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News 14 September 2021


Dstl announces armoured UGV concept study at DSEI

Dstl announces armoured UGV concept study at DSEI

The study explores solutions to protect Uncrewed Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and ensure high levels of mobility, survivability and mission availability.

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Redefining wheeled armoured vehicle mobility

Redefining wheeled armoured vehicle mobility

Dstl and QinetiQ showcase the Mobility Test Rig (MTR), demonstrating the potential functionality and capability of novel mobility solutions.

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World’s first green submarine among winners of the UK’s biggest clean maritime competition

World’s first green submarine among winners of the UK’s biggest clean maritime competition

Winners of clean maritime competition announced as the UK's greenest cruise terminal opens in Southampton.

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Press release: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland opens Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Showcase in London

Press release: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland opens Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Showcase in London

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland opens Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Showcase in London

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Dstl announces armoured UGV concept study at DSEI

Dstl announces armoured UGV concept study at DSEI

The study explores solutions to protect Uncrewed Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and ensure high levels of mobility, survivability and mission availability.

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Guidance: Youth offending teams: Midlands

Guidance: Youth offending teams: Midlands

Contact details for youth offending teams in the Midlands.

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Guidance: COVID 19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

Guidance: COVID 19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Autumn and Winter Plan 2021’ setting out plans for autumn and winter 2021/22 in England.

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MHRA statement on COVID 19 booster vaccines

MHRA statement on COVID 19 booster vaccines

Regulatory updates by the MHRA today on the COVID-19 booster vaccine programme for winter 2021 to 2022

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MHRA statement on COVID 19 booster vaccines

MHRA statement on COVID 19 booster vaccines

Regulatory updates by the MHRA today on the COVID-19 booster vaccine programme for winter 2021 to 2022

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Consultation outcome: Forensic medical exam standard for sexual assault complainants

Consultation outcome: Forensic medical exam standard for sexual assault complainants

A call for specialist views on the "Forensic medical examination standard for adult and child sexual assault complainants".

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Press release: Historic Oxfordshire railway bridge to be restored to its former glory

Press release: Historic Oxfordshire railway bridge to be restored to its former glory

A deteriorating nineteenth century railway bridge in Oxfordshire will be given a new lease of life as part of a renovation project led by National Highways.

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Press release: PM call with Emma Raducanu: 14 September 2021

Press release: PM call with Emma Raducanu: 14 September 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Emma Raducanu this afternoon.

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Policy paper: Flood risk planning cycles

Policy paper: Flood risk planning cycles

How the Environment Agency and lead local flood authorities manage flood risk by following a 6 year cycle of planning.

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Guidance: Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot: summary of advice

Guidance: Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot: summary of advice

An introduction to the advice available for farmers doing the actions from the standards.

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Open consultation: Consultation on engagement with business and civil society groups

Open consultation: Consultation on engagement with business and civil society groups

Consultation on Government engagement with business and civil society groups on implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

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Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, July 2021

Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, July 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, June 2021

Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, June 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, May 2021

Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, May 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, April 2021

Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, April 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, March 2021

Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, March 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Prime Minister sets out autumn and winter Covid plan

Prime Minister sets out autumn and winter Covid plan

The Prime Minister has today set out the government’s plan to manage Covid throughout autumn and winter.

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Guidance: Hedgerows standard of the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Guidance: Hedgerows standard of the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Find out about the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot standard for hedgerows, who’s eligible and how much you can get paid.

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Speech: PM statement at coronavirus press conference: 14 September 2021

Speech: PM statement at coronavirus press conference: 14 September 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement at the coronavirus press conference.

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Press release: Ploughshare plans to generate impact from UK government’s big technology ideas

Press release: Ploughshare plans to generate impact from UK government’s big technology ideas

The company has announced ambitious plans to create hundreds of new ventures that will provided a substantial contribution to the economy and society.

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Guidance: Manorbier range firing/flying notice

Guidance: Manorbier range firing/flying notice

Dates and times of planned live firing for Manorbier firing range.

