General News (Archive)

MoD:  Armed Forces Minister visits British Forces Cyprus – (MOD in search for family of WWII RAF Airman from Wales ~ Royal Mail pledges support for Armed Forces Covenant ~ £125m investment in new armoured vehicles sustains 40 skilled Scottish jobs ~ Work to prepare for aircraft carriers well underway in Portsmouth)

CLG:  Help to secure a rental home: the MOD Tenancy Deposit Loan Scheme

DH:  NHS Constitution and Handbook updated

NHS England:  NHS launches next step of urgent care review – (NHS England:  New draft guidelines to help transform the care of people with learning disabilities ~ Caring, sharing & preparing – Hilary Garratt ~ NHS England:  CCG Bulletin - Issue 91 ~ NHS England:  Vanguard support package launched)

Monitor:  Regulator to investigate Derbyshire Healthcare following employment tribunal – (Monitor:  Action taken at South London teaching hospital to tackle deficit ~ Monitor secures improvements for patients of Peterborough & Stamford ~ Monitor:  Regulator investigates planned care commissioning in North London)

CQC:  Response to Sir Martin Narey’s report on Rainsbrook STC ~ Youth Justice Board for England & Wales - Sir Martin Narey publishes new report on Rainsbrook STC ~ Ofsted:  Response to Sir Martin Narey’s report on Rainsbrook STC – (CQC:  Annual report on controlled drugs published)

Patients Association:  The wait for NHS operations getting longer & longer

Home Office fraudulent email warning

Ofgem consults on proposals to allow additional costs to network companies

LGA:   Campaign to find new councillors launches in Rotherham – (LGA:  Fly-tipping: Councils call for urgent action to save the nation's countryside)

Wales Audit Office:  BrowseAloud function now available on their website

HMRC:  Testing times ahead for fuel fraudsters

Ofcom outlines plans to improve mobile switching – (Ofcom awards four new community radio licences)

ScotGov:  Loganair wins PSO flights contract – (ScotGov:  Scotland to host World Hepatitis Summit ~ Over 150,000 households helped ~ Major bridge milestone met)

WAG:  1 week left to vote for your High Street Hero – (Minister visits pioneering dementia care project in Raglan ~ £2.9m flood scheme will benefit 205 Barry homes and three schools ~ Wales rides the wave as Surf Snowdonia officially opens)

EHRC:  Pregnancy & maternity discrimination forces thousands of new mothers out of their jobs ~ New report shows many employers are in denial about pregnancy discrimination, says TUC

Arts Council England:  London arts organisations to showcase excellent work across the world

DVLA:  Reduced theory test costs from October 2015

William Hague to be Next Chairman of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

PX teams up with King’s College London on major new study on how to tackle air pollution in the Capital

BCS:  CESG extends the CESG Certified Professional scheme overseas

HEFCE:  Opportunity to join a HEFCE strategic advisory committee – (HEFCE:  Improving policing through HE research - Successful bidders for fund announced ~ HEFCE:  First insights into UK interdisciplinary research)

techUK:  Science & Technology Committee Launches Big Data Inquiry – (techUK:  iRights Campaign gathers momentum ~ techUK:  Consultation to be launched on age verification for adult content)

STFC:  LHC experiments announce first results at double the energy

UNICEF:  3 months on from first Nepal quake, children still at risk – (Amid Yemen’s conflict, Unicef helps get children back to learning ~ Unicef:  Violence involving children in conflicts has taken a darker turn ~ Unicef Regional Director deplores impact of the conflict in Yemen on children)

National Archives:  Newly digitised records complete story of naval careers – (National Archives:  Calls for papers for First World War conference)

DfT:  Smart ticketing to transform travel for Southeastern passengers – (New fleet of trains to bring better journeys to the south west)

300,000 more women seeking work than men, says TUC – (Naming & shaming is the first step towards enforcing the minimum wage, says TUC ~ BIS:  National Minimum Wage offenders named & shamed ~ 1.7m people missing out on their paid holidays, says TUC ~ Pension reform must not be limited to government pet projects, says TUC)

Unite:   Alarm bells ring over future of housing staff pensions

TfL:  Cleaner, greener taxis? Have your say – (TfL:  Paolozzi mosaics to be reborn in artist’s home city of Edinburgh ~ Confidential safety reporting scheme set to be extended to bus network ~ TfL appoints Groundwork to run grant scheme for community cycling projects)

English Heritage:  Kids Make History by 'Taking Over' Stonehenget this Summer – (Back with a Bang - Restored First World War Gun to Fire Again)

RoSPA launches series of campaigns in Northern Ireland to help keep families safe

Natural England:  Advice on how to deal with problem seagulls