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26 April

Press release: New charity investigation: ANO

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into ANO, registered charity number 1155123. The inquiry was opened on 3 April 2017. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:30, 26 April

25 April

News story: CMA provisional decision on ICE/Trayport agreement

In March following a challenge by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) upheld the CMA’s findings that the merger between the 2 results in a loss of competition and...

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Press release: Privy Council appointments: Gavin Barwell and Mel Stride

The Queen has been pleased to approve that Gavin Laurence Barwell MP and Melvyn John Stride MP be sworn of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

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News story: Videos and webinars about tax credits
Video

A YouTube video will be available on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

It will explain:

how HMRC will contact you to check your tax credits why your details are being checked what you need to...
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News story: CMA provisional decision on ICE/Trayport agreement

In March following a challenge by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) upheld the CMA’s findings that the merger between the 2 results in a loss of competition and...

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News story: New Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

On 21 April 2017 the Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening confirmed her decision to appoint Lord Shinkwin as a new Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Lord Kevin Shinkwin...

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Press release: Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Kuwait

Mr Michael Davenport MBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait in succession to Mr Matthew Lodge, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Davenport ...

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News story: South Eastern franchise public consultation events cancelled

Events planned as part of the public consultation for the South Eastern franchise have been cancelled following the announcement of a general election on 8 June.

The following events will now not take...

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Press release: March 2017 Transaction Data

In March:

HM Land Registry completed more than 1,796,050 applications the South East topped the table of regional applications with 414,647 Birmingham topped the table of applications by local authority...
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News story: Animal medicines seizure: R & J Smith, Valley Veterinary Centre

R & J Smith, Valley Veterinary Centre, Galston, Ayrshire. The following products were seized as they are not authorised in the UK:

1 x 100ml Ascorbic Acid Injection

1 x 50ml...

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Speech: It’s good to talk. It’s good to listen.

New guidance for doctors about maintaining confidentiality comes into force today.

I very much welcome this revised guidance from the General Medical Council, (GMC) and believe it will play an ...

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Job Opportunity: Berlin

British Defence Staff Administrative Assistant/Driver

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Speech: High Commissioner's speech at the Queen's Birthday Party, Brunei 2017

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Minister of Development at the Prime Minister’s Office and Yang Mulia Pengiran Datin Hajah Noorsiah binte Pengiran Hamdan

Pengiran Pengiran...

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Speech: High Commissioner's speech at the 2017 Queen's Baton Relay opening event, Lusaka

We are today celebrating the arrival of the Queen’s Baton to Zambia. The 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay was launched on 13 March at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as part of Commonwealth Day celebrations...

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24 April

Press release: Foreign Office response to US sanctions on individuals connected with the Asad regime’s chemical weapons programme

Responding to the US decision, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

The UK welcomes US action to sanction individuals connected to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The abhorrent attack on Khan...

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Statement to Parliament: Sky / Fox Merger

On Thursday 16 March I intervened in the proposed acquisition of Sky by 21 Century Fox on the media public interest grounds of media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards by issuing a European Intervention...

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News story: Update: air strikes against Daesh

Updated: update

Summary

Thursday 20 April – Typhoons supported Syrian Democratic Forces, striking a Daesh-held building north-west of Raqqa, and a mortar team hiding in a tunnel in the east of ...

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Letter to the leaders of major UK political parties

Letter from Sir David Norgrove to the leaders of major UK political parties

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News story: Send and receive bigger files with our online services

When customers send us documents via our online services, they can now send us files that are up to 20MB. This is an increase from the previous file size limit of 10MB.

The types of documents customers...

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Press release: Dr Fox: English goods are 'in demand' across the world

From strawberries and cream to cheddar cheese and gin, typically English products are proving popular internationally.

This comes as the Department for International Trade has sought to open up new markets...

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Press release: RACE DRIVEN to support driverless cars

RACE – UKAEA’s state of the art robotics technology centre at Culham Science Centre – is to consolidate its position as a test site for driverless cars as a number of major investments in this area were announced...

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Press release: Dr Fox: English goods are 'in demand' across the world

From strawberries and cream to cheddar cheese and gin, typically English products are proving popular internationally.

This comes as the Department for International Trade has sought to open up new markets...

