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Department of Health and Social Care news
CMO for England statement on the Wuhan novel coronavirus
Department of Health and Social Care
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 16:40

Statement from the Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, on Wuhan novel coronavirus.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
CMO for England statement on the Wuhan novel coronavirus
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government news
Communities Secretary visits Jerusalem for fifth World Holocaust Forum
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 16:25

Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP called for a renewed commitment to stand up to antisemitism and prejudice.

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government | Official News Release
Communities Secretary visits Jerusalem for fifth World Holocaust Forum
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government doubles support for ‘whole school’ approach to mental health
Welsh Government
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 16:20

The Welsh Government has doubled the funding available to local authorities and local health boards across Wales to protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government doubles support for ‘whole school’ approach to mental health
Action Fraud news
The Amazon Prime scam that has cost victims over £1M
Action Fraud
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 16:15

Criminals are continuing to target unsuspecting members of the public using Amazon Prime scam calls.

Action Fraud | Official News Release
The Amazon Prime scam that has cost victims over £1M
techUK news
Police funding settlement and tech
techUK
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 16:10

Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service this week lays out the police funding settlement for 2020/21

techUK | Official News Release
Police funding settlement and tech
Open Europe news
Open Europe's Dominic Walsh summarises this week's developments in Brexit, trade, and EU affairs.
Open Europe
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 16:05

The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill has passed into law unamended and has received Royal Assent.   The PM, Boris Johnson, said that the UK has “crossed the Brexit finish line” and could now “move forwards as one.”

Open Europe | Official News Release
Open Europe's Dominic Walsh summarises this week's developments in Brexit, trade, and EU affairs.
Department for Transport news
Third generation mariner to turbocharge the future of maritime’s brightest talent
Department for Transport
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 15:25
EU News news
Christine Lagarde: How can a united Europe meet the challenges it faces today?
EU News
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 15:20

Opening remarks by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, during a dinner on "Uniting Europe" at the World Economic Forum

EU News | Official News Release
Christine Lagarde: How can a united Europe meet the challenges it faces today?
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO statement in response to an announcement made by the Metropolitan Police Service on the use of live facial recognition
Information Commissioner's Office
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 15:15

In October 2019 we concluded our investigation into how police use live facial recognition technology (LFR) in public places. 

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO statement in response to an announcement made by the Metropolitan Police Service on the use of live facial recognition
HM Revenue and Customs news
Do your tax return before it drives you quackers, you’ve got one week to go!
HM Revenue and Customs
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 15:10

HMRC is urging more than 3 million customers who have not yet submitted their 2018 to 2019 Self Assessment tax return to do so before the 31 January deadline.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Do your tax return before it drives you quackers, you’ve got one week to go!
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Levelling up research and innovation right across the United Kingdom
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 15:05

Science Minister Chris Skidmore sets out his vision for how to level up research and development so that it benefits every corner of the UK at the opening of the Durham University Teaching and Learning Centre.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Levelling up research and innovation right across the United Kingdom
Welsh Government news
£3m to bring Ruthin health services under one roof
Welsh Government
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 14:25

THE Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has approved £3m of funding to bring health services together under one roof in Ruthin.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£3m to bring Ruthin health services under one roof
EU News news
Artificial intelligence: EU must ensure a fair and safe use for consumers
EU News
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 14:20

MEPs want a strong set of rights to protect consumers in the context of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making.

EU News | Official News Release
Artificial intelligence: EU must ensure a fair and safe use for consumers
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
Metropolitan Police Officer cleared of assault following trial
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 14:15

A Metropolitan Police officer has been cleared of assaulting a 17 year old teenager during a routine stop and search yesterday (23 January).

