeks two new non-executive members for Diamond Light Source Ltd Board of Directors

ESRC:  Hand gestures speak volumes, whatever your language

Maritime & Coastguard Agency: Cold water shock short film

Met Office:  Exceptional rainfall & mildest December in at least 350 years – (MO:  Weather app reaches half a million downloads)

Food Standards Agency:  Recruitment of specialist & non-specialist members – (FSA:  Expert report shows major improvements in the safety of UK eggs ~ FSA:  Views wanted on a new form of the nutrient Arginine - Inositol Stabilised Arginine Silicate (ASI) 15 August 2016 ~ FSA publishes list of incidents for April - June 2016)

HEFCE:  UK higher education funding bodies’ response to the independent review of the REF – (HEFCE:  Concordat on Open Research Data launched)

ESRC:  How moving house might be fine with the kids – (ESRC:  Tender opportunity - ESRC data infrastructure impact review)

Arts Council England:  New investment made as part of our £18m international funding programmes – (ACE:  London to Lahar ~ ACE:  £17.5m awarded to successful Catalyst Evolve applicants)

Guidance on the use of drones

TUC publishes 5 tests the PM must meet before triggering Article 50 – (TUC: Government must act to protect recent growth from risks following Brexit vote ~ TUC: Government must act to protect recent growth from risks following Brexit vote –fall in real wages)

Natural England:  Longest section of England Coast Path opens in Middlesbrough

Unicef: Manchester United and Unicef champion the rights of young people in shanghai during club’s pre-season tour of china – (Unicef statement on attacks in Qamishli and Idlib)