General News (Archive)

MoD:  The Nation remembers – (MoD:  UK & Australia step up defence relationship as ministers meet ~ MoD:  Xbox controllers, Hoverbikes & robotic trucks trialled by British and American Armies ~ MoD:  Completion of Longbridge accommodation for Royal Centre for Defence Medicine staff ~ MoD:  Queen to commission namesake aircraft carrier in just 3 weeks ~ MoD:  UK extends support to peacekeeping in South Sudan)

FCO:  Defence Minister reaffirms UK commitment to European security

Home Office:  Fake remembrance merchandise seized by Border Force

DCMS:  The first review of England’s museums in over a decade recommends practical guidance for museums & galleries to thrive & grow

LGA responds to IPPR report on local authority house-building ~ LGA responds to Government housing announcement  ~ NIESR: UK’s obsession with housing wealth could be making the country poorer – (LGA responds to MS Society figures on young disabled adults ~ LGA:  Safety warning amid worrying smoke alarm 'failure rate' ~ LGA:  Welfare reform objectives 'at risk' – warns report ~ LGA responds to Money Advice Trust report on councils use of bailiffs ~ LGA:  Councils forced to sell off enough homes to house Oxford, without ability to borrow-to-build ~ LGA:  Devolve Industrial Strategy powers & funding or risk leaving areas to fail, say councils ~ LGA responds to charity warning that councils can only help children in crisis)

Defra:  England’s bathing waters hold high standards

Children’s Commissioner:  Shining a light on the experiences of children excluded from schools and in alternative provision

HMRC:  Tax-Free Childcare to open to children under 6

ScotGov:  Breich Station future secured

WAG:  Ken Skates extends no daytime lane closure pledge for A55

Environment Agency:  Thousands of fish released into rivers – (EA:  Second phase of assessment on new nuclear reactor for UK begins ~ EA:  Waste site operation to protect workers & environment)

Arts Council England:  Our response to the Mendoza Review

National Archives:  Changes affecting visitors to our site

STFC:  UK leads international team to discover fiery explosion in a distant galaxy – (STFC:  Lightest black hole merger detected)

HEFCE:  New web tool launched to promote university-business collaboration

GGS:  How GOV.UK Notify is helping the DVSA remind motorists to renew their MOTs

NCSC welcomes report into security of connected toys

Ofcom:  Automatic compensation for broadband & landline users

New Ofwat Code helps improve services for developer services customers – (Ofwat:  Money down the drain – leak crackdown could save enough water for five cities)

Ofgem rejects £120m rebate request from generators

TfL:  Have your say on a new river crossing – (TfL:  Partnership checks more than 33,000 vehicles to keep London’s roads safe ~ TfL:  New funding for bus operators to develop safety improvements ~ TfL:  Londoners’ views sought on a new Safety Permit Scheme for HGVs)

FDA:  Civil Service's new diversity plan is welcome - but there's more to do – (FDA:  Civil servants being "badly let down" on pay, new figures show)

TUC: Uber must play by the rules – (TUC: PM must agree stronger workers’ rights to restore lost trust)

WWF:  Calls from COP23 for UK and others to set stronger electric vehicle targets – (WWF:  New 'Trillion Trees' partnership calls for global efforts to protect and restore 1 trillion trees)

Unicef:  Bangladesh steps up vaccination for new Rohingya arrivals as measles cases rise

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