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) | Official News Release
Metropolitan Police Officer cleared of assault following trial
Scottish Government news
Public Inquiry Chair announced
Scottish Government
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 14:10

Lord Bracadale to lead inquiry into circumstances surrounding death of Sheku Bayoh.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Public Inquiry Chair announced
Ofgem news
Challenge group report on company business plans for next price control
Ofgem
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 14:05

The independent RIIO-2 Challenge Group, has delivered to Ofgem its report into network companies’ final Business Plans for the next round of price controls.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Challenge group report on company business plans for next price control
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport news
Welsh Slate Landscape nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 13:25

The Slate Landscape of North West Wales has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Status

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Welsh Slate Landscape nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status
EU News news
Show us the money for new policy proposals, MEPs tell budget commissioner
EU News
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 13:20

During a debate with budget commissioner Johannes Hahn on 22 January, members of the Parliament’s negotiating team for the EU's next long-term budget expressed concern that the Commission’s budget proposal for how the EU should spend its money the next seven years no longer adds up.

EU News | Official News Release
Show us the money for new policy proposals, MEPs tell budget commissioner
Environment Agency news
Environment Agency agrees £60,000 donation to Wildlife Trust
Environment Agency
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 13:15

Gloucester Gateway Ltd have donated money to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust following an Environment Agency investigation.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Environment Agency agrees £60,000 donation to Wildlife Trust
Arts Council England news
Second cohort of Accelerator Programme launched to advance the cultural sector’s environmental practice
Arts Council England
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 13:10

Yesterday, Thursday 23 January, Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle announce the second cohort for their Accelerator Programme, a strand of work launched in 2018 to foster enterprise, innovation, future thinking and creative perspectives on climate and the environment.

Arts Council England | Official News Release
Second cohort of Accelerator Programme launched to advance the cultural sector’s environmental practice
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government news
Treorchy crowned "UK's best" in the Great British High Street Awards
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 13:05

The high street, in the Rhondda Valley, was named ‘High Street of the Year’ and wins £15,000 for the local community.

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government | Official News Release
Treorchy crowned "UK's best" in the Great British High Street Awards
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary statement on Harry Dunn case
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 12:25

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab responds to the US decision not to extradite Anne Sacoolas.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary statement on Harry Dunn case
EU News news
The EESC bids farewell to its UK members with the promise of maintaining close ties with UK civil society
EU News
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 12:20

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) paid tribute to its British members on 22 January 2020 at the last plenary session they will attend before the UK leaves the EU on 31 January. 

EU News | Official News Release
The EESC bids farewell to its UK members with the promise of maintaining close ties with UK civil society
Department of Health and Social Care news
Funding awarded for more Changing Places toilets in NHS hospitals
Department of Health and Social Care
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 12:15

Over £500,000 has been given to 10 NHS trusts in England today to build new Changing Places toilets for severely disabled people.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
Funding awarded for more Changing Places toilets in NHS hospitals
Met Office news
Australian bushfires help push forecast 2020 CO₂ rise
Met Office
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 12:10

A forecast of the atmospheric concentration of carbon-dioxide shows that 2020 will witness one of the largest annual rises in concentration since measurements began at Mauna Loa, in Hawaii, 1958.

Met Office | Official News Release
Australian bushfires help push forecast 2020 CO₂ rise
Ministry of Justice news
16 jails to receive X-ray scanners
Ministry of Justice
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 12:05

Tough new security measures will be introduced at 16 of the most challenging jails – a major part of the government’s crackdown on crime behind bars.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
16 jails to receive X-ray scanners
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Law Commission: Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill re-introduced into Parliament
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 11:25

The Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill has been re-introduced into Parliament. The Bill was originally introduced in May 2019 but the Bill’s passage was halted by the 2019 general election.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Law Commission: Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill re-introduced into Parliament
EU News news
Brexit: the Withdrawal Agreement passes the first European Parliament test
EU News
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 11:20

The Constitutional Affairs Committee agreed on Thursday to recommend that the EP plenary should approve the UK withdrawal terms.

