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14 July

Foreign Secretary calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza on first visit to the Middle East
Foreign Secretary calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza on first visit to the Middle East
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The AAIB has sent a team to Spanhoe Airfield, Northamptonshire
The AAIB has sent a team to Spanhoe Airfield, Northamptonshire
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Prime Minister to host European leaders at first major UK-led summit of his premiership
Prime Minister to host European leaders at first major UK-led summit of his premiership
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13 July

Pubs to stay open late as England bid to bring football home
Pubs to stay open late as England bid to bring football home
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12 July

The UK recognises the importance of UNRWA’s mandate: UK statement at the UNRWA Pledging Conference
The UK recognises the importance of UNRWA’s mandate: UK statement at the UNRWA Pledging Conference
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The threat of terrorism isgrowing in the Sahel: UK statement at the UN Security Council
The threat of terrorism isgrowing in the Sahel: UK statement at the UN Security Council
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Driving local growth through a “new era” of devolution: No 10 mayoral roundtable

 

The first-ever cross-party mayoral meeting bringing together England’s metro mayors was held in Downing Street this week (9 July 2024). Word of the meeting first hit The Guardian...

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Planning reform and housing

The Government has this week announced first steps in reforming the planning system to get Britain building and bring about the biggest increase in social housing and affordable housebuilding in a generation...

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The situation in Ukraine and technical co-operation: UK national statement to IAEA Extraordinary Board, July 2024
The situation in Ukraine and technical co-operation: UK national statement to IAEA Extraordinary Board, July 2024
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Press release: Lord Chancellor sets out immediate action to defuse ticking prison ‘time-bomb’
Press release: Lord Chancellor sets out immediate action to defuse ticking prison ‘time-bomb’
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OAG spending over 25,000 for June 2024
OAG spending over £25,000 for June 2024
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OAG Spending over 500 on a GPC for June 2024
OAG Spending over £500 on a GPC for June 2024
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Prisons and Probation Ombudsman 2023 to 2024 Annual Report
Prisons and Probation Ombudsman 2023 to 2024 Annual Report
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Migration Advisory Committee meeting minutes 2024
Migration Advisory Committee meeting minutes 2024
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Correspondence on timetable for PSPRB 2024 Northern Ireland pay round
Correspondence on timetable for PSPRB 2024 Northern Ireland pay round
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Home Secretary presents at Police Bravery Awards
Home Secretary presents at Police Bravery Awards
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Ravenscroft Re-build Co-operative Limited Grading Under Review
Ravenscroft Re-build Co-operative Limited Grading Under Review
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Ocrelizumab approved as an injection to treat multiple sclerosis in adults
Ocrelizumab approved as an injection to treat multiple sclerosis in adults
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Actuarial valuations, pensions and data insights
Actuarial valuations, pensions and data insights
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A meeting of firsts for the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and her counterparts from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
A meeting of firsts for the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and her counterparts from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
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Government Chief Scientific Adviser visits Madagascar
Government Chief Scientific Adviser visits Madagascar
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Two months in post, and two questions

I’ve already been in post for two months, but only now publishing my first blog post.  No sooner had my predecessor Sarah’s valedictory blog post been published but the general election was called, imposing restrictions...

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How the SIA defines 'applications' in its reports
How the SIA defines 'applications' in its reports
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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 8 July 2024
FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 8 July 2024
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FCDO Services prompt payment data April to June 2024
FCDO Services prompt payment data April to June 2024
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Review of Part 3, Article 29, and Part 1 of Schedule 4 of the Home Credit Market Investigation Order 2007: Provisional decision
Review of Part 3, Article 29, and Part 1 of Schedule 4 of the Home Credit Market Investigation Order 2007: Provisional decision
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Report by OSCE Head of Centre in Ashgabat: UK response, July 2024
Report by OSCE Head of Centre in Ashgabat: UK response, July 2024
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How we protected the UK and space in June 2024
How we protected the UK and space in June 2024
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FOI release: Information held by the SIA about the 'Ask for Angela' scheme
FOI release: Information held by the SIA about the 'Ask for Angela' scheme
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Final consultation for Portland incinerator permit application
Final consultation for Portland incinerator permit application
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Action needed to continue using EPO Online Filing
Action needed to continue using EPO Online Filing
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Grave of missing soldier identified in Belgium nearly 110 years after his death
Grave of missing soldier identified in Belgium nearly 110 years after his death
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Graves of Royal Dublin Fusiliers located in Belgium
Graves of Royal Dublin Fusiliers located in Belgium
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CMA Commercial Pipeline July 2024
CMA Commercial Pipeline July 2024
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Australian Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of Defence Force visits Strategic Command
Australian Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of Defence Force visits Strategic Command
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29th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide: UK statement to the OSCE, July 2024
29th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide: UK statement to the OSCE, July 2024
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UK and others invoke Vienna Mechanism on political prisoners in Belarus: Joint Statement to the OSCE
UK and others invoke Vienna Mechanism on political prisoners in Belarus: Joint Statement to the OSCE
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New Traffic Commissioner appointed
New Traffic Commissioner appointed
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NATO DIANA launches 2024 challenges for world-class innovators
NATO DIANA launches 2024 challenges for world-class innovators
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Inquiry reveals there were serious past safeguarding concerns at Ampleforth College and Abbey
Inquiry reveals there were serious past safeguarding concerns at Ampleforth College and Abbey
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PM's remarks at the NATO Summit press conference: 11 July 2024
PM's remarks at the NATO Summit press conference: 11 July 2024
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Devon man sentenced to 32 months for dumping waste on floodplain
Devon man sentenced to 32 months for dumping waste on floodplain
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UK NSC’s multi-layered approach to understanding multi-cancer detection tests