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Press release: RACE DRIVEN to support driverless cars

RACE – UKAEA’s state of the art robotics technology centre at Culham Science Centre – is to consolidate its position as a test site for driverless cars as a number of major investments in this area were announced...

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23 April

Press release: Holy Cross bomb discovery

Rt Hon James Brokenshire, MP said:

I am sickened by this incident with dissident republican terrorists placing a bomb close to a primary school in north Belfast. This shows their wanton disregard for...

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22 April

Press release: Dr Fox: English goods are 'in demand' accross the world

From strawberries and cream to cheddar cheese and gin, typically English products are proving popular internationally.

This comes as the Department for International Trade has sought to open up new markets...

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21 April

Press release: Cornwall waste disposer prosecuted for illegally storing asbestos

The owner of a Cornish waste disposal business has been ordered to pay almost £80,000 in fines and costs for illegally storing and treating waste including asbestos at a site near Penzance.

...

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Press release: Foreign Secretary appoints new Independent Governors of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has appointed Thomas Hughes and Susan Inglish as Independent Governors of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. They succeed departing...

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Press release: Natural England Board members re-appointed

Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom, has reappointed Julia Aglionby, Andy Clements, Teresa Dent and Simon Lyster for second terms to the Board of Natural England. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 21:30, 21 April

News story: Culture Secretary Extends the Terms of Three Board Members of UK Anti-Doping
Professor John Brewer

John is Head of the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and former Chair of British Ski and Snowboard. He began his career as Head of Sports...

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News story: Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Reappoints Three Board Members and Extends the Terms of Three Board Members of the British Film Institute (BFI).

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has reappointed Pete Czernin, Jonathan Ross OBE and Andrea Wong for terms of four years, ending on 25 February 2021, and has extended the terms of Tom Hooper, Matthew Justice and Lisbeth...

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News story: VisitEngland Trustee Reappointed

Sarah Stewart is the Chief Executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, the destination marketing organisation responsible for inspiring people to visit and to live, learn, work and invest in and around NewcastleGateshead...

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News story: Lord Robert Smith named new chairman of the British Business Bank

Business Minister Margot James has today (21 April 2017) announced the appointment of the Lord Smith of Kelvin as the new non-executive chairman of the British Business Bank.

Lord Robert Smith joins the...

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News story: The Prime Minister reappoints three trustees of the British Museum
Patricia Cumper MBE

Patricia Cumper is an award-winning playwright, producer, director, arts administrator and cultural leader who is a passionate advocate for the arts, particularly the BAME arts sector. She...

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Press release: Culture Secretary appoints Dame Katherine Grainger as new chair of UK Sport

Dame Katherine Grainger has been appointed as the new chair of UK Sport for a term of four years, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch confirmed today.

The former rower is Britain’s most decorated female Olympic...

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News story: Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints Lis Astall as Interim Chair of UK Sport

Lis was born in the Channel Islands and educated at Jersey Ladies College before going to the London School of Economics (LSE) where she gained a BA Hons in French, Economics and Politics. She also studied at...

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Press release: Dr Fox: English goods are 'in demand' accross the world

From strawberries and cream to cheddar cheese and gin – staple products of any English summer party – are proving popular internationally.

This comes as the Department for International Trade has sought...

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News story: Acas council reappointments confirmed

The reappointment to the Acas Council of the 4 members has been confirmed today (21 April 2017) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Acas provides free and impartial information...

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News story: Appointment of Alan Wood as a member of the Youth Justice Board

Alan Wood was the Chair of the Youth Custody Improvement Board (YCIB), which was set up to explore and report on the current state of the youth custodial estate, and recommend how the system could be improved...

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News story: Innovate UK appointments confirmed

The appointments of Gerard Grech, Priya Guha and Simon Devonshire have been confirmed today (21 April 2017) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Innovate UK finds and drives...

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Speech: Queen's Birthday Party 2017 in Tirana

“Zoti Kryetar i Parlamentit, Ministra, Shkëlqesi, zonja dhe zotërinj Kam kënaqësinë t’ju mikpres në ditën tonë kombëtare në të cilën festojmë ditëlindjen e nëntëdhjetë-e-një të Madhërisë së Saj, Mbretëreshës. ...

