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06 December

Plans progressed to create a smokefree generation
Plans progressed to create a smokefree generation
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Foreign Secretary travels to US to reaffirm support for Ukraine
Foreign Secretary travels to US to reaffirm support for Ukraine
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Filing your Register of Overseas Entities update statement

The one-year anniversary of the UK Register of Overseas Entities has come and gone, which brings with it the start of the updating duty process.

Every entity must file an update statement, even if there...

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05 December

The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea is a major achievement of diplomacy and international law-making:UK statement at the UN General Assembly
The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea is a major achievement of diplomacy and international law-making:UK statement at the UN General Assembly
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Drawing from children’s experiences as members of the FJYPB

The Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) are a group of up to 75 children and young people across England and Wales, aged 7 to 25 years old.  All members have either had direct experience of the...

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UK dedicates 140m to help countries switch to cleaner energy
UK dedicates £140m to help countries switch to cleaner energy
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PM call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel: 5 December 2023
PM call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel: 5 December 2023
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Treaty signed to strengthen UK-Rwanda Migration Partnership
Treaty signed to strengthen UK-Rwanda Migration Partnership
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Local government finance policy statement 2024 to 2025
Local government finance policy statement 2024 to 2025
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UK-Rwanda treaty: provision of an asylum partnership
UK-Rwanda treaty: provision of an asylum partnership
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Call for applications to provide evaluation and design consultancy for Belize's Gender Programme
Call for applications to provide evaluation and design consultancy for Belize's Gender Programme
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Environment Agency response to Panorama investigation

Today (4 December) Panorama ran a programme titled ‘The Water Pollution Cover Up’.

The programme discussed the Environment Agency’s regulation of the water industry with a specific focus on one...

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Fisheries annual report 2022 to 2023: how we spend fishing licence income
Fisheries annual report 2022 to 2023: how we spend fishing licence income
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Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill: draft excerpts from codes of practice
Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill: draft excerpts from codes of practice
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Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill: policy statement
Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill: policy statement
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Draft affirmative coming for Wine (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2024
Draft affirmative coming for Wine (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2024. See other results for details.
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Draft affirmative coming for Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (Automatic Online Conviction and Standard Statutory Penalty) (Specification of Offences and Penalties) Regulations 2024
Draft affirmative coming for Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (Automatic Online Conviction and Standard Statutory Penalty) (Specification of Offences and Penalties) Regulations 2024. See other results for details.
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Draft affirmative coming for Financial Services Act 2021 (Overseas Funds Regime and Recognition of Parts of Schemes) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations 2024
Draft affirmative coming for Financial Services Act 2021 (Overseas Funds Regime and Recognition of Parts of Schemes) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations 2024. See other results for details.
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Call for evidence on impacts of fishing on harbour porpoise and marine birds launched
Call for evidence on impacts of fishing on harbour porpoise and marine birds launched
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DASA launches new 1.6 million competition to get missiles talking
DASA launches new £1.6 million competition to get missiles talking
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Reappointments to the National Heritage Memorial Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Reappointments to the National Heritage Memorial Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund
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Two Trustees reappointed to the National Portrait Gallery
Two Trustees reappointed to the National Portrait Gallery
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UK announces further humanitarian support in response to El Niño in Somalia
UK announces further humanitarian support in response to El Niño in Somalia
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UK commits 15 million to support Somali women and girls
UK commits £15 million to support Somali women and girls
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DWP appoints new interim Chair of the Office for Nuclear Regulation
DWP appoints new interim Chair of the Office for Nuclear Regulation
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Environment Agency marks 10th anniversary of 2013 floods
Environment Agency marks 10th anniversary of 2013 floods
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe's speech to the London Chamber of Commerce
Baroness Neville-Rolfe's speech to the London Chamber of Commerce
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Board meeting minutes

Minutes of the 71st Board Meeting of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact held on 26 September 2023. For further information on anything raised in these minutes please contact us. Read the minutes HTML document...

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Supporting seed supply across the nation’s forests and beyond.

David Bole is Head of Sector Capacity and Green Economy at Forestry Commission. In this blog he looks at the work we are doing to ensure we have a resilient, diverse and bio-secure supply of tree seed.

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Annual health and welfare review of livestock now available to more farmers in England

The last time I wrote a blog post was in February, when I shared that the first step on the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway, the annual health and welfare review of livestock, ...

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Independent Reporting Commission (IRC) Sixth Report
Independent Reporting Commission (IRC) Sixth Report
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Grants for domestic tree production re-open
Grants for domestic tree production re-open
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London-based builder sentenced for Covid loan abuse
London-based builder sentenced for Covid loan abuse
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England among highest performing western countries in education
England among highest performing western countries in education
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Change of British High Commissioner to Brunei: Alexandra McKenzie
Change of British High Commissioner to Brunei: Alexandra McKenzie
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Press release: Government considers greater role for families in registration of deaths following inquests
Press release: Government considers greater role for families in registration of deaths following inquests
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World Soil Day: How we’re improving access to soils data and information for England and Wales

On World Soil Day, Naomi Lees explains the importance of Defra’s new four-year agreement with Cranfield University for the maintenance and licensing of the Land Information System (LandIS).

