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17 March 2008

Charities act 2006 third commencement order
seen at 20:21, 17 March in Cabinet Office News - national (Our copy).
Phil Hope, Minister for the Third Sector, has today made the third commencement order of the Charities Act 2006. This will bring into force a range of changes to bring charity law up to date and give charities greater...
Ministers urge frontline services to prioritise child health
seen at 20:17, 17 March in Department of Health News - national (Our copy).
Twenty new test sites for The Family Nurse Partnership Programme
Bishop and wife sing praises of highways agency traffic officers
seen at 20:13, 17 March in Highways Agency News - national (Our copy).
Two Highways Agency Traffic Officers have been thanked for their part in helping the Bishop of Bristol and his wife, who sustained serious injuries in a road collision on the M4 just over a year ago.
Roadworks lifted for easter getaway
seen at 20:13, 17 March in Highways Agency News - national (Our copy).
The Highways Agency will be removing almost two thirds of roadworks from England's motorways and major A roads in time for the holiday getaway to help road users with their journeys this Easter.
Hsc chair welcomes publication of 'working for a healthier tomorrow' report
seen at 20:12, 17 March in Health and Safety Executive News - national (Our copy).
The National Director for Health and Work, Dame Carol Black today published the first ever review into the health of the working age population - Working for a Healthier Tomorrow.
Ministerial group on regeneration of east manchester
seen at 19:54, 17 March in Department for Communities and Local Government News - national (Our copy).
Communities Secretary Hazel Blears chaired the first meeting of the Regeneration of East Manchester Ministerial Group today to help Manchester City Council and its partners identify and develop a range of regeneration...
Belfast coastguard alerted to possible fire on board tug
seen at 19:31, 17 March in Maritime And Coastguard Agency News - national (Our copy).
Earlier today it was reported to Belfast Coastguard that a fire had broken out on the Tug 'Kingston' which, at time, was towing a barge `Sanba' outbound in the Victoria Channel, Belfast Lough.
'...tax cars based on their CO2 emissions and mileage together.' -- David Neal
seen at 19:08, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
It is unfair to penalise band G cars if they have low annual mileages....
'...To stop the cruel practice of breeding large breed dogs to small breed bitches.' -- annette connolly-read
seen at 19:08, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Large dogs are being put to small breed bitches for the trade in small cross...
We can create a more "outward-looking Europe" - PM
seen at 18:29, 17 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The European Union has the opportunity to "move beyond institutional issues to create a more outward-looking, flexible, global Europe", the PM has said.
North london cinema merger
seen at 18:27, 17 March in Competition Commission News - national (Our copy).
Competition Commission invites evidence
Health secretary welcomes positive vote on new contract for staff & associate specialist (sas) doctors
seen at 18:24, 17 March in Department of Health News - national (Our copy).
Health Secretary Alan Johnson today welcomed the positive vote to accept a new contract for SAS doctors.
Snow and gales for easter
seen at 17:38, 17 March in Met Office News - national (Our copy).
As the Easter weekend approaches, forecasters at the Met Office are predicting the weather will turn much colder later this week, with snow in places.
'...encourage all current British overseas territories and crown dependencies to leave the United Kingdom.' -- Daniel Kyle
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
This petition is to encourage all remaining overseas territories or...
'...Disband Wiltshire Primary Care Trust for a democratically elected alternative sensitive to local health needs' -- Bob lee
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Wiltshire Primary Care Trust has not taken due notice of local peoples...
'...reinstate funding for students who already have an Honours degree' -- Daniel Murfin
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The government has removed the right for students wishing to study a second...
'...either ban smoking, drinking or driving altogether or stop taxing them so much that the ordinary man can't afford them.' -- Robert Shetliffe
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
It seems to me that to tax something to restrict its use is grossly unfair...
'...reduce the legal driving age to 15' -- adam ellis
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
the driving age should be reduced to 15 because it will teach young people...
'...provide every school with before/after care + holiday breaks' -- r mann
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
i would like this petition to be signed by every single parent or family...
'...support adoption of global sustainability standards for biofuels' -- Hans Diemel
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
13-03-2008 At this weekend's (Mar 15/16) G20 Gleneagles Dialogue,the...
'...have more rights for fathers to see their children after seperation/divorce' -- lee hamley
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
a new law so that fathers can automatically see their children 50 per cent....
'...Keep the maned railway barrier at Frinton on Sea' -- John Ratcliffe
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The manned level crossing in Frinton on Sea is part of its heritage. To...
'...CHANGE THE DANGEROUS DOGS ACT - YOU ARE BEING UNFAIR!!!' -- Hayley Smith
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The dangerous dogs act appears to be only focusing on certain breeds. This...
'...Force social workers to protect 16 -18 year olds who have been sexually exploited' -- Gill Osborn
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The current legislation for safeguarding children states that children up to...
'...to look at the way payments are made to parents wether married or not. For the extra children they have whilst claiming benefits already. They should be informed when they first go onto benefits that extra children produced whilst on benefits will not
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
it is only fair to people who do work because a person working cant go to...
'...Give access to higher student maintenance loans regardless of parent/guardian income' -- Laura Smith
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The vast amount of financial assistance available to higher education...
'...Reduce the minimum legal delivery quantity of Heating Oil.' -- Christopher Raven
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Many News articles and offical bodies seriously underestimate the rise in...
'...introduce legislation prohibiting the demolition of any building built before 1914' -- Nicholas Dixon
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The 20th century saw the destruction of Britain's architectural heritage on...
'...examine all claiments of all benefits who are especially claiming for Living Dissability Allowance even after they have had corrective treatment for their previous illness and no longer need any medication for it' -- JUNE WRAY
seen at 17:09, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
it is a fact that some claiments are still receiving Living Dissability...
Breathing Life into Rural England - Public Servant magazine article
seen at 17:00, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

