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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport news
Two in three bosses at Britain’s biggest businesses not trained to deal with a cyber attack
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 16:20

Britain’s top firms and charities urgently need to do more to protect themselves from online threats, according to new Government research and a ‘cyber health check’ published today.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Two in three bosses at Britain’s biggest businesses not trained to deal with a cyber attack
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO warns companies about the costly consequences of making nuisance calls
Information Commissioner's Office
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 16:10

Companies carrying out direct marketing have been reminded that properly screening numbers against the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) register is much cheaper than a fine for making nuisance calls.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO warns companies about the costly consequences of making nuisance calls
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
ICC Arrest Warrant for Major Mahmoud al-Werfalli in Libya: Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 16:05
Department for Work and Pensions news
Tough new measures to protect savers from pension scams
Department for Work and Pensions
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 15:25

Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Tough new measures to protect savers from pension scams
Ministry of Defence news
Royal Navy leads international efforts to seize drugs worth £400M
Ministry of Defence
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 15:15

RN sailors complete a successful five month deployment with international partners to combat drug smuggling in the Gulf and Indian ocean.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Royal Navy leads international efforts to seize drugs worth £400M
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC appeal for witnesses following crash in Stevenage
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 15:10

The IPCC is appealing for witnesses after a woman lost control of a car and crashed in Stevenage on 11 August after police indicated for her to stop.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC appeal for witnesses following crash in Stevenage
NHS England news
New scheme launched to help NHS whistleblowers
NHS England
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 14:47

A nationwide pilot to help NHS whistleblowers back into work is being launched today by NHS England.

NHS England | Official News Release
New scheme launched to help NHS whistleblowers
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Minister appalled by developments in Venezuela
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 14:21

Statement following announcement that the new Constituent Assembly will take over the established National Assembly’s powers.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Minister appalled by developments in Venezuela
Office for National Statistics news
National Accounts changes: impact on the sector and financial accounts and balance of payments, 1997 to 2015
Office for National Statistics
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 14:15

Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today published articles setting out the indicative impact on the sector and financial accounts and balance of payments of the previously announced improvements to the UK National Accounts that will be introduced when revised figures, consistent with Blue Book 2017 and Pink Book 2017, are published on 29 September 2017.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
National Accounts changes: impact on the sector and financial accounts and balance of payments, 1997 to 2015
Department for Exiting the European Union news
Position papers published ahead of third round of negotiations
Department for Exiting the European Union
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 14:10

The papers outline the UK’s negotiating approach to goods on the market and to confidentiality and access to official documents.

Department for Exiting the European Union | Official News Release
Position papers published ahead of third round of negotiations
Scottish Government news
Baby Box registrations reach 10,000
Scottish Government
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 14:05

High number of parents already registered to receive a Baby Box.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Baby Box registrations reach 10,000
UK online centres news
What Do You Want To See At Digital Evolution 2017?
UK online centres
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 13:48

This year’s Digital Evolution conference will once again see us bringing together community partners, policy makers, corporate organisations and third sector representatives to take an in-depth look at how digital can have an impact on tackling social exclusion.

UK online centres | Official News Release
What Do You Want To See At Digital Evolution 2017?
HM Treasury news
One million Help to Buy: ISAs opened
HM Treasury
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 13:42

First-time buyers have saved over £1.8 billion into their Help to Buy: ISAs.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
One million Help to Buy: ISAs opened
Department for International Development news
'Aid workers should never be targets' - Priti Patel
Department for International Development
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 13:38

International Development Secretary paid tribute to aid workers from across the UK and around the world, on World Humanitarian Day.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
'Aid workers should never be targets' - Priti Patel
National Crime Agency news
Jail for chatroom sex offender
National Crime Agency
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 13:10

A third man has been jailed following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into an internet chat room where the rape of a child was streamed in real time.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Jail for chatroom sex offender
Scottish Government news
Pride in all our people
Scottish Government
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 12:18

The First Minister addressed Pride Scotland recently, which is Scotland’s largest LGBTI festival.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Pride in all our people
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UK Space Agency: Bids for government funding prove strong interest in LaunchUK
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 11:48

26 joint proposals from potential spaceports and operators proves strong interest in UK market for small sat launch and sub-orbital flight.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UK Space Agency: Bids for government funding prove strong interest in LaunchUK
Department of Health news
£5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit
Department of Health
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 11:43

The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan.

Department of Health | Official News Release
£5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit
Cabinet Office news
Key reforms mean big difference to sight impaired
Cabinet Office
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 11:10

A change suggested by the Minister for the Constitution will allow local authorities to use records for those with vision impairments to assist them with voting.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Key reforms mean big difference to sight impaired
National Crime Agency news
Sex offender jailed for child rape messages
National Crime Agency
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 11:05

A third man has been jailed following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into an internet chat room where the rape of a child was streamed in real time.

 

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Sex offender jailed for child rape messages
Environment Agency news
Councillors see plans for reducing flooding in Mytholmroyd
Environment Agency
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 10:20

Local councillors see first-hand the £30million plans for reducing flooding in the village.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Councillors see plans for reducing flooding in Mytholmroyd
Scottish Government news
Supporting victims of sexual assault
Scottish Government
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 10:15
Home Office news
Nominations open for 2017 awards celebrating police volunteers
Home Office
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 10:10

Nominations open for Lord Ferrers Awards 2017, with a new technical innovation category introduced to recognise cyber specials.

 

Home Office | Official News Release
Nominations open for 2017 awards celebrating police volunteers
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Investigation concludes police not at fault over fatal Stamford collision
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 10:05

An IPCC investigation into a fatal road collision at Stamford in Lincolnshire concluded that police contact with the driver was minimal and their actions did not contribute to his death.

 

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Investigation concludes police not at fault over fatal Stamford collision
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Marine Management Organisation - Rules around removal of lost fishing gear clarified
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 09:20

The MMO provides additional guidance on licensing rules relevant for the diving community and fishing gear.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Marine Management Organisation - Rules around removal of lost fishing gear clarified
Scottish Government news
Improving forensic medical examination services
Scottish Government
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 09:15

£76,000 for new training developed for rural communities.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Improving forensic medical examination services
Welsh Government news
Minister praises Powys for pioneering new electronic health and care system
Welsh Government
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 09:10

Social Services Minister Rebecca Evans has praised Powys’s health and social care services for becoming the first area in Wales to jointly implement a new IT system that helps health and social care professionals work together to provide care closer to people’s homes.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister praises Powys for pioneering new electronic health and care system
Environment Agency news
Worcestershire man sentenced for waste offences
Environment Agency
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 09:05

Company director appeared at Worcester Crown Court facing 2 charges related to waste on a site in Norton, Worcestershire.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Worcestershire man sentenced for waste offences
HM Revenue and Customs news
Join the HMRC user panel and help improve GOV.UK
HM Revenue and Customs
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 08:15

Help shape our online services by joining the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) user panel and sharing your ideas.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Join the HMRC user panel and help improve GOV.UK
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Legal Aid Agency - Civil news: HPCDS market engagement
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 08:10
Environment Agency news
Improved flood warning service now covers more properties
Environment Agency
Monday 21 August 2017 @ 08:05

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