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26 March

News story: Foreign Office statement on demonstrations in Belarus

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said:

We have closely followed events in Belarus leading up to, and during, the Freedom Day demonstrations. We are concerned over the actions of the law enforcement agencies...

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25 March

News story: Defence Secretary pays tribute to Sikh community

The Defence Secretary joined members of the British Sikh Association at a special Vaisakhi dinner at the Lancaster Hotel in London, where they put pen to paper to formally recognise the strong ties between the...

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24 March

News story: Baroness Anelay welcomes conclusions of UN Human Rights Council

Baroness Anelay said:

This was the first Human Rights Council (HRC) session since the UK’s successful re-election in November to serve a second term on the Council. The UK, represented at Ministerial...

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Press release: Privy Council appointment: Tobias Ellwood MP and Ben Wallace MP

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Tobias Ellwood MP and Ben Wallace MP as members of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

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Speech: No matter how hard they try to divide us, they will fail

Over the past few years I’ve become all too familiar with barbaric acts of terrorism aimed at the innocent. We all have. But I never expected to see one taking place right outside my office window.

On...

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Press release: Planned roadworks in the North West: summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 2 April 2017

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

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Press release: Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 27 March to Sunday 2 April 2017

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 March but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

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Press release: Planned roadworks in the East of England: weekly summary for Monday 27 March to Sunday 2 April 2017

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 24 March 2017 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

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Press release: Official opening for A556 Knutsford to Bowdon link road

Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan and Tatton MP George Osborne, chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, marked the project’s completion – on time and on budget – by planting a tree on the ...

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Speech: "What we’re witnessing is a systematic and corrosive assault on history, on religion, on the very fabric of identity"

Let me begin by thanking our briefers this morning, by welcoming the unanimous adoption of resolution 2347, and by paying tribute to France and to Italy for bringing this issue to the Council.

Today all...

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News story: Additional hand luggage restrictions on some flights to the UK

Updated: Clarification on transfer passengers and medical devices.

On Tuesday 21 March the government announced new aviation security measures on all inbound direct flights to the UK from the following...

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Press release: Report 05/2017: Near miss between a train and a track worker at Shawford
Summary

At 12:22 hrs on 24 June 2016, a train travelling at about 85 mph (137 km/h) narrowly missed striking a track worker near Shawford station, Hampshire. The track worker and a controller of site safety (...

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Press release: Oxford flood alleviation scheme uncovers a piece of the city’s history

The findings include ancient road surfaces, culverts, pottery, and other objects which have helped date an ancient crossing point of the River Thames and its tributaries, at what is now known as Old Abingdon ...

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News story: Alcohol industry updating the health information on its labels

The Department of Health worked closely with industry on the guidance for this labelling, to better reflect the latest advice on alcohol published by the UK Chief Medical Officers last year.

Public...

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Press release: Political talks update by Secretary of State

Video: political talks update

Good morning everyone.

We’re now entering the final few days available to the political parties here in Northern Ireland to form an Executive. I’ve had constructive...

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Press release: Foreign Secretary Statement at the UNSC briefing on South Sudan

As we sit safely in this Council Chamber, villages in South Sudan are being raided and plundered and set ablaze. Thousands of men, women and children are being driven from their homes, separated from their...

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Press release: Foreign Secretary Statement at the UNSC Briefing on Somalia

I’m grateful to President Farmajo for making his first address to this Council, to Michael Keating, the Special Representative, and Special Representative Madeira for their words.

Last week, I was...

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Health statistics

In the last few weeks, we’ve made three comments on health statistics – one in England, about leaks of accident and emergency data; one in Scotland, on statistics on delayed discharges; and one on...

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Press release: More than 100 housing estates receive regeneration cash boost

More than 100 housing estates across the country are set to benefit from a significant investment to kick-start their regeneration, the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced today (24 March 2017). Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 14:30, 24 March

News story: SatelLife competition winners announced

Updated: The location and ages of winners have been updated.

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News story: Defence Secretary pays tribute to Sikh community

The Defence Secretary joined members of the British Sikh Association at a special Vaisakhi dinner at the Lancaster Hotel in London, where they put pen to paper to formally recognise the strong ties between the...