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Guidance: Armed forces pensions

Guidance: Armed forces pensions

Information related to the Armed Forces Pension Schemes.

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Guidance: Defence Medical Services training courses and fellowships

Guidance: Defence Medical Services training courses and fellowships

Schedule of Defence Medical Service (DMS) training courses.

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Guidance: Military low flying: air weapons ranges activity

Guidance: Military low flying: air weapons ranges activity

Notification of extended operating hours and low flying activities for UK air weapons ranges: Donna Nook, Holbeach, Pembrey Sands, Tain and Cape Wrath.

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Guidance: Tree health news

Guidance: Tree health news

Tree health news is a quarterly newsletter with updates and insight on tree health. The Forestry Commission issues these newsletters by email.

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Transparency data: UKAEA Register of Interests

Transparency data: UKAEA Register of Interests

Register of interests for UKAEA Board Members

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Guidance: PHE monitoring of the effectiveness of COVID 19 vaccination

Guidance: PHE monitoring of the effectiveness of COVID 19 vaccination

Data on the real-world efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Transparency data: Professor Fraser Sampson's response to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, 8 September 2021

Transparency data: Professor Fraser Sampson's response to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, 8 September 2021

Professor Frasor Sampson's response to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice consultation.

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Notice: BS16 1GW, OPEX Logistics Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/UB3799DW/A001

Notice: BS16 1GW, OPEX Logistics Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/UB3799DW/A001

View the application submitted by OPEX Logistics Limited for B2 Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1GW.

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Notice: SO20 8EL, Mr Joe Li: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/VB3696AG/A001

Notice: SO20 8EL, Mr Joe Li: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/VB3696AG/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Joe Li for one dwelling adjacent to Farley Farm, Farley Street, Nether Wallop, Hampshire, SO20 8EL.

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Guidance: Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

Guidance: Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Notice: S70 6RZ, Keresforth House Management Company Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/UB3496AS/A001

Notice: S70 6RZ, Keresforth House Management Company Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/UB3496AS/A001

View the application submitted by Keresforth House Management Company Limited for Keresforth House, Dark Lane, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6RZ.

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Guidance: Importing live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin from non EU countries to Great Britain

Guidance: Importing live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin from non EU countries to Great Britain

Where you can import from, the documents you need, and the border checks your import must pass at border control posts.

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Policy paper: Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 14 September 2021

Policy paper: Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 14 September 2021

Slides on coronavirus presented by Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England.

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Guidance: Hepatitis B: migrant health guide

Guidance: Hepatitis B: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners.

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Guidance: Requirements for towing trailers in Great Britain (INF30)

Guidance: Requirements for towing trailers in Great Britain (INF30)

Information about what you can drive and tow depending on when you passed your test.

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Guidance: Plant species by import category

Guidance: Plant species by import category

Find out the import restrictions that apply to each species of plant, seed, produce or other material depending on where you're bringing it to GB from.

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Notice: Henley Music Festival 2021: river restriction notice

Notice: Henley Music Festival 2021: river restriction notice

Information on the restrictions affecting the navigation on the River Thames.

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Guidance: Malaria: migrant health guide

Guidance: Malaria: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners.

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Statutory guidance: Great crested newts: survey or research level 1 licence (CL08)

Statutory guidance: Great crested newts: survey or research level 1 licence (CL08)

Register to use a licence to survey great crested newts for research or conservation work.

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Statutory guidance: Great crested newts: survey or research level 2 licence (CL09)

Statutory guidance: Great crested newts: survey or research level 2 licence (CL09)

Register for a licence to take, disturb or possess great crested newts for surveys, research or conservation work and find out about references and how to report your actions.

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Research: Reducing catheter associated urinary tract infections

Research: Reducing catheter associated urinary tract infections

Strategic behavioural analysis that aims to help understand and change behaviours related to catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

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Press release: Most vulnerable to be offered COVID 19 booster vaccines from next week

Press release: Most vulnerable to be offered COVID 19 booster vaccines from next week

Millions of the UK’s most vulnerable are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week.

