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Border Force seizes rare live lizard at Heathrow

Border Force seizes rare live lizard at Heathrow

Specialist Border Force officers have seized a live lizard at Heathrow Airport following a suspected smuggling attempt.

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Emerging and enabling & health and life sciences: apply for funds

Emerging and enabling & health and life sciences: apply for funds

Organisations can apply for a share of £19 million for innovative projects or £12 million for business-graduate partnerships in either industry sector area.

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Funding available for student placements

Funding available for student placements

The UK Space Agency is offering grants of up to £3,000 for organisations to take on graduate or postgraduate students for work placements in the space industry.

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Improved healthcare for all: pioneering projects get funding

Improved healthcare for all: pioneering projects get funding

Nearly £70 million to be invested under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to speed up access to innovative medicines, including 2 new competitions.

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Damian Hinds Launches Global Celebration of Education

Damian Hinds Launches Global Celebration of Education

Secretary of State for Education opens Education World Forum

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Human skull found by dog walker sheds light on Somerset's history

Human skull found by dog walker sheds light on Somerset's history

The Environment Agency lowered water levels which revealed well-preserved clues about Somerset's heritage and wetlands.

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Boston Barrier tidal flood defence construction begins

Boston Barrier tidal flood defence construction begins

The Floods Minister has marked the start of works on the Boston Barrier, a £100 million tidal flood defence which will protect 14,000 Lincolnshire properties.

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Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

Desk note developed to support marine licence applications

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UKHO features on BBC One’s ‘Antiques Road Trip’

UKHO features on BBC One’s ‘Antiques Road Trip’

The Antiques Road Trip visited the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office to learn about its 200-year history and modern capabilities

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Pushchair trapped in tram doors and dragged, Nottingham

Pushchair trapped in tram doors and dragged, Nottingham

Investigation into a pushchair being trapped in tram doors and dragged, Radford Road, Nottingham, 15 December 2017.

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Director General Gareth Davies’ Visit to Singapore

Director General Gareth Davies’ Visit to Singapore

He shared how UK’s newly published Industrial Strategy aligns closely with the priorities of Singapore’s Committee for the Future Economy

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Welsh Secretary – “Now is the time to create our own Western Powerhouse”

Welsh Secretary – “Now is the time to create our own Western Powerhouse”

Severn Growth Summit to spark the biggest commercial conversation for the West of the UK in a generation

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Minister Field statement on terrorist attack in Kabul

Minister Field statement on terrorist attack in Kabul

Mark Field, FCO Minister for Asia and the Pacific, condemns the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan

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People with hidden disabilities could enjoy new freedom with Blue Badge changes

People with hidden disabilities could enjoy new freedom with Blue Badge changes

Consultation expanding the Blue Badge criteria released.

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New cyber lab classroom opens in Cumbria

New cyber lab classroom opens in Cumbria

Next generation of cyber security professionals are now set to benefit from first Cyber Lab classroom, co-funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

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Aviation Minister meets apprentices on visit to Luton airport

Aviation Minister meets apprentices on visit to Luton airport

Baroness Sugg visits one of the UK's largest airports to see first-hand the contributions being made by apprentices.

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UK and France sign new agreements to tackle corruption and match fixing in sport

UK and France sign new agreements to tackle corruption and match fixing in sport

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock hails France as a key partner in helping to protect sport's integrity.

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UKAEA launches National Fusion Technology Platform

UKAEA launches National Fusion Technology Platform

Oxford event offers industry chance to partner with UKAEA on ITER investment

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Manchester seminar:Reflections on the delivery of probation services and the commissioning of probation services

Manchester seminar:Reflections on the delivery of probation services and the commissioning of probation services

Dame Glenys Stacey reflects on the quality of probation services.

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CC Haulage & Sons Ltd to pay £109,000 for dumping on Devon farms

CC Haulage & Sons Ltd to pay £109,000 for dumping on Devon farms

Crediton firm admits it should have checked farmers had necessary permits to accept the waste from building and construction sites.

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Bat conservation panel appointed

Bat conservation panel appointed

Bat Expert Panel will help shape future bat conservation.

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Continuing cuts to forensic science threaten criminal justice

Continuing cuts to forensic science threaten criminal justice

Falling prices and continuing cuts to funding for forensic science work are eating into essential services, the Forensic Science Regulator has warned in her annual report.

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Dstl announces support of 2018’s Year of Engineering

Dstl announces support of 2018’s Year of Engineering

Dstl is backing the Government's pledge to make 2018 the Year of Engineering

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Drive to raise education standards in areas most in need

Drive to raise education standards in areas most in need

New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in areas most in need.

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Top apprentices and apprenticeship employers are recognised at National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 ceremony

Top apprentices and apprenticeship employers are recognised at National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 ceremony

The country’s best employers and apprentices have been recognised at the 14th National Apprenticeship Awards to celebrate their commitment to apprenticeships.

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UK France space co operation at Sandhurst Summit

UK France space co operation at Sandhurst Summit

The UK Space Agency and CNES signed a joint statement to step up co-operation in space, at the UK-France Summit in Sandhurst today (Thursday 18 January).

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Eboracum UK Ltd first private security firm to gain SCC’s independent certification

Eboracum UK Ltd first private security firm to gain SCC’s independent certification

York based Eboracum UK Ltd’s use of body-worn cameras has received independent certification of the Secretary of State’s surveillance camera code of practice.