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Speech: Greg Clark speech at the opening of London Taxi Company’s new electric taxi factory
Introduction

Thank you, it’s a great honour to be here for the opening of such an impressive new factory.

50,000 square feet.

An annual production capacity of 20,000 vehicles.

Up to a...

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Speech: British High Commissioner's speech at the Enterprise Africa Summit

Honourable Ministers, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries present, particularly our colleagues from the British Council who have put together this wonderful and so necessary event. Ladies and Gentlemen...

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News story: Crime news: welcome pack and training slides on new 2017 contract

Resources are available on GOV.UK to help bring providers up to speed when delivering work under the new 2017 Standard Crime Contract.

These include a welcome pack, training slides and short modules – ...

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News story: Civil/crime news: eligibility for legal aid and universal credit

A consultation called ‘Legal aid financial eligibility and universal credit’ is now open and the deadline for responses is 11 May 2017.

The proposals seek to amend the legal aid financial eligibility ...

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News story: Civil news: replacement contract schedules begin 1 April 2017

We will soon be issuing new civil contract schedules beginning on 1 April 2017.

These will replace the following schedules which are ending on 31 March 2017:

2010 Standard Civil Contract (mediation...
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Press release: Change of British High Commissioner to South Africa

Mr Nigel Casey CMG MVO has been appointed British High Commissioner to South Africa in succession to Dame Judith Macgregor DCMG LVO, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Casey will take up his...

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Press release: Political talks update by Secretary of State

Good morning everyone.

We’re now entering the final few days available to the political parties here in Northern Ireland to form an Executive. I’ve had constructive discussions over the last two and a...

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Press release: New report with practical advice for teachers on pupil behaviour

An independent review providing practical guidance to teachers about how to tackle bad behaviour in the classroom has been published today (24 March 2017).

Teacher and behaviour expert Tom Bennett spent...

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Press release: Illegal angler hooks hefty fine

A fishing trip to Lincolnshire has landed a man from Manchester with £597-worth of penalties after he was found breaking angling laws.

Mr John Handley of Herristone Road, Manchester, left his...

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Speech: Inspection of apprenticeships from May 2017

Thank you Kirsty, and good afternoon ladies and gentleman. It is a great pleasure to be here and my thanks to Nick and Shane at FE Week for inviting me to talk about the future of inspection.

I was delighted...

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Press release: Trustee disqualified after charity used for visa fraud

The Charity Commission has concluded that the trustee in charge of Khalsa Missionary Society has damaged the good name of charities by using a charity as a conduit for immigration fraud. The Commission...

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Speech: UK government supports training of Zambia peacekeeping defence forces

It is a great honour to be here today. I lived and worked for two years with the British, US and Afghan military in the war-zone of Helmand, southern Afghanistan, during which time our coalition forces were ...

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23 March

Statement to Parliament: PM Commons statement on Westminster attack: 23 March 2017

PM Commons statement on Westminster attack: 23 March 2017

Mr Speaker, yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy.

But today we meet as normal – as generations have done...

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News story: Westminster incident

For latest updates on the incident that took place in Westminster on 22 March you can read more on the Metropolitan Police website.

Twitter updates

You can follow @Terrorism Police UK and...

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Press release: Prime Minister's statement following attack in Westminster

Prime Minister’s statement

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

I have just chaired a meeting of the government’s emergency committee, COBR, following the sick and depraved terrorist attack...

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Four men and a woman found guilty of child sexual exploitation
Four men and one woman have been found guilty of child sexual exploitation offences in Sheffield
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Press release: MPs' outside interests: Committee announces short review

Lord Bew, Chair of the independent Committee on Standards in Public Life, said:

The Committee met today and discussed the subject of MPs’ outside interests.

We will make a further ...

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Speech: Together, we can build further our partnerships for prosperity

Your Excellency, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, and distinguished guests

I am delighted to be back here in Minna. This is my second visit during my time in Nigeria. I think it’s important for foreign representatives...