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News story: New Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

On 21 April 2017 the Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening confirmed her decision to appoint Lord Shinkwin as the new Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Lord Kevin ...

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Press release: Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018 to 2019

The government has today (21 April 2017) confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 2018 to 2019...

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News story: Statement on the Sky / Fox merger media public interest consideration process

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, today confirmed that, following discussion with the parties, Ofcom, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Propriety and Ethics...

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Press release: Hitting the high note: government targets lucrative Chinese music industry

Updated: Added translation

The government is set to launch a ‘Music Mission’ to China to tap into the lucrative Chinese music market - worth £134 million in 2015 – and has announced the latest...

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Press release: Businesses recognised for enterprise excellence on Queen's birthday

Six businesses in Wales recognised for enterprise excellence on Her Majesty’s 91st birthday

Established in 1965, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise celebrates the UK’s small and medium sized businesses...
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Press release: Business Secretary announces Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investments
Funding will focus on 6 key areas: healthcare and medicine robotics and artificial intelligence batteries for clean and flexible energy storage self-driving vehicles manufacturing...
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Press release: David Sweeney appointed Executive Chair Designate of Research England

The Higher Education and Research Bill, subject to Parliamentary approval, proposes to establish Research England as a Council of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), to undertake the England only research and...

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News story: Operational Honours and Awards List: 21 April 2017

The full list, which recognises and honours service on operations is below.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Air Commodore Martin Elliott SAMPSON, DSO, Royal Air Force

Officer of the...
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Speech: Baroness Shields' speech at the National Security Agency
Part 1: background and career path

Thank you for the warm welcome. It’s an honour to be in the company of so many outstanding women.  

Growing up in unremarkable surroundings in Pennsylvania, I never...

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News story: Tax-Free Childcare launches today for children under four

From today, working parents can start applying for two new government childcare schemes launching this year – Tax-Free Childcare which begins immediately and 30 hours free childcare which starts in September. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 18:30, 21 April

News story: UK announces new support for security reform in Somalia

On 17 April the Federal Government of Somalia and the Presidents of Somalia’s Federal Member States agreed a historic political agreement, to integrate regional and federal forces into a coherent National Security...

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News story: VisitEngland Trustee Reappointed

Sarah Stewart is the Chief Executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, the destination marketing organisation responsible for inspiring people to visit and to live, learn, work and invest in and around NewcastleGateshead...

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News story: Sianel Pedwar Cymru (S4C) Board Member Appointed

Elan Closs Stephens is Emeritus Professor of Communications and Creative Industries at Aberystwyth University. During her time at Aberystwyth, she taught and supported numerous young people who have since had...

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News story: UK maritime forces visit Vietnam with French naval task group

Around 60 Royal Navy and Royal Marines are currently taking part in a five-month French naval deployment to the Indian Ocean and Far East, aboard French assault ship FS Mistral.

The arrival of UK maritime...

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News story: The Prime Minister reappoints a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Dr Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts took a first in modern history from Caius College, Cambridge. He has written several books, including The Holy Fox, Eminent Churchillians, Salisbury: Victorian Titan (which won...

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News story: Taxpayers get all their money back from Lloyds

Speaking in Washington, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, confirmed that the government has received £20.4 billion since it began selling its stake in Lloyds in 2013, which includes both...

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News story: Appointment and reappointment to the Legal Services Board

The Lord Chancellor in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice has announced the appointment of Dr Helen Phillips as the interim Chair and reappointment of David Eveleigh and Marina Gibbs as members of the Legal...

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Income and Earnings statistics

Letter from Ed Humpherson to Jonathan Athow regarding the recommendations in the Income and Earnings Monitoring Review of February 2015

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News story: Accelerating innovation with public and private investment: apply

Updated: Updated attachment for investment accelerator pilot investor partners.

The investment accelerator pilot by Innovate UK will provide UK companies with simultaneous grant funding and venture capital...

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News story: Encouraging cycling and walking: apply for business funding

Updated: Removed information on briefing webinar due to cancellation.

Up to £470,000 is available for organisations with innovative projects that lead to people walking and cycling more. Innovations...

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News story: Landmark for Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI)

Updated: Images updated.