Trevor Cherrett, head of our Planning for Sustainable Communities programme, has written an article for this month's Public Servant magazine.

Trevor's article 'Breathing Life into Rural...

Join our team: We're looking for a new Private Office Manager
seen at 17:00, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

We're looking for a new manager to join our Private Office team.

With sound people management skills and experience of PA work at a senior level, preferably in a public sector environment, you...

Employment and economy news
seen at 16:27, 17 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
We've added a new section to our Big Issues pages to give you in-depth coverage of news about employment and the economy.
Roadworks lifted for easter getaway
seen at 16:17, 17 March in Highways Agency News - national (Our copy).
The Highways Agency will be removing almost two thirds of roadworks from England's motorways and major A roads in time for the holiday getaway to help road users with their journeys this Easter.
Oft refers north london cinema merger to competition commission
seen at 16:13, 17 March in Office of Fair Trading News - national (Our copy).
The OFT has today referred to the Competition Commission (CC) the anticipated acquisition by CineWorld Group Plc of the cinema business at the Hollywood Green Leisure Park, Wood Green, previously operating under...
Faith in charity - charity regulator reaches out to muslim charities in london
seen at 16:03, 17 March in Charity Commission News - national (Our copy).
Muslim charities based in and around London will get the chance to meet the Charity Commission's Faith and Social Cohesion Unit (FSCU) on Tuesday 18 March. Commission staff will explain the work of the new team, ...
Land registry qualifications are a first at law london event
seen at 15:34, 17 March in HM Land Registry News - national (Our copy).
Land Registry's first exhibition at the annual Law London event was a resounding success, as legal professionals from all over the country visited the stand to find out about the training opportunities offered by...
'...not allow the "Made in the United Kingdom" mark to be replaced by "Made in the EU".' -- Oliver Lines
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
It has been suggested that symbols of national origin on goods maunfactured...
'...force cyclists to use cycle paths wherever they are available' -- Laura McGilley
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
It should be a law that cyclists should use cycle paths where they are...
'...make incentives for BA Hons Primary Education students equal to those training for a PGCE' -- melanie rogers
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
At the moment, PGCE students have the incentive of a bursary of between £...
'...call upon all the participating nations to boycott the Bejing Olympics due to the sustained abuse of human rights and lives,both in China and the recent deaths in Tibet by this brutal regime' -- Robert Hesselden
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
China really shows it's true colours, by suppresing people who are unarmed...
'...To preserve British Rail units 319 008 and 319 009' -- Christopher Eaton
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
When the 319's are removed from service which may not be a long way away as...
'...introduce legislation to institute a system of "Recall Elections" within the United Kingdom.' -- Christopher J Howell
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
A 'Recall Election' is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected...
'...make sure the DCSF delivers on it’s promise to support your family' -- Alan Wilson
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Our Government are failing the families of Britain. Despite the name change...
'...Mandate correct labelling and descriptive information to be displayed by sellers and suppliers of coldwater, tropical and marine fish to members of the public for home aquarium use.' -- Gerald Lewis
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Fishkeeping is a large area of interest in the UK. Many shops and suppliers...
'...Create boot camps for young offenders.' -- Mrs C. Scriven
