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Introducing the next generation of nuclear professionals

Introducing the next generation of nuclear professionals

Sellafield Ltd is celebrating the latest group of nuclear trainees to complete apprenticeships.

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Defence Secretary welcomes Qatari counterpart to UK

Defence Secretary welcomes Qatari counterpart to UK

The UK and Qatar’s Defence relationship is closer than ever, the Defence Secretary has reaffirmed, as production starts on Typhoon fighter jets that will be sold to the Gulf nation.

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Master and vessel owner ordered to pay £28,610 for fisheries offences

Master and vessel owner ordered to pay £28,610 for fisheries offences

Wilhelmina Beheer B.V. and skipper of Wilhelmina LT60 Jelle Toering appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on 10 October 2018 in a prosecution brought by the MMO

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DASA Hackathons coming soon

DASA Hackathons coming soon

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will soon be seeking participants for two hackathons in Central London.

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Home Office reopens fund to help communities tackle hate crime

Home Office reopens fund to help communities tackle hate crime

The Hate Crime Community Projects Fund has been launched for the third year so organisations in England and Wales could secure up to £75,000 to tackle hate crime.

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China IP Roadshow: 2018

China IP Roadshow: 2018

China Attaché, Tom Duke, will be running the annual intellectual property roadshow from 1 to 7 November 2018, visiting Cardiff, Bristol, Guilford and London.

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Rise in cases of Salmonella Typhimurium

Rise in cases of Salmonella Typhimurium

PHE and the FSA are working together to inform the public about the measures they can take to avoid infection with Salmonella Typhimurium.

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Safety Bulletin 4/2018 published

Safety Bulletin 4/2018 published

Urgent bulletin on working in enclosed spaces issued after a fatal accident on fishing vessel Sunbeam at Fraserburgh, Scotland.

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September 2018 Transaction Data

September 2018 Transaction Data

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that HM Land Registry completed in September 2018.

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Availability of ESFA services: 20 October to 22 October 2018

Availability of ESFA services: 20 October to 22 October 2018

We are carrying out essential maintenance this weekend on ESFA services.

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Executive Formation & Exercise of Functions Bill introduced into Parliament

Executive Formation & Exercise of Functions Bill introduced into Parliament

The Secretary of State introduces bill to facilitate restoration of devolved Government in NI

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Adults to benefit from digital skills overhaul

Adults to benefit from digital skills overhaul

Consultation launched to help more adults get the digital skills they need to get on in life and work

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Animal medicines improvement notice: S Whitehead Farm Supplies Ltd

Animal medicines improvement notice: S Whitehead Farm Supplies Ltd

Details of the improvement notice issued to S Whitehead Farm Supplies, Settle, North Yorkshire, published in October 2018.

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New inspector for police forces and fire services appointed

New inspector for police forces and fire services appointed

Phil Gormley will take up the posts on 22 October.

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DASA dial in event: Behavioural Analytics

DASA dial in event: Behavioural Analytics

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will be running a dial in event to discuss the Behavioural Analytics competition.

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Maximising Human Performance   Market Exploration

Maximising Human Performance Market Exploration

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are scoping the potential for an innovation challenge in maximising human performance.

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New competition: Many Drones Make Light Work Phase 3

New competition: Many Drones Make Light Work Phase 3

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching Phase 3 of the Many Drones Make Light Work campaign.

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DASA dial in event: many drones make light work competition

DASA dial in event: many drones make light work competition

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will be running a dial in event to discuss the Many Drones Make Light Work Phase 3 competition.

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Home Office tells business: open up on modern slavery or face further action

Home Office tells business: open up on modern slavery or face further action

Businesses that don't say how they guard against these crimes in their supply chains risk being publicly named.

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Review of Highway Code set to empower cyclists and pedestrians

Review of Highway Code set to empower cyclists and pedestrians

Government to review how road users should behave in relation to cyclists and pedestrians.

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Competition concerns over washroom suppliers’ merger

Competition concerns over washroom suppliers’ merger

The CMA has provisionally found that Rentokil Initial’s purchase of Cannon Hygiene could lead to higher prices or lower quality for some customers.