The innovations have included instruments to measure air quality, monitor forests and climate change, and to increase our understanding of the polar regions, oceans and winds. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 16:30, 21 April

Press release: Launch of public consultation on sanctions legislation

The Government has today launched a public consultation on proposals for new legal powers needed for imposing and implementing sanctions once we leave the European Union.

Sanctions are an important foreign...

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News story: Government extends Change4Life sports club funding

The Youth Sport Trust has been awarded £658,708 to continue providing Change4Life sports services to children for a further year.

This funding will be used to provide:

new online resources...
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News story: Government confirms £173.5 million funding to improve transport in Leeds

Leeds will benefit from high frequency ‘busways’, improved park and ride facilities and better stops and signs after Transport Minister Andrew Jones confirmed a £173.5 million funding package today (...

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News story: Boost to National Infrastructure Commission’s expertise

Lord Adonis has today (21 April 2017) been appointed as the permanent Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), where he will provide expert and impartial advice to ensure modern Britain has the...

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News story: View Gender Pay Gap Information

Thousands of employers are now required to publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time. You can see what information companies have published so far on the gender pay gap viewing service. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 16:30, 21 April

News story: Non-Executive director appointment to the Health and Safety Executive
Biography

Martin Esom became Chief Executive of Waltham Forest Council in October 2010, having previously been Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director for Environment and Regeneration. An environmental...

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Press release: Pubs Code Adjudicator releases new figures on arbitration awards

Paul Newby, the Pubs Code Adjudicator, has today announced the latest figures on completed arbitration cases.

The total number of cases in which the Adjudicator has made awards has now reached 25, including...

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Press release: Setting grade standards in A level modern foreign languages

Ofqual has today (21 April 2017) announced that it will take action this summer to ensure standards are set appropriately in A level French, German and Spanish.

The decision stems from new research...

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Press release: Minister for Human Rights criticises Russian Supreme Court ruling for labelling Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘extremist’

On 20 April 2017 Russia’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling that recognises Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘extremists’. In 2006, the classification of ‘extremist activity’ in Russia was amended, leading to concerns among...

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News story: Grave of Northumberland born World War 2 prisoner of war finally rededicated

A new headstone has been installed and a rededication service took place in a moving ceremony on Friday 21 April 2017 at Wittenburg Cemetery, Germany.

The service, arranged by the MOD’s Joint Casualty...

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Speech: Reflections on a year

A year ago we celebrated together the 90th birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Today we celebrate to mark Her Majesty’s 91st birthday tomorrow. The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year; her actual...

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Press release: Privy Council appointment: Sir Gary Hickinbottom

The Queen has been pleased to approve that Sir Gary Robert Hickinbottom be sworn of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council following his appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal.

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Press release: Dame Louise Casey to leave government

After an 18-year career in the Civil Service, Dame Louise Casey has announced that she will be leaving government later this year to take up new opportunities in the voluntary sector and academia.

Dame...

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News story: Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Extends the Term of One Council Member of Arts Council England (ACE).
Rosemary Squire OBE

Rosemary Squire is one of the most prominent women in British theatre of the modern era. Co-founding ATG in 1992, it has gone onto become the world’s number one live-theatre company.

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News story: Culture Secretary Extends the Terms of Three Board Members of UK Anti-Doping
Professor John Brewer

John is Head of the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and former Chair of British Ski and Snowboard. He began his career as Head of Sports...

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News story: Ofcom Board Member appointed

Nick Pollard has had a distinguished career in British journalism and broadcasting spanning more than forty five years.

Nick began his career as a local newspaper journalist on Merseyside in 1968 and ...

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News story: Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Reappoints Three Board Members and Extends the Terms of Three Board Members of the British Film Institute (BFI).

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has reappointed Pete Czernin, Jonathan Ross OBE and Andrea Wong for terms of four years, ending on 25 February 2021, and has extended the terms of Tom Hooper, Matthew Justice and Lisbeth...

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News story: The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints six new Trustees to the Board of the Theatres Trust
Pam Bone

Pam Bone is an independent adviser specializing in planning, resource development and project delivery for the creative industries. Over the past 15 years she has secured &pound;50-100m for arts...

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Speech: Rob Wilson NCVO speech

It is a great pleasure to join you again this evening, after what has been a very eventful week in Westminster and for the country.

When I first started thinking about what I would say this evening I ...

