General News (Archive)

MoD:  2016 Queen’s birthday honours recognise 154 military & civilians in Defence - (Defence Secretary awards new medal to 46 troops ~ MOD:  Elephant fence to be built around Kenyan UK training area ~ DIO showcases infrastructure progress at RNAS Yeovilton ~ MoD:  RAF World War 2 hero's final resting place identified ~ MoD:  Copies of the Iraq Inquiry report for families ~ MoD:  Defence cyber test launched ~ MoD:  Thousands benefit from Armed Forces house loans)

DCMS:  UK to observe silence to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme ~ WAG:  FM to lead overnight vigil to mark centenary of the Battle of the Somme ~ National Archives:  Somme Tales - A unique opportunity for 16-19 year olds ~ FCO:  Britain Remembers WW1 Victoria Cross Heroes)

HM Treasury seeks permanent Tax Director for Office of Tax Simplification

DCMS wins special award for staff engagement

BIS:  After one marathon, hundreds of experiments, and millions inspired, Tim Peake has returned to Earth

LGA responds to CLG Committee report on business rates – (LGA:  Flood protection: LGA responds to new report by cross-party environmental audit committee ~ LGA:  Flash floods: councils' awareness campaigns as thundery showers forecast ~ LGA:  'Russian roulette' tumble dryers need recalling, urge fire authorities ~ LGA statement on 'leave' vote in EU referendum)

ScotGov:  Rural economy boost – (ScotGov:  Bee disease confirmed ~ ScotGov:  Decrease in unemployment ~ ScotGov:  Boost for community decision-making)

WAG:  Curtis Cup heads to Wales for 2020 – (WAG:  £1.5m Glastir Small Grants Scheme to open ~
WAG:  Free entry to Cadw sites as Wales makes history at the Euros ~ TB restricted herds in Wales at lowest level since 2006 ~ WAG:  International Scale Installations to mark “Year Of Legends” ~ WAG:  New Facilities At Bargoed School ~ Fans encouraged to enjoy the Visit Wales stand in Paris)

Electoral Commission statement on assessment of Ryanair spending on EU Referendum campaigning – (Electoral Commission:  Provisional electorate figures published ahead of the EU referendum)

Ofsted:  Sir Michael Wilshaw's speech to the Festival of Education

Ofgem proposes safety net for consumers’ cash

Food Standards Agency:  National Food Crime Unit launches ‘Food Crime Confidential’

TfL working with schools to inspire more women & young people to work in transport – (TfL:  London’s first Quietway route now open ~ TfL:  A chance to have your say on bus routes in the Capital)

TUC: Working people must not pay the price of leaving the EU

EHRC:  Pay for damaged wheelchairs, leading Paralympian tells airlines

Arts Council England:  Around the World with Blue Apple Theatre – (ACE:  Around the World with Blue Apple Theatre ~ ACE:  Marine painting exhibition celebrates Cornish artists in Penzance ~ ACE:  New radio play for families)

ESRC:  Winners of ESRC 2016 Celebrating Impact Prize announced

National Archives:  Programme released & registration open for Discovering Collections - Discovering Communities 2016

Unite: Vets face bleak future unless young vet exodus is halted – (Unite: Children’s literacy under threat as Greenwich council plans to close mobile library service)

Unicef:  Time for Home Office to keep promise of reuniting lone refugee children with family in UK – (Unicef Statement to Home Office Questions on the Refugee Crisis ~ Unicef:  Statement on violence against the children of Syria ~ Unicef:  Sexual exploitation, trafficking & abuse engulfing the lives of children in the camps of Calais & Dunkirk ~ Unicef - 9 out of 10 refugee & migrant children arriving in Italy are unaccompanied ~ Unicef:  African youth to African leaders: “You must do more to end conflicts in Africa”)

Met Office:  El Niño drives record rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide – (Met Office:  Research links aerosols to recent slowdown in global warming ~ Met Office:  Better information is needed to understand extreme weather)

Met Office:  Women in Engineering Day ~ Dstl:  Supporting National Women in Engineering Day 2016

WWF calls for industry standards in the Green Bond Market to bolster a sustainable economy

RoSPA:  Top safety award for educator who has reached 150,000 people

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