General News (Archive)

MoD signs £14m contract for lifesaving medical technology – (MoD:  Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal names new jetty for Navy’s giant aircraft carriers ~ Defence Minister and Prince Harry celebrate 200 year relationship with Nepal ~ Defence Secretary pays tribute to Sikh community)

ScotGov:  Supporting veterans into work

WAG:  Welsh innovation receives global recognition for helping to save & improve lives

PC&PE:  MoD must resolve challenges of unsustainably large estate

NAO:  Capability in the Civil Service ~ FDA:  Civil service must have the tools for the job as Article 50 looms ~ FDA:  Ministers cannot ignore growing calls to get real about civil service capacity

NO:  School transport policy changes causing upheaval for increasing numbers of children, according to LGO ~ LGA responds to Local Government Ombudsman's report into school transport ~ LGA responds to Localis Report on Industrial Strategy

LGA responds to figures showing fall in teenage pregnancies – (LGA:  London councils to work with design experts to tackle tough social issues ~ EA;  Illegal angler hooks hefty fine)

Environment Agency:  Join Anglian flood & coastal committee – (EA:  Thames Water ordered to pay record £20 million for river pollution ~ WWF comment:  Thames Water fined a record £20.3m for polluting the Thames)

ScotGov:  Final chance for students to submit 2016-2017 SAAS Applications

WAG:  Education Secretary praises Newport school’s role in developing Wales’ digital curriculum

ACE:   Literacy, coding & soft play - opportunities for everyone in our life-changing libraries – (ACE: Celebrating Sgt. Pepper at 50 ~ ACE:  Acrobatic Ambition for Excellence – celebrating 250 years of modern circus)

Committee on Standards in Public Life:  Members of Parliament: outside interests ~ CSPL:  MPs' outside interests - Committee announces short review

Natural England reduces red tape on badger class licences

Ofcom:  Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers – (Ofcom:  Compensation for landline and broadband customers when things go wrong)

Ofqual:  2017 National Reference Test successfully completed

Ofwat:  Customers should be engaged in shaping the future of water

ONS:  Testing for the 2021 Census

EHRC:  Brexit plans lack ambition for equality & human rights

ESRC:  Cross legged & talking tongues - the winners of 'Making Sense of Society' announced

TfL:  Safety work to start at Westminster Bridge

Electoral Commission:  New report finds electorate grew in 2016, but ambitious reforms are needed to keep pace with change – (Electoral Commission:  Electoral fraud: high stakes highlighted in new report)

National Archives:  Committee announces newly Accredited Archive Services

Met Office:  New Clouds named in WMO Cloud Atlas

UK online centres:  What would you like to learn?

TUC: Government ‘sleepwalking into another living standards crisis’ – (TUC: UK in the relegation zone for decently-paid maternity leave in Europe)

‘Gravy train’ for management consultants involved in NHS shake-up plans condemned by Unite

UK Space Agency:  SatelLife competition winners announced ~ SatelLife competition winners announced

Land Registry:  Reduced regulation of English social housing providers - registration requirements

IPPR:  Female speakers in majority at first summit of North’s civil society

Unicef:  Nearly 600m children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 – (South West neonatal units lead the way in achieving Unicef Baby Friendly standards)
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