Politics

News Staff September 13, 2019

green light for new 1,440-capacity prison in East Yorkshire new prison will create jobs and boost local economy Plans for a new modern jail at Full Sutton have been approved today (12 September 2019) – paving the way for the first of the 10,000 additional prison places. The prison is the first major step in […]

News Staff August 22, 2019

Organisations working with the government on Brexit will no longer be routinely required to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). The use of NDAs – legally binding contracts to maintain confidentiality – has been routine for trade groups and businesses working with the government over the past three years. But Ministers believe that they hinder constructive debate […]

News Staff August 13, 2019

Work is about to begin at RAF Lakenheath to renovate the United States Visiting Forces (USVF) security forces facilities as part of an ongoing programme of improvements to the base. This project is the first of a wider programme to upgrade various support facilities on the base in order to accommodate the arrival of approximately […]

News Staff July 23, 2019

‘Hedgehog highways’ recommended for new housing estates for the first time Swifts and other wildlife to coexist with new homes during building Rules recommend ways developers can identify new habitat for wildlife Developers have been ordered to do more to protect Britain’s cherished wildlife, Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP announced today (Sunday 21 […]

News Staff July 12, 2019

Three revolutionary new tools will be rolled out to improve the capability of the Child Abuse Image Database (CAID), in a huge boost to bring child sexual abusers to justice and safeguard victims. The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced forces across the UK will have access to new tools, which will speed up investigations […]

News Staff July 9, 2019

International Development Minister Baroness Sugg this week (8 July 2019) announced that the fourth round of UK Aid Match will open for applications on 20 August 2019. UK aid is committed to protecting and conserving the natural world, whilst lifting some of the world’s most vulnerable people out of poverty. The latest round of UK […]

News Staff June 12, 2019

The Prime Minister has today announced that the UK will eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050. The statutory instrument to implement this will be laid in Parliament today, Wednesday 12 June. This will amend the Climate Change Act 2008. Theresa May will also meet young science and engineering students today to discuss […]

News Staff May 17, 2019

Universities must do more to stamp out antisemitism on campus following reports of unfair practices that could amount to indirect discrimination, the Universities Minister has said today (17 May). Chris Skidmore has urged the sector to advance its efforts to tackle unacceptable religious hatred in higher education and is calling on all universities to adopt […]

News Staff April 26, 2019

Projects to protect vulnerable girls from trafficking in Ethiopia and improve care standards for victims of modern slavery in Nepal are among those receiving part of a £4 million funding boost from the Home Office. The Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF), which supports international projects to trial innovative ways of stopping modern slavery, has awarded […]