General News (Archive)

MoD:  Two World War 1 soldiers have finally been identified a century later – (Mini drones set to investigate hazardous scenes, announces Defence Secretary ~ F-35 jet and new batch of UK pilots cleared for Carrier take-off, Defence Minister tells Select Committee)

LGA:  Spend rising fuel & motoring tax income on improving local roads - councils urge government ~ LGA responds to research on potholes – (LGA statement on Number 10 housing summit ~ LGA:  Councils need more funding to protect against big rise in cyber-attacks)

DfE:  Hundreds of pupils on track towards fluency in Mandarin

DfT:  All aboard the new Intercity Express trains that will transform journeys across Britain ~ OSSW:  All aboard the new Intercity Express trains that will transform journeys across South Wales

MoJ:  Opening stage of employment tribunal fee refund scheme launched

ScotGov:  Two weeks until A90 average speed cameras go live

HMRC:  Getting to the root of tax avoidance

Environment Agency:  River transfer project gives local communities more say

Ofwat boss talks of the ‘decade of falling bills’ – (Ofwat boss says water companies must work harder to keep the trust of their customers)

Ofgem:  Suppliers must do more to help those in debt, as report shows customers accrue more than £600 on average in unpaid bills

TfL:  Brand new Tube signalling successfully tested – (TfL and the police join forces to combat hate crime ~ TfL: 
Holiday fun at the museum

STFC:  New research could explain how river-like channels formed on Mars – (STFC:  A technological wonder - the UK engineers behind the latest gravitational waves news ~ STFC:  Nominations and Recruitment Process for Council Members ~ STFC:  Crashing neutron stars unlock secrets of the Universe – thanks to UK tech)

ESRC:  UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence announces major new projects at London event – (ESRC:  Putting Children First event calls for action to tackle child poverty ~ ESRC:  Decision Making Under Uncertainty Networks ~ ESRC:  Tinder reinforces ancient mating behaviour, say researchers)

HEFCE:  Universities & colleges receive £1.8m to tackle hate crime and online harassment

NCFE and the Functional Skills Reform

National Archives:  Keeper to lead international forum – (NA:  Changes to document ordering hours from 1 January 2018)

TUC: PM must act on OECD call for stronger workers’ rights – (TUC: Universal credit risks creating debt trap for working people ~ TUC: Cost of childcare has risen four times faster than wages since 2008)

FDA:  Civil Service's new diversity plan is welcome - but there's more to do

WWF:  40% of rivers in England & Wales are polluted with sewage adding to one of ‘the most urgent environmental crises facing the UK today – (WWF Scotland:  World's first floating wind farm opened ~ WWF flow a river through Parliament to put environment at the heart of politics)

Unicef:  7,000 newborns die every day, new report says – (South Sudan Conflict: 5,000 children reunited with family by UNICEF, Save the Children and partners)

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