General News (Archive)

MoD:  Crowsnest helicopter surveillance deal to protect carriers sustains 200 high-skilled UK jobs – (M0D:  First phase of hundreds of new service family homes complete at Tidworth)

ScotGov:  Pupils Scotland-wide to visit Arras

Electoral Commission statement on Northern Ireland Assembly election announcement – (Electoral Commission  publishes final party spending figures for the 2016 Scottish Parliament election ~ Final details of campaign spending at the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election published by Electoral Commission)

BEIS:  Consumer minister urges people to register their appliances

DCMS:  £4m grants announced for English Museums & Galleries under DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund

DfT:  £1.1bn East of England road improvements to boost economy ~ LGA:  Councils respond to £1.2bn local roads funding allocations for 2017/18

HMT:  Lifetime ISA and Help to Save: boost for savers as key schemes become law

LGA responds to publication of draft Local Government Finance Bill

WAG:  Cerys Matthews and Iwan Rheon named as Year of Legends Ambassadors ~ WAG:  Wales gets highest increase in overseas visitors – (WAG:  Welsh Archives benefit from partnership funding)

HMRC:  Tax helpline to support people affected by severe weather & flooding – (HMRC:  Voice ID showcases latest digital development for HMRC customers)

Environment Agency:  Project aims to improve river health – (EA:  Horncastle reservoir ready to reduce flood risk}

Arts Council England:  Ambitious projects benefit from new investment

HEFCE to invest £10.7m per year for university museums, galleries & collections – (HEFCE:  Strong progress on preventing terrorism)

STFC:  RAL Space Chief Scientist Recognised in Annual Awards for Astronomy & Geophysics

Food Standards Agency:  Consumers warned about frozen meat & fish products supplied by MDA Products Ltd

FDA:  Invest in the civil service to deliver successful Brexit & domestic reform

TUC: Working people will judge May’s Brexit strategy on whether it protects jobs & rights at work – (TUC to host Southern Rail talks ~ TUC:  Working people want to know how May’s ‘fairer Britain’ will improve their pay ~ TUC:  Nurses, teachers & firefighters facing falls of thousands in real pay by end of decade)

CAB:  Workers given just 48 hours notice of shifts starting, changing or being cancelled)

EHRC:  Wheelchair spaces on buses must be a priority, court rules

CCC welcomes publication of UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Government report ~ Defra:  Climate change challenges set out in new national assessment ~ Met Office:  2016: one of the warmest 2 years on record

IEA:  Oxfam’s report does nothing to help the world’s poor ~ Adam Smith Inst:  Oxfam's wealth statistics are persistently misleading

National Cyber Security Centre:  National challenge will develop schoolgirls’ cyber security skills

Unicef:  Number of unaccompanied children arriving by sea to Italy doubles in 2016 – (PC&PE:  Lack of clarity on refugee resettlement poses threat to long-term success ~ Unicef UK response to the PASC report on the Syrian Resettlement Scheme ~ LGA responds to PAC report on Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme ~ Unicef:  UN joint statement on Syria ~ Unicef:  More than 40% of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on education)

WWF:  Businesses unite in a bid to make the UK economy "fit for the future" by backing sustainable development – (WWF:  2016 - hottest year on record ~  WWF-UK comments on the PM's speech on leaving the EU)

Ofcom:  EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

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