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Create boot camps for young offenders, run by ex. N.c.O,s, To be a secure...
'...Introduce Pedal Bike Licensing and Registration.' -- Laura Hitchinson
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Cyclists want more of the roads, that we, motorists, pay for, so they can...
'...Keep Bristol congestion charge free' -- ian lewis
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Bristol is a large city but with a relatively small central area. A...
'...accept the recommendations of Lord Goldsmith to ensure young people at school swear an oath of allegiance to our monarch.' -- Joshua Oddi
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Gordon Brown should accept the recommendations of Lord Goldsmith to ensure...
'...Ignore calls for smokers to pay extra for healthcare' -- Nick
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Although I myself am not a smoker, I can sympathise with those who struggle...
'...Stop the redevelopment of our homes for heroes in Glebe Road and Mount Crescent, Stratford Upon Avon' -- Dawn Truslove
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
South Warwickshire Housing Association are planning to demolish OUR HOMES...
'...Ensure ALL UK towns provide an adequate amount of "Loading Only" bays in our town centres.' -- Alistair Currah
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Our towns consist of shops, great and small. Whilst the large out of town...
'...Stop The Rehabilitaion Of Sex Offenders In The Community' -- TIMOTHY FLETCHER
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
'...Stop The Rehabilitaion Of Sex Offenders In The Community' -- TIMOTHY FLETCHER
'...Reinstate the former road layout at the Sir Francis Drake roundabout. Tavistock, Devon.' -- Troy Jones
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
We the residence of Tavistock, Devon and the residence of its outlying...
'...Give tax breaks to people who don't own a car.' -- Annie Cook
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Give tax breaks to people who do not run a vehicle, in order to make car...
'...ban the import of seal products into the U.K and encourage Europe to do the same.' -- Tracy Cole
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The annual Canadian seal hunt is the largest slaughter of any marine mammal...
'...Ban anti psychotic medication' -- A. seddon
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Anti psychotic medication contains dopomine blocker. Dopomine is responsible...
'...Ban the preservatives Sodium and Potassium Benzoate' -- Tom Leighton
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
In combination with ascorbic acid (vitamin C, E300), sodium benzoate and...
'...Ban the teaching of the existence of a god in all state schools.' -- John Holden
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The teaching of religion should be kept in churches or mosques NOT in...
'...change the law so that the judiciary and juries can take into account the spirit/intent of the law as well as the letter of the law when considering the innocence or guilt of defendants.' -- Peter Stokes
seen at 15:11, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Literalist judge Lord Tenterden stipulated, in the 19th century, that the...
Extra funding for prison drug treatment announced
seen at 15:08, 17 March in Ministry of Justice News - national (Our copy).
The Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health have today announced significant extra funding to raise the standard of clinical drug treatment in prisons.
New reforms to improve the delivery of adult and young peoples skills
seen at 15:03, 17 March in Department for Children, Schools and Families News - national (Our copy).
The Government today set out the details of the transfer of £7 billion to local authorities to help colleges and sixth forms deliver the reforms needed to raise the education and training leaving age to...
Breathing Life into Rural England - Public Servant magazine article
seen at 15:02, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

Trevor Cherrett, head of our Planning for Sustainable Communities programme, has written an article for this month's Public Servant magazine.

