General News (Archive)

MoD:  Royal Air Force playing major role in world's premier air combat exercise – (Armed Forces Minister confirms increase in support to Afghanistan ~ MoD:  UK and Jordan standing shoulder to shoulder in fight against Daesh ~ MoD:  Service personnel want greater choice on where they get to live ~ MoD:  UK and Egypt continue to tackle joint threats ~ MoD:  Defence Secretary hails global outlook of Midlothian naval engineers ~ MoD:  Coping with Russia ~ MoD:  UK invests in new submarine training school on the Clyde ~ MoD:  Royal Marines Future "Secure" in Scotland

WAG:  Housing and Armed Forces sectors thanked for help on Housing Pathway for Veterans

DfE:  Education Secretary literacy visit to Arsenal football club

DWP:  Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway

LGA warns Government funding measures leave two thirds of councils worse off in 2017/18 – (LGA:  Care Act faces failure - warn councils ~ LGA launches equality & diversity memorandum of understanding for the fire service ~ LGA responds to Fostering Network report ~ LGA responds to APPG review of maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals)

LGA responds to Asylum Accommodation report ~ PC&PE:  Asylum accommodation is a disgrace

Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield responds to publication of first report from the Northern Powerhouse Partnership

EHRC:  Premier League disabled access report: the time for excuses is over

ScotGov:  All on deck

WAG:  Deals sealed on last three available residential sites on SA1 Swansea Waterfront

HEFCE:  Annual procurement survey - responses invited – (HEFCE:  299 universities & colleges take part in Year Two of the Teaching Excellence Framework ~ HEFC:  Professor Sir Mark Walport named as first chief executive of UKRI)

techUK:  Successful Programme Changing Girls’ Minds About STEM Careers to go Digital

HMRC:  Digital tax revolution moves a step closer

Environment Agency:  UK’s rarest freshwater fish caught on film for the first time – (EA:  Over 300 volunteer bailiffs help fight against illegal fishing ~ EA:  Company agrees to £50,000 charitable contribution amidst pollution allegations ~ EA:  Environmental charities receive over £1.5m from businesses which broke environmental laws)

Natural England:  Natural England backs hedges & boundaries for wildlife and people

TfL:  Tram tracks to be upgraded – (TfL:  New life for Paolozzi mosaics as London Underground completes restoration work)

Electoral Commission:  Facebook supports the Electoral Commission in reminding voters there are just 2 weeks left to register to vote

Ofgem:  Suppliers have to do more to help all their customers get a better deal

Ofcom awards new community radio licence in Kent

CCW:  Struggling households urged to act now to beat April water bill rises

Food Standards Agency publishes list of incidents for October to December 2016

Arts Council England:  A new look at our ever evolving world

National Archives:  LGBTQ+ project to recreate ‘London’s most bohemian rendezvous’

STFC:  Cosmic dust that formed our planets traced to giant stars

TUC: Government “turning a blind eye” to the impact of tribunal fees – (TUC: Help young workers but don’t blame the old ~ TUC: Successful resolution to talks between GTR (Southern Rail) and ASLEF)

FDA:  Suspending open & fair competition in recruiting civil servants for Brexit is 'a worrying development'

Unicef seeks £2.7bn to help 48m children caught in conflict & crisis – (Unicef :  Heavy fighting in Ukraine leaves thousands of children cold, thirsty and out of school ~ Unicef :  Schools in Syria rise from the rubble)

WWF:  Brits demand more action as climate change hits home – (Scottish Fracking Consultation Launched - WWF Scotland comment ~ WWF-UK:  Government announcement that 5 areas of conservation for Harbour Porpoise have been notified to the EC)

Preventing Unwanted Sensitive Data Acquisition on Government Networks