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CMA CGM Centaurus report published

CMA CGM Centaurus report published

Container ship's heavy contact with quay and shore cranes while arriving at the port of Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.

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Surface water: The biggest flood risk of all

Surface water: The biggest flood risk of all

Speech by Sir James Bevan KCMG, Chief Executive, Environment Agency, CIWEM Surface Water Management Conference, 17 October 2018

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The Chief Inspector launches a campaign to recruit up to 12 new Inspectors.

The Chief Inspector launches a campaign to recruit up to 12 new Inspectors.

The Chief Inspector is recruiting up to 12 Inspectors at Senior Executive Officer (SEO) level to assist his inspection programme in what is expected to be a very busy period.

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The Chief Inspector launches a campaign to recruit up to 12 new Inspectors.

The Chief Inspector launches a campaign to recruit up to 12 new Inspectors.

The Chief Inspector is recruiting up to 12 Inspectors at Senior Executive Officer (SEO) level to assist his inspection programme in what is expected to be a very busy period.

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Education Secretary vows to take action on school exclusions

Education Secretary vows to take action on school exclusions

Damian Hinds today (17 October) spoke at a roundtable at the Centre for Social Justice on alternative provision and exclusions.

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Education Secretary vows to take action on school exclusions

Education Secretary vows to take action on school exclusions

Damian Hinds today (17 October) spoke at a roundtable at the Centre for Social Justice on alternative provision and exclusions.

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Bristol seminar: Integration of Services between  NHS England and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset

Bristol seminar: Integration of Services between NHS England and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset

This free seminar will describe the integration of commissioning of Arrest Referral and Liaison & Diversion services in Avon & Somerset

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Matt Hancock launches tech vision to build the most advanced health and care system in the world

Matt Hancock launches tech vision to build the most advanced health and care system in the world

The technology vision will be the foundation for a new generation of digital services that will meet the needs of clinicians, patients and managers.

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Funding released to make social sector homes safe

Funding released to make social sector homes safe

12 councils and 31 housing associations will receive funding for the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from 135 buildings.

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Over a thousand companies sign up for new counter terrorism training course

Over a thousand companies sign up for new counter terrorism training course

ACT Awareness is an innovative hour-long course that could save lives

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Automated design for a more efficient railway: apply for funding

Automated design for a more efficient railway: apply for funding

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £300,000 to develop new ways to plan railway infrastructure and meet passenger demand.

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£2 billion of new investment opportunities launched across the UK

£2 billion of new investment opportunities launched across the UK

Thousands of new homes and jobs across the UK will be created thanks to a portfolio of 7 new investment opportunities being promoted by the government.

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Green GB Week sees Magnox’s double platinum jubilee

Green GB Week sees Magnox’s double platinum jubilee

In the first ‘Green GB Week’ to celebrate clean growth, 2 Magnox sites in North Wales have reached landmark anniversaries.

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Regional allocation of adult social care winter funding

Regional allocation of adult social care winter funding

Local authorities in England will receive a share of a £240 million fund to help local areas ease winter pressures on the NHS.

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Driving ambition in green finance

Driving ambition in green finance

Government will be investing up to £20 million alongside at least £20 million from private investors in a new venture capital fund, the Clean Growth Fund.

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NHS to reuse more medical equipment

NHS to reuse more medical equipment

Patients will be able to return equipment, including crutches and wheelchairs, for reuse or donation to charity where possible.

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Special Constables and Police Volunteers Honoured at Awards

Special Constables and Police Volunteers Honoured at Awards

The Lord Ferrers Awards celebrates volunteers in policing.

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Improving the services we offer for Welsh speakers

Improving the services we offer for Welsh speakers

New Welsh language phone lines launched to assist users of our services.

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Fall in moped crime as multi agency taskforce produces results

Fall in moped crime as multi agency taskforce produces results

Moped offences in London are down 56% from the high of July 2017 following a joint police operation.

