General News (Archive)

MoD:  Keeping the nation safe - MoD Police rise to the challenge – (MoD:  1,500 British troops exercising with NATO allies in Europe)

FCO:  Foreign Office Minister statement on the 35th anniversary of end of the Falkland Islands conflict

LGA responds to primary & secondary school offers

ScotGov:  Modernising fatal accident inquiries – (ScotGov:  Tickets for 2018 European Championships go on sale ~ ScotGov:  Proposal for new Edinburgh performance venue)

OSSW:  Wales’ National Rugby team shows its support for Wales’ Armed Forces

WAG:  Kirsty Williams calls for schools to take part in the Great Get Together – (WAG:  Children in Cwm get off to a flying start ~ WAG:  Preparing for Brexit top issue for 4,000 farmers at roadshow events ~ WAG:  Health Secretary to connect with NHS staff in north Wales ~ WAG:  ‘Education saved my life’: Valleys mum wins award after overcoming troubled past)

Ofsted seeking views on improved approach to short inspections

HEFCE:  Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data published – (HEFCE:  Good practice in research commercialisation: Request for evidence)

Electoral Commission:  General Election: fifth weekly set of donations and loans to political parties published

Food Standards Agency:  Mars Chocolate UK recalls a number of its chocolate products because of the possible presence of salmonella – (Food Standards Agency:  Survey shows further reduction in levels of campylobacter in chicken)

Ofgem sets out how proposed reductions in National Grid & distribution network companies’ allowances will benefit consumers

Ofqual statement:  Kensington fire

Ofcom:  Rise of the Social Seniors revealed

CCWater statement on Thames Water leakage performance ~ Ofwat:  Thames Water leakage commitments ~ WWF responds to Thames Water fine of £8.55m for missing leakage targets by 47m litres per day

TfL launches new social media ‘TravelBot’

National Archives:  New KS4 classroom resource - Framlingham Castle – (NA:  Students time-travel in our new SEN workshop)

ESRC appoints new Advisory Board for the ADRN – (ESRC:  NCRM Placement Fellowships: placing academic social scientists in non-academic research organisations ~ ESRC:  £6m centre to help tackle major policy challenges)

Charity Commission:  Give safely to support those affected by Grenfell Tower Fire

ACE:  Funding to help UNESCO City of Literature find Young Poet Laureate – (ACE:  It’ll be a Blast! Multistory brings new arts festival to the Black Country)

FDA welcomes fresh call for a Spending Review - Now is the time to tackle uncompetitive public sector pay ~ TUC: Highest inflation in four years shows need for action on wages ~ LGA:  Employers respond to local government unions’ pay claim

WWF calls on all banks to take action to prevent funding companies or activities that threaten endangered wildlife & local communities

Unicef:  150,000 children in Greater Kasai region need emergency support to continue education – (Unicef:  More than 40,000 children in the line of fire in Ar-Raqqa as fighting intensifies ~ Unicef:  Joint Statement: UK’s leading aid organisations welcome the reappointment of Priti Patel ~ Unicef:  Children account for half of all suspected cholera cases in Yemen ~ Unicef UK:  UK not yet meeting its international obligations to UK children)

Survival International - India: Tribe faces eviction from tiger reserve – but uranium exploration approved