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MOD regional expenditure with UK industry and commerce and supported employment 2015/16

This document reports a breach of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, or the relevant Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Orders, to which the Code applies as if it included these orders.

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News story: CMA consults on changes to merger process

The changes, which follow a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) review of the effectiveness of the merger notice form and initial enforcement orders (IEOs), are intended to streamline its process and...

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Statement to Parliament: PM Commons statement on Westminster attack: 23 March 2017

Mr Speaker, yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy.

But today we meet as normal – as generations have done before us, and as future generations will continue to do – to deliver a...

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Press release: John Cridland CBE and the Government Actuary’s Department release reports into the future State Pension age

The John Cridland report looked at the key issues that drive State Pension age changes including, but not limited to:

life expectancy the challenges faced by those who rely most on the State Pension...
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Legal Services Board confirms appointment of the new Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints
17 March - Legal Services Board confirms appointment of the new Chair of the Office for Legal Complaints.
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Legal Services Board confirms appointment of new member of the Office for Legal Complaints
23 March - The Legal Services Board confirmed today the appointment of a new, non-lay member of the Office for Legal Complaints.
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Press release: Trustees of Ipswich Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre breached their legal duties, regulator finds

The Charity Commission has today (23 March 2017) published a report of its statutory inquiry into the Ipswich Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre (registered charity number 1149580) (‘the charity’), ...

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Speech: British High Commissioner's speech at national roundtable for women burn survivors

Welcome and thank you to all dignitaries – for that is what you all are, whether you are speaking or in the audience.

This initiative led by PCVC – is not just ambitious, but also a first of its...

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Press release: Prime Minister's statement following attack in Westminster

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

I have just chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee, COBRA, following the sick and depraved terrorist attack on the streets of our capital this afternoon...

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22 March

Press release: Prime Minister's statement on the death of Martin McGuinness

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

First and foremost, my thoughts are with the family of Martin McGuinness at this sad time.

While I can never condone the path he took in the earlier part ...

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Press release: Prime Minister's statement following attack in Westminster

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

I have just chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee, COBRA, following the sick and depraved terrorist attack on the streets of our Capital this afternoon...

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Press release: Minister appoints new Competition Appeal Tribunal members

The new members are:

Caroline Anderson Dr Catherine Bell CB Dr William Bishop Professor John Cubbin Simon Holmes Sir Iain McMillan CBE Professor David Ulph CBE Anna Walker CB Professor...
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Press release: Strabane explosion

Following last night’s attempt to kill police officers, serving the community in Strabane, James Brokenshire issued the below statement.

Secretary Of State Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP:

Those...

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News story: 2017 National Reference Test successfully completed

Each year, the test is taken by a sample of students in year 11, shortly before they take their GCSEs. This year’s test was held in 341 schools between 20 February and 3 March. At each school, up to 30 students...

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Statistics on homicide victims

Letter from Ian McNicholls to Ed Humpherson regarding statistics on homicide victims

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AWS Community Support - May Half-Term Activities

Bookings commence 24 April and close 18 May 2017.

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Press release: Wales at forefront of new plans to create 5,000 modern prison places
Justice Secretary unveils plans for new modern prison in Port Talbot; New build to create hundreds of local jobs and turbo-boost regional economy; Builds on the Government’s commitment to create up to 10,...
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News story: Civil news: contacting the exceptional and complex cases team

Call diverts for old exceptional and complex cases team numbers are being switched off on 1 April 2017 and you will need to use 0300 200 2020.

The 0300 200 2020 number is for the main customer services...

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News story: A year in the life of the Secretary of State for Wales

The last 12 months have allowed me the opportunity to experience the very best of this country - to connect with every corner of Wales, to savour its culture, its history and its people.

I have experienced...

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Press release: Innovation fund to support 30 libraries across England

An innovative indoor soft play facility designed to engage children and families with learning and reading through play, a ‘human library’ where people can gift their talents or experience to someone in need, ...

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Speech: Secretary of State Karen Bradley: Tech Nation 2017 report launch speech

Let me start by congratulating Tech City UK on another superb report. Tech Nation is a comprehensive and very well regarded analysis of the state of this country’s digital economy. This is the third annual Tech...

