General News (Archive)

MoD:  The Dambusters in 2016: from Lancaster to Lightning – (MoD:  Armed Forces celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday in Windsor ~ MoD:  UK/US naval partnership 2016 ~ UK to increase training to Oman ~ RAF Typhoons scramble to meet Russian aircraft ~ £411m investment in new missile for UK's new jets sustains 700 UK jobs ~ UK and Romania strengthen defence relationship ~ MoD:  First Sea Lord’s remarks ahead of the centenary of the Battle of Jutland)

DfT:  Transport Minister views plans to boost Port of Liverpool

ScotGov:  CalMac secures ferry contract

LGA:  Universities & councils join forces to help communities – (LGA responds to Mayor of London's consultation plans on air pollution ~ LGA:  Councils respond to High Court ruling on term time holidays ~ LGA:  Queen's Speech - Councils respond to Policing and Crime Bill ~ LGA:  Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Children & Social Work Bill ~ LGA:  Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Soft Drinks Industry Levy ~ LGA:  Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill ~ LGA:  Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Local Growth and Jobs Bill ~ LGA:  Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Education For All Bill ~ Queen's Speech: LGA responds to Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill ~ LGA:  Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Digital Economy Bill ~ LGA - Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Bus Services Bill ~ LGA:  QS: Councils respond to National Citizen Service Bill)

Ofsted:  HMCI's monthly commentary: May 2016

DVSA:  Vauxhall Zafira second vehicle safety recall

Electoral Commission:  Don’t miss out! Voters warned not to miss registration deadline for EU referendum

HEFCE:  Universities & councils join forces to help communities – (HEFCE:  STEM & computer sciences reviews show that improving employment outcomes is a shared responsibility)

ESRC:  Research Councils UK statement on publication of the 'Success as a Knowledge Economy' white paper ~ Competition & choice: HEFCE response to higher education White Paper ~ CBI responds to new higher education proposals ~ ESRC:  School ban on mobile phones helping pupils)

STFC:  Royal Society of Chemistry Prizes & Awards 2016 – (STFC:  The greatest movie ever made ~ STFC contributes to new £3.9m urban regeneration partnerships)

EHRC:  New guide helps directors to set the tone on human rights – (EHRC:  #PowertotheBump unites young mothers in fight against pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work)

National Archives:  New project to launch with the National Maritime Museum & the Crew List Index Project

Environment Agency:  Water quality testing begins at bathing beaches – (EA:  Free coaching sessions aim to get people back into angling ~ EA:  Operation targets rural crime ~ EA:  Housing development firm fined £100,000 over construction site pollution)

CCW:  Discover how water companies are helping customers in difficulty – (CCW:  Household support for water competition hinges on bill savings)

TfL:  New facility at Custom House – (TfL:  Increased evening services for London Overground ~ TfL:  More mobiles move to contactless)

TUC: Government must act on cross-party proposals to give more workers decent pensions – (TUC: Government won’t reach its employment target for disabled people until 2030 ~ TUC: Wage losses may never be restored under current approach ~ TUC: Home-working up by a fifth over the last decade)

IPPR:  Role of private companies in education must be to innovate not profit

ACE:  Ambition for Excellence investment supports talent development across England – (ACE:  HOME celebrates over 1m visits in its first year ~ ACE:  How arts & cultural projects are proving life doesn’t end when Dementia begins ~ ACE:  £1.8m to support excellence & ambitions in disability arts)

UNICEF welcomes FARC’S announcement to release all children in its ranks – (Unicef:  4 schools or hospitals attacked or occupied every day)

WWF:  #GiveAHandToWildlife to support the world’s most endangered species