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Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent 18 follow up

Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent 18 follow up

Defence Medical personnel have completed a 2 week exercise.

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Dounreay management makes long term employment commitment to workforce

Dounreay management makes long term employment commitment to workforce

The companies responsible for decommissioning Dounreay on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have set out proposals to ensure long-term employment for their workforce after the site closes.

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New physical activity resource for health professionals

New physical activity resource for health professionals

A new resource that will improve conversations about physical activity between patients and healthcare professionals has been launched.

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CMA sets out scope of Sainsbury’s / Asda merger investigation

CMA sets out scope of Sainsbury’s / Asda merger investigation

The CMA has today set out the issues it expects to examine in its investigation of the Sainsbury’s / Asda merger.

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Hate crime plan refreshed to protect victims and promote shared values

Hate crime plan refreshed to protect victims and promote shared values

New measures put in place to tackle hate crimes include a review of legislation, extra funding to support communities and improving the response to incidents.

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UK’s largest companies pledge hundreds of millions of pounds to tackle climate change

UK’s largest companies pledge hundreds of millions of pounds to tackle climate change

Some of the UK’s biggest business names - from financial services to the high street – are among 30 firms pledging action to tackle climate change during first-ever Green GB & NI Week

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Defence Secretary to launch report warning of future threats to UK

Defence Secretary to launch report warning of future threats to UK

A new Ministry of Defence report that sets out the need to take action against the latest strategic threats to UK defence and security has been published today.

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Team UK heads to Sydney for the Invictus Games 2018

Team UK heads to Sydney for the Invictus Games 2018

The team will join 17 other nations at the international event for wounded, injured and sick serving and former military personnel

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Coal Authority flying the flag for women’s suffrage

Coal Authority flying the flag for women’s suffrage

The Coal Authority ‘flew the flag’ for women’s suffrage last week as part of national celebrations to mark the centenary of the first women getting the vote.

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Pregabalin and gabapentin to be controlled as class C drugs

Pregabalin and gabapentin to be controlled as class C drugs

New controls over prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin following rising fatalities.

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Clean maritime revolution starts voyage

Clean maritime revolution starts voyage

First meeting of the clean maritime council who will make the plan for a zero emissions UK maritime sector.

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Geovation programme continues to attract innovators

Geovation programme continues to attract innovators

Meet the latest GeoTech and PropTech companies to join the Geovation Programme.

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Real time tracking for firefighter safety: apply for contracts

Real time tracking for firefighter safety: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to develop location tracking technology and keep fire crews safe during live incidents.

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Dstl: Supporting innovation for MOD’s next generation air defence systems

Dstl: Supporting innovation for MOD’s next generation air defence systems

A new cutting-edge air defence missile system is on target for full-time use by both the Royal Navy and the British Army – with its innovation supported by experts from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), who have been at the heart of its development since conception.

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Green Great Britain Week – simple steps you can take to reduce emissions

Green Great Britain Week – simple steps you can take to reduce emissions

Find out how you or your business could reduce emissions and help to tackle climate change.

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Academy workshop:  Setting and measuring outcomes

Academy workshop: Setting and measuring outcomes

This free hands-on workshop will tackle both basic concepts and some of the latest thinking on setting and measuring outcomes

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Leeds seminar; Overcoming the barriers to change for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young offenders

Leeds seminar; Overcoming the barriers to change for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young offenders

This free seminar will focus on practical solutions and overcoming the barriers to change.for BAME young offenders

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Transport Secretary gives seal of approval to multi million pound Liverpool Lime Street upgrade

Transport Secretary gives seal of approval to multi million pound Liverpool Lime Street upgrade

Upgrade will mean longer trains, more reliable services, more seats and faster journeys.

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Crime news: changes to submission of court appointee claims

Crime news: changes to submission of court appointee claims

Digital claim form CA1 must be used for all court appointee claims from 1 January 2019.

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New support launched for disabled adults to improve health

New support launched for disabled adults to improve health

A PHE world-leading evidence review and UK Chief Medical Officer physical activity infographic has been launched for disabled adults.

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