General News (Archive)

MoD:  Armed Forces commemorate the Battle of Saragarhi – (MoD:  RAF transport aircraft ready for worldwide operations ~ Royal Navy's next generation helicopters ready for action ~ Continued UK Commitment to Women, Peace & Security ~ MOD to upgrade air-to-air missile ~ Ebola heroes recognised with parliamentary march ~ Royal Navy warship offered to Mediterranean anti-smuggling mission ~ MoD:  Surveillance and intelligence systems contracts announced ~ Defence Secretary discusses ISIL during Egyptian military visit)

NHS England:  Patient Safety Alert – Supporting the introduction of the National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures – (NHS England:  Is this a new era for dementia? ~ More work needed to make the NHS’ commitment to choice a reality for all patients, survey suggests)

CQC:  Response to media coverage – Brackenley Care Home – (Department of Health has now launched the CQC Chair recruitment campaign)

Monitor:  More work needed to make the NHS’ commitment to choice a reality for all patients, survey suggests – (Monitor:  Improvements at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust highlighted by regulator ~ Monitor:  Tameside General Hospital taken out of special measures after significant improvement)

DH/PHE:  Health matters: a new resource to aid local public health professionals – (Cancers are being diagnosed earlier in England ~ PHE resources support local action on health inequalities)

WAG:  £773,000 funding for pioneering lymphoedema ‘super microsurgery’ in Wales – (WAG:  Health Minister announces £6.6m Morriston cardiac unit redevelopment ~ WAG:  Countdown to ban on smoking in cars with children begins ~ WAG:  First Minister to establish Syrian Refugee Taskforce ~ WAG:  High Street Week celebrations kick off ~ WAG:  Landmark visit to cement links between the lands of the Dragon)

NAO:  Managing conflicts of interest in NHS clinical commissioning groups

CMA clears Surrey hospitals merger

HM Treasury:  7 ways banking has been made easier

DfT:  Transport Minister opens Wakefield Kirkgate station – (DfT: Better journeys for East Midlands rail passengers as government confirms new deal)

BIS:  UK ranked as world-leader in innovation

Environment Agency sends out warning to failing waste operators – (EA:  Work starts to repair Woodbridge floodwall ~ EA:  Now’s the time to check your oil tank)

DfE:  International Democracy Day sparks search for the UK’s most democratic schools

HMRC:  Taxman brings in record £1bn from avoidance crackdown

ScotGov:  We have lift off – (ScotGov:  Interim payments for infected blood ~ Penrose Inquiry Report ~ ScotGov:  ‘Grass roots spirit’ hailed ~ ScotGov:  Milestone for National Housing Trust ~ ScotGov:  Public exhibitions for A82 upgrade ~ Scotland extends helping hand to refugees)

Wales Office:  Employment market buoyant as Wales sees fastest return to work in UK

LGA:  ‘Fast track to financial failure' – Councils warn against using reserves to plug funding gaps – (LGA update on refugee announcements ~ LGA responds to Home Secretary's statement on refugee crisis)

techUK:  PM: Streamlined IT crucial in delivering the ‘smarter state’ ~ IFG:  Statement in response to PM 'smarter state' speech ~ LGA responds to Prime Minister's speech on Spending Review ~ techUK:  Freeview Play confirms launch timing)

BCS respond to OECD report on technology in schools ~ OECD report – (BCS:   Data revolution has created a ticking time bomb)

CCW:  Worst performers told to close the gap as water industry complaints fall again ~ ScotGov:  Drinking Water Quality In Scotland 2014 – Private Water Supplies

Unicef urges EU leaders to quickly turn new commitments for refugees & migrants into action for children – (Unicef: Child refugee crisis in Europe will only grow if humanitarian needs in Syria & the region are not met ~
Unicef: Finalists selected in Global ‘Wearables for Good’ Design Challenge to Transform Children’s Lives ~ Unicef:  Millions of children across conflict-hit Syria deprived of education ~ easyJet launches emergency on board collection to support Unicef’s work for children affected by Syria crisis)

Arts Council England:  International artists come together to celebrate Soils in SW exhibition

Award winning week for The National Archives – (Find out about the chimp who went to war ~ Machinery of Government change: The National Archives moves to DCMS)

FSA:  OOO Company recalls all varieties of its Infused Oils & vacuum-packed Halloumi Cheese

Met Office:  Big changes underway in the climate system?

Crossrail 2 Growth Commission Announced – (TfL:  Major Victoria station breakthrough unites 300 metres of new tunnels ~ Rugby’s Webb Ellis Cup takes a ride on the Tube ~ Rugby World Cup comes to the Tube ~ TfL:  Rugby World Cup action goes Underground in deal with ITV ~ Millions of Londoners choosing contactless ~ A taste of transport style at designjunction ~ TfL:  Plan for the rugby rush)

FDA:  Lack of trade union membership is costing the economy £bns, finds new study ~ BIS:  New reforms will tackle the ‘endless’ threat of strike action ~ FDA condemns Government’s ‘hypocrisy in its most brutal & blatant form’ in denying unions statutory electronic balloting ~ Campaign against Trade Union Bill far from over, says TUC)

FDA:  Crown Prosecution Service needs sustainable levels of funding to meet demands placed upon it

RoSPA Driver Fleet Safety undergoing overhaul to meet customer demand

CBI identifies £16.3bn CSR savings

WWF - Crisis in global oceans as populations of marine species halve in size since 1970

Arts Council England:  Touring programme awards over £2m in latest round

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Apply for PhD bursaries related to nuclear decommissioning

ESRC:  Horizon 2020 2016-17 Work Programmes: Where are the opportunities for social science and humanities research?

EHRC:  College of Policing and Commission announce new police training for stop & search

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