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Press release: Most vulnerable to be offered COVID 19 booster vaccines from next week

Press release: Most vulnerable to be offered COVID 19 booster vaccines from next week

Millions of the UK’s most vulnerable are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week.

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Transparency data: Workforce management information: Government Actuary's Department 2021 22

Transparency data: Workforce management information: Government Actuary's Department 2021 22

Information on the workforce management information for the Government Actuary's Department.

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Form: England Woodland Creation Offer application form

Form: England Woodland Creation Offer application form

Use the guidance and forms below to apply for funding to create woodland under the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) for 2021.

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Guidance: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): migrant health guide

Guidance: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners.

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Guidance: United Kingdom Single Issuing Authority (UKSIA)

Guidance: United Kingdom Single Issuing Authority (UKSIA)

The UKSIA manages UK domestic fishing vessel access to non-UK waters and foreign vessel access to UK waters.

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Guidance: Import or move live animals, germinal products, animal by products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin

Guidance: Import or move live animals, germinal products, animal by products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin

Find out how to import or move live animals, including equines, germinal products, animal by-products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin from the EU and Northern Ireland to Great Britain.

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Impact assessment: Health and Care Bill: combined impact assessments

Impact assessment: Health and Care Bill: combined impact assessments

Assessment of the impact of Health and Care Bill.

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Guidance: Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS)

Guidance: Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS)

Use IPAFFS to notify enforcement authorities about imports of live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin into Great Britain.

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SLC makes first Maintenance Loan payment to students

SLC makes first Maintenance Loan payment to students

Executive Director, Operations, Chris Larmer blogs as SLC make the first maintenance loan payments for the new academic year.

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Press release: UKHO revamps ADMIRALTY EasyTide with new platform and website

Press release: UKHO revamps ADMIRALTY EasyTide with new platform and website

New ADMIRALTY EasyTide website to provide seamless access to UK tidal prediction services

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Guidance: National Fraud Initiative: timetables

Guidance: National Fraud Initiative: timetables

Information about timescales, important dates and deadlines for organisations taking part in the National Fraud Initiative.

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Corporate report: DfT: annual report and accounts 2020 to 2021

Corporate report: DfT: annual report and accounts 2020 to 2021

Department for Transport’s consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2021.

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Speech: Police Superintendents’ Association speech 2021

Speech: Police Superintendents’ Association speech 2021

Home Secretary’s speech at the Police Superintendents’ Association 2021 conference.

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Speech: Defence Procurement Minister speech at DSEI 2021

Speech: Defence Procurement Minister speech at DSEI 2021

Defence Procurement Minister delivers keynote speech at DSEI 2021

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Guidance: Multi academy trusts: summary evaluations

Guidance: Multi academy trusts: summary evaluations

An operational note for Ofsted inspectors who are carrying out summary evaluations of multi-academy trusts (MATs).

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Speech: Defence Secretary announces National Ship Building Office

Speech: Defence Secretary announces National Ship Building Office

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announces National Ship Building Office during DSEI 2021

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Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Recent sentences examined by the Attorney General’s Office under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.

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Guidance: MOD War Detectives (the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre Commemorations team); our future services, current appeals and past cases

Guidance: MOD War Detectives (the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre Commemorations team); our future services, current appeals and past cases

Find out about future services and what current appeals are ongoing.

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Guidance: National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2022 to 2023

Guidance: National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2022 to 2023

Tables showing provisional allocations for the schools, high needs and central school services blocks from 2022 to 2023.

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Guidance: Getting your first student finance payment

Guidance: Getting your first student finance payment

Expecting your first student finance payment? We’ve got you covered!

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Guidance: Hepatitis C: migrant health guide

Guidance: Hepatitis C: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Information for protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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JCVI issues updated advice on COVID 19 booster vaccination

JCVI issues updated advice on COVID 19 booster vaccination

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has updated its advice on the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme.

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Guidance: RPA fraud information

Guidance: RPA fraud information

How to avoid fraud and what to do if you suspect an attempted fraud

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Guidance: HIV: migrant health guide

Guidance: HIV: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners.

