General News (Archive)

MoD:  MOD agrees £1bn deal for UK test and training sites – (MoD:  Work progresses at Lightning pace ~ MoD:  HMS Enterprise praised for saving lives in the Mediterranean ~ MoD:  £100M investment in Britain's future 'Protector' programme ~ MoD:  £100M investment in Britain's future 'Protector' programme ~ MoD:  PM to boost defence & security co-operation with Gulf allies ~ MoD:  Service to civvy ~ MoD:  PM - We are clear-eyed about threat from Iran ~ MoD:  Accelerating Defence Innovation ~ Defence Secretary Praises Yorkshire's Dynamism ~ Defence minister presents 2016 Sanctuary Award ~ MoD:  £287M for two more Royal Navy ships as work begins on the next)

Dstl:  Putting an end to laser pen attacks on planes – (Dstl:  £100,000 for Research into Automation & Machine Intelligence

DWP:  Dame Carol Black publishes review on links between work and addiction

DfT:  Compensation payment of 1 month's travel for Southern passengers

CLG:  Sajid Javid - grant-making powers return to Tower Hamlets – (CLG:  Casey calls for integration plan to bind communities together ~ IPPR responds to the Casey review)

LGA:  Minibus taxi safeguarding loophole must be fixed, councils urge – (LGA responds to PHE alcohol review ~ LGA responds to Which? report on broadband ~ LGA responds to new food rules on advertising in children's media)

Children’s Commissioner:  Northern regeneration offers once in a generation opportunity to reshape prospects for children – (Children’s Commissioner:  Anne Longfield comments on rise in children hospitalised for self-harm)

Electoral Commission calls for stronger powers to sanction political parties, as Liberal Democrats are fined maximum penalty

WAG:  Tourism boom continues through Autumn – with further awards for Wales – (WAG:  Attainment gap for those on free school meals closes again)

ICO investigation reveals how charities have been exploiting supporters

HEFCE:  A new approach to widening participation in higher education – (HEFCE:  Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)

TfL:  Accessible travel gets funding boost – (TfL:  Lancaster Gate customers to benefit from new lifts)

techUK:  Mayor Unveils Plans to Ensure Transport for London is World Class

Environment Agency report shows how £21m of rod licence money helps angling

National Ombudsmen:  Draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill laid in Parliament

Land Registry:  Over 50,000 sign up for Land Registry’s free Property Alert service

Met Office:  Rainfall patterns shift with increasing global warming

RoSPA:  Water Safety Scotland promoting messages through updated website

TUC: Agency staff must not be treated like “second class citizens” – (TUC: In-work poverty figures show that Britain needs a pay rise ~ TUC: Support for manufacturing must be a bigger priority in 2017 ~ TUC: One in eight people admit to kissing a colleague at their work Christmas do ~ TUC: Government must seek single market membership to protect jobs & rights at work)

Unicef helping thousands of Syrian children weather the harsh winter cold in Jordan

WWF-UK comments on the saving of birds and habitats directives – (WWF - UK’s major environmental organisations unite to highlight “Once in a generation opportunity” for the environment as UK exits the EU)

Webinar Recording: AI for local government - staff shortages