General News (Archive)

MoD:  Jetty completion marks major milestone in Carrier works – (MoD:  Veterans UK Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017 ~ MoD:  Joint Forces Command celebrates International Women’s Day ~ Defence Secretary announces 1,500th signing of Armed Forces Covenant ~ MoD:  30% of officers progress from the ranks ~ MoD:  World War 2 airman finally laid to rest 70 years after he gave his life for his country)

DCMS:  Passchendaele descendants to commemorate ancestors at the Front

NAO:  Delivering Carrier Strike

DfT:  South Eastern franchise consultation launched – (DfT:  Dundee-London air route funding secured until 2019)

Cabinet Office:  Minister encourages students to make their voices heard in Mayoral elections

LGA:  98% of authorities opt into PSAA National Auditor Appointment Scheme – (LGA responds to campaign for better transport report about bus funding ~ LGA responds to new RAC Foundation report on road bridges ~ LGA:  Vital school support services at risk following funding cut ~ LGA responds to Health Committee report on suicide prevention)

ScotGov:  Winning Baby Box design – (ScotGov:  Croft House Grant increase ~ ScotGov:  Scotland’s special themed years unveiled)

WAG:  New £40m Port Talbot school officially opened by Kirsty Williams – (WAG:  Have your say on £200m plans for Deeside Corridor ~ WAG:  Ken Skates officially opens Llangefni Link Road ~ WAG:  A brighter future for Ruthin Castle ~ WAG:  Education Secretary Kirsty Williams praises Wrexham specialist school ~ WAG:  Excitement building for school engineering awards)

Ofsted:  Spam email alert – (Ofsted:  Amanda Spielman's speech at the Association of Colleges Ofsted conference: 'A new direction')

HEFCE:  Science & Technology Select Committee endorses HEFCE's support for university research commercialisation – (HEFCE:  DH consultation on expansion of undergraduate medical education)

EHRC:  Religious symbols ruling does not mean staff can be targeted for dismissal ~ EU News:  Prohibiting the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign

Committee on Standards in Public Life welcomes new IPSA rules on employing connected parties

Environment Agency:  Project launched to protect the Ouseburn River – (EA:  Warning for landowners over dumping illegal waste)

CCC: UK climate action has reduced emissions without increases in household energy bills

TfL:  Award winning training centre to teach tunnelling & construction skills – (TfL:  New zone is a breath of fresh air ~ TfL:  Report it to Stop it now)

ESRC:  Social landlords are stepping in to tackle youth poverty – (ESRC:  Consumer data sheds new light on online shopping)

STFC:  No stone left unturned to solve 12,000-year-old medical mystery

Ofcom:  Invitation to comment for public interest test on the proposed acquisition of Sky plc by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. ~ DCMS:  Statement from Culture Secretary: Sky/21st Century Fox merger

Arts Council England:  From Busan to Brighton – (ACE:  Arts & culture at the heart of Great Places)

Food Standards Agency:  Latest figures reveal decline in cases of campylobacter

National Archives:  Domesday loan to Lincoln Castle – (NA:  Bridging the Digital Gap project secures funding

TUC: Chancellor’s announcement is welcome opportunity to look at impact of self-employment – (TUC: Zero-hours contracts allow bosses to treat workers like “disposable labour”)

FDA:  Government must revise spending plans to ensure the civil service is fully equipped to deliver a successful Brexit

Unicef:  Hitting rock bottom - Children's suffering in Syria at its worst – (Unicef UK Ambassador Martin Bell Meets Refugee Children As Syria Crisis Hits Six Years)

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