Trevor's article 'Breathing Life into Rural Communities...

Job Description: Manager, Private Office
seen at 15:02, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

This document is available as a download only

Full job description for the role of Manager in our Private Office team.

Change of governor to turks and caicos islands
seen at 12:53, 17 March in Foreign and Commonwealth Office News - national (Our copy).
PRESS RELEASE: 17 MARCH 2008
Magnificent reponse to floods but more needs to be done says chief fire & rescue adviser
seen at 12:31, 17 March in Department for Communities and Local Government News - national (Our copy).
The most senior fire and rescue service expert in the country, Sir Ken Knight, is publishing his report today on the service's operational response to the floods of summer 2007.
Healey welcomes fire and rescue chief adviser's report on floods
seen at 12:31, 17 March in Department for Communities and Local Government News - national (Our copy).
Floods Recovery Minister John Healey today welcomed an important review into the fire service's response to last summer's floods.
3m grant announced to provide cycle training for 80,000 children
seen at 12:30, 17 March in Department for Transport News - national (Our copy).
Transport Minister Rosie Winterton today announced that over £3m would be dedicated to providing cycle training to nearly 80,000 school children by March 2009. This funding is part of the record &pound...
'...To STOP any cover up of the Jersey Case' -- Jim Browne
seen at 12:19, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Due to the lack of News coming out of Jersey, we would like the Prime...
'...to call upon the Chinese leadership to exercise restraint in dealing with recent protests in Tibet, and to encourage China to work towards a meaningful and lasting solution through dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.' -- Adam Pearcey
seen at 12:19, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
We request the Prime Minister to follow other world leaders in condemning...
'...fund a '101' phone service to cover the whole of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to respond to anti-social behaviour and non-emergency calls.' -- Dr Matthew O'Callaghan
seen at 12:19, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
We call on the County, City and District Councils in our area to work...
'...Save the Tumbledown DIck, Farnborough' -- Dave Vokes
seen at 12:19, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Once again another live music venue is under threat of permanent Closure,...
'...base the new vehicle excise duty on the amount of co2 produced per car seat not on the engine size to make it fairer for larger families.' -- Terry Ralph
seen at 12:19, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The new vehicle excise duty has been applied indescriminately. Taxing an...
'...make it a legal requirement that everybody over the age of 65 has to take a retest to retain there driving licence.' -- John Holden
seen at 12:19, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
They should be able to prove that they are capable of driving at a speed...
'...Make it mandatory for manufacturers to give a three year guarantee on products.' -- G.Boshell
seen at 12:19, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
Make it mandatory for manufacturers to give a three year guarantee on...
Appointment of a high court judge -miss eleanor warwick hamilton, q.c.
seen at 12:15, 17 March in Ministry of Justice - Judicial Appointments News - national (Our copy).
HM Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Miss Eleanor Warwick Hamilton, Q.C., to be a Justice of the High Court.
Rural Advocate Mini-visit Report: February 2008 - Social Enterprise
seen at 12:07, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

Hosted by Cornwall Rural Community Council in the District of Restormel, Stuart's Rural Advocate mini-visit to Blisland and St. Dennis was arranged to highlight the potential...