The UK, like many other countries, has systematic screening programmes for breast, cervical, colorectal (bowel), and lung cancer. Together, these 4 cancers are responsible for nearly 40% of all deaths...

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End of Custody Supervised Licence (ECSL) data, England and Wales
End of Custody Supervised Licence (ECSL) data, England and Wales
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Regulations subject to SSAC statutory scrutiny: 2022
Regulations subject to SSAC statutory scrutiny: 2022
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Ad-Hoc Adult Male Prison Population and Capacity Release
Ad-Hoc Adult Male Prison Population and Capacity Release
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Regulations subject to SSAC statutory scrutiny: 2023
Regulations subject to SSAC statutory scrutiny: 2023
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11 July

First meeting between the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Tánaiste marks renewed commitment to UK-Irish relations
First meeting between the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Tánaiste marks renewed commitment to UK-Irish relations
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PM meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada: 11 July 2024
PM meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada: 11 July 2024
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PM meeting with President Yoon of the Republic of Korea: 11 July 2024
PM meeting with President Yoon of the Republic of Korea: 11 July 2024
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PM meeting with President Erdoğan of Turkey: 11 July 2024
PM meeting with President Erdoğan of Turkey: 11 July 2024
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Science Minister outlines open-arms approach to international science at G7 Ministerial with several new agreements
Science Minister outlines open-arms approach to international science at G7 Ministerial with several new agreements
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Coverage of Secretary of State, Steve Reed’s attendance at the Great Yorkshire Show

There has been significant coverage of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Steve Reed’s first official visit since taking office at the Great Yorkshire Show. The Secretary ...

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Coverage of government announcement on steps to reform water sector

There is widespread coverage across multiple outlets following the Secretary of State’s roundtable with water company Chief Executives today (11 July).

The Secretary of State made clear ...

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Annual Progress Report on the OSCE Gender Action Plan: UK statement, July 2024
Annual Progress Report on the OSCE Gender Action Plan: UK statement, July 2024
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President Putin’s preconditions are incompatible with the OSCE Decalogue: UK statement to the OSCE, July 2024
President Putin’s preconditions are incompatible with the OSCE Decalogue: UK statement to the OSCE, July 2024
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British Embassy Dublin marks Paris 2024 and 100 years of Irish Olympics
British Embassy Dublin marks Paris 2024 and 100 years of Irish Olympics
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Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during May 2024 under Paris MOU.
Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during May 2024 under Paris MOU.
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You be the Judge: the Sentencing Council’s new interactive platform launches

On 10 July 2024, Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, the Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales; Lord Justice William Davis, the Chairman of the Sentencing Council of England and Wales; and Her Honour ...

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Noctilucent Clouds and meteor showers: the night sky in July 2024

With two meteor showers, the star-packed band of our Milky Way Galaxy arching overhead and the chance of seeing Noctilucent Clouds, July is a great month for a night of stargazing.

The core of our Milky...

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FOI release: Contents of the bid chosen by the SIA in a public tender process
FOI release: Contents of the bid chosen by the SIA in a public tender process
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UKEF: spend over 25,000, May 2024
UKEF: spend over £25,000, May 2024
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Monitoring noise and vibration on the HS2 Phase One and 2a route (April 2024)
Monitoring noise and vibration on the HS2 Phase One and 2a route (April 2024)
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Monitoring air quality and dust on the HS2 Phase One and 2a route (April 2024)
Monitoring air quality and dust on the HS2 Phase One and 2a route (April 2024)
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Major National Lottery investment to unlock UK’s archives

 

A £5m investment into the archives sector will unlock collections across the UK and build the skills and resilience needed to care for them into the future.

The National...

