General News (Archive)

MoD:  Breaking ground on new ranges at Garelochhead – (MoD:  £200m funding boost for UK industry carrying out Successor submarine design ~ MoD:  UK to step up NATO maritime commitment ~ £20m contract to refurbish RAF Valley runway awarded ~ MoD:  Portsmouth dredge preparations unearth historic cannon ~ Army Air Corps praise new facilities at RNAS Yeovilton)

DfE:  Games Workshop founder & entrepreneur to open 2 free schools

Ofsted:  Focused inspection of E-ACT academies – (Ofsted:  Alternative provision: progress made, but more still to be done ~ Ofsted celebrates exceptional school leaders)

HEFCE:  Colleges continue to improve retention while recruiting strongly from disadvantaged backgrounds

Crown Commercial Service:  Procurement training for schools

Ofgem publishes energy suppliers’ 2015 complaints data

LGA Responds to Local Government Finance Settlement – (LGA Responds to CLG Committee on Right to Buy Extension ~ LGA:  Flooding: New survey reveals 30,000 tonnes of household goods dumped in landfill sites)

ScotGov:  Backing for Inverness Castle attraction – (ScotGov:  Women in custody move to Polmont ~ ScotGov: 
Enterprising communities

WAG:  Minister visits school taking a creative approach to numeracy – (WAG:  Margaret Flynn to chair Wales’ new National Independent Safeguarding Board)

TfL’s streetscape guidance sets the standard for urban design – (TfL:  Station improvements in preparation for Crossrail ~ TfL:  Ex-Service members to benefit as TfL signs the armed forces covenant)

TUC: 1 in 8 people experience violence at work – (TUC slams plan to reduce redundancy payments for sacked public sector workers ~ TUC comments on leaked ministerial letter calling for Trade Union Bill concessions ~ TUC poll: One in five met their husband or wife at work ~ TUC:  For every £1 spent on union-led training the economy gets £9 back, new report reveals ~ TUC: Union safety reps save economy £ms every year)

FDA welcomes NAO’s recommendations on civil service pension administration ~ NAO:  Investigation into members’ experience of civil service pension administration

CCW:  Water watchdog to focus on flooding and water quality issues at Preston meeting

Environment Agency:  Company fined for illegal waste offences – (EA:  Land owners in Lancashire are consulted about land drainage)

BMF joins with WWF for a sustainable future

STFC:  UK space tech uncovers gassy bed bugs – (STFC:  18th April 2016 Forthcoming Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) meeting ~ STFC:  Gravitational waves detected!)

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RoSPA launches website to keep older drivers safe on the roads

English Heritage:  Merlin's face revealed at Tintagel castle