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Ensuring government data drives improvements in public services

By sharing and reusing trusted data, where it’s safe and legal to do so, policymakers and analysts are able to make better decisions ultimately leading to better services and outcomes for citizens. We...

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Safety digest 05/2023: Wood Green and Melton Lane level crossing
Safety digest 05/2023: Wood Green and Melton Lane level crossing
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National vision for engineering biology
National vision for engineering biology
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The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (The Ombudsman Scheme) Regulations 2024 – Draft SI and Policy Note
The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (The Ombudsman Scheme) Regulations 2024 – Draft SI and Policy Note
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EU programmes update (Viscount Camrose)

I am repeating the following Written Ministerial Statement made today in the other place by my Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology; Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP.

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Sport Update (Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay)

I am repeating the following Written Ministerial Statement made today in the other place by my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Lucy Frazer KC MP:

I wish to ...

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Public Interest Intervention Notice - Telegraph Media Group (Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay)

I am repeating the following Written Ministerial Statement made today in the other place by my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Lucy Frazer KC MP:

My Department...

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Update on the AUKUS Defence Partnership (Grant Shapps)

Just over two years ago, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia launched the ground-breaking new strategic partnership – known as AUKUS. As we have seen over the last two years or so, the world...

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Defence Equipment Plan (Grant Shapps)

I wish to inform Parliament that the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence has written to the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee with our 2023 update on the affordability of the 2023 Defence Equipment...

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EU programmes update (Michelle Donelan)

On Monday 4 December the UK and EU will sign our bespoke new agreement finalising the UK’s association to the Horizon Europe and Copernicus programmes. This deal is set to create and support thousands of...

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Public Interest Intervention Notice - Telegraph Media Group (Lucy Frazer)

My Department has written to the Barclay family and RedBird IMI, the current and proposed owners of Telegraph Media Group (TMG), to inform them of my decision to issue a Public Interest Intervention Notice (PIIN...

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Sport Update (Lucy Frazer)

I wish to inform the House that the Government has today published its response to the recommendations made by the Independent Review of Women’s Football.

Women’s football has developed rapidly...

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HMPPS appoints new non-executive director
HMPPS appoints new non-executive director
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UK-Kenya COP27 deals delivering by COP28 as UK backs new climate initiative
UK-Kenya COP27 deals delivering by COP28 as UK backs new climate initiative
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News story: Preferred candidate for the role of His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation
News story: Preferred candidate for the role of His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation
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Building a successful team for Tech Transfer in the public sector

Author: Maggie McGowan, Deputy Director, GOTT

Last week I chaired a panel discussion on how to resource Knowledge Asset (KA) management, what capability looks like and how we can develop it in the public...

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Ministry of Justice Cyber Security Strategy: 2023 to 2028
Ministry of Justice Cyber Security Strategy: 2023 to 2028
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Government publishes 2 billion vision for engineering biology to revolutionise medicine, food and environmental protection
Government publishes &pound;2 billion vision for engineering biology to revolutionise medicine, food and environmental protection
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UK welcomes the unveiling of PH National Adaptation Plan
UK welcomes the unveiling of PH National Adaptation Plan
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04 December

Animal Health and Welfare Pathway and AMR

On 1 November we published the UK-Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance Sales and Surveillance (UK-VARSS) 2022 report, which shows that the UK has reduced it’s antibiotic sales in food-producing animals...

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023: A Personal Perspective with Dr Tom Wells MBE

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a United Nations event celebrated every year on 3 December.

To help mark the day, Dr Tom Wells MBE spoke with Employment Judge Tamara Lewis on his ...

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New legislation set to ban live animal exports
New legislation set to ban live animal exports
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Response to a news report on cyber security at Sellafield
Response to a news report on cyber security at Sellafield
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Secretary of State speech at the UK in Horizon celebration event
Secretary of State speech at the UK in Horizon celebration event
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44th Universal Periodic Review of human rights: UK statement on Turkmenistan
44th Universal Periodic Review of human rights: UK statement on Turkmenistan
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Thousands of farm businesses receive payments from the RPA
Thousands of farm businesses receive payments from the RPA
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Deputy Prime Minister annual Resilience Statement
Deputy Prime Minister annual Resilience Statement
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Home Secretary unveils plan to cut net migration
Home Secretary unveils plan to cut net migration
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The Resilience Framework: 2023 Implementation Update
The Resilience Framework: 2023 Implementation Update
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The UK Government Resilience Framework
The UK Government Resilience Framework
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Called-in decision: Broadway Retail Park, Unit 1 to 3, Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood, London (ref: 3307073 - 4 December 2023)
Called-in decision: Broadway Retail Park, Unit 1 to 3, Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood, London (ref: 3307073 - 4 December 2023)
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Clean Energy Partnership: G7+ and Ukraine joint statement
Clean Energy Partnership: G7+ and Ukraine joint statement
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Coverage of XL Bully definition

 

There has been media coverage this weekend of claims that the definition of the XL Bully type lacks clarity, with owners not knowing whether their dog will be classed as the banned...