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10,000 properties in East Sussex better protected from flooding
10,000 properties in East Sussex better protected from flooding
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CMA Letter to The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth regarding a breach of the Private Healthcare Order
CMA Letter to The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth regarding a breach of the Private Healthcare Order
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Civil News: Further tender for Housing and HLPAS 2024 Contract
Civil News: Further tender for Housing and HLPAS 2024 Contract
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Bukavu visit: His Majesty’s Ambassador to the DRC's speech
Bukavu visit: His Majesty’s Ambassador to the DRC's speech
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West Midlands anglers fined over 1,500 for fishing illegally
West Midlands anglers fined over £1,500 for fishing illegally
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Developing women's economic potential in Cameroon: call for interest
Developing women's economic potential in Cameroon: call for interest
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Four anglers from Doncaster caught for fishing licence offences
Four anglers from Doncaster caught for fishing licence offences
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Annual GP Patient Survey - our response
We have responded to this year's GP Patient Survey.
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Waiting times for NHS elective care – our response
Today’s figures show that appointments for planned hospital treatment are at 7.6 million. Only 59% of patients waited under 18 weeks for elective care, while the NHS target is 92% of patients being seen in this ...
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B Company volunteer reserve service medals awards ceremony

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment’s B Company recently came together to honour the achievements of several of its members.

Following their evening drills, a parade was held to recognise their dedication to ...

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Army swimming team in overseas training camp

The Army Swimming Team recently spent two weeks in Gibraltar as part of their Overseas Training Course in preparation for the upcoming Inter-Services Competition to be held at Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre...

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First Witness Statement of HN19 - Undercover Policing Inquiry
Publication date: 11 Jul 2024. Category: Witness statements.
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HN19's Witness Statement dated 28th May 2021 - Undercover Policing Inquiry
Publication date: 11 Jul 2024. Category: Witness statements.
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Whooping cough: my daughter spent the third week of life in an induced coma

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs and airways.

The whooping cough vaccine is given as part of theroutine...

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Applying for an SIA licence when you have driving offences
Applying for an SIA licence when you have driving offences
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Administrative penalties: statement of policy
Administrative penalties: statement of policy
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Report by OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, July 2024: UK statement to the OSCE
Report by OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, July 2024: UK statement to the OSCE
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Taking a look at single source defence contracting over the past year
Taking a look at single source defence contracting over the past year
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His Majesty’s Ambassador to the DRC's speech at UK House Goma
His Majesty’s Ambassador to the DRC's speech at UK House Goma
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New appointments to drive prototype fusion energy plant delivery
New appointments to drive prototype fusion energy plant delivery
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Independent investigation ordered into state of NHS
Independent investigation ordered into state of NHS
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UKHSA encourages timely vaccination as whooping cough cases rise
UKHSA encourages timely vaccination as whooping cough cases rise
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The wider benefits of Continuous Cover Forestry

This blog is written in memory of our late chair Bill Mason, who guided the work of the Continuous Cover Forestry Group over the past 10 years, he will be sorely missed. This guest blog is a joint venture...

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A simpler, clearer and faster way to decide when to consult Natural England on planning applications that might affect a SSSI

An aerial view of part of Chesil and the Fleet SSSI, which is designated for its coastal lagoon seagrass beds and vegetated shingle saltmarsh

By Sarah Middlehurst, Senior Officer, Natural England

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Exhibit FB/4 to the First Witness Statement of Frank Bennett - Death certificate of Michael Anthony Bennett (Michael Anthony Hartley) - Undercover Policing Inquiry
Publication date: 11 Jul 2024. Category: Witness statements.
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Exhibit FB/1 to the First Witness Statement of Frank Bennett - photographs of Michael Hartley/Bennett - Undercover Policing Inquiry
Publication date: 11 Jul 2024. Category: Witness statements.
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First Witness Statement of Frank Bennett - Undercover Policing Inquiry
Publication date: 11 Jul 2024. Category: Witness statements.
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Exhibit FB/3 to the First Witness Statement of Frank Bennett - Newspaper cutting - Youth is missing on first sea trip - Michael Anthony Bennett reported missing - Undercover Policing Inquiry
Publication date: 11 Jul 2024. Category: Witness statements.
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Exhibit FB/2 to the First Witness Statement of Frank Bennett - Letter from Michael Hartley/Bennett to his parents - Undercover Policing Inquiry
Publication date: 11 Jul 2024. Category: Witness statements.
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Improved treatment of grocery suppliers despite poor Amazon performance
Improved treatment of grocery suppliers despite poor Amazon performance
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Report 08/2024: Member of staff struck by a train at St Philips Marsh depot
Report 08/2024: Member of staff struck by a train at St Philips Marsh depot
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Message from the Lady Chief Justice: 2024 judicial diversity statistics

The Judicial Diversity Forum has published the latest statistics in relation to the diversity of the judiciary and of the legal professions which provide the eligible pool of candidates for most judicial...

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Press release: SIA publishes business approval scheme consultation findings
Press release: SIA publishes business approval scheme consultation findings
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AAIB investigation to Europa XS Monowheel, G-BYIK
AAIB investigation to Europa XS Monowheel, G-BYIK
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AAIB investigation to Slingsby T.21B, WB 924
AAIB investigation to Slingsby T.21B, WB 924
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