General News (Archive)

MoD:  Historic North Wales town announced as host for Armed Forces Day 2018 – (MoD:  A record Armed Forces Day celebrated across the country ~ MoD:  Nation's flagship takes to sea for the first time ~ Defence Secretary’s speech at Cyber 2017 Chatham House Conference ~ MoD:  RUSI Landwarfare Conference ~ Defence Secretary announces £48m Apache training contract ~ Defence Secretary steps up UK commitments to NATO ~ Potential Army Officers meet Defence Secretary ~ MoD:  Sweden & Finland join UK-led response force

Attorney General's Office - No new inquest into military deaths

techUK:  UK Defence Solutions Centre - Area Denial Challenge

LGA:  Councils worked quickly to send cladding samples for testing – (LGA responds to Which? report about broadband speeds across the UK ~ LGA:  Setting 22,000 school budgets from Whitehall won't work, say councils ~ LGA responds to ADASS budget survey 2017 ~ LGA:  Councils sharing services save taxpayers £643m

Children’s Commissioner:  Making the case for a new UN framework for children’s digital rights

ScotGov:  £m contract awarded for A96 Dualling – (ScotGov:  Latest ScotRail fleet upgrades on track for delivery ~ ScotGov:  British Transport Police integration ~ ScotGov:  Graduating pays off)

WAG:  Help us decide the future of Community Councils in Wales – (WAG:  If you can’t go Superfast yet - let us know)

ESRC:  Impact Champion accolade awarded for busting myths on UK-EU relations – (ESRC:  HIV researchers win award for cutting teenage infection risks ~ ESRC:  5 new large grants announced to boost UK society & economy ~ The ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre is inviting proposals from UK-based academics)

HEFCE:  Insights on equality & diversity for the next REF

STFC:  UK students use STFC's world class space facilities to design their own volcano monitoring satellite – (STFC:  Update on Balance of Programme (Skills) review)

Arts Council England:  Welcome to the National Portfolio

CCC: New plans for a new Parliament are urgently needed to address climate change risks

National Archives:  Discover ‘secrets and lies’ at our free lecture series – (NA:  The National Archives gets top marks for educational visits)

Collaborate:  Unusual Suspects

Environment Agency:  8,000 young fish released into the River Rother – (EA:  Deadline extended for Ipswich Flood Barrier artwork project)

EHRC:  Queen's Speech 2017 - equality laws must not be watered down in Brexit – (EHRC:  A stronger approach to advancing disability rights)

TfL:  Ride with Pride – (TfL:  Tube to get cleaner air ~ TfL:  Ticket offers 3 unique ways to get around London ~ TfL:  GLA - Capital’s most polluting buses to be upgraded ~ TfL:  Next six Underground stations to go step-free)

Ofcom:  Latest telecoms and pay-TV complaints revealed

RoSPA:  Northern Ireland children protected from cleaning product injuries in campaign – (RoSPA:  Call to end “one in, three out” deregulation gains wide support)

Innovate UK:  Get inspired by UK female innovators

Met Office:  What caused the record UK winter rainfall of 2013-14? – (Met Office:  Research highlights parents' relaxed attitude to sun safety)

TUC: Hi-rise workplaces must also be tested for safety – (TUC: Rise in persistent poverty for pensioners highlights ongoing importance of triple lock ~ TUC welcomes FCA proposals to improve protections for pension savers ~ TUC calls on government to lift public sector pay restrictions fast ~ TUC sounds alarm as household savings fall to lowest level since records began)

Unicef:   Crisis ‘far from over’ as malnutrition, thirst & disease threaten lives of millions of children in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – (Unicef:  5.6m children at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season hits communities affected by Lake Chad crisis ~ Unicef and WHO statement on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000 ~ Unicef airlifts lifesaving supplies to Yemen to combat cholera as cases surpass 200,000 ~ Unicef:  Investments in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, new study says ~ Unicef:  Children continue to bear the brunt of multiple emergencies in Sudan)

WWF:  UK needs to rethink way it eats in order to meet Paris Agreement targets – (WWF:  Over half of chalk streams and a quarter of rivers in England currently at risk due to poor water management and usage ~ WWF comment on Virgin Atlantic's 2017 Sustainability Report ~ No progress on environment 1 year on from vote to leave the EU - WWF comment ~ WWF:  TCFD recommendations for disclosing climate-related risks ~ Africa’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor launched in Malawi by Government and UNICEF)

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