EU News | Official News Release
Brexit: the Withdrawal Agreement passes the first European Parliament test
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
Digital and mobile interventions could support regular health services in helping people stop smoking and reduce their risk of obesity, says NICE
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 11:15

Health professionals can consider digital and mobile interventions as a supplement to regular services to support behaviour change in people at risk of developing chronic conditions.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
Digital and mobile interventions could support regular health services in helping people stop smoking and reduce their risk of obesity, says NICE
NHS England news
Rapid NHS response teams to help people stay well at home
NHS England
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 11:10

Expert rapid response teams will be on hand within two hours to help support older people to remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions, under new plans outlined by the NHS yesterday.

NHS England | Official News Release
Rapid NHS response teams to help people stay well at home
National Audit Office Press Releases news
High Speed Two: A progress update
National Audit Office Press Releases
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 11:05

Today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the High Speed Two railway is over budget and behind schedule because the Department for Transport (DfT), HS2 Ltd and wider government have underestimated its complexity and risk. Significant challenges to completing the programme and delivering value for taxpayers and passengers remain.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
High Speed Two: A progress update
Department for Transport news
Pacer competition winners will transform trains for northern communities
Department for Transport
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 10:25
Food Standards Agency news
FSA consults on updated guidance following change to allergen labelling law
Food Standards Agency
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 10:20

The FSA has published a consultation on updates to its existing technical guidance to reflect changes to food allergen labelling legislation in England which comes into effect on 1 October 2021.

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
FSA consults on updated guidance following change to allergen labelling law
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
Dstl develops new Space weather sensing suite in 1 year
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 10:15

Dstl developed a Space weather miniature sensing suite in 1 year for a joint mission with the US NRL to enhance Space modelling capabilities.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
Dstl develops new Space weather sensing suite in 1 year
Competition & Markets Authority news
Second firm admits illegal role in agreement for essential drug
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 10:10

Drug company Tiofarma has admitted that it took part in an agreement that resulted in significant price hikes for an essential medicine.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Second firm admits illegal role in agreement for essential drug
Big Lottery Fund news
£1.5m National Lottery boost for sports, arts and community groups
Big Lottery Fund
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 10:05

It’s a great start to the year for 219 arts, sports and community groups across Scotland, thanks to a National Lottery cash boost of £1,551,849

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
£1.5m National Lottery boost for sports, arts and community groups
Electoral Commission news
Defending our democracy in the digital age
Electoral Commission
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 09:25

This week saw publication of a new and valuable contribution to the debate about electoral reform, with the release of the report ‘Defending our democracy in the digital age’ by the UK Parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Electoral Campaigning Transparency. A cross party group of MPs formed in the last parliamentary session, the member MPs took evidence from over 70 organisations – including the Commission – before publishing this welcome addition to the debate. 

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
Defending our democracy in the digital age
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners news
National Digital Policing Strategy 2020-2030
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 09:20

The National Digital Policing Strategy 2020-2030 has been launched at the Police ICT Summit 2020.

Association of Police and Crime Commissioners | Official News Release
National Digital Policing Strategy 2020-2030
NHS Health Scotland news
First study published into under 18 drinkers post MUP
NHS Health Scotland
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 09:15

Interviews with young people under 18 years old who reported drinking alcohol found that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) did not impact on the their acquisition, consumption or related behaviours, either positively or negatively. 

NHS Health Scotland | Official News Release
First study published into under 18 drinkers post MUP
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA consults on annual plan
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 09:10

The CMA has launched a consultation on its annual plan for 2020/21

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA consults on annual plan
Welsh Government news
Record high demand on ambulance and Emergency Departments during challenging December
Welsh Government
Friday 24 January 2020 @ 09:05

Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, has responded to the latest NHS performance statistics and announced an extra £10m, on top of the £30m earlier this year, to support health and social care delivery in recognition of increased pressure this winter.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Record high demand on ambulance and Emergency Departments during challenging December

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