General News (Archive)

MoD:  UK and Germany step up Defence cooperation on day of unity – (MoD:  2,300 UK maritime forces take part in exercise with Albania ~ MoD:  The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Receive Long Service and Good Conduct Medals ~ MoD:  Defence Secretary strengthens security co-operation with Croatia ~ MoD:  Employers supporting Armed Forces strike gold with Prince William ~ MoD:  RFA Mounts Bay resumes arms trafficking patrol ~ Royal Navy tests unmanned fleet of the future)

DCMS:  Remembrance Sunday 2016 – (DCMS:  Newcastle-Gateshead chosen to host Great Exhibition of the North ~ DCMS:  Yorkshire to host 2019 UCI Road World Cycling Championships)

VMD:  Veterinary Medicinal Product Batch Defect Alert: Genta-Equine

DWP:  The number of people saving as a result of automatic enrolment to hit 10m

LGA response to government fracking decision – (LGA:  ‘Back of a van' fire-risk mattress scam prompts warning by councils ~ LGA responds to the Bus Services Bill ~ LGA responds to new RAC survey on potholes)

ScotGov:  World Porridge Day – (ScotGov:  Scottish Veterans Fund ~ ScotGov:  World gender equality ~ ScotGov:  Schools rise to reading challenge ~ ScotGov:  World class bridge breaks world record ~ ScotGov:  Adoption Register makes 300th match)

WAG Government funding makes a splash in Wrexham – (WAG:  Environment Secretary visits clean-up operation at Nantycaws)

EHRC:  Major study finds gap in businesses’ understanding of recruitment law – ( EHRC:  Hierarchy of hate crime is undermining confidence in the law ~ EHRC comments on rise in hate crime)

HEFCE to develop the next REF

Ofsted:  HMCI's monthly commentary: October 2016

Office of the Schools Adjudicator:  Recruitment of schools adjudicators

Ofgem launches Future Insights programme

National Archives:  Consultation on new vision for archives announced

TfL:  Activity for National Hate Crime Awareness Week – (TfL:  Cleaning up London’s Air)

UK Space Agency:  Space exploration education and outreach grants awarded

Arts Council England:  £4.6m to help diversity flourish

FDA:  Government can’t rely on ‘make do & mend’ approach to civil service delivering Brexit

Food Standards Agency:  Chair talks about regulating our future

CCC: Concrete action needed to meet UK climate commitments following Paris Agreement and Brexit vote

RWM:  Working collaboratively to manage radioactive waste

Unite toolkit launched to combat racism in the NHS

TUC: State pension age should not rise any further – (TUC Analysis: Women earn £8,500 a year less than men by the time they reach their 50s)

Children’s Commissioner:  Anne Longfield comments on closure of Calais refugee camp ~  Unicef UK Statement: response to the Home Secretary’s comments on safeguarding refugee children in Calais ~ Home Office:  Joint press statement from Bernard Cazeneuve and Amber Rudd ~ Statement from Unicef special coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant crisis in Europe ~ Children’s Commissioner:  Countdown to Calais camp closure: clock is ticking to protect children)

Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, Unicef Representative in Syria, on attack on a school in Daraa

STFC:  New UK scientific instrument reveals hidden details in 3D of famous violins & ancient Egyptian artefacts

Food Standards Agency:  European Food Safety Authority seeks stakeholders

WWF:  Deal to clamp down on aviation emissions is another step forward for global action on climate change

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