General News (Archive)

Defence Secretary agrees stronger partnership with Netherlands – (Defence Secretary welcomes new Canadian Defence Policy ~ MoD:  New Gateway will help veterans get support on civvy street ~ MoD:  Chief Constable Alfred Hitchcock ~ MoD:  Grave of brave Nottingham born WW2 airman finally rededicated ~ MoD:  Flexible working for Armed Forces ~ MoD:  £135M infrastructure contract marks milestone in UK F35 programme ~ Defence Minister Focuses on Scottish business, skills & innovation ~ MoD:  £260M job-sustaining contract for advanced identification system ~ MoD:  First ever memorial to African & Caribbean Service Personnel unveiled in Brixton)

FCO:  Angelina Jolie visits British military team in Kenya

WAG:  FM pays tribute to Armed Forces community

Cabinet Office:  Natasha Kaplinksy recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours for project to remember the Holocaust ~ DfE:  Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017 ~ MoD:  2017 Birthday Honours for Service personnel & Defence civilians ~ techUK:  Tech Leaders Recognised on Queen's Birthday Honour's List)

BEIS:  Product recalls

ScotGov:  Queensferry Crossing to open August 30 – (ScotGov:  Improving MND care ~ ScotGov:  Bypass' 1,000th beam just grand)

LGA responds to new smoking figures – (LGA responds to Queen's Speech ~ LGA:  Procurement of audit services delivers outstanding results ~ LGA:  Councils respond to NSPCC’s “How Safe Are Our Children?” report)

ECHR:  Benefits cap High Court ruling response

Ofsted launches point-in-time questionnaires - (Ofsted:  Amanda Spielman's speech at Festival of Education)

techUK:  techUK CEO Comments on Ofqual Computing Statistics ~ Ofqual:  Allegations of malpractice in Edexcel's C4 maths paper

HEFCE:  Upcoming UK-wide survey on the delivery of funders’ open access policies – (HEFCE:  New assessment highlights excellence of teaching & learning across UK universities & colleges)

STFC:  UK's world leading laser facility celebrates 40 outstanding years

Ofgem decides to lower payments to embedded generators to protect customers

CCW:  Water trailing energy suppliers on value for money - (CCW:  Households in Wales more satisfied with their water company than in England)

Ofwat:  The importance of customer data in the water sector

Food Standards Agency launches Safe Summer Food guide as UK picnickers head out in the sun

ScotGov:  The lure of ancient history – (ScotGov:  Funding boost for teaching collaborative ~ ScotGov:  Same SAAS, new account – Apply now, less than one week left to ensure student funding is in place on time!)

ACE:  The University of Leicester brings letters of legendary 1960s playwright to life – (ACE:  Turner Prize 2017 shortlist showcases art in the Midlands)

UK Space Agency:  Plato mission brings opportunities for UK space sector

GeoPlace Official:  The future of public services depends on this – connecting data for better outcomes

ESRC:  Regional visits June-July 2017 – (ESRC:  Award for providing the public with trustworthy migration facts ~ ESRC:  Researcher's first project prompts new EU approach to fuel poverty ~ ESRC:  Network to boost ethnic minority business takes top prize)

TfL:  The future of cross-London travel arrives – (TfL wraps up in rainbows to celebrate Pride)

Met Office:  Wind power can provide energy on coldest days – (Met Office:  Don't put yourself in weather danger: check out our updated regional mountain forecasts)

CAB:  Two thirds of online shoppers suffer problems with parcel delivery

FDA urges Chancellor to act now on civil service pay or risk undermining vital public services

TUC: A quarter of new dads are missing out on paternity leave & pay – (TUC: Relax workplace dress codes during heatwave)

RoSPA:  UK Government urged to end health and safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze

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Unicef:  Severe Funding Gaps Threaten Assistance to 9m Children in Syria and Neighbouring Countries – (Unicef UK & Save the Children: Brexit risks leaving refugee children stranded from family ~ Unicef:  A children’s refugee crisis)

WWF comment ahead of the Queen’s Speech – (WWF:  UK’s appetite for tropical prawns is causing the deaths of thousands of threatened marine turtles every year ~ WWF responds to Queen’s Speech ~ WWF:  Rio Anniversary: Wales must use global links to protect planet beyond Brexit)

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