General News

MoD: The second annual Veterans' Day was marked across the country in a series of events spread over five days, celebrating the contribution made by our veterans of all ages in conflicts both past & present and remembering those who did not return.
 
Large-scale events took place in Birmingham and Greenwich to mark Veterans' Day and, as part of the celebrations, Veterans Minister Derek Twigg announced a further extension to the eligibility for the HM Armed Forces and UK Merchant Seafarers Veteran's Badges.  Veterans who served up to 31 December 1994 can now apply for the free Veteran's Badge from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency.
Press release ~ Veterans Day 2007 ~ Service Personnel and Veterans Agency ~ ‘Not Forgotten’ Association
 
Scottish Executive: As the summer holiday season begins, a host of projects are being organised for young people with the aim of promoting good behaviour and providing an alternative to drink, drugs & antisocial behaviour.
 
For the first time in Scotland, Street Athletics will take place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Shotts, Dundee, Stranraer and Inverness, with the final being hosted in Dundee on September 8.
Press release ~ YoungScot.org – scottish youth information portal ~ Nuff Respect - Street Athletics 2007
 
Acas: Acas, the employment relations service, is extending its expertise by providing conciliation in selected cases referred to it by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
 
In 2005/06 the EAT accepted 836 cases for appeal and the types of cases which are expected to be referred to Acas by the EAT include:

Press release ~ Acas ~ Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)

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