General News (Archive)

MoD:  Red Arrows & historic buildings lit up to mark VE Day 70 – (MoD:  The World’s War in Europe ~ Gurkha engineers preparing for deployment to Nepal ~ £5m rescue & relief aid boost for Nepal earthquake effort ~  MoD:  UK government deploys Chinook helicopters to Nepal ~ A fight for the skies: The Battle of Britain ~ Mod:  HMS Bulwark and Merlin helicopters ready for operations in the Mediterranean ~ More vital UK aid reaches Nepal

10DS:  The two-minute silence: remembrance of the Glorious Dead

Defra:  Latest information on applying for Basic Payment Scheme 2015

CLG:  Further intervention in London borough of Tower Hamlets

LGA:  UK council leaders unite in devolution call – (LGA:  New web resource provides digital hub for councils)

ScotGov:  Initial £6m to support Fife Taskforce – (First meeting of Fife Taskforce ~ Fife Taskforce meeting update ~ 368 attend Tullis Russell PACE event ~ ScotGov:  Seasonal let changes ~ Commission on Widening Access ~ ScotGov:  £120,000 to support Scotland’s veterans ~ ScotGov:  Illegal pesticide removal)

Wales selected for MIT's prestigious entrepreneurship programme – (WAG:  Lest we forget - Communities urged to apply for war memorial grant ~ Wales to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day in Wales ~ Government Chemist - Trainee public analysts attend food examination training ~ Minister sees Welsh Guards receive new Colours ~ Extra support available for farmers ahead of SAF deadline ~ WAG:  Community & Town Councils in Wales to be more open & transparent ~ Deputy Minister announces updated General Movement Licences)

NHS England:  Dementia is a challenge to the entire planet – (NHS England:  National maternity review is now officially underway ~ Person-centred care & support presents a moment of opportunity ~ Get your entries in for the Kate Granger Awards ~ The opportunities of person-centred care & support ~ NHS England:  Personal Health Budgets are not all about the money ~ NHS England:  One giant step for NHS Citizen)

Monitor:  Regulator secures services for patients in Nottinghamshire – (Monitor:  Regulator secures improved health services in East Anglia ~ Monitor to authorise the 152nd NHS foundation trust ~ Monitor:  Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to improve secure & specialist NHS care ~ Kettering Hospital to improve A&E service & finances ~ Monitor: Investigation launched at South London teaching hospital)

CQC inspectors publish reports on 62 adult social care services in the North of England – (CQC:  NHS inspections for September 2015 announced ~ CQC:  CIH asks people to tell him about the care provided by the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust)

Ofcom:  Lines are now open… but how much will it cost?

Unicef:  Hundreds of children killed or maimed in deadly month-long fighting in Yemen – (Unicef:  Immunisation drive targets 3m children in Ebola-hit countries ~ 282 boys & 1 girl freed in final release of children from Cobra Faction in South Sudan ~ Nearly 1m children require urgent humanitarian assistance after Nepal earthquake ~ Measles vaccination campaign targets over 2.6m Syrian children ~ Ewan McGregor appeals to UK public to help Unicef keep children safe following Nepal Earthquake ~ Unicef’s new Nepal Earthquake Appeal in numbers ~ Disease risk for children in Nepal one week after the earthquake)

National Archives:  Discover records & online resources for Gallipoli centenary

TfL:  Top travelling tips – (TfL:  Planners given access to more data to improve efficiency ~  TfL seeks partner to transform disused Down Street Station ~ How the freight & logistics industry supports modern London ~ Step into Spring with over 40 TfL free guided walks ~ TfL:  Freight facing the future ~ TfL:  Get in the saddle with one of our cycle guides ~ Find the Fun Palace at Stratford station ~ First ever Tube pop-up garden comes to Barbican station ~ New TfL accommodation hub at The International Quarter, E20)

Workers' Memorial Day is reminder of daily risks faced by workers, says TUC ~ RoSPA - Day of action to remember thousands killed & injured at work

techUK:  Conservatives Launch Small Business Manifesto – (techUK:  BBC Trust to consult on framework for content distribution ~ techUK:  Emergency satellite communication equipment deployed for Nepal earthquake ~ techUK:  UK's digital economy is world leading in terms of proportion of GDP ~ techUK challenges Digital UK’s levy on Freeview Play devices ~ techUK:  EU investigation into energy capacity mechanisms launched ~ techUK comments on result of UK General Election 2015)

DVLA:  Driving licence changes

CNC support security awareness day

Natural England statement on the possible introduction of lynx

Socitm:  Nadira Hussain is new President – (Socitm:  Local government veteran joins Socitm/Protocol Policy Systems partnership ~ Socitm:  Cloud computing in use or being piloted despite ongoing concerns)

ACE:  Arts Council election update - our summary of the latest arts & culture policy announcements – (ACE:  Birmingham Kathak dancer Vidya Patel wins BBC Young Dancer 2015 South Asian Final)

Met Office:  April 2015, the sunniest on record
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