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RPA’s Rural Land Register 

The Rural Land Register is a key dataset maintained by RPA which underpins the delivery of the land-based schemes, such as Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and Sustainable Farming Incentive...

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Recent devolution deal signings

Signing of the Lancashire Devolution Deal at Lancaster Castle.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has signed devolution deals with three new areas and committed over &pound;1 ...

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Breakdown of SIA expenditure: 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023
Breakdown of SIA expenditure: 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023
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Performance of the SIA Inspections and Enforcement function
Performance of the SIA Inspections and Enforcement function
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Breakdown of Private Security Industry Act 2001 convictions
Breakdown of Private Security Industry Act 2001 convictions
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Treasury Minutes progress report – December 2023
Treasury Minutes progress report – December 2023
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PM's speech on the economy: 20 November 2023
PM's speech on the economy: 20 November 2023
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International Cultural Diplomacy Forum
International Cultural Diplomacy Forum
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Gender Based Violence: 16 Days of Activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gender Based Violence: 16 Days of Activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Review of UK cadet syllabus could shape training worldwide
Review of UK cadet syllabus could shape training worldwide
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Government statement: The UK condemns attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea
Government statement: The UK condemns attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea
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Project Zeus: future of test and evaluation of autonomous systems
Project Zeus: future of test and evaluation of autonomous systems
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Landmark moment for scientists, researchers and businesses as UK association to 80 billion Horizon research programme officially sealed
Landmark moment for scientists, researchers and businesses as UK association to &pound;80 billion Horizon research programme officially sealed
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Open consultation: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Draft Business Plan 2024 to 2027 for consultation
Open consultation: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Draft Business Plan 2024 to 2027 for consultation
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Press release: Thousands of prison smuggling attempts thwarted
Press release: Thousands of prison smuggling attempts thwarted
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Further round of the Research Starter competition coming soon 

Credit: Mendhak

Farmers, growers and foresters in England will soon be able to apply for a share of &pound;850,000 for ideas that improve productivity, sustainability, resilience and move the agricultural...

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Chair’s blog – November 2023

November marked our last Board meeting of 2023. It was a forward-focused session, looking at our plans to continue delivering our strategy through our business plan for 2024/25. Our aim remains to ensure people...

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Sustainable drainage systems for schools – environmentally friendly flood prevention

 

Amy Greenough, DfE’s project lead for the Schools Water Strategy, talks about the sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) projects her team has worked on in partnership with water companies ...

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Clarification on the requirement to display the SIA licence
Clarification on the requirement to display the SIA licence
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Ministry of Justice gender pay gap report: 2023
Ministry of Justice gender pay gap report: 2023
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Draft sector Subject Area 6 title change​
Draft sector Subject Area 6 title change​
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In a time of danger and uncertainty we must respond with strength, resilience and unity: article by the Foreign Secretary
In a time of danger and uncertainty we must respond with strength, resilience and unity: article by the Foreign Secretary
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Environment Agency to invest an additional 230k into fisheries through rod licence card change
Environment Agency to invest an additional &pound;230k into fisheries through rod licence card change
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Professional Forester Apprenticeship: a pathway into your new career in forestry

Applications to the 2024 Professional Forester Apprenticeship are now open. Marcus Ling has just started the apprenticeship programme and is working within the Forestry Commission’s South East and London...

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Tax Specialist Programme: Michelle's Journey

I had done a lot of different things before joining the Tax Specialist Programme (TSP). I studied Computing with Operational Research at university, before getting a job as a programmer. I decided this...

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Tax Specialist Programme: Rebecca's Journey

I started my career in HMRC in 2007 and like many others in the department, my first role was an Assistant Officer (AO) in the contact centre handling Tax Credit calls. I graduated from Warwick University...

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Number of security guards required for certain types of venues
Number of security guards required for certain types of venues
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Social Fund account 2022 to 2023
Social Fund account 2022 to 2023
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COP28: UK climate satellite contracts
COP28: UK climate satellite contracts
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DIO supports largest military training exercise on Salisbury Plain
DIO supports largest military training exercise on Salisbury Plain
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