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News story: A&E departments to get more funding

The Department of Health has today (21 April 2017) announced the allocation of &pound;55.98 million of the &pound;100 million A&E capital funding, outlined in the spring Budget by the Chancellor, ...

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Accident and Emergency waiting times

Letter from Ed Humpherson to Faye Kirkland regarding Accident and Emergency waiting times

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Press release: Shared UK-Ireland commemoration announced for the Battle of Messines Ridge

Today, the Secretary of State, Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP, has announced plans for a shared UK-Ireland commemoration ceremony on 7 June 2017 to mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines Ridge.

The...

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Patient Survey

Primary and Community Care

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News story: Report cheating, malpractice or wrongdoing, Ofqual urges

With summer 2017 GCSE, AS and A level exams fast approaching, Ofqual is today (21 April) encouraging teachers, schools, parents and students to recognise the importance of reporting any evidence or suspicions...

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News story: Non-executive director appointment to the National Nuclear Laboratory

This appointment takes effect from 21 April 2017. The decision was taken on the basis that:

Ms Flint’s skills and experience closely match the needs identified by a recent independent board review her...
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Press release: Hitting the high note: government targets lucrative Chinese music industry

The government is set to launch a ‘Music Mission’ to China to tap into the lucrative Chinese music market - worth &pound;134 million in 2015 – and has announced the latest financial grants awarded as part...

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Press release: Six businesses in Wales recognised for enterprise excellence on Her Majesty’s 91st birthday
Established in 1965, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise celebrates the UK’s small and medium sized businesses This year’s winners include the first group for the Promoting Opportunity category Research shows...
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Press release: High fines for illegal fishing

On 13 April 2017, at Barkingside Magistrates court, Billy Cox was fined &pound;300 for fishing without the required number of rod licences, with costs of &pound;127 and a victim surcharge of &pound...

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News story: Institute for Apprenticeships announces new appointments

The route panels are made up of industry experts and are responsible for setting the standards of knowledge, skills and behaviours needed by employers for every occupation in England. The chairs will lead their...

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News story: Defence Secretary announces £539 million investment in new missiles systems

The deal ensures our Armed Forces have the best equipment available to protect the new Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers and the extended fleet from current and future threats.

The half a billion-pound contracts...

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News story: Government publishes £1.2 billion plan to increase cycling and walking

The government has published its &pound;1.2 billion long-term plan to make cycling and walking the natural choice for shorter journeys.

The government wants cycling and walking to become the...

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Press release: Charities ‘missing vital opportunity’ to show how they benefit the public

The Charity Commission has today (21 April 2017) published the findings of its work to scrutinise charity accounts, finding that 54% of those reviewed did not meet the public benefit reporting requirement...

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Press release: Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, has introduced legislation which would set a Regional Rate for Northern Ireland in 2017-18 as well as providing an extension to the period...

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Press release: Over 170 British businesses recognised for enterprise excellence on Her Majesty’s 91st birthday
established in 1965, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise celebrates the UK’s small and medium sized businesses this year’s winners include the first group for the Promoting Opportunity category research...
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Press release: Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population

Dangerous extremists will be separated from the mainstream prison population and placed into specialist centres, under new rules published today (21 April 2017) by Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah.

Three separation...

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20 April

Speech: "Peace for many people in the Middle East remains a remote prospect and a distant memory."

Thank you Madam President, and thank you Nikolay very much for your briefing.

As you have set out, peace for many people in the Middle East remains a remote prospect and a distant memory.

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News story: Minister for Africa meets members of the Somali Diaspora

Africa Minister Tobias Ellwood met 25 members of the Somali Diaspora, invited by the Anti-Tribalism Movement (ATM), on 19 April to talk about the UK’s policy on Somalia which will be delivered through the London...

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Speech: UK Foreign Policy After Brexit: Engaging Africa

Thank you to Chatham House and to Alex Vines for inviting me to speak today.

The first question I often receive when travelling is what is the consequence of Britain leaving the European Union? I see ...

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News story: Defence Secretary meets UK troops on NATO deployment

Sir Michael witnessed the launch of the UK-led Enhanced Forward Presence deployment in Estonia, where an 800-strong British-led battle group will work with Estonian, French and Danish partners.

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