General News (Archive)

Defence Secretary reaffirms leadership in NATO on Washington trip – (MoD:  Service marks 100 years of women’s contribution to UK Armed Forces ~ Defence Secretary welcomes Iraqi Victory in Mosul ~ MoD:  The Sun Military Awards 2017 open for nominations ~ MoD Police awarded a gold banding in the Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark ~ MoD:  RAF opens close combat role to women ahead of schedule ~ Defence Minister opens £3M Cyber Security Centre in Gloucester ~ Defence Secretary announces new Maritime Patrol Aircraft squadrons)

DCMS:  New War Horse story to mark the centenary of Third Battle of Ypres

HM Treasury:  Finance sector banks on women for top roles – (HMT:  New £1 coin - Exchequer Secretary strikes billionth £1)

HMRC:  Next steps on the Finance Bill & Making Tax Digital

MoJ:  Crackdown on fake holiday sickness claims

LGA:  Hand over mobile operators' fines for councils to spend on boosting digital connectivity – (LGA responds to £1.7m funding for National FGM Centre ~ LGA responds to Fawcett Society Report: ‘Does local government work for women?’)

Children’s Commissioner calls on EU not to use children as ‘bargaining chips’ during Brexit talks

ScotGov:  Improved Scottish links to Heathrow – (ScotGov:  Work Begins On £31.2m A737 Upgrade)

EA:  Water companies make environmental improvements but Environment Agency urges more action – (EA minded to approve application at Horse Hill ~ EA:  Calstock flood defence improvements)

ESRC:  €18m for transnational research on inequality across the life-course

STFC:  Cobalt Light Systems – (STFC:  Re-Making Planets after Star-Death ~ STFC:  War of the Worlds in reverse ~ STFC:  Fellowship programme brings on the next generation of STFC researchers)

HEFCE:  9 university & business research projects awarded funding totalling £177m – (HEFCE:  Additional £40m for HEIF in support of the Industrial Strategy)

Ofwat:  Price Review 2019 - Ofwat outlines proposals to deliver more of what matters to customers ~ CCW:  STATEMENT: Price Review must be focused on customer priorities)

CCW:  Only 1 in 4 households aware of option to trial a water meter

Ofcom:  Measures to ensure new Openreach delivers

TfL:  Transformation of White Hart Lane station moves a step closer – (TfL:  Consultation on Fiveways transformation begins)

ACE:  Let’s dance! Déda announces All Dance project to support disabled dancers – (ACE:  The World Stage - why international exchange is critical to the arts)

UK Space Agency:  Space entrepreneurs of the future enter Dragons’ Den

DVLA calls on pupils to rise to the challenge

Marine Management Organisation:  Self-service approach reduces fees for some

Stabilisation Unit leads international policing visit to Kosovo

Met Office:  Get your local Met Office forecast from Amazon Alexa – (Met Office:  The public love our App!)

TUC comment on Taylor Review – (TUC hails court pensions victory for same-sex couples ~ ISC:  Commission’s response to the Government’s Green Paper on Industrial Strategy ~ TUC: Workforce engagement must be at heart of industrial strategy ~ TUC sounds alarm over FCA report on ‘pensions freedom’)

Unicef:  Response to Lords committee report on Operation Sophia – (Unicef:  Mosul’s children, sick, alone, wounded & scarred, are in urgent need of assistance & protection)

WWF:  Species such as Cod may be a fifth smaller by 2050

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