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News story: Almost half of UK financial services staff now covered by ground breaking Women in Finance Charter

33,000 extra staff in the UK now covered by the plan to tackle gender inequality in financial services.

The news comes on the first anniversary of the charter, with 122 firms, employing over half a million...

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Press release: Minister appoints new Competition Appeal Tribunal members

The new members are:

Caroline Anderson Dr Catherine Bell CB Dr William Bishop Professor John Cubbin Simon Holmes Sir Iain McMillan CBE Professor David Ulph CBE Anna Walker CB Professor...
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CCC delivers advice to Scottish Government on new Climate Change Bill

The Scottish Government is proposing to table historic new climate change legislation in the Autumn. It has asked the Committee on Climate Change to provide independent advice on central aspects of that legislation...

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News story: System launched to help tackle harms from new psychoactive substances

Last year, according to the 2015 to 2016 Crime Survey for England and Wales, one in 40 (2.5%) young adults aged 16 to 24 took a new psychoactive substance and there is evidence of widespread use among vulnerable...

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News story: UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website.

The introduction of the government’s Tax...

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News story: Almost half of UK financial services staff now covered by ground breaking Women in Finance Charter

33,000 extra staff in the UK now covered by the plan to tackle gender inequality in financial services.

The news comes on the first anniversary of the charter, with 122 firms, employing over half a million...

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Press release: Justice Secretary announces plans to create 5,000 modern prison places
New builds to create up to 2,000 construction jobs and generate millions of pounds to British economy Builds on the government’s commitment to create up to 10,000 modern places, aimed at reducing overcrowding...
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21 March

Statement to Parliament: Additional airline security measures on some routes travelling to the UK

Today the government announced there will be changes to aviation security measures for selected inbound flights to the United Kingdom. The House will be aware that the United States government made a similar ...

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News story: Additional hand luggage restrictions on some flights to the UK

On Tuesday 21 March the government announced new aviation security measures on all inbound direct flights to the UK from the following countries:

Turkey Lebanon Jordan Egypt Tunisia Saudi...
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Statement to Parliament: Additional airline security measures on some routes travelling to the UK

Today the government announced there will be changes to aviation security measures for selected inbound flights to the United Kingdom. The House will be aware that the United States government made a similar ...

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Press release: Ruthless fly-tipper jailed

A fly-tipper who left a trail of waste across the Devon countryside was finally brought to justice today when he was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Martin McDonagh, 23, failed to turn up at Plymouth...

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News story: CMA to review NHBC undertakings

The National House-Building Council (NHBC) provides new home structural warranties for over 1.6 million homes in the UK, covering around 80% of new homes.

The undertakings were given in 1995, following...

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News story: Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out

The new service means that the majority of adults can now renew their passport online. Following a successful pilot in 2016, over 240,000 people have renewed their passport online using the new service.

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Press release: Return of further powers to Rotherham

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed the return of 7 additional powers to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

Just over 2 years since the government intervention started, Mr Javid...

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Speech: All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation group address
Introduction

It’s a pleasure to join you today, and a particular pleasure to speak alongside a Parliamentary colleague; Baroness Kramer, a former colleague of mine at the Department for Transport.

Consensus...
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News story: MMO welcomes first NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellows

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has welcomed its first Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) Fellows to support its work in improving access to marine science.

Dr Jacqui Tweddle from ...

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News story: Future cities: urban spaces will be ‘radically different’

Some of the UK’s leading thinkers in urban infrastructure came together today to start a conversation about the challenges of supporting a growing population in cities.

The event was part of the Future...

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Press release: Nine anglers face combined fines of over £5,500 for fishing illegally in Staffordshire

Just one month after penalising eight Staffordshire anglers, the same court issues a combined fines of &pound;5,500 to another nine anglers for fishing offences.

On 20 March, North Staffordshire Justice...

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News story: New Non-Executive Director to the Financial Conduct Authority appointed

Nick has been appointed for an initial 3 year term which will take effect from 1 April 2017.