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Business and Energy Secretary discusses closer research and development ties with French ministers

Business and Energy Secretary discusses closer research and development ties with French ministers

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has met with French ministers to discuss our approach to shared challenges.

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OPG updates legal guidance on giving gifts

OPG updates legal guidance on giving gifts

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has updated its legal guidance for professional deputies and attorneys on the rules about giving gifts.

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World first register to crack down on criminals laundering dirty money through UK property market to go live by early 2021

World first register to crack down on criminals laundering dirty money through UK property market to go live by early 2021

The register will provide government with greater transparency on overseas companies.

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National Infrastructure Commission welcomes Sir John Armitt as new Chair

National Infrastructure Commission welcomes Sir John Armitt as new Chair

The National Infrastructure Commission has appointed Sir John Armitt as their new Chair.

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No new inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock

No new inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock

The Attorney General has decided not to provide his authority for an application to be made to the High Court for a new inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock

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Adaptation Sub Committee of the Committee on Climate Change appointments

Adaptation Sub Committee of the Committee on Climate Change appointments

New appointments to the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change have been made.

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New DBS basic check service goes live

New DBS basic check service goes live

DBS now provides the basic check service for England and Wales.

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Top college principals to drive improvements in further education

Top college principals to drive improvements in further education

Country’s best principals appointed as National Leaders to use their expertise to support other colleges

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Appointments to the advisory committee on business appointments

Appointments to the advisory committee on business appointments

The Prime Minister has appointed Jonathan Baume, Dr. Susan Liautaud and Richard Thomas as Members to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments with effect from 1 February 2018.

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Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England

Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England

Legal requirement for all bird keepers in England to follow strict biosecurity measures.

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UK to step up French operations in Africa as PM and President Macron meet for UK France Summit

UK to step up French operations in Africa as PM and President Macron meet for UK France Summit

The UK is to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Africa by deploying three RAF Chinook helicopters to Mali.

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First MoT test to remain at 3 years to protect road safety

First MoT test to remain at 3 years to protect road safety

The wait for the first MoT test on cars and motorcycles won't be extended to 4 years due to safety concerns.

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Carillion: what's happening now

Carillion: what's happening now

A guide to understanding what the government is doing following Carillion’s collapse.

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Practical support for businesses affected by Carillion liquidation

Practical support for businesses affected by Carillion liquidation

HMRC outlines support for affected businesses

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New stealth fighter jet 'takes off'

New stealth fighter jet 'takes off'

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson experienced the world-class technology of the new F-35 today in a Lockheed Martin F-35 simulator in London.

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Interested parties invited to provide information on protests outside abortion clinics

Interested parties invited to provide information on protests outside abortion clinics

The Home Office is seeking views from interested parties about alleged harassment and intimidating behaviour near abortion clinics in England and Wales.

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Update on Carillion contracts

Update on Carillion contracts

Carillion’s private sector service customers have shown continued support to continue receiving services.

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New battery technologies for electric vehicles: apply for funding

New battery technologies for electric vehicles: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million in the latest Faraday Battery Challenge opportunity, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Update on latent capacity fishing licence monitoring

Update on latent capacity fishing licence monitoring

Reminder for fishermen whose licences were monitored as part of the 2015 capping exercise.

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Penny Mordaunt calls for continued commercial and aid access throughout Yemen?

Penny Mordaunt calls for continued commercial and aid access throughout Yemen?

All parties to the conflict must continue to allow unhindered commercial and humanitarian access throughout Yemen to avert the risk of mass starvation.

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Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use

Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has reiterated safety messages on Buccolam oral syringes for parents and caregivers.

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Refresco proposal to sell soft drink factory

Refresco proposal to sell soft drink factory

Refresco has offered to sell a specialist factory to address the CMA’s concerns about its merger with soft drink rival Cott.

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Three Hundreds of Chiltern: Barry McElduff

Three Hundreds of Chiltern: Barry McElduff

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has this day appointed Barry McElduff to be Steward and Bailiff of the Three Hundreds of Chiltern.

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Defence Secretary hosts Qatari counterpart at historic Horse Guards

Defence Secretary hosts Qatari counterpart at historic Horse Guards

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson met with His Excellency Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah in London

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Policing minister listens to first hand experience at police wellbeing roundtable

Policing minister listens to first hand experience at police wellbeing roundtable

Police leaders and health experts discuss how to best support welfare of officers and staff.

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External systems notice

External systems notice

Our external systems will be offline from 5pm today.

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Keep updated with email alerts from Companies House

Keep updated with email alerts from Companies House

Sign up to our new email alerts service to receive updates on a range of topics from Companies House.

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War disablement pension rates 2018

War disablement pension rates 2018

The 2018 war disablement pension rates have been announced.

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Sir John Kingman announced as Chair of UK Research and Innovation

Sir John Kingman announced as Chair of UK Research and Innovation

The current interim chair of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will take up the role of permanent chair in April this year.

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Scottish Secretary meets engineers and apprentices as UK Government launches campaign to inspire the next generation

Scottish Secretary meets engineers and apprentices as UK Government launches campaign to inspire the next generation

Year of Engineering 2018 will see the UK Government and industry tackle a major skills gap.

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Commercial ideas in cyber security: apply for academic funding

Commercial ideas in cyber security: apply for academic funding

Academics can apply for a share of up to £500,000 in grants to support innovative ideas in cyber security that have potential for commercialisation.

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MHRA update to pharmaceutical companies on exit preparations

MHRA update to pharmaceutical companies on exit preparations

An update from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to pharmaceutical companies on preparations for exiting the European Union

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