General News (Archive)

MoD:  UK supports training of Egyptian Armed Forces – (MoD:  UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: Summary ~ MoD:  LOGNET - The Future Defence Logistics Customer ~ Defence Secretary reaffirms strong ties with Kuwait)

Dstl:  Wearable sensors to help troops on the frontline

Home Secretary honours special constables & police volunteers

DCMS:  Right to Buy - more than 56,000 new homeowners across the country

HMRC:  More than 5m customers are using HMRC’s Personal Tax Account

LGA:  Make traffic light labelling mandatory – (LGA:  Judicial review backs councils' call for commercial waste VAT exemption to remain ~ LGA:  New powers needed to help councils tackle huge business rate debts)

FSA Chief Scientific Adviser outlines the challenges of Antimicrobial Resistance

ScotGov:  Scottish universities make top 200 – (ScotGov:  UEFA European Youth Championships bid ~ ScotGov:  Funding boost for proposed station at Robroyston)

Defra:  Asian hornet identified in Gloucestershire

Emma Howard Boyd appointed Chair of the Environment Agency – (EA:  Oil & gas regulators to host public drop-in)

RAIB:  Occupied wheelchair contacting passing train - update

Cefas:  Koi herpesvirus disease outbreak confirmed in Cambridgeshire

Ofwat:  Competition in residential retail water market could prevent customers being left behind ~ Ofwat:  PN 14/16 Competition in residential retail water market could prevent customers being left behind

CCW:  Water must learn from energy market if competition is pursued – (CCW:  September 21st Customer Complaints Report Roundup)

Ofgem welcomes Energy Theft hotline launch, with Crimestoppers – (Ofgem:  E.ON pays £3.1m after its agents missed appointments ~ Ofgem publishes bi-annual survey on how suppliers handle complaints)

TfL:  Minimising disruption during essential Tower Bridge closure – (TfL:  Diversions planned for essential bridge works)

CCC:  Energy policy is about more than Hinkley

CCC welcomes news that UK Government will take steps to ratify Paris Agreement ~ CBI responds to the Prime Minister's climate change commitment ~ Unicef:  Statement on UK commitment to ratify Paris climate change agreement ~ WWF:  Ratification of Paris agreement)

Arts Council England:  Making a museum – (ACE:  Over £700k of investment for Touring)

TUC Survey: Nearly half of workplaces have never had a visit from a health & safety inspector – (TUC: Pension enrolment up but adequacy still needs addressing urgently)

Met Office:  Name Our Storms 2016

ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review 2017 – (ESRC:  UN Summit to hear new research on why refugees & migrants crossed the Mediterranean in 2015 ~ ESRC:  Festival of Social Science events programme published ~ ESRC joins forces with the US's Rockefeller Foundation and NERC to achieve the UN's Global Goals ~ ESRC:  Floods severely affect children & young people: it's time to stop ignoring their experience)

Ordnance Survey relaunches road maps

RoSPA:  European-wide drive to push down the number of deaths on the road – (Driven NHS worker wins RoSPA’s Archangel Award)

Unicef calls for an increase in education spending as new report reveals global crisis in learning – (Unicef statement on the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants)

WWF:  British companies ‘leading the way’ in palm oil sustainability

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