General News (Archive)

MoD:  UK Defence companies step up globally at Aero India 2017 – (MoD:  Britain and Cyprus Step Up Defence Co-Operation ~ MoD:  Britain, coalition and Iraqi forces to maintain momentum in campaign against Daesh, Defence Secretary says ~ MoD:  The Armed Forces Covenant working on the ground through Eastern England VAPC ~ MoD:  NATO must improve agility & spend, Defence Secretary urges ~ MoD:  Defence Secretary to attend NATO meeting of Defence Ministers ~ MoD:  UK urges Coalition to maintain momentum against Daesh ~ MoD:  UK’s global role reinforced in new International Defence Engagement Strategy

PC&PE:  Close IHAT this year and immediately dismiss remaining weak cases

DCMS:  Parmigianino’s 16th century masterpiece at risk of leaving the UK – (DCMS:  Extracurricular cyber clubs to inspire and identify tomorrow’s cyber security professionals)

DfE:  Registration open for online apprenticeship service

NCFE:  Will the progress made by Progress 8 be short-lived?

DfT:  £170m plan to dual vital Somerset road

HMT:  6 weeks until the pound stops being round

LGA:  Maintained schools outperforming academies – Time for councils to support failing academies – (LGA responds to CLG committee report about public parks ~ LGA responds to Government £40m package to tackle child sexual abuse & child trafficking ~ LGA responds to further DCLG consultation on business rates retention)

ScotGov:  Improving access to information

WAG:  Preferred candidate for Welsh Revenue Authority chair confirmed – (WAG:  Cabinet Secretary announces a new Avian Influenza Prevention Zone ~ WAG:  FM announces St David Awards finalists)

Environment Agency:  Restoring 50 hectares of rare & threatened habitats in Doncaster to benefit all – (EA:  Landowners warned after waste dumped illegally ~ EA:  Valentine’s Day of action against illegal waste activity ~ EA:  How to fish responsibly during Somerset's elver season)

ACE:  Awkward Bastards is back...are you ready? – (ACE:  To the beach)

STFC:  UK leads on new £8.5m European scheme to improve access to research data – (STFC:  Going underground to spread the word on science ~ STFC:  Green light for next-generation dark matter detector)

ESRC:  Leading UK research showcased at AAAS meeting

National Archives:  Call for papers: Reformation on the record – (NA:  Archives at Night: Taking you back to the 1960s)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Doors open at unique nuclear archive

TUC: Pimlico Plumbers ruling exposes growing problem of sham self-employment – (TUC: Rise in insecure work is costing Exchequer £4bn a year ~ TUC: Working people cannot afford another pay squeeze ~ TUC: Government needs a plan to improve wages ~ TUC: Time to prosecute minimum wage cheats)

BEIS:  Record number of employers named & shamed for underpaying more than 15,500 workers ~ Unite:  Bad bosses should face jail for ‘wage theft’ - 350 employers ‘named & shamed’ over failure to pay NMW

WWF-UK responds to the Lord's Report on Brexit and the Environment – (WWF Comment:  North Sea - Shell Brent Decommissioning Plans Published)

An Interview with Dr Robert Dingwall