General News (Archive)

Defence Minister visits a hub for Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier Programme – (MoD:  Social hub takes shape at Worthy Down ~ Defence Secretary praises 'good partners' Croatia during visit ~ MoD:  Thousands of students will benefit from new cadet units backed by £50m Government plan ~ MoD builds links with SMEs in North East ~ MoD:  War Pension Scheme payments increases from April 2017 ~ MoD:  Britain and Italy stand together to tackle security threats)

10DS:  PM congratulates the Queen on her Sapphire Jubilee

Cabinet Office:  Chris Skidmore meets with students to encourage democratic participation in the West Midlands

CLG:  Housing white paper: statement ~ LGA:  Councils respond to Housing White Paper

DCMS:  Matt Hancock's speech at the launch of the New Schools Network arts report.

Defra:  Update on biosecurity measures to protect against Avian Flu

DfE:  County Durham student awarded Lord Glenamara memorial prize

Environment Agency:  Work begins on major £18m Newhaven flood defence project

LGA:  Councils must be able to force academies to take in ‘hard to place' children – (LGA responds to Family and Childcare Trust's survey ~ LGA responds to new LOWCVP/ Greener Journeys report on buses)

LGA responds to new Local Government Ombudsman report on parking fines ~ National Ombudsmen:  Ombudsman calls for more fairness over parking fines

LGA responds to Government's statement on Dubs amendment resettlement figures ~ Unicef:  End to Dubs scheme leaves refugee and migrant children facing uncertainty

ScotGov:  Scotland is top of Erasmus class

HMRC wins ‘alternative money’ lap dance case

Children’s Commissioner:  Safer Internet Day 2017 and Growing Up Digital

EHRC:  Brexit negotiations: no rowing back on the protection of rights – (EHCR:  New guidance to help universities prevent extremism)

STFC:  Update on cyber attack – (STFC invests £1.3m in next generation of data-science experts)

Ofgem sets prepayment price cap to protect over 4m households least able to benefit from competition

Ofwat:  Customer service improved, thanks to Ofwat intervention

UK Space Agency: UK company delivers first Euclid flight hardware

Natural England:  Bats & churches to benefit thanks to National Lottery

ACE:  Bluecoat kicks off 300th anniversary programme

TUC: Brexit white paper leaves questions unanswered on protection of jobs & workers’ rights – (TUC: Insecure work up by a quarter since 2011 ~ TUC: Expert panel provides a welcome opportunity to build on success of auto-enrolment)

JRF:  Growth alone will not help just managing families squeezed by rising inflation

Unicef:  World must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 – (Unicef:  Thousands of children out of school after classrooms hit by heavy shelling in eastern Ukraine)

WWF-UK comments on the CIWEM 'A Place for SuDS?' report – (WWF comments on the publication of the National Policy Statement for a third runway at Heathrow Airport ~ WWF calls for urgent end to UK domestic Ivory Trade ~ WWF - Over half of the European Union's natural areas are only "protected on paper")
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