General News (Archive)

MoD:  UK to enhance NATO's ability to rapidly respond to threats – (Defence Secretary welcomes increased support for Afghanistan ~ Armed forces personnel & families to be given extra support to learn overseas ~ MOD seals the deal on 9 new Maritime Patrol Aircraft to keep UK safe ~ PM: UK remains at forefront of world aerospace as new investment & jobs are announced ~ MOD orders new fleet of cutting-edge Apache helicopters for Army ~ MoD:  Last chance for Sergeant Arthur Pulman ~ MOD set to save over £500M & sustain hundreds of UK jobs with new Typhoon Support deal ~ Better care package for severely injured veterans ~ Improved Brimstone missile enters service with RAF ~ MoD:  UK & US look to robotics help for ‘last mile’)

BIS:  Armed forces personnel & families to be given extra support to learn overseas

10DS:  National Memorial for the British victims of overseas terrorism to be unveiled by Summer 2017

LGA: Councils must have leading role in EU exit negotiations – (LGA:  Renaissance in council house building needed amid EU referendum uncertainty ~ LGA:  Councils respond to ADASS Budget Survey 2016 ~ LGA response to Care Quality Commission report on integration)

DfT:  Government reassures GTR staff over jobs

ScotGov:  Tender for Gourock-Dunoon ferry service – (ScotGov:  Record university applicants ~ ScotGov:  International education panel confirmed)

WAG:  EU students and staff welcome at Swansea University – (WAG:  Recycling gets a £5.75m boost)

NIA:  New Clerk/Chief Executive takes up the reins at Northern Ireland Assembly

Environment Agency:  Flood committee sets out £24m spending)

TUC: Improving technical education will be essential to overcoming Brexit challenges – (TUC backs Theresa May’s call for workers on company boards ~ TUC - European trade unions & TUC commit to protect workers in Brexit negotiations ~ TUC calls for coordinated action by G20 nations to halt slide in global economy)

Ofcom:  Viewers still tuned in to public service broadcasting

Ofsted:  FE & Skills providers falling short in protecting learners from risk of extremism – (Ofsted calls for unspent millions to benefit two-year-olds ~ Ofsted:  First SEND inspection outcome letters published)

HEFCE:  Report shows investing in academic excellence does lead to research impact – (HEFCE:  Transitions into postgraduate study)

ESRC:  Global Challenges Research Fund – call for evidence – (ESRC:  £500k study to explore food, energy, water & environment interactions in UK & Africa ~  Racism leads to poorer health & wellbeing for children)

TfL:  Licencing London’s contactless ticketing system – (TfL:  The smarter way to travel)

DVSA:   Raising the standard of MOT testing to improve road safety – (Driving test changes: plans revealed to improve road safety)

EHRC calls for a full-scale review of Britain’s hate crime strategy – (EHRC:  Scotland’s Equality & Human Rights Report Card: 'Good progress, work still to do')

RoSPA:  Campaigning mum who lost her baby in nappy sack accident to get top safety award

UKSA:  UK National Space Propulsion Facility

STFC:  RAL Space to contribute to new UK National Space Propulsion Facility – (Daresbury Open Week)

Arts Council England:  New partnership brings great art & culture to England’s forests & woodlands – (ACE:  Bringing the world’s most widely seen dance company to England ~ ACE:  Live music gets more accessible ~ ACE:  A new approach to investment)

National Archives:  Voices of the Home Fronts programme announced

Natural England:  England’s largest outdoor learning project reveals children more motivated to learn when outside

Food Standards Agency:  National Food Crime Unit review steering group announced – (FSA:  E.coli O157 outbreak investigations ongoing)

Unicef:  - Urgent aid mobilized for families displaced by South Sudan fighting

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