General News (Archive)

LGA:  10 point plan to boost local services – local government sets out key manifesto asks – (LGA - Councils face £2bn funding gap to support vulnerable children by 2020)

Electoral Commission response to Crown Prosecution Service statement

ScotGov:  Pupils learning from A96 Dualling programme

National Archives:  ‘Meet the Keeper’ and Twitter question & answer session postponed

TfL:  Minicab driver prosecuted for refusing to carry assistance dog – (TfL:  Shenfield station is back on track ~

TfL:  Buskers battle it out)

FDA:  A successful Brexit needs more than strong leadership - it needs a strong civil service

TUC: If next government doesn’t act, UK wage growth will stay at the bottom of the league – (TUC: Crackdown needed on zero-hours contracts ~ TUC:  Bank of England warning should make wages a top priority for election manifestos)

Unicef:  Urgent action needed to protect children in ‘forgotten crisis’ in Central African Republic – (Unicef:  More than 1m children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan ~ Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra meets child survivors of sexual violence in Zimbabwe)

WWF:  Warning over water use after the driest winter for 20 years – (FM commitment to 50% renewable energy target welcomed – WWF Scotland ~ WWF responds to EasyJet emissions announcement ~ WWF:  'Drought concerns downplayed by Environment Agency despite dry April')