General News (Archive)

Showcasing MOD investment in innovation – (MoD:  Enhanced Learning Credits, Further & Higher Education scheme changes ~ British Forces support Gabon's fight against elephant poachers ~ RAF jets fly on Baltic policing mission ~ MoD:  Versatile Vikings' £37m upgrade completed)

PC&PE:  MoD must be subject to Corporate Manslaughter charges, Committee says

HM Treasury:  230,000 benefit as pension revolution marks one year milestone

Environment Agency:  Steaming waste & fly infestations lead to £370,000 bill – (EA:  Call for committee members to help shape future flood plans in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire)

LGA - Demand management microsite for councils launched – (LGA:  New figures reveal council maintained schools continue to outperform academies ~ LGA:  Maximum stakes on fixed odds betting machines needs reducing, councils urge ~ LGA responds to EFRA committee report on air pollution ~ PC&PE:  Clean Air Zones urged for pollution hotspots, says Committee report ~ LGA:  Councils respond to HSCIC statistics on obesity)

EHRC:  Commission welcomes appointment of new Chair and Scotland Commissioner – (EHRC comments on BBC’s new recruitment diversity targets)

TfL:  Celebrate National Walking month this May with TfL’s free guided walks – (TfL:  New live Tram information to make travelling around south London easier ~ TfL:  Tram information boost for South London ~ TfL:  Great opportunity to step up for work)

ACE:  Callout for creative live performance ideas for BBC television

Ofgem:  ScottishPower to pay £18m for customer service failings

Ofsted statement on Town and Country Kiddies Nursery

Consumer Council for Water:  Households across Wales given more time to trial a water meter – (CCW:  Millions of households given more time to trial the benefits of a water meter)

TUC: Fathers working full-time earn 21% more than men without children – (TUC: The Trade Union Bill heads for a crunch date in the Commons ~ TUC: 1 in 3 graduates doing non-graduate jobs is a massive waste of talent ~ TUC: Brexit could put millions of people at greater risk of accident or injury at work ~ TUC welcomes government concession of an independent review for electronic voting in strike ballots)

Unite: Birmingham health & safety rep’s ‘fire alarm’ alert leads to sacking by drug charity

National Archives:  New £20 note to feature signature held at The National Archives – (National Archives:  New Shakespeare discovery reveals fee for royal favour)

ESRC:  Investigating Twitter abuse

STFC:  Institut Laue-Langevin vacancies

PC&PE:  Government must bridge skills gap to cut staffing costs

RUSI:  Money Laundering: RUSI & PwC collaborate on review of the impact of the UK’s AML & CTF regulations

Unicef:  Aid agencies call for urgent action on child refugees ahead of government debate – (First airlift of UNICEF relief items reaches quake-hit Ecuador ~ Unicef:  Ecuador earthquake leaves 120,000 children temporarily out of school)

RoSPA:  Share your workplace accident stories as part of Workers Memorial Day

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