General News (Archive)

Defence Minister attends land event Dynamic Vehicle Demonstration 2016 – (MoD:  UK forces participate in Exercise Venerable Gauntlet ~ MOD orders UK-designed mini missile decoy for RAF ~ MoD:  Laser weapon prototype part of new Defence innovation initiative)

Dstl:  Scientist, Engineer, Reservist….

DCMS:  International design competition opens for new UK Holocaust memorial beside Parliament

Boundary Commission for England:  2018 Boundary Review initial proposals launched

Electoral Commission calls on government to harness resources for voter registration

CLG:  Historic first as housing associations tenants buy homes

ScotGov:  Borders Railway first anniversary is one in a million – (ScotGov:  Scotland riding the wave of tidal innovation)

CCC: Scotland hits latest emissions reduction target, but action needed to maintain progress ~ Scottish Emissions of Air Pollutants - 2014 Results

WAG:  New flight from Cardiff to London takes off ~ Wales Office:  Alun Cairns welcomes temporary flights during tunnel closure – (WAG:  £90,000 to spark revolutionary local energy scheme ~ WAG:  Kirsty Williams casts keen eye on school’s cashless scheme)

LGA:  Councils showcase recycling schemes for national campaign – (LGA:  Make broadband speeds available by premises address ~ LGA responds to Education Secretary comments at Select Committee ~ LGA responds to the NAO report on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme ~ LGA responds to FGM report by Home Affairs Committee ~ LGA:  Councils need more powers to protect children & tackle illegal schools ~
LGA:  Flash floods: Councils respond)

TfL:  Largest ever fine for mismanaging streetworks – (TfL:  Companies come together to plan for building Crossrail 2)

Ofgem proposes capping prepayment meter warrant charges for indebted consumers

EHRC:  More than a third of Premier League clubs will not meet disabled accessibility standards

HEFCE:  New Forum for Responsible Research Metrics launched

Environment Agency:  River Medway boaters and wildlife boosted by lock improvements – (EA:  Notorious Hants waste criminal sentenced to 30 weeks imprisonment ~ EA:  Fisheries projects needed to improve the environment)

Arts Council England:  Children’s theatre boosted with national tour from Les Petits – (ACE:  Bristol hosts celebration of equality, diversity & accessibility in the arts)

Natural England:  Completing Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier applications by 30 September 2016 deadline

Education Funding Agency - EFA communications: tell us what you think

Ofwat publish PR 16 draft determinations

CBI: Scotland's fiscal landscape means tough Budget decisions

TUC: UK’s highest paid CEO earns the average annual salary in under 45 minutes – (TUC publishes analysis on the UK investment gap ~ TUC welcomes end to zero-hours contracts at Wetherspoons ~ TUC General Secretary to warn ‘greedy businesses that treat workers like animals’ - No place to hide ~ TUC on inappropriate footwear at work ~ TUC: Ongoing low inflation signals need for urgent action to protect & boost growth)

TUC: Oxfam inequality report adds to case for workers on company boards ~ Oxfam: Richest 1% owns 20 times more than UK's poorest 20%

ESRC:  Managing the aftermath of terrorist attacks – (ESRC:  Britain’s leading employers unite to end pregnancy discrimination in workplaces)

Food Standards Agency pushes big data research to the top of the agenda – (FSA:  NFCU carries out operation targeting illegal sale of DNP ~ FSA:  Turning up the volume on FSA Voices)

DVSA taxi driving tests to end in December 2016

High Speed 2 Limited - Public consultation on new HS2 rail line from Fradley to Crewe launched

CEFAS:  Koi herpesvirus disease outbreak confirmed in West Midlands ~ Cefas - Koi herpesvirus disease outbreak confirmed in Leicestershire

HSE:  School fined for safety failings at summer camp – (HSE:  Worker suffers life threatening injuries after drum explodes ~ HSE:  Illegal Newquay gas fitter sentenced for undertaking unregistered gaswork)

IEA:  Hinkley is an incredibly inefficient use of taxpayers’ money

RoSPA supports West Midlands Police's new cycling initiative

Unicef:  World leaders must invest in better data on children

WWF-UK responds to Virgin Atlantic’s announcement on using waste gases to produce jet fuel – (WWF-UK responds to Water UK's report on the needed to protect against the growing risk of drought)

Governance, Risk and Compliance: Creating an Effective Business Case for a GRC Platform