General News (Archive)

MoD:  Update: air strikes in Iraq and Syria – (MoD:  Minister thanks Armed Forces for flood assistance ~ A new pay model for the Armed Forces ~ Defence Secretary announces closer defence ties with Japan)

NHS England:  Easing the pain of dental emergencies this winter – (NHS England:  The Frailty Fulcrum ~ The Five Year Forward View: One Year On ~ NHS England announces preferred supplier of health and justice information services procurement)

DH:  One millionth screening milestone reached for AAA – (DH:  New alcohol guidelines show increased risk of cancer)

WAG:  £5.8m to expand Morriston Hospital’s renal dialysis unit – (WAG:  Health Minister gives go-ahead to £1.4m transformation of emergency care services at Llanelli’s Prince Philip Hospital ~ WAG:  Support to work for almost 6,000 people thanks to £7.2m EU-backed programme)

CQC inspectors publish reports on 47 adult social care services in the North of England – (CQC appoints first National Guardian for the freedom to speak up in the NHS)

Collaborate:  Place-based Health - A Position Paper

Patients Association:  Junior doctors to go on strike – (PA:  Lack of GP services affecting patient access to care)

HM Treasury:  10 ways to save money in 2016 – (HMT:  Chancellor puts policing first on visit to Nottingham)

DfE:  Thousands of pupils start 2016 in new buildings – (DfE:  New National Schools Commissioner appointed)

HEFCE:  Understanding Professional Doctorates)

DfT:  £20m Leeds station entrance opens up access to city’s development – (Britain marks 50 years of seatbelt safety ~ Transport Secretary tours £700m Victoria tube station upgrade)

DVSA:  Tax your vehicle by Direct Debit

Environment Agency:  Wet start to the New Year means flood threat remains

HMRC:  Tens of thousands ring in the new year by submitting tax returns

Government Chemist:  CEN updates: information affecting chemical measurements

LGA:  Bottles & cans of alcoholic drinks should include calorie count signs – (LGA:  475,000 homes with planning permission still waiting to be built)

ScotGov:  260 extra trainee teachers – (ScotGov:  Half a million homes on digital network ~ Flood prevention work praised ~ £10.6m heating scheme)

techUK:  Nominations open - techUK Justice & Emergency Services Group Management Committee – (techUK:  Can Earth Observation (EO) transform UK public sector policy delivery? ~ techUK:  HSBC outages point to ongoing need for technology renewal in banking)

TfL:  Significant programme of modernisation work completed over the festive period – (TfL:  Lost belongings find new homes ~ Cash Award funds new community projects ~ TfL:  Transport yourselves to the sights of the city ~ New year, new career as a TfL apprentice ~ Boost for London Overground users as capacity of key routes increased ~ Lumiere lights up London)

SOCITM:  Half of counties now enable older persons' bus pass applications online reveals Better connected

High Pay Centre: Fat Cat Tuesday 2016 ~ TUC: Fat cat pay shows the government is making wrong choices for a fair economy

TUC:  Majority of British people say electronic balloting to vote for strikes is appropriate – (TUC calls for practical action to implement disability equality in new manifesto)

IFS:  New website to bridge the gap between international research in microeconomics and public policy

Unicef UK response to the International Development Committee report on the Syrian refugee crisis – (Kirsty Young is announced as Unicef UK’s new President)

Food Standards Agency:  The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Co Ltd recalls Black Pudding Slices due to a labelling error – (FSA:  Shellfish official controls: high E.coli event along South & South West coasts of England)

Rural Payments Agency:  Majority of BPS 2015 claimants have now been paid

Civil Service Fast Stream second round application window opens 1 February 2016

English Heritage:  1066 Most memorable date in English history says survey

Met Office:  December 2015 breaks records

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Arts Council England:  6 organisations across England awarded funding to stimulate ambition in the arts – (ACE:  £57m available to 16 organisations through their Large Capital Grants programme)

NDA:  Input sought on draft strategy and business plan – (NDA:  Last fuel leaves Oldbury site)

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