General News (Archive)

MoD:  PM announces employment support for armed forces community – (MOD awards multi-million pound resettlement contract ~ MoD:  Information for those who left the armed forces between December 2008 & September 2011 ~ MoD:  DIO awards contract to dredge Portsmouth Harbour ~ £150M cannon contract signed for UK armoured fighting vehicles)

DCMS:  Register your interest in the 2016 Somme Centenary Ballot – (DCMS:  We will remember them - 8,000 tickets available for public to commemorate the Battle of the Somme Centenary ~ DCMS:  Millennium Stadium to stage pinnacle club football final ~ DCMS:  Historic Logie Baird archive may leave UK)

Defra:  A boost for bees: £900m Countryside Stewardship scheme

NHS England:  NHS drive for action to tackle trans inequalities – (NHS England:  New NHS safe staffing framework for mental health wards published ~ Children & young people give their views in unique health survey ~ Latest GP Patient Survey results ~ NHS England launches accessible information standard ~ NHS England announces annual investment decisions for certain specialised services)

NAO:  General Practice Extraction Service - Investigation

Crown Commercial Service:  New agreement launched to help the NHS meet temporary worker needs

NHS Confederation response to Hunt's calls for a new social contract between the public, health & care

CQC updates information on 'safeguarding' children and adults in England ~ CQC:  Our roles & responsibilities for safeguarding children & adults – (Our plans to inspect NHS 111 services ~ National children's hospital survey finds most children have good experiences of care – but highlights inequalities for those with specific needs ~ CQC:  CIH finds real improvement, but recommends that Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust remains in special measures)

Monitor:  Regulator sets up team to tackle £bn agency black hole – (Monitor:  Bennett lays down £bn challenge to NHS foundation trusts)

Kings Fund:  2016 GSK IMPACT Awards calls for applications from health & wellbeing charities

HMRC:  New services available for HMRC’s deaf customers

ScotGov:  Young scientists visit CERN – (Progress on tackling delayed discharge ~ ScotGov:  Halfway to Living Wage target ~ ScotGov:  Scottish Ten in Japan)

WAG:  Remembering the old, welcoming the new – (WAG:  Advisors appointed to develop plans £200m North East Wales road improvements ~ Minister in Lyon to share lessons for Future Generations ~ Campaign to promote Armed Forces benefits a success ~ New childcare centre set to give Swansea families a Flying Start ~
Welsh Government announces Wales Tunisian Support Line)

STFC:  Green laser to light the Oxfordshire sky

CLG:  Fire Minister pays tribute to fallen firefighters at national memorial service – (Quarter of a million homes granted planning permission ~ CLG:  Digital giant Google to give expert help to Britain's best high streets)

DWP:  First Disability Confident city sets out bold employment ambition – (DWP:  Greek bank accounts: advice about State Pension & welfare payments ~ DWP:  Millions more to be automatically enrolled into workplace pensions)

Home Secretary meets French Interior Minister to discuss Calais ~ DfT:  Calais situation: information & advice)

Environment Agency:  Clacton beach goers advised to stay off the rocks

LGA responds to latest child poverty statistics – (LGA - Councils could face £3.3bn funding reduction in 2016/17 ~ LGA:  Councils hold the key to solving nation's housing crisis ~ DWP:  Government to strengthen child poverty measure ~ LGA:  School standards, not structures – say councils~ LGA:  The heatwave arrives – Precautions called for by councils as the nation bakes ~ PHE:  Carry on keeping cool)

HMRC:  Scam emails double during tax credits renewal period

DfE:  Celebrating Pride in London

Electoral Commission commences polling place review appeals

NIA:  Broadband project grossly mishandled, says Committee – (NIA:  Sporting success highlighted at Parliament Buildings)

Ofsted:  Focused inspection of Doncaster local authority school improvement support

Ofcom:  Call charges clearer from Wednesday – (Ofcom:  Latest telecoms & pay TV complaints revealed ~ Ofcom publishes public service broadcasting review)

techUK:  BBC Trust and Ofcom agree BBC3 move to online only delivery

HEFCE:  New approach to ensure high-quality learning & teaching in universities and colleges

TfL:  Hailing 150 years of The Knowledge – (Bus speed safety trial starts ~ Prospective London Overground operators shortlisted ~ New vision for taxi & private hire services in the Capital)

HM Treasury:  Lloyds share sales have now raised over £12.5bn for the taxpayer

Nottingham children protected from cleaning product injuries in RoSPA campaign – (RoSPA issues water safety message as the hot weather hits)

National Archives:  1.9m historic criminal records published online for the first time – (NA:  Online volunteers unearth details from Merchant Navy Crew Lists for 1915)

CBI position on EU membership

TUC:  4m extra parents have access to parental leave this summer

‘Wake up’ call as community nurses express concern about new NMC revalidation process

IFS:  Time for tax reform

UNICEF:  Lack of sanitation for 2.4bn people undermining health improvements – (UNICEF:  Millions of children in war-torn Yemen at risk of disease & malnutrition)

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