General News (Archive)

MoD:  Garden of Remembrance officially opens at former RAF Lyneham Base – (MoD:  Insurers offer better deal for Armed Forces personnel ~ MoD:  UK Armed Forces help Tunisian forces fight violent extremism ~
MoD:  Secretary of State’s speech to the RUSI Land Warfare conference ~ MoD:  UK steps up counter-Daesh training ~ MoD:  Commemorating a century of Muslim military service ~ MoD:  Lightning lands in the UK)

DCMS:  Culture to tell the story of the Somme at Thiepval Centenary Commemorations – (DCMS:  UK school children to commemorate centenary of the Battle of the Somme ~ Dstl:  If the Somme was fought today, it would be a very different battle ~ DCMS:  Nation marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme)

HM Treasury:  Help to Buy - ISAs opened by over half a million

DfE:  Record levels of children in good and outstanding schools

DCLG:  Help to Buy: ISAs opened by over half a million

Home Office:  Nominations now open for the Lord Ferrers Awards 2016

Cabinet Office:  Government suppliers encouraged to sign up to Armed Forces Covenant

DWP:  Universal Credit expands to all claimants in 5 more areas

Dstl:  The Truth About Porton Down

EHRC comments on racist incidents following EU referendum – (EHRC welcomes UN focus on access to justice and social security reform)

ScotGov:  Fair Food Fund Open For Business

Wales Office Minister sees rehabilitation scheme at Cardiff prison – (WO: Secretary of State congratulates Welsh Water on anniversary)

Ofsted:  HM Chief Inspector raises concerns about secondary schools

TfL:  British Telecom ordered to pay more than £8,000 for dangerous & disruptive roadworks – (TfL:  Celebrating 4 years of flight on the Emirates Air Line ~ TfL:  Road casualties in London continue to fall, but concerns remain about motorbike collisions ~ TfL:  Road casualties in London continue to fall, but concerns remain about motorbike collisions)

techUK:  DECC sets out new emission reduction target

Arts Council England:  Exhibition explores plant life in modern art – (ACE:  Theatre show inspires a new generation of audiences ~ ACE:  Placemaking & international collaborations supported through Ambition for Excellence)

ESRC:  Award winning researcher shifts policy mindset on cycling – (ESRC:  PhD student's research prompts new Scottish legislation)

STFC:  UK confirmed as founding member of world's largest microscope

Consumer Council for Water:  Satisfaction with value for money of tap water reaches 5-year high

CMA publishes final energy report in full ~ Ofgem comment on the publication of the CMA final report

FDA:  Civil service must be properly resourced to deliver Government commitments following UK exit from EU

TUC: 3m part-time women workers excluded from workplace pensions – (TUC backs CBI’s call for certainty for EU citizens in the UK)

Electoral Commission:  National turnout for the EU Referendum is announced – (Electoral Commission:  Financial accounts for smaller political parties published)

National Archives:  Prisoner of war records now available online

Unicef Statement on the Killings of Children in Deir-ez-Zor, eastern Syria – (Unicef:  Poverty, illiteracy & early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children ~ Unicef:  3.6m children now at risk from increasing violence)

RoSPA:  Blind cord safety message being taken around the world – (RoSPA:  More must be done to tackle road accidents as decline in deaths and injury stalls)