General News (Archive)

MoD:  New Navy ship named in Glasgow – (MoD:  New frigates opportunity for Ferguson as Defence Secretary visits ~ MoD:  Defence Secretary welcomes liberation of Raqqah ~ MoD:  UK steps up role as the fight against Daesh evolves ~ MoD: Veterans UK welcomes Prince Harry to Blackpool in a visit marking 25 years of helpline support ~ MoD:  Exercise Cambrian Patrol testing the best from around the world ~ MoD:  £ms invested in pilot training at state-of-the-art helicopter centre ~ MoD:  DIO awards contract for new jetty at HMNB Devonport Oil Fuel Depot ~ MoD:  UK Government ministers host Poppyscotland launch)

Cabinet Office:  Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects win UK Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition

DfT:  Top LA directors show dangers of using mobiles while driving

LGA responds to child gambling advertising crackdown – (LGA:  Return to Social Work programme launched to retrain 100 social workers ~ LGA responds to LGO report on Education, Health & Care Plans ~ LGA responds to new litter-tackling powers announced by Defra ~ LGA:  Local Housing Allowance: Councils respond to PM announcement ~ RAC Foundation report on penalty notices - LGA response)

HMT:  Unpaid tax at record low

GDS Academy, HMRC and DWP partner on first cross-university internship scheme

ScotGov:  Heroes recognised for bravery

STFC:  A rare glimpse inside the Chilbolton Observatory – (STFC:  8 new PhD training centres to boost UK's data science expertise)

HEFCE:  Financial health of the higher education sector - managing financial pressures and uncertainty

Ofcom:  Charges cut for up to a million BT landline-only customers

TfL:  A breath of fresh air – (TfL:  Measures planned to raise motorcycle standards)

CCW:  Take the fear factor out of water bills this Halloween

NA:  Changes to self-service copying facilities from 11 December 2017

Environment Agency:  Enforcement Undertaking agreed with vegetable company – (Environment Agency:  Are you aware of what you're burning this Guy Fawkes night?)

RoSPA:  Parents urged to buy their children’s Halloween costumes from responsible retailers

TUC: Government should vote to close EU loopholes that allow wage undercutting – (TUC calls for action to bridge the great regional divide ~ TUC celebrates 40 years of the union health and safety rep ~ TUC: UK still “decades” away from ending gender pay gap)

Unicef:  Two months since outbreak of violence in Myanmar, Rohingya refugee children still at acute risk without basic services – (Unicef:  At current rates of reduction, it will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa ~ Dividend or Disaster: UNICEF’s new report into population growth in Africa)

WWF - UK imports could be damaging an area the size of Greece each year – (WWF calls for post-Brexit CCTV solution for fisheries)

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