The Non-Executive Directors play a vital part in shaping the role of the FCA; agreeing the strategy; and providing...

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News story: Regulatory Delivery Awards: Do you know someone making a difference?

The Regulatory Delivery Awards 2017 recognise regulatory organisations, individual businesses and trade associations that have achieved positive outcomes through good practice.

Winners will have demonstrated...

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Press release: Government Ministers visiting Wales as part of Industrial Strategy engagement programme
Ministers visiting sites across Wales to explain how plans for a modern Industrial Strategy will benefit Wales. Business Secretary Greg Clark to be joined by Wales Secretary Alun Cairns at General Electric (...
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News story: CMA to review NHBC undertakings

The National House-Building Council (NHBC) provides new home structural warranties for over 1.6 million homes in the UK, covering around 80% of new homes.

The undertakings were given in 1995, following...

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Army Legal Assistance (ALA)

Clinic on 25 April 17

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Press release: February 2017 Transaction Data

In February:

Land Registry completed more than 1,516,590 applications the South East topped the table of regional applications with 354,091 City of Westminster topped the table of applications by ...
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News story: Update: air strikes against Daesh

Updated: update

Summary

Monday 13 March – Typhoons struck a supply route north-west of Mosul, and six strong-points within the city.

Wednesday 15 March – Tornados attacked three...

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News story: Reduced regulation of English social housing providers: registration requirements

When a private registered provider (such as a housing association) applies to be registered on or after 6 April 2017, we will no longer require them to certify their status.

When a disposal made by a ...

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Press release: UK House Price Index (HPI) for January 2017

The January data shows an annual price increase of 6.2% which takes the average property value in the UK to &pound;218,255. Monthly house prices have risen by 0.8% since December 2016. The monthly index...

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News story: Data released on appeals for 2016 GCSE and AS and A level exams

The report shows that there were 355 appeals against results made in 2016, compared to 466 in 2015 - a decrease of 24%.

This reduction is in the context of a drop in the number of GCSE, AS and A level...

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News story: New Non-Executive Director to the Financial Conduct Authority appointed

Nick has been appointed for an initial 3 year term which will take effect from 1 April 2017.

The Non-Executive Directors play a vital part in shaping the role of the FCA; agreeing the strategy; and providing...

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News story: Brokenshire pays tribute to Martin McGuinness

I want to extend my sympathy and sincere condolences to the family of Martin McGuinness at this difficult time.

Martin’s personal journey and the clear influence he had on others in the Republican...

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News story: Prime Minister's statement on the death of Martin McGuinness

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

First and foremost, my thoughts are with the family of Martin McGuinness at this sad time.

While I can never condone the path he took in the earlier part ...

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Press release: Planned roadworks in West Midlands: weekly summary for Monday 20 March to Sunday 26 March 2017

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 17 March 2017 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

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Press release: Planned roadworks in the North West: summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March 2017

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

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Statistics on homicide victims

Letter from Ed Humpherson to Ian McNicholls regarding statistics on homicide victims

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20 March

Press release: Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber: summary for Monday 20 March to Sunday 26 March 2017

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

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Press release: Improved road surface along the A1 near Wakefield

Improvements are being carried out on just over a 5-mile stretch of the southbound carriageway on the A1 between Ferrybridge and Barnsdale Bar, providing a smoother road surface for drivers.

Contractors...

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Press release: Final phase of Gateshead bridge work gets underway

Highways England is replacing the bridge joints on both sides of the carriageway between Derwenthaugh (junction 73) and Scotswood (junction 74).

Over the last few weeks work has been taking place on the...

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Press release: Planned roadworks in the North East: summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March 2017

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 March but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

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Press release: Foreign Secretary’s Nowruz message 2017 (1396)

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

“I want to give my best wishes to all those celebrating Nowruz around the world.

“People from many countries, communities and backgrounds will be gathering...

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News story: Defence Minister and Prince Harry celebrate 200 year relationship with Nepal

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster, who served with the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers himself, was at a special ceremony at the Nepali Embassy in London this afternoon to celebrate the end of the 200th year of UK-Nepal...

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