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News 14 November 2017


£21m to boost UK’s world class tech sector and spread the benefits across the country

£21m to boost UK’s world class tech sector and spread the benefits across the country

The UK’s world-leading tech sector will go from strength-to-strength after plans unveiled today set out a £21m investment to create a new national network of regional tech hubs in areas across the country, including Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Birmingham.

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Government backed scheme helps train two million people in digital skills

Government backed scheme helps train two million people in digital skills

Over two million people have now benefited from free digital skills training thanks to a partnership between Government and Industry launched just eight months ago, Digital Minister Matt Hancock announced today.

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New online challenge will test teenagers’ cyber security skills

New online challenge will test teenagers’ cyber security skills

The search is now on to inspire the UK’s next generation of cyber security specialists as the Government’s extracurricular training programme Cyber Discovery opens its doors.

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Research partner announced for children’s social care project

Research partner announced for children’s social care project

Cardiff University awarded research partnership for new What Works Centre

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Plans to further boost teacher recruitment and development

Plans to further boost teacher recruitment and development

Staff at the National College for Teaching and Leadership and the Department for Education to form one team to support teachers at every stage of their career.

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Appointment of Mike Parsons as Director General of the Government Property Unit

Appointment of Mike Parsons as Director General of the Government Property Unit

John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, has announced the appointment of Mike Parsons as Director General of the Government Property Unit.

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David Davis' speech at UBS

David Davis' speech at UBS

The speech was given on Tuesday 14 November.

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Inverness coastguard helicopter called out twice within the hour

Inverness coastguard helicopter called out twice within the hour

The coastguard helicopter was in action twice within the hour on Sunday 5 November, first to Beinn Pharlagain, onto Buachaille Etive Mòr.

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Coastguard winchman landing on narrow ledge to rescue two walkers

Coastguard winchman landing on narrow ledge to rescue two walkers

Coastguard search and rescue helicopter at St Athan rescuing two women from Nash Point in South Wales after they got cut off by the rising tide.

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Sexual violence abuses against the Rohingya in Burma

Sexual violence abuses against the Rohingya in Burma

FCO staff and the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict visit Bangladesh to support survivors of sexual violence.

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Sellafield decommissioning reaches new heights

Sellafield decommissioning reaches new heights

The demolition of one of Sellafield’s tallest hazards has started.

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Dr Gillian Tully reappointed in key role for setting standards for forensic science

Dr Gillian Tully reappointed in key role for setting standards for forensic science

The Home Office has today (14 November) announced the reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator.

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BBC Panorama, 13 November 2017

BBC Panorama, 13 November 2017

Ofqual's statement on alleged malpractice at training centres.

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Minister announces accessibility improvements to voter registration service

Minister announces accessibility improvements to voter registration service

The voter registration service has been made more accessible for users, following an audit by the Government Digital Service Accessibility team.

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Xbox controllers, Hoverbikes and robotic trucks trialled by British and American Armies

Xbox controllers, Hoverbikes and robotic trucks trialled by British and American Armies

A world-first in the US has seen British soldiers controlling 4x4s with Xbox-style controllers and a UK driverless truck leading American trucks in an unmanned convoy.

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UK ratifies new agreement to tackle global warming

UK ratifies new agreement to tackle global warming

The UK has become one of the first nations to complete ratification of a landmark agreement to reduce emissions from appliances that play a major role in global warming

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These SMEs did it and so can you!

These SMEs did it and so can you!

Crown Representative for Small Businesses, Emma Jones, talks about the latest Top 100 SME suppliers to government

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