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Speech: UK Strategic Commander DSEI 2021 Speech

Speech: UK Strategic Commander DSEI 2021 Speech

UK Strategic Commander General Sir Patrick Sanders delivers speech at DSEI 2021.

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Guidance: Human trafficking: migrant health guide

Guidance: Human trafficking: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners.

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Speech: UK Strategic Commander DSEI 2021 Speech

Speech: UK Strategic Commander DSEI 2021 Speech

UK Strategic Commander General Sir Patrick Sanders delivers speech at DSEI 2021.

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Guidance: Bluefin tuna in the UK

Guidance: Bluefin tuna in the UK

Information on the current rules applicable to Bluefin tuna in UK waters.

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus (COVID 19) testing

Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus (COVID 19) testing

Lists of and information about private providers who have self-declared that they meet the government’s minimum standards for the type of commercial COVID-19 testing service they offer.

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Guidance: Preston guidance: September 2021

Guidance: Preston guidance: September 2021

Preston factors (earnings and interest factors) are provided for employers.

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Guidance: Preston guidance: August 2021

Guidance: Preston guidance: August 2021

Preston factors (earnings and interest factors) are provided for employers.

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Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

List of consultations regarding impacts of court and police station closures on duty scheme boundaries.

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Guidance: COVID 19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

Guidance: COVID 19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Autumn and Winter Plan 2021’ setting out plans for autumn and winter 2021/22 in England.

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Transparency data: Free schools and UTCs: successful applications

Transparency data: Free schools and UTCs: successful applications

Details of successful applications for free schools and university technical colleges (UTCs) in the pre-opening stage.

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Independent report: JCVI statement, September 2021: COVID 19 booster vaccine programme for winter 2021 to 2022

Independent report: JCVI statement, September 2021: COVID 19 booster vaccine programme for winter 2021 to 2022

Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on a COVID-19 booster vaccine programme for winter 2021 to 2022.

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£72.5m investment for laser and radio frequency weapons

£72.5m investment for laser and radio frequency weapons

Three contracts awarded to produce new Directed Energy Weapons advanced demonstrators for British Army vehicles and Royal Navy frigate

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£72.5m investment for laser and radio frequency weapons

£72.5m investment for laser and radio frequency weapons

Three contracts awarded to produce new Directed Energy Weapons advanced demonstrators for British Army vehicles and Royal Navy frigate

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Guidance: Check if you can get an SIA licence with a criminal record

Guidance: Check if you can get an SIA licence with a criminal record

How to check if your criminal record will affect your licence application, and the information you need to provide for our criminality checks.

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Launch of Space to Innovate Campaign Bravo Drop

Launch of Space to Innovate Campaign Bravo Drop

Contracts worth up to £400,000 available for innovations that enhance intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in the space domain

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JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by JD Sports Fashion plc of Footasylum plc.

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Collision and derailment of a freight train at Kisby user worked level crossing

Collision and derailment of a freight train at Kisby user worked level crossing

Investigation into a collision and derailment of a freight train at Kisby user worked level crossing, Cambridgeshire, 19 August 2021.

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Guidance: River Thames: lock keeper service

Guidance: River Thames: lock keeper service

Information on the lock keeper service on the River Thames.

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Transparency data: Police Covenant Oversight Board minutes

Transparency data: Police Covenant Oversight Board minutes

The oversight board will meet quarterly to establish the police covenant and shape the development of the police covenant annual report.

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Guidance: Albania: country policy and information notes

Guidance: Albania: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

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Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.

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Official Statistics: PPE distribution (England): 1 August to 31 August 2021

Official Statistics: PPE distribution (England): 1 August to 31 August 2021

Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.

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Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: students

Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: students

List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.

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Other information

Other information

Metric conversions, useful websites, further reading, the blue badge scheme and code of practice horse-drawn vehicles.

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Motorways (253 to 274)

Motorways (253 to 274)

Rules for motorways, including rules for signals, joining the motorway, driving on the motorway, lane discipline, overtaking, stopping and leaving the motorway. A number of the rules for motorways also apply to other high-speed roads.

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