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seen at 12:07, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).
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Breathing life into Rural England - Public Servant magazine
seen at 12:06, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).
Trevor Cherrett, head of our Planning for Sustainable Communities programme, has written an article for this month's Public Servant magazine. Trevor's article explores how positive policies and decisions...
Appointment to the Board of the Imperial War Museum
seen at 11:35, 17 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Prime Minister has appointed Mr Nick Williams to the Board of the Imperial War Museum with effect from 17 March 2008 for a period of four years.
The National Heritage Memorial Fund
seen at 11:35, 17 March in Number 10 » News Stories (Our copy).
The Prime Minister has re-appointed Matthew Saunders MBE as a Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund for a term of three years from 3 March 2008.
Strictly youth dancing - ministers join 'strictly' stars and royal ballet to boost youth dance
seen at 11:29, 17 March in Department for Culture, Media and Sport News - national (Our copy).
Dance - one of the fastest growing subject for GCSE and A level students in England - is to receive a £5.5 million boost from the Government, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham and Schools Minister Andrew ...
Local authorities working together on waste: consultation published
seen at 11:28, 17 March in Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs News - national (Our copy).
Neighbouring local authorities, working together, could deliver better integrated and cost-effective waste services, a consultation paper published today outlines.
'...remove the age limit in order to receive the higher Winter Fuel Payments' -- JUNE WRAY
seen at 11:17, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
we feel this amounts to age discrimination. We ask that all pensioners are...
'...ban lorrys,caravans and coachs, from the outside lane on dual carriage ways' -- Alan Bartlett
seen at 11:17, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
lorrys, caravans, and coachs, should only be allowed to use the inside lane...
'...Stop the proposed increases in VED' -- Roger Howell
seen at 11:17, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
The recent budget proposals will place excessive taxes on the majority of...
'...open toilets at all manned train stations to the time they close.' -- Matthew Borman
seen at 11:17, 17 March in Number 10 E-Petitions - New Petitions (Our copy).
At the moment most train station toilets only open until around 6.00pm and i...
Hm treasury appoints new head of the government finance profession
seen at 11:14, 17 March in Treasury News - national (Our copy).
HM Treasury has appointed Jon Thompson as Head of the Government Finance Profession. He will combine this post with his current role as Director General Corporate Services at the Department for Children, Schools...
The Scottish Management of Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan [ScotMARAP] 2008
seen at 11:12, 17 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
The Scottish Management of Antimicrobial Resistance action Plan 2008
SQA Attainment and School Leaver Qualifications in Scotland: 2006/07
seen at 11:12, 17 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
This statistics publication notice presents information on the atttainment of National Qualifications by pupils attending publicly funded secondary schools. Attainment data are also broken down by different pupil...
Public Value and Participation: A Literature Review for the Scottish Government
seen at 11:12, 17 March in The Scottish Government Publications - Latest (Our copy).
This paper provides a brief account of the theory of public value and outlines how public participation can contribute to the process of authorising what public managers do, establishing priorities and decision ...
NATO Foreign Ministers (Jim Murphy, Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
seen at 11:12, 17 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary and Stewart Eldon, UK permanent representative to NATO, represented the UK at the informal meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels on 6 March 2008.

The agenda...

Income-contingent Student Loans (Bill Rammell, Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills)
seen at 11:12, 17 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

The Sale of Student Loans Bill is currently before Parliament. It creates the legislative framework for the programme of sale of income-contingent student loans announced at Budget 2007. The Bill has completed...

Flexible New Deal (James Purnell, Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions)
seen at 11:12, 17 March in Written Ministerial Statements (Our copy).

I am pleased to announce today my plans for implementing the flexible New Deal. The new employment programme will build on the success of the various existing New Deals for jobseekers it replaces, helping to ...

Rural Advocate Mini-visit Report: February 2008 - Social Enterprise
seen at 11:06, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

Stuart's Rural Advocate mini-visit to Cornwall in February was arranged to highlight the potential for social enterprise to restore vital local services, and to explore approaches adopted...

I like the Idea of the Conference,Rural Futures...
seen at 10:01, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).

I like the Idea of the Conference,Rural Futures are surely our Children.However the way some Local Education Authorities are wrongly interpreting The New School's Admission Code of February 2007...

Thanks for your comments, I'll pass them onto...
seen at 10:01, 17 March in Commission for Rural Communities (Our copy).
Thanks for your comments, I'll pass